Sunday, May 25 2014
Belmont Park Notes 5/25
• Clement pleased with Tonalist's breeze for G1 Belmont Stakes
• Wicked Strong goes a mile in preparation for the "Test of the Champion"
• Samraat ships to Belmont Park, tunes up for Belmont Stakes with one-mile breeze
• Intense Holiday to miss Belmont with injury after work in company with Commissioner; Palace Malice, Princess of Sylmar breeze for Belmont Stakes Day races
• Social Inclusion arrives at Belmont for either Belmont Stakes or G2 Woody Stephens; G1 Met Mile ruled out
Saturday, May 24 2014
Gulfstream: Rainbow 6 Betting Facilitated by Higher Base-Wager Amounts
Tickets Accepted in Any Amount as Long as It’s in 20-Cent Increments
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – With unprecedented wagering expected on Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow 6 Monday – when a mandatory payout could reach an estimated $16 million – players of the popular multi-race wager will have the option of betting tickets with higher base wagers.
“Califorina Chrome” spells success
ELMONT, N.Y. - Fostering a superstition born on the first stop of the Triple Crown, Belmont Park presented the connections of California Chrome with two saddlecloths upon his arrival - one bearing the proper spelling of the colt's name and one deliberately misspelled "Califorina Chrome".
Friday, May 23 2014
Gulfstream Park Statement on Agreement with FHBPA
We appreciate the support and hard work of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) and all its members these last few months. We also appreciate the confidence they have shown in Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group's goal to continue building the sport of Thoroughbred racing.
We now look forward to working with the horsemen at both facilities, the management of Calder Race Course and the state of Florida to complete this agreement in a timely manner.
Thursday, May 22 2014
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome has first gallop at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. - Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome had his first gallop around Belmont Park's 1 ½-mile oval this morning, going out on a sloppy track shortly after 6 a.m. with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard.
California Chrome, who will attempt to become the first horse in 36 years to add the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7 to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, galloped an easy 1 ¾ miles over the wet main track.
Fitful Skies ready to run in G2 Sheepshead Bay
ELMONT, N.Y. - Fitful Skies will go in search of her first North American victory on Saturday at Belmont Park when she contests the Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay run at 1 3/8 miles for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.
Gulfstream: Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout
Potential to Set North American Record on Memorial Day
Total Pool Could Swell to $16 Million if Betting Reaches Estimated $10 Million
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - If there is no single winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park Saturday and Sunday, the total pool of the 20-cent wager is expected to set a North American Pick 6 record on Monday, May 26.
Wednesday, May 21 2014
California Chrome jogs on Belmont Park main track
ELMONT, N.Y. - Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome set foot on the Belmont Park main track for the first time on Wednesday, leisurely jogging once around the 1 ½-mile course with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard.
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. - California Chrome, who on June 7 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.
Monday, May 19 2014
CHUCKAS ADDRESSES POTENTIAL OF MOVING PREAKNESS DATE
BALTIMORE, 05-19-14---At his annual post-Preakness media session this morning in the Pimlico winners’ circle, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas addressed the potential of moving the date of the Preakness Stakes (G1). Last week, Chuckas told print reporters he wanted to change the spacing of the Triple Crown.
JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING THE USE OF NASAL STRIPS
JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION, NYRA AND THE JOCKEY CLUB REGARDING THE USE OF NASAL STRIPS
The three Stewards at Belmont Park today unanimously agreed to allow the use of equine nasal strips for all horses running at racetracks of The New York Racing Association, Inc (NYRA), effective immediately.
CHRIS McCARRON JOINS WHOA IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION
Chris McCarron, two-time Eclipse Award winning jockey and member of the National Racing Hall of Fame, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of federal legislation to ban race day medication. He becomes the first jockey to join the organization as a supporter calling for drug reform and uniformity.