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Kentucky Derby Museum Completes Derby 149 Updates To Winner’s Circle Exhibit

Guests can relive the magical moment Mage crossed the finish line to become the 149th Kentucky Derby champion at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The Museum completed updates to the Winner’s Circle exhibit, which greets visitors as soon as they walk in. A local artist, Mike Prather, airbrushed the replica horse to look exactly like Mage, […]

Belmont Winner Arcangelo Jumps To Second Spot In Final NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Arcangelo’s history-making victory in the Belmont Stakes saw the son of Arrogate jump to second position in the final edition of the 2023 NTRA Top 3-Year-Old poll. Trained by Jena Antonucci and ridden by Javier Castellano, Arcangelo was previously ranked 16th off his victory in the Peter Pan. Despite finishing second to Arcangelo in the […]

2025 Belmont Stakes Could Be Hosted At Saratoga; Local Hospitality Leaders ‘Over The Moon Excited’

With a $455 million renovation at Belmont Park slated to begin following the 2024 edition of the Belmont Stakes, there is every possibility that 2025’s third leg of the Triple Crown could be held at the iconic Saratoga Race Course. According to the Times-Union, both Aqueduct and Saratoga are under consideration for the 2025 Belmont Stakes, […]

Travers Long-Term Goal For Belmont Runner-Up Forte, Third-Place Finisher Tapit Trice

With the Belmont Stakes (G1) now in the rearview mirror, Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher has the $1.25-million Travers (G1) on August 26 at Saratoga Race Course in mind for Forte and Tapit Trice, who finished a respective second and third in Saturday’s “Test of the Champion.” Pletcher, a four-time Belmont Stakes winner, said […]

Explanations And Excuses: 2023 Belmont Stakes Connections React In The Race’s Aftermath

Following is a collection of quotes from riders and trainers of non-winning entries in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, won by Arcangelo. Todd Pletcher, trainer of runner-up Forte (No. 6) and third-place Tapit Trice (No. 2): “A mile and a half wasn’t far enough [laughs]. I’m super proud of both horses. I knew […]

Arcangelo Puts Trainer Antonucci In History Books With ‘Fiercely Determined’ Victory In 155th Belmont Stakes

Legendary race caller Tom Durkin, who saw so many Triple Crown attempts fall short in his years as track announcer for the New York Racing Association, came out of retirement on Saturday and finally got to call a history-making Belmont Stakes on the FOX television broadcast when Arcangelo made a determined run down the stretch […]

The Haiku Handicapper Presented By FanDuel Racing: 2023 Belmont Stakes

Time to analyze the 2023 Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. To read previous editions of The Haiku Handicapper, click here. #1 – Tapit Shoes Were this a Grade 3 He’d offer tons of value This […]

Belmont Stakes: American Classic Win Would Be ‘Icing On The Cake’ For Tapit Trice Owner Mandy Pope

Whisper Hill Farm owner Mandy Pope has invested significantly in the sport of thoroughbred horse racing, primarily in the market for broodmares with world-class pedigrees. In Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, she will seek a breakthrough triumph with a horse she purchased as a yearling in $1.3 million acquisition […]