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Belmont Stakes Lunch Menu, Simulcasting in the Empire Terrace at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for Third Jewel of Triple Crown

Yonkers, NY—There will not be a Triple Crown champion this year, but there is still stirring simulcasting and a championship menu for the third jewel of the Triple Crown at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for this Saturday’s (June 10) Belmont Stakes. The Empire Terrace is offering a special “Classic Raceway Dining” Belmont lunch menu and a television at every table to watch and wager on ... Read More »

American Pharoah ends 37-year Triple Crown drought

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – For the first time since 1978, a 3-year-old thoroughbred has swept racing’s Triple Crown, with American Pharoah becoming just the 12th racehorse to do so. A sold-out crowd of 90,000 was in attendance at Belmont Park to witness American Pharoah add the 147th Belmont Stakes to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The ... Read More »

American Pharoah is favorite at Belmont Stakes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah has been made the 3-5 morning line favorite in the eight- horse field for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The colt will try to become just the 12th horse to capture the Triple Crown. Owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah is within one ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes field down to eight

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – A pair of withdrawals Monday morning have reduced the size of Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to eight 3-year- olds. It was announced that Blue Grass Stakes winner Carpe Diem, 10th in the Kentucky Derby, and The Truth Or Else have both been withdrawn from racing in the 147th “Test of the Champion” when Kentucky Derby ... Read More »

Tonalist wins Belmont, ends Chrome’s Triple Crown bid

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The wait continues. It is now 36 years since horse racing’s Triple Crown has been won. Saturday in the 146th Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champ California Chrome was denied his chance to become the 12th 3-year-old to sweep the Triple Crown races. He finished in a dead heat for fourth behind winner Tonalist ... Read More »

‘Chrome’ is poised to triple the fun

By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor, The Sports Network 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 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 »