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Kid Cruz and Norumbega take opening stakes at Belmont

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kid Cruz and Norumbega both came from off the pace to win stakes races Saturday at Belmont Park on the Belmont Stakes undercard. Trained by Linda Rice, Kid Cruz ran down the leaders in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes for his third stakes win this year. The 3-year-old was sent off as the 3-1 second pick ... Read More »

Odds are against California Chrome’s Triple Crown win

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – California Chrome is the 3-5 morning line favorite to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in racing history. However, the last seven odds-on Belmont Stakes favorites have failed to win and complete the magnificent feat. One has to go all the way back to 1978 when Affirmed held off Alydar ... Read More »

California Chrome gets familiar with Belmont Park

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Triple Crown contender California Chrome put in another day at school Friday to prepare him for Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner spent time in Belmont Park’s paddock in the early morning before going on a two-mile gallop ahead of the 1 1/2-mile “Test of the Champion.” ... Read More »

Manhattan Handicap offers Belmont Stakes appetizer

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Turf specialists will offer the final stakes appetizer Saturday leading into the 146th Belmont Stakes when 10 go to post for the $1 million Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park. Set to go off about 70 minutes prior to the 1 1/2-mile “Test of the Champion” the 1 1/4-mile Manhattan will feature some of the leading turf ... Read More »

California Chrome does some schooling for Belmont Stakes

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Belmont Stakes favorite California Chrome did some schooling and galloping Thursday morning ahead of Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was schooled at the starting gate before taking a 1 1/4-mile gallop at Belmont Park. “He was perfect in there,” said Alan Sherman, assistant to his father. ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes Odds

2014 BELMONT STAKES ODDS (as of 4:00pm) 1. Medal Count (20-1) 2. California Chrome (2-5; morning line was 3-5) 3. Matterhorn (30-1) 4. Commanding Curve (15-1) 5. Ride On Curlin (12-1) 6. Matuszak (50-1; morning line was 30-1) 7. Samraat (20-1) 8. Commissioner (30-1; morning line was 20-1) 9. Wicked Strong (10-1; morning line was 6-1) 10. General a Rod ... Read More »

Up the Backstretch: ‘Chrome’ is poised to triple the fun

By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Don’t change horses in mid-stream. Leave with the one who brought you. Those are the proverbs or cliches that seem apropos for betting this week’s 146th Belmont Stakes. California Chrome has proven he’s the best 3-year-old in the nation with his eye-popping victories ... Read More »

California Chrome takes long gallop for Belmont Stakes

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, took a nice long gallop Tuesday morning at Belmont Park as he continues to train for Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. With trainer Art Sherman in attendance, the Triple Crown contender galloped 2 3/8 miles over Belmont’s main track. The chestnut colt had been galloping two miles ... Read More »

California Chrome goes for a jog at Belmont Park

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Monday was time for a jog at Belmont Park for California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, trained by Art Sherman, jogged once around Belmont Park’s 1 1/2-mile track with his regular exercise rider Willie Delgado. Owned by Steven Coburn and Perry Martin, the chestnut colt will gallop at Belmont Park Tuesday morning, four ... Read More »

Last workouts Sunday for Belmont Stakes contenders

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Sunday marked the last opportunity for some of this year’s Belmont Stakes contenders to post workouts leading to Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. At Belmont Park, Preakness runner-up Ride On Curlin worked seven furlongs in 1:28.03 with regular exercise rider Bryan Beccia in the saddle. “I thought he went super,” trainer Billy Gowan said. “He went just ... Read More »