When Belmont Park first announced the grand remodeling of the Jamaica and Garden City into the lucrative Belmont Derby (G1) and Oaks (G1) respectively, and their switch from fall to July 4 weekend, it was only natural to think that the inevitable European shippers would loom large. Yet in both...|
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If you're cramming for today's Grade 1s -- the Belmont Derby (8TH scheduled for 4:32 p.m. EDT) and Belmont Oaks (10TH scheduled for 5:46) -- here are quick profiles of the four international shippers. First, the Belmont Derby duo: Postulation exits a career-best performance in the 1 1/4-mile...|
Undefeated Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) hero Golden Horn is the prohibitive favorite for Saturday's Eclipse (Eng-G1) at Sandown, with his odds currently hovering around 4-11. His ever-forthright trainer, John Gosden, described that price as "pretty ridiculous" as his star colt takes on older rivals --...|
July 3, 2015 Sometimes you try to beat a favorite because you don't think s/he is the best horse, and other times you just can't ignore the price on another logical contender, and so it goes for Ed DeRosa & James Scully who tab Outstanding to upset Lady Eli in the Belmont Oaks.|
A quick look at Saturday’s $400,000 Belmont Sprint, the last of six graded events on a blockbuster Independence Day program, identifies an abundance speed in the eight-horse field. Bay of Plenty can zip from his rail position and Private Zone is a quality front-runner in post 3. Moonlight Song...|
Sunday’s card at Woodbine is highlighted by the 156th running of the C$1 million Queen’s Plate, the first jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown, and also includes three competitive graded stakes on the track’s expansive E.P. Taylor turf course. Here’s a look at the horses that look most appealing to me,...|
Ellis Park kicks off its summer meeting today (Friday, July 3), and if the morning line is correct then I will have two big plays on the card: #6 Swartz (15-to-1 ML) in the second race and #7 Vigorous Titan (10-to-1 ML) in the seventh race. Admittedly, I'm not holding my breath for those prices,...|
Six graded stakes highlight Saturday’s 2nd annual Stars and Stripes Festival at Belmont Park and Brisnet.com is looking forward to the exciting racing action, including the return of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red in the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes and leading older horse Tonalist in the $500,...|