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White Abarrio, Tawny Port Among Eight Entered For Ohio Derby

Grade 1 Florida Derby winner White Abarrio, Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby winner Classic Causeway and Grade 3 Lexington Stakes winner Tawny Port – all exiting off-the-board finishes behind Rich Strike in the Kentucky Derby – head a line-up of eight 3-year-olds scheduled to go postward in Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby, a Grade 3 race […]

Trainer Joseph Savoring First Classic-Placing With Belmont Stakes Third-Place Finisher Skippylongstocking

Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. celebrated as Skippylongstocking crossed the finish line a game third in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1), earning his first classic placing with his first starter in the third jewel of the Triple Crown. Joseph, who sent out White Abarrio to finish 16th in the Kentucky Derby (G1), also saw Skippylongstocking post a […]

Pletcher Outlines Summer Goals for Belmont Winner Mo Donegal, Runner-Up Nest

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he was reminded on Saturday why he trains racehorses when Mo Donegal provided the Hall of Famer with his fourth triumph in the Belmont Stakes (G1). Mo Donegal rated in between horses down the backstretch under Irad Ortiz Jr., 1 1/2 lengths off pacesetter We the People, and angled wide around […]

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

Following is a collection of quotes from connections of each of the eight runners in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1), won by Mo Donegal. Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Mo Donegal and runner-up Nest: “I’m delighted, obviously, with the outcome. When Nest stumbled at the start, my first thought was immediately thinking of Rags to Riches and deciding […]

Belmont Contenders We The People, Rich Strike School In Starting Gate Thursday

We the People, the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, schooled at the gate on Thursday along with a one-mile gallop around the sloppy main track at Belmont Park for trainer Rodolphe Brisset. “He’s pretty chill for the gate. He’s never had an issue with […]

The Haiku Handicapper Presented By NYRABets: 2022 Belmont Stakes

Time to analyze the 2022 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 – We the People If he gets his way, He could lead them around […]

Rich Strike Gets To ‘Play And Bounce A Little Bit’ Over Belmont Training Track

RED-TR-Racing’s Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike had a slight change in his daily routine on Wednesday, galloping one mile over the Belmont Park training track in preparation for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. “We just wanted to let him play and bounce a little bit,” said trainer […]

‘Full Circle’: Barber Road Brings Trainer John Ortiz Back To Belmont Park

WSS Racing’s Barber Road, listed at odds of 10-1 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, has only just arrived in New York. But his trainer, former Elmont-resident John Ortiz, is hopeful of a homecoming to remember. “I moved to New York when I was five,” said Ortiz, a native of Colombia. […]