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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. […]

Hometown Boy Dylan Davis ‘Excited’ For First Belmont Stakes Mount

Jockey Dylan Davis, currently the leading rider at the Belmont Park spring/summer meet, will have his first mount in a Triple Crown race when piloting Golden Glider in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Davis, a native of Manhasset, N.Y., earned his first Grade 1 victory last October aboard Mutamakina […]

‘Legends In Our Sport’: Remembering Triple Crown Heroes Billy Turner, Seattle Slew

After Seattle Slew won the 1977 Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, his trainer, William H. “Billy” Turner, Jr., believed that the dark bay colt with the modest pedigree would capture the coveted and elusive third jewel in the Triple Crown. “People probably won’t believe Seattle Slew is a heck of a horse,” he said […]

Rich Strike Draws Post Four, Set At 7-2 For Saturday’s Belmont; We The People Favored

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike will break from the fourth stall in Saturday’s’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes and was assigned morning line odds of 7-2. We The People, breaking from the rail, is the morning line favorite at 2-1 in the stamina-testing 1 1/2-mile classic run at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The […]

Broadway Performers Added To Line-Up Of Entertainment For Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that cast members from Disney’s hit Broadway musical ALADDIN will perform on Saturday, June 11 at Belmont Park as part of the 2022 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. The ALADDIN performance will feature the Oscar-winning classic “A Whole New World” and the showstopping “Friend Like Me” performed by Jeremy Gaston, Jonah […]