Friday, October 04 2013
Brown well-represented in Sunday’s G3 Pilgrim and Miss Grillo
ELMONT, N.Y. - A stakes winner, a European import with a three-race win streak and a pair of promising colts comprise a strong hand for trainer Chad Brown, who saddles the favorites in Sunday's duo of 1 1/16-mile turf races for juveniles at Belmont Park, the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim and the Grade 3, $200,000 Miss Grillo for fillies.
Thursday, October 03 2013
Admiral Kitten tries to keep large Jamaica field at bay
ELMONT, N.Y. - Admiral Kitten will take on familiar foes Stormy Len, Jack Milton, and War Dancer when he aims for his second Grade 1 win in the $500,000 Jamaica Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park.
Wednesday, October 02 2013
Sweet Reason seeks another Grade 1 in Frizette
ELMONT, N.Y. - Sweet Reason, a dominant winner of Saratoga Race Course's Spinaway, will attempt to land another Grade 1 when she faces a competitive field of 2-year-old fillies in the $500,000 Frizette on Saturday at Belmont Park.
The one-mile Frizette is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race in the Juvenile Fillies Division and is one of three Grade 1 races on Saturday's card.
Pletcher, Hall of Famers square off in G1 Foxwoods Champagne
ELMONT, N.Y. - With four victories in the past nine editions of the Grade 1, $500,000 Foxwoods Champagne, including two of the last three, trainer Todd Pletcher has been a dominant force in the most prestigious race for 2-year-olds at Belmont Park.
Wednesday, September 25 2013
Flat Out seeks to make history in G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational
ELMONT, N.Y. - On October 20, 1962, Kelso became the first - and so far only - horse in history to win three straight editions of the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational. On Saturday at Belmont Park, the 7-year-old Flat Out will try to join Kelso as he goes for a third consecutive Gold Cup against one of the most formidable fields ever assembled for the Grade 1, $1 million race.
Royal Delta faces Princess of Sylmar in Grade 1 Beldame
ELMONT, N.Y. - The two leading female stars of racing, both streaking toward divisional championships, will collide Saturday when Royal Delta takes on Princess of Sylmar in the 74th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Invitational at Belmont Park.
Sunday, September 22 2013
Belmont Park Notes
• Mott primed for big Super Saturday
• Plans undetermined for G2 Gallant Bloom winner Cluster of Stars; Justin Phillip to breeze Monday for G1 Vosburgh
• The Lumber Guy revving up for G1 Vosburgh defense
Saturday, September 21 2013
Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) Quotes
Toby Sheets, assistant to Steve Asmussen, winning trainer of Cluster of Stars (No. 2): "That's great, that's awesome. She's never done anything wrong, and she continues to improve, be right there against good horses, and do the right things."
Belmont Park Notes
• Todd's squad preps for Super Saturday
• Brown confirms Big Blue Kitten, Real Solution for G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic following turf breeze in company; Last Gunfighter breezes for G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup
• Jockey Club Gold Cup candidate Alpha breezes at Spa, arrives Wednesday
• King Kreesa set for Joe Hirsch
Friday, September 20 2013
Belmont Park Notes
• Shanghai Bobby returns a winner in Friday overnight stakes; Breeders' Cup possible
• Great Minds, owned by New England Patriot Vince Wilfork, to debut on Saturday
• Probables for Super Saturday stakes, Matron and Futurity
• Trakus unveiled at Belmont Park
Thursday, September 19 2013
Lonesome Glory Steeplechase (G1) Quotes
Leslie Young, winning trainer of Gustavian (No. 4): "Last year we opted to skip Saratoga. Not that he can't run over firm ground, but it gets a little firmer over the summer. We opted for the same plan [this year]. We freshened him up, happy and healthy coming into Belmont, a big, galloping track. He liked it last year, so we thought, 'Why not for a big Grade 1 like this?'"
Wednesday, September 18 2013
Dance to Bristol enters Gallant Bloom sharp as a pistol
ELMONT, N.Y. - Dance to Bristol, a winner of seven straight, heads a talented group of fillies and mare sprinters entered in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap, the featured race on Saturday at Belmont Park.