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Forte, Tapit Trice Post Final Breezes Before Belmont
Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher expressed satisfaction June 3 with 2022 champion 2-year-old male Forte and grade 1 winner Tapit Trice after their respective final workouts for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.
Tapit Trice Works June 3 at Belmont Park
Tapit Trice (outside) works with Classic Catch June 3 at Belmont Park. Tapit Trice went 4 furlongs in :49.89. Courtesy NYRA
Forte Works in Company June 3 at Belmont Park
Forte (outside) works in company with Varatti June 3 on the main track at Belmont Park. Forte's time for the 5 furlongs was :59.67. Courtesy NYRA
Belmont Contender Il Miracolo Drills at Gulfstream
Alexandres' Il Miracolo breezed five furlongs at Gulfstream Park the morning of June 2 in his final tune-up for a scheduled start in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1).
Cox Adds Tapit Shoes to His Belmont Lineup
Trainer Brad Cox revealed in a June 1 NTRA conference call with the media that in addition to Belmont Stakes (G1) contenders Angel of Empire and Hit Show, he would also be saddling Tapit Shoes in the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Arcangelo Breezes Five Furlongs Toward Belmont Stakes
Blue Rose Farm's Arcangelo, last-out winner of the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park, worked five-eighths in 1:02.81 at Belmont May 31 with Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano aboard in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1).
Arcangelo Works May 31 at Belmont Park
Peter Pan Stakes winner Arcangelo works 5 furlongs in 1:02.81 May 31 at Belmont Park in preparation for the Belmont Stakes. Courtesy NYRA
National Treasure Works May 30 at Belmont Park
Preakness winner National Treasure works 4 furlongs in 50.62 May 30 at Belmont Park. Courtesy NYRA
Arabian Knight Returns to Work Tab at Santa Anita
Highly regarded 3-year-old Arabian Knight returned to the work tab May 29 after more than 11 weeks for trainer Bob Baffert.
Forte Breezes for Belmont, Kingsbarns Out After Colic
Trainer Todd Pletcher gave a "thumbs up" following a May 27 breeze from Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's champion 2-year-old Forte, who worked five-eighths over the Belmont Park main track in preparation for the June 20 Belmont Stakes (G1).
Forte works May 27 at Belmont Park
Forte works 5 furlongs in 1:00.44 May 27 at Belmont Park Courtesy NYRA
Hearing Officer Upholds Medina Spirit DQ
A hearing officer recommended to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 26 that the disqualification of Medina Spirit as the winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1), as well as the suspension and fine issued to trainer Bob Baffert, be upheld.
Confidence Game Receiving R&R After Post-Derby Checkup
Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Confidence Game, who missed the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) after training below standard, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux, is receiving a rest after a checkup from equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage.
Tapit Trice, Il Miracolo Ready for Belmont With Breezes
Whisper Hill Farm and Gainesway Stable's grade 1 winner Tapit Trice and Alexandres' last-out allowance optional claiming winner Il Miracolo breezed five furlongs apiece May 26 in preparation for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10.
TIF: Make Triple Crown Veterinary Inspections Public
TIF believes that at the least, the regulatory arm of the sport should issue formal updates regarding the health and soundness of horses entered in the races which attract the most public attention.
National Treasure Moves to 3rd in NTRA Top 3YO Poll
National Treasure's gutsy win in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) carried him to a third-place posting in this week's NTRA Top Three-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll. The Quality Road colt had been outside the top 20 after missing the Kentucky Derby (G1).
National Treasure Likely to Start in Belmont Stakes
There won't be a Triple Crown sweep this year, but there could be a winner of two of the three jewels.
Baffert Balancing Emotions After Preakness Win
A fatal injury to Havnameltdown earlier in the day during the Chick Lang Stakes (G3) prevented the day from being all that it could be.
Quality Road Lands First American Classic Winner
Preakness Stakes (G1) winner National Treasure adds gravitas to the sire's already long list of elite performers.
National Treasure Comes From Familiar Connections
One of the most successful ownership groups in recent years with a reputation of purchasing high-quality yearlings added another grade 1 winner to their roster May 20, when National Treasure emerged victorious in the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1).