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Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah Arrives at Belmont Park

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah arrived in New York safe and sound on Tuesday afternoon, landing at Long Island’s MacArthur Airport before traveling 40 miles west to take up residence in Barn 1 on the Belmont Park backstretch at approximately…

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Over 7-Million Watch Belmont Stakes on NBC

Viewership for the Belmont Stakes on NBC soared, with 7.67 million viewers – despite the scratch of Triple Crown-hopeful I’ll Have Another, topping last year by 12%, and 2010 by 62%. Saturday’s viewership is the highest for a non-Triple Crown Belmont…

Union Rags and John Velazquez

Union Rags Wins the Belmont Stakes

All trainer Michael Matz wanted was a chance for Union Rags to show what kind of horse he is. Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park, the hard-luck colt got that chance and the result was a thrilling victory over Paynter in…

I'll Have Another with trainer Doug O’Neill.

Ceremonial Retirement for I’ll Have Another at Belomont Stakes

Before today’s 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, the 31st horse to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness had a ceremonial retirement in the Belmont Park winner’s circle. On Friday, owner J. Paul Reddam announced that…

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Belmont’s Vet Okays I’ll Have Another’s Appearance in the Post Parade

“I’ll Have Another’s ability to lead the post parade for tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes is an illustration of the character of his injury. It is absolutely of no concern for sub-maximal exercise, but would be a concern at a mile-and-a-half at…

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Dullahan Takes Favourite Role for Belmont

Dullahan, most recently third in the Kentucky Derby, was installed as the new 9-5 morning-line favorite over 10 rivals for Saturday’s 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes. The 1 ½-mile “Test of the Champion” is the…

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Reaction to I’ll Have Another’s Scratch

Dale Romans, trainer of Dullahan, now the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the Belmont: “It’s devastating. I really wanted him to compete. This was going to be a special race, one of the biggest races of our time. It’s just devastating.”…

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The Belmont Stakes Will Run

The labour dispute that threatened to derail this weekend’s Belmont Stakes has been settled. “I am pleased that by coming together, NYRA and IBEW Local 3 have been able to forge a labor contract agreement that helps allow the much-anticipated…

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Union Rags Arrives at Belmont

Union Rags, the 6-1 third choice on the morning line behind Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another (4-5) and Dullahan (5-1) for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, arrived at Belmont Park shortly after 11 a.m. June 6th, and was…

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Labour Dispute Threatens Belmont Stakes

The union representing the maintenance crew and starters at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y could go on strike Friday, threatening to dash I’ll Have Another’s hopes of taking the Triple Crown on Saturday. The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has…

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