Ogden Phipps — From Racing to Tennis and Back Again

Ask anyone with a passing interest in racing who Ogden Phipps was and they’re sure to regale you with stories of his prowess as a breeder of some of the country’s (if not the world’s) finest racehorses. And while others will mention his philanthropy and perhaps his foray into the world of stocks and bonds, […]

Live Racing Returns to Saratoga Race Course on July 21

Live thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet. The 2017 meet includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses, and will run from Friday, July 21, through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. After opening weekend, racing will be conducted six days a week, […]

Travers Stakes, Whitney Anchor Saratoga Meeting

The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

Aidan O’Brien Bringing Trio of Runners for Stars & Stripes Racing Festival

Aidan O’Brien’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival triumvirate are scheduled to arrive in New York on Tuesday, July 4.  Grade 3 Gallinule victor Homesman and Guineas trial winner Whitecliffsofdover are on target for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby, while Naas Oaks heroine Key To My Heart will take aim at the Grade 1, […]

Breaking Down the Belmont Stakes Field

The final leg of the Triple Crown takes place in New York State and it should prove a thrilling race after favorite Classic Empire was ruled out with a foot injury. That caused the odds to shift hugely on the remaining 12 horses, and there is now plenty of value to be had for punters […]

Arrogate Scheduled to Return in TVG San Diego ‘Cap July 22

Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, the dynamic 4-year-old colt who has set racing afire with a series of powerful winning performances in the world’s top races, appears likely to make his next start in the TVG San Diego Handicap on Saturday, July 22 at Del Mar, it has been announced. The big gray – victorious in seven […]

Live Racing Returns to Belmont Park Friday

Belmont Park Race Track

Featuring the third annual Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, itself anchored by the 149th renewal of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10, live thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 28 for its 54-day spring/summer meet. The three-day opening weekend is highlighted by the $100,000 Affirmed Success for New […]

NYRA Set to Launch Long-Distance Turf Bonus Program

Belmont Park Race Track

The New York Racing Association announced today a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park Spring/Summer meet. The program will be applicable to all maiden and first-and-second-level allowance races at distances of 1 1/4 miles [10 furlongs] and beyond carrying a purse of $90,000. With adjusted purses, turf maiden allowance races will […]

Pegasus World Cup Ups Purse to Record $16 Million for 2018

Miami, Florida, April 5, 2017  – Fresh off the heels of the inaugural running of the $12 million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The Stronach Group announced today that the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race is about to get even richer. On January 27th, 2018, the world will again turn its attention to South Florida […]

Belmont Race Track Schedule 2017

Belmont Park Race Track

A Brief History of Belmont Racetrack Since May 1902, the Belmont Park Racetrack, operated by the non-profit New York Racing Association, has been a setting for greatness.  Twelve Triple Crown winners, including legendary horses like Man o’ War and Seabiscuit, have showcased their amazing talents on this “Championship Track”. The track, located just outside New […]