#The Belmont Stakes


Saratoga: Posts, odds, analysis for Saturday's Jim Dandy

The Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on Saturday drew a field of six 3-year-olds that has four graded stakes winners, including from the Belmont Stakes, along with two runners from the Kentucky Derby. The Jim Dandy is named for the horse that upset Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox...
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Top 10 Songs About Horses

Scientists estimate that horses and ponies have been domesticated for over 5,000 years. Since then, horses have been our food, our fellow brothers (and sisters) in arms, plowed our fields, pulled our weights, carried us on their backs and delighted us with their speed. The least we humans could do is write songs about them. Here are our top ten songs about horses that try to stay more or less on the subject of horses, instead of just mentioning them briefly.
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With NYRA Ban Overturned, Baffert Plans To Enter Gamine At Saratoga

After a judge overturned the New York Racing Association's ban of Bob Baffert on July 14, the trainer told the Daily Racing Form he plans to enter reigning champion sprint mare Gamine in the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 28. NYRA notified Baffert ahead of the Belmont...
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First Look: 10 loaded graded stakes, led by Saratoga, Del Mar

It will be another big weekend at Saratoga, with Essential Quality making his first start since winning the Belmont Stakes in the Jim Dandy (G2), one of five graded stakes on the calendar. And Del Mar hosts two Grade 1 win-and-you're-in races for the Breeders' Cup in the Bing Crosby and Clement L. Hirsch.


As everyone associated with Thoroughbred racing knows, the New York Racing Association informed Bob Baffert prior to the Belmont Stakes that it would not allow him to enter horses in races, or have stall space access, at its racetracks. Baffert’s recent of medication violations–five within one year, inappropriate statements re...
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2021 San Clemente Stakes odds, predictions, lineup: Expert who hit Belmont superfecta reveals surprising picks

Many of the best 3-year-old turf fillies on the West Coast will try to add a Grade 2 win to their résumé when the starting gate opens in the 2021 San Clemente Stakes on Saturday at Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif. The $200,000 race has attracted a large 12-horse field. It is led by the Irish bred Going Global, who has won five straight races and is a perfect 4-for-4 since coming to the United States.

Coaching Club American Oaks 2021: Odds, picks, preview

Only three rivals will attempt Saturday to keep Malathaat from maintaining her unbeaten record. Malathaat is the 2-5 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks. Post time for the 1 1/8-mile event for 3-year-old fillies is 3:23 p.m. EDT, with FS2 showing that and all of Saturday’s Saratoga action.

Giangiulio Trying to Make the Best of It as a New Trainer

Her horses are running well, but they are getting claimed quickly, as she still seeks her first career win. Many new trainers find it challenging to win their first race, especially with a small stable. Michelle Giangiulio’s experience is not much different. However, along with trying to get her first...

Timeline of events: Bob Baffert's drug melodrama 2018-2021

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s latest filing in the Bob Baffert case over Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby drug samples is another chapter in what has been an complicated several years for Baffert. Below is a timeline of events in the trainer’s recent struggles with drug violations in major races. 2018.

Already a favorite for Breeders' Cup Classic

He will be the favorite next week for the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. But is it too soon to declare Essential Quality the favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic? Not in the dark recesses of offshore futures. After holding off Hot Rod Charlie in a signature stretch...
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A Modern Connection by Way of Saratoga

My father never really retired. He worked for himself as a real estate broker/investor in the Washington, D.C. area for my entire life. So even when he was well into his 80s, he was out and about. My dad liked numbers, ones that spoke to him, that felt like an advantage even if the advantage was slight. So, it was no secret he’d be drawn to horse racing in the same way he’d be drawn to a property that — with the right touch — could yield a return.

Domestic Spending, Mandaloun rise in top Thoroughbred poll

For the third consecutive week, St. George Stable’s 5-year-old mare Letruska has been voted No. 1 in the NTRA top Thoroughbred poll, while Klaravich Stables’ 4-year-old gelding Domestic Spending has risen to third place. Letruska, trained by Fausto Gutierrez, has Grade 1 victories in the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn...

Report: Rombauer to rest at least 60 days

Preakness Stakes winner Rombauer will take a break of at least 60 days, trainer Michael McCarthy told the Daily Racing Form. Last seen finishing third in the Belmont Stakes, the Twirling Candy colt had been working at Santa Anita as recently as July 9. McCarthy told DRF, "He just hasn’t...

Mandaloun Wins Haskell After Hot Rod Charlie Is Disqualified

Should anyone be surprised by the official result of the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1)?. Hot Rod Charlie outdueled Mandaloun in a thrilling stretch duel to finish first by the slimmest of margins but was disqualified for interfering with Midnight Bourbon (unseating jockey Paco Lopez), and Mandaloun was declared the winner of Saturday’s Haskell at Monmouth Park.

Hot Rod Charlie co-owner says Travers 'not on our path'

After Hot Rod Charlie's last-place-via-disqualification finish in Saturday's Haskell Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park, co-owner Bill Strauss said the Travers (G1) is an unlikely next stop. "I don’t think so," Strauss told reporters after the race. "It’s not on our path, it was never on the path. We’re going to...