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As impressive as Mr. Money's 5 1/4-length victory in the Pat Day Mile Stakes Presented by LG&E and KU (G3) looked May 4 at Churchill Downs, the effort has only been flattered in the weeks that followed.
Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official Kentucky Derby 146 logo and announced that Keith Anderson will create next year's "Official Art of the Kentucky Derby." The 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) will take place May 2, 2020.
The wave in ownership toward multiple owners sharing a horse for diversification and sharing expenses isn’t going away any time soon—it is where the business is heading these days. But the 2019 classic season was one for the home team.
It was only a matter of time that we had a Belmont winner infused with the blood of Afleet Alex. It was 14 years ago that his Cinderella story touched the heart of the nation, culminating with a rousing 7-length romp in the “Test of the Champion.”
Belmont Stakes, Acorn, Jaipur Invitational, Longines Just a Game, Manhattan, Ogden Phipps, Runhappy Metropolitan, Woody Stephens Presented by Mohegan Sun, Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, New York, True North, & more.
Tom Hammond will be inducted this summer into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, just the third broadcaster to be so honored, alongside Jim McKay and Jack Whitaker.
Claiming the owners have no legal claim and only want a court to overturn a stewards' judgment call that saw their Maximum Security disqualified after reaching the Kentucky Derby (G1) wire first, the KHRC has requested dismissal of a federal suit.
With a different winner in each Triple Crown race this year, the disqualified Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Maximum Security has returned to the No. 1 spot in the final NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll.
As the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) gave way to a Flo Rida concert, the 2019 Triple Crown faded into the sunset, leaving behind the series' messiest controversy in about 50 years and a slew of unanswered questions.
Belmont presented by NYRA Bets, Acorn, Jaipur Invitational, Longines Just a Game, Manhattan, Odgen Phipps, Runhappy Metropolitan, Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, and the Wood Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun.
A blockbuster Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Sir Winston's victory in the 151st running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1), generated all-sources handle of $102,163,280, a NYRA record for a non-Triple Crown year June 8 at Belmont Park.
Sir Winston delivered a powerful stretch run to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 8 at Belmont Park.
There were five early scratches from the stakes on the Belmont Stakes Day card, leaving the 10-stakes package with a total of 80 starters.
Oddsmaker David Aragona made Tacitus the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), with Preakness Stakes (G1) winner War of Will just behind him at 2-1.
After the drama and turmoil of five weeks ago, the Triple Crown will grind to a conclusion at Belmont Park June 8 with what has taken shape as a much less controversial but nonetheless interesting $1.5 million horse race.
Tacitus, the third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), was the 2-1 choice as of 7:30 p.m. ET June 7 with a total of $141,319 in the win pool.
Saturday's blockbuster program at Belmont Park features eight grade 1 stakes races, climaxed by the Belmont Stakes Presented By NYRA Bets, and including the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, without a doubt the race of the year for older males so far.
Images from the days leading up to the races of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, including horses entered in the Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Mark Casse believes his longtime owners John and Debby Oxley put in a good word for him with Tracy Farmer when the latter was looking for a trainer.
Gregory Sacco, who learned the horse business from a family of trainers, will send out his first classic starter when Joevia leaves from the rail in the June 8 Belmont Stakes (G1).