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Justify won the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner. Hugh Deucey Photo

Lucky 13! Justify Becomes 13th Triple Crown Winner

Justify became the 13th Triple Crown winner when he claimed the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes in a wire-to-wire victory under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, on Saturday at Belmont Park. The three-year-old colt, bred by British Columbia’s…

Creator, piloted by Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trained by Steve Asmussen won the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.

Creator Wins the Belmont Stakes

Trainer Steve Asmussen won his first Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes with Creator on June 12th in his third try for the third jewel in the Triple Crown. “I am obviously very proud of the horse. He’s very proud…

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Belmont Stakes Day Boasts Second-highest Handle in History

All-sources handle on Belmont Stakes Day, which saw American Pharoah become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, was the second-highest in the history of the New York Racing Association, with $134,839,391 wagered on Saturday’s 13-race card at Belmont…

American Pharoah claimed the 12th Triple Crown with Victor Espinoza in the irons, at the Belmont Stakes, after a 37-year wait.

American Pharoah Becomes 12th Triple Crown Winner

On an idyllic Saturday evening at Belmont Park, American Pharoah made it worth the 37-year wait. Under a perfectly calculated ride by Victor Espinoza, the son of Pioneerof the Nile led the field from start to finish in the Grade…

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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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The Belmont Stakes: Final Run for Glory!

The Belmont Stakes, the final race in the Triple Crown of racing where history is sometimes, but not often made, and where Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners attempt to enter the revered racing history books. The track named “Big…

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Tonalist Wins Belmont, California Chrome Comes Fourth

The Triple Crown went unclaimed for a 36th year as Tonalist captured the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park by a head over Commissioner, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California…

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California Chrome Looks to Shine Again in Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will be a heavy favorite to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion when he takes on 10 rivals in the 146th renewal of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday at…

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Triple Crown Hopeful California Chrome Arrives at Belmont Park

California Chrome, who on June 7th will attempt to become thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner when he competes in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, arrived at Belmont Park at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday. The Kentucky Derby…

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NYRA to Permit Equine Nasal Strips

The three Stewards at Belmont Park unanimously agreed, On May 19th, to allow the use of equine nasal strips for all horses running at racetracks of The New York Racing Association, Inc (NYRA), effective immediately. California Chrome will be permitted…

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