Latest News

Tag Archives: belmont

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announced that Blue Grass Stakes winner Carpe Diem, 10th in the Kentucky Derby, and The Truth Or Else have both been withdrawn from racing in the 147th “Test of the Champion” when Kentucky Derby ...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 »

Belmont Stakes runner-up to have ankle surgery

Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Commissioner, the runner-up at last week’s Belmont Stakes, will undergo a procedure to remove a small chip in his front left ankle. The chip was discovered on Monday. “Commissioner was sent back to WinStar Farm on Sunday for a brief freshening before targeting the major late-summer 3-year-old races. The first day back he looked good, but ... Read More »

California Chrome’s co-owner apologizes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Steve Coburn, co-owner of California Chrome, apologized Monday for comments he made following his horse’s loss in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. California Chrome was trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but finished in a dead heat for fourth at the Belmont. Tonalist, a ... 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 »

California Chrome Co-Owner Angered – Is he right or wrong?

(NYSportscene.com) California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn freaked out when his horse California Chome lost to Tonalist this afternoon. He was specifically angered over the fact that Tonalist did not run in the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness. Coburn, said it was a “coward’s way out” that horses who have not run the other two Triple Crown races can come in fresh ... Read More »

Belmont foils another Triple Crown contender

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, a vigorous threesome of races to win in a five-week span, thwarted another Triple Crown hopeful on Saturday as California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth in the Belmont Stakes. The Derby and Preakness winner became another in the long list of ... Read More »

Manhattan Handicap goes to Real Solution

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Real Solution, ridden by Javier Castellano, outlasted nine rivals Saturday to capture the $1 million Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park in the final race before the 146th Belmont Stakes. Trained by Chad Brown for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Real Solution was running third in the 1 1/4-mile turf race while 16-1 longshot Five Iron set the ... Read More »

Palace Malice gets up to take Met Mile

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Former Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice found something more down the stretch to win Saturday’s $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap (Met Mile) at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Palace Malice was sent off as the 6-5 morning line favorite in the 12-horse field. The 4-year-old colt broke from the inside post for the mile race with ... Read More »