#Belmont Park

Pletcher's Breeders' Cup hopefuls work; Following Sea decision looms

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher oversaw multiple Breeders’ Cup aspirants breezing over the Belmont training track Friday morning. “When you’re preparing for the Breeders Cup, they’re all important, but these were big breezes this morning,” Pletcher said. “We’ll come back next weekend and do a little bit less with them.”
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Raven Run Stakes 2021: Odds, free PPs, pace projection, more

Sophomore filly sprinters will enjoy the spotlight Saturday at Keeneland. Grade 2 heroine Obligatory is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in an 11-horse field for the $250,000 Raven Run Stakes (G2) going seven furlongs on the dirt. Post time from the Lexington, Ky., oval is 5:16 p.m. EDT, with TVG broadcasting the day’s card.
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Medina Spirit Sharp in Breeze for Breeders' Cup Classic

Two weeks before the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar, as many as 30 prospects for the two-day event recorded breezes across North America, led by moves from such high-class runners as Medina Spirit , Life Is Good , and Malathaat . Medina Spirit, recent winner of the Awesome Again Stakes...

Belmont Park: $47,777 Carryover In Saturday’s Pick 6

The Pick 6 on Saturday will be bolstered by a $47,777 carryover as the multi-race wager went unsolved on Friday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The $1 Pick 6 returned $589.50 to bettors who selected 5-of-6 winners correctly. Friday's sequence began in Race 5 with Kenner [No. 5, $22]...

First Foal Out of I'm a Chatterbox Wins at Laurel Park

Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's Figlio Del Re , a Galileo colt who is the first foal out of the Grays grade 1-winning mare I'm a Chatterbox , won his second start Oct. 22 after finishing last of eight in his Sept. 18 debut on turf at Belmont Park. In Friday's...

Weekend Lineup: Sophomores, Maryland Million In The Spotlight

Grade 2 stakes for 3-year-olds highlight the weekend stakes schedule as Belmont Park hosts the Hill Prince on turf and Keeneland presents the Lexus Raven Run for fillies on the main track. Additionally, Laurel Park is the site of the 36th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day on Saturday. First post for the 12 stakes Maryland Million card, which will be televised on TVG, is 11:30 a.m. ET.

How to bet with, and against, Public Sector in the Hill Prince Stakes

A very good field of 11 three-year-olds will travel 1 1/8 miles on the Belmont Park inner turf in Saturday’s lucrative $400,000 Hill Prince S. (G2). The Chad Brown-trained #9 Public Sector (5-2) has been first or second in each of his five assignments this season, led by tallies in the Hall of Fame S. (G2) and Saranac S. (G3) in his last two performances.

Horses to single in Belmont's $47,777 Pick 6 carryover

The Saturday card at Belmont Park just got more exciting. In addition to a pair of graded stakes, the afternoon action features a $47,777 carryover in the $1 Pick 6. The Pick 6 gets underway in Race 5 (post time 2:43 p.m. ET), and we’ve identified a pair of possible singles to build tickets around:

2021 Hill Prince Stakes morning-line odds, picks: Racing insider offers bet strategy for Saturday's race

Some of the East Coast's best 3-year-old turf horses square off when the starting gate opens in the 2021 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Bred in Great Britain, the Chad Brown-trained Public Sector has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the 2021 Hill Prince odds. Soldier Rising, trained by Christophe Clement, is the 3-1 second choice in the 11-horse Hill Prince field. Post time is 4:52 p.m. ET.

6 superfecta Keys for Saturday at Keeneland and Belmont

For me, one main attraction to superfectas is that a superfecta probable payout pool is not displayed – making this bet an unknown endeavor relative to an exacta. However, if you observe the pool results over a long period of time, you will come to realize the favorites tend to be over bet in the pool and when outsiders come in especially in the top two positions, explosive payouts might result.

Saturday plays: Noble Damsel, Hill Prince, Perryville, Raven Run

While everyone waits for the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar in two weeks, both Belmont Park and Keeneland offer two stakes races each on Saturday. At Belmont, there is turf action available with the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes and Grade 2, $400,000 Hill Prince Stakes. For bettors who prefer dirt stakes races, Keeneland offers the $150,000 Perryville Stakes and Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes.

Garrity's Dad's Hat Happy Hour Handicapping picks 5 races at Keeneland, Woodbine, Belmont, Santa Anita

It’s time for another edition of Dad’s Hat Happy Hour Handicapping, and it’s a good one on this glorious Autumn Friday, as the races, from both a sporting and wagering standpoint, are better than usual. We have five plays in five races from four tracks, from one end of the continent to another, all of which start in just a bit more than a half hour’s time. We expect fast dirt and firm turf for all races, so pour yourself a glass of one of the delicious hand-crafted concoctions from our friends at Dad’s Hat Rye, settle into your luckiest easy chair, and let’s go.

Village And Belmont Battle Over Land Space

With just one month until the USB Arena opens its doors to the public and with the overall redevelopment of Belmont Park being well underway, the Village of Floral Park has urged the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) to allow some development space be left alone in order to become a barrier for village residents whose houses border Belmont’s property.

Not This Time Leads Taylor Made Roster at $45,000

Leading North American second-crop sire Not This Time leads Taylor Made Stallions' 2022 stallion roster with a $45,000 fee, the farm announced Oct. 21. Taylor Made will further bolster its roster next year with the arrival of four-time grade 1 winner Knicks Go , who is the top-ranked horse on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Thoroughbred Poll and likely favorite in the $6 million Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 6 at Del Mar. Knicks Go, a 5-year-old son of leading fifth-crop sire Paynter , won the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) at 2, the Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at 4 and, so far this year, added the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), Whitney Stakes (G1), Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Stakes (G3), and Lukas Classic Stakes (G3) to his stakes tally. A stud fee will be announced following the Classic.

High Opinion Looks to Make the Grade in Noble Damsel

Trainer Anthony Dutrow saddles High Opinion in hopes of turning the tables on five-time race winner Chad Brown in the Oct. 23, $200,000 Noble Damsel (G3T) for fillies and mares going one mile over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park. Woodford Racing's and Team D's High Opinion broke her...

The Lineup: Could Be a Souper Saturday at Keeneland

The last time we saw Soup and Sandwich at the races was on the first Saturday in May, at Churchill Downs, finishing 19th and last in the Kentucky Derby (G1), 64 ¼ lengths behind the first-place finisher Medina Spirit. Guess what? He’s back!. And Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse...