Fall Championship Meet at Belmont Park Opens Friday

Belmont Park Race Track

The Fall Championship Meeting at Belmont Park gets underway on Friday, a 38-day meeting that features 42 stakes races with over $10 million in purses including six Breeders’ Cup Challenge races. There are 21 graded stakes on tap at the meeting which features a pair of “Super Saturday” cards that will serve as major preps […]

Arrogate Stakes Claim for Leader of Division in Travers Win

The Bob Baffert trained Arrogate went from making his stakes debut in the Travers (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga to becoming one of the leaders in the three-year-old division in the matter of two minutes. Actually it was 1:59.36, the fastest Travers time in the history of the race that goes back nearly 150 years. […]

New York Showcase Day at Saratoga Features Six Stakes

State breds take center stage on Friday at Saratoga with New York Showcase Day, six stakes with over $1 million up for grabs on the 11-race card. The stakes action kicks off with the $200,000 Funny CIde, the opening race on the card. A field of five juveniles will go 6 ½ furlongs including two […]

European Invader Tryster Favorite for Arlington Million

The Charles Appleby trained Tryster is the 7-2 morning line favorite in a field of 13 for the 34th running of the Arlington Million (G1), one of four graded stakes on the International Festival of Racing card at Arlington Park on Saturday. William Buick is in to ride Tryster, who was fifth in the Prince […]

Brown Opens Up Lead Over Pletcher at Saratoga in Trainer Standings

Trainer Chad Brown has finished second in the trainer standings to Todd Pletcher in each of the past five years at Saratoga, but this could finally be the summer he gets on top after winning seven races over the past two days and opening up a five race lead in the trainer standings. Brown won […]

Exaggerator Defeats American Freedom at Haskell Invitational

Trainer Bob Baffert’s horse, American Freedom, looked like he was going to win the Haskell Invitational, which would have given the trainer his third consecutive win at the event, and six wins in the last seven tries, but ultimately fell short in the final stretch. Since a lot of the horse racing betting was on American Freedom, […]

Belmont Meeting Titles Won by Chad Brown, Jose Ortiz

Belmont Park Race Track

The Belmont Park Spring/Summer meeting came to a close on Sunday with Chad Brown and Jose Ortiz taking the titles for top trainer and jockey respectively. Brown won 38 races from his 132 starters, easily besting Todd Pletcher, who finished second in the trainer standings with 25 winners from 144 starters. Brown won at a […]

Creator Creates Division Logjam With Belmont Stakes Win

Last year at this time American Pharoah had won the Triple Crown and wrapped up the Eclipse Award for top three-year-old and Horse of the Year, but the victory by Creator in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on Saturday assures this year’s honors won’t be decided until at least November. The three-year-old division is […]

Rain to Put Damper on Big Apple Showcase Day

It is Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Park on Monday with six stake races, but rain may put the damper on the big day for New York breds with 1-2 inches of rain in the forecast. Memorial Day will not be a good day for cookouts in the northeast of the U.S., but with […]

Undefeated Duo Clash in Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

It is rare for the top two betting favorites for the Kentucky Derby (G1) to square off in their final prep, but thanks to Fasig-Tipton Mohaymen and Nyquist will battle on Saturday in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1). A field of 10 will line up with Road to the Kentucky Derby points up for […]