Mo Tom Will Bypass Belmont Stakes

Photo by Amanda Weir Hodges/Hodges Photography LeComte Stakes (gr. III) winner Mo Tom, who had been under consideration for a run in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will bypass the June 11th classic at Belmont Park. Instead, the son of Uncle Mo–who … Continued

Brody’s Cause, Cherry Wine Breeze for Belmont Stakes

Brody’s Cause breezing at Churchill Downs on May 28th – Coady Photography Trainer Dale Romans had a busy morning at Churchill Downs, sending out Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders Brody’s Cause and Cherry Wine to post workouts in advance of the June 11th classic … Continued

Adventist Targets Peter Pan Stakes, Eyes Belmont Stakes

The talented three-year-old Adventist, who ran third in the Withers Stakes (gr. III), Gotham Stakes (gr. III), and Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct this year, is expected to run in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) on May 14th at Belmont … Continued

My Top 5 Favorite Races of 2015

Breeders’ Cup Photo © The year 2015 is nearly complete, and what a fantastic year it has been! In 2015, we were treated to a spectacular number of incredible races from star runners like American Pharoah, Beholder, and Runhappy, and the talent of these great … Continued

The Weekend Accolades–June 8, 2015

Welcome to “The Weekend Accolades,” a weekly series in which we’ll look back on the previous week of racing and hand out a few informal awards to horses, trainers, jockeys, etc. that achieved notable feats in racing. Enjoy! Performance of the Week: American Pharoah … Continued

Flashback Friday: Birdstone Wins the 2004 Belmont Stakes

Tom Durkin’s racecall still resonates in the minds of all who heard it: “…Can Smarty Jones hold on? Here comes Birdstone! Birdstone surges past! Birdstone wins the Belmont Stakes…” On this day eleven years ago, Triple Crown hopeful Smarty Jones entered … Continued

American Pharoah Draws Post 5 in Belmont Stakes

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah has drawn post five in an eight-horse field for the June 6th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Here are the entries and post positions: 1 Mubtaahij, Irad Ortiz Jr., Mike de Kock 10-1 2 Tale … Continued

Keen Ice Breezes Four Furlongs at Churchill

Earlier this morning, Kentucky Derby (gr. I) seventh-place finisher Keen Ice turned in his final workout in advance of the June 6th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), breezing four furlongs at Churchill Downs before embarking on a plane flight to New York. Trained by Dale Romans, … Continued

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