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Il Miracolo Owner Takes 'Gamble' in Belmont

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 18:00
Saying the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) presents "perhaps a one-in-a-lifetime chance and I love to gamble," owner Eduardo Soto expressed excitement to start longshot Il Miracolo after the race's draw for post positions at Belmont Park June 6.

Finger Lakes, Delaware Cancel Racing Due to Air Quality

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 18:00
HISA, NYRA officials monitoring air quality ahead of racing scheduled June 8.

Owner Soto Eager for Il Miracolo's Belmont Opportunity

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 18:00
Owner Eduardo Soto discusses Il Miracolo's participation in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1).

Mile-and-a-Half a Family Affair for Red Route One

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 18:00
Siblings running on the same racing card is rare. On Saturday full brothers not only will run on the same Belmont Stakes day card, they'll both compete in graded stakes at the identical marathon distance.

FOX Coverage of Belmont Highlights Radio, TV Schedule

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 06:00
This week's radio, television schedules for racing compiled by America's Best Racing.

Meet the Jockeys for the 2023 Belmont Stakes

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 06:00
While this year's Belmont Stakes (G1) doesn't feature any horses that appear to be on the level of Secretariat, who completed a Triple Crown sweep in this race 50 years ago, a Belmont win means a place in racing history for both horse and rider.

Met Mile Continues to Add to Belmont Stakes Day

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 00:00
It's safe to say that the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) has become as much of a Belmont Stakes day tradition as the "New York, New York" singalong and the Belmont Breeze cocktail.

Bargain Buy Arcangelo Takes Ebbert to Belmont Stakes

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 00:00
Horse owner Jon Ebbert can thank his grandmother for his introduction to horse racing, coming when he was around 6 years old.

National Treasure, Forte Lead Nine-Horse Belmont

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 00:00
Ever since Justify swept the Triple Crown in 2018, the series has been a singular sensation. A field of nine will contest its final jewel June 10 at Belmont Park.

Forte, National Treasure Lead Nine-Horse Belmont

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 18:00
Ever since Justify swept the Triple Crown in 2018, the series has been a singular sensation. A field of nine will contest final jewel in the Triple Crown June 10 at Belmont Park.

Johnson's Call of Secretariat's Belmont Reflects Era

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 18:00
While racing fans will always associate Secretariat's victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes (G1) with Chic Anderson's call on CBS Television, Anderson was not the only announcer to call the race. 

Anderson's Tremendous Belmont Call Stands Test of Time

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 18:00
There's no doubt that Secretariat's performance in the 1973 Belmont Stakes (G1) ranks among the greatest ever by a Thoroughbred. Some, without pause, will say it's the greatest of all time.

Ebbert: Arcangelo Earned Opportunity in Belmont

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 18:00
Jon Ebbert of Blue Rose Farm discusses his introduction to racing and owning Belmont Stakes (G1) entrant Arcangelo.

National Treasure Works June 5 at Belmont Park

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 21:00
National Treasure works on the main track June 5 at Belmont Park. The son of Quality Road went 5 furlongs in :59.55. Courtesy NYRA

Belmont Notebook: National Treasure Swift in Final Work

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 21:00
The final round of serious works for the 155th Belmont Stakes (G1) featured one of the headliners as Preakness Stakes (G1) winner National Treasure turned in a quick five-furlong breeze June 5 over Belmont Park's main track.

Forte, Tapit Trice Post Final Breezes Before Belmont

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 00:00
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

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 18:00
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

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 18:00
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

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 00:00
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

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 00:00
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.


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