Tapwrit Runs Down Irish War Cry to Win Belmont Stakes

Trainer Todd Pletcher added his third victory in the third jewel of the Triple Crown, with Tapwrit running down favorite Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1). It was the ninth time in the last 18 years the Belmont Stakes winner ran in the Run for the Roses, […]

Six Grade 1 Races Highlight Belmont Stakes Day

Belmont Park Race Track

There is no Triple Crown bid, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming and Preakness (G1) winner Cloud Computing will spend the day in the barn and early Belmont Stakes (G1) favorite Classic Empire is out with another foot abscess. When there is no Triple Crown hanging in the balance, my phone goes silent as the […]

Favorite Classic Empire Out of Belmont Stakes With Foot Abscess

The roller coaster campaign of 2016 Eclipse Award winner Classic Empire continues as the colt has been declared out of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) with a foot abscess according to his connections. The colt was the early betting favorite for the third jewel of the Triple Crown at odds of 7-5 in early […]

Wood Memorial Winner Irish War Cry Headed to Belmont Stakes

Isabelle de Tomaso’s New Jersey homebred Irish War Cry, whose multiple Grade 2 wins include the April 8 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack, will make his next start in the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, June 10 at Belmont Park. The colt is currently at odds […]

Belmont Stakes Field Growing, Classic Empire Early Favorite

The field for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 10 is still in flux but it appears we could see one of the largest fields in recent memory as 14 are now being pointed toward the third jewel of the Triple Crown including 2016 juvenile champion Classic Empire, who is the early betting […]

Preakness Winner Cloud Computing Undecided for Belmont Stakes

Belmont Park Race Track

There will be no Triple Crown winner in 2017 as Cloud Computing pulled off the upset in the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Pimlico, and the colt’s status for the Belmont Stakes (G1) is “undecided” according to his trainer Chad Brown. The colt came out of the race in good order and has just […]

Six Grade 1 Races Highlight Belmont Stakes Day

There is no Triple Crown hanging in the balance like in the past two seasons, but Belmont Stakes Day will still be one of the best wagering days of the year, with 13 races on the card, 10 stakes, with six Grade 1 races on tap. The highlight of course is the $1.5 million Belmont […]

Six Stakes Highlight Second Day of Belmont Stakes Racing Festival


The second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival is on tap this afternoon, with six stakes on the 11-race card at Belmont Park on the eve of racing’s third jewel of the Triple Crown. Saturday’s card gets even better. There is no Triple Crown in the offing, but the 13-race card will feature 10 […]

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Kicks Off Thursday With Trio of Stakes

Belmont Park Race Track

The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival kicks off on Thursday with three stakes races on tap, the first of three outstanding days of racing highlighted by the third jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday. While there is no Triple Crown bid this year, it is going to be an exciting three days of betting, with […]

Belmont Stakes Odds: Exaggerator Remains Heavy Favorite

Exaggerator remains the early wagering favorite for the Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 11, the colt listed at 6-5 at US Racing and even lower at several other wagering outlets. Bovada has the Preakness Stakes (G1) champ listed at betting odds of 10-11 while Bet Online has the colt listed at -125. Exaggerator rolled to […]