Belmont Stakes

Local News
6:59 pm
Sat June 8, 2013

Palace Malice Wins Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes today, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer's support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple Crown with only one win.

Palace Malice, who finished 12th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, covered the 1½ miles in a slow 2:30.70 on a fast track following a 24-hour downpour.

Local News
4:50 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Orb the Early Favorite in Crowded Belmont Stakes Field

Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been made the morning-line favorite in a field of 14 horses entered for the Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes.

Preakness winner Oxbow is the third choice in the largest Belmont field since 1996.

Orb is the 3-1 favorite and drew the No. 5 post for trainer Shug McGaughey.   Oxbow is 5-1 after drawing the No. 7 post for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

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Local News
4:09 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Jockey Rosie Napravnik Likely to Make History Again

Rosie Napravnik is set to become the first female jockey to ride in all three Triple Crown races in the same year, and the first to try and win one of the races aboard a filly.

Trainer Todd Pletcher says Napravnik is "very, very likely" to be his rider for the filly Unlimited Budget in the Belmont Stakes on June 8.

Pletcher says a final decision on whether Unlimited Budget takes on the boys in the Belmont will be made after a scheduled workout over the weekend.

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Sports
7:01 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

Union Rags Wins Belmont Stakes

Union Rags surged past Paynter in the stretch to capture the 144th Belmont Stakes today in New York.

It was Union Rags' first race since a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Kentucky Derby.

The Bob Baffert-trained Paynter nearly led wire-to-wire in the mile-and-a-half race but could not hold off Union Rags, with John Velazquez aboard, at the finish.

Atigun was the third-place finisher.

 

 

 

 

Sports
3:46 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite

Photo by Adam Coglianese, from belmontstakes.com

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another’s racing career is over.

The colt’s handlers withdrew him from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes after a swollen tendon was discovered in his left foreleg.     Owner Paul Reddam says he'll be retired. 

I’ll Have Another was the 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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Sports
2:55 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont

Today at 1pm there was a press conference at Belmont Park where the tendon injury of I'll Have Another was discussed, and the decision to remove him from the running in the Belmont Stakes was explained.

Sports
11:56 am
Fri June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes

Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes.

Trainer Doug O’Neill says he pulled the colt from the race after he showed early signs of tendonitis in his left front leg.    O’Neill told radio talk show host Dan Patrick that he’s not sure how I’ll Have Another was injured, but he’s not taking any chances by running him Saturday.

I’ll Have Another was positioned to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since

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Sports
11:38 am
Fri June 8, 2012

BREAKING NEWS--Trainer: I'll Have Another Won't Run in Belmont Stakes

Trainer Doug O'Neill said this morning that Triple Crown contender  I'll Have Another will not run in tomorrow's Belmont Stakes.

O'Neill told radio host Dan Patrick that the colt has the start of tendonitis in his left front leg and has been pulled from the race.

O'Neill and the horse's connections will hold a press conference at 1:00pm. 

This story will be updated.

 

Sports
2:38 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

D. Wayne Lukas Back at Work After Being Kicked by Horse

File photo by Rick Howlett

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas returned to work today at Belmont Park, a day after he was taken to the hospital with a head injury.

The 76 year old Lukas needed several stitches after one of his horses reared up and struck him in the top of the head.

Lukas was back at the track today for the Belmont Stakes post position draw, and joked about his trip to the emergency room.

"I got a severe headache---that’s the bad news.   The good news was that I got a date with the head nurse and I sold both doctors a racehorse while I was there," he said. 

Sports
1:13 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

I'll Have Another Favored To Win Belmont, Triple Crown

Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another is the 4-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes.

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner leads a 12 horse field.    He’ll run from post position No. 11, which is fine with trainer Doug O’Neill.    

"Being in the 11 hole, we’re able to kind of see how the pace sets up and if they’re crawling we’ll be hopefully leading the crawl and if they’re flying we’ll be sitting in behind the horses flying," O'Neill said at today's post position draw at Belmont Park in New York.

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