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Ageless Foiled Again Eyes 100th Career Victory Saturday Night at Yonkers Raceway

Yonkers, NY—Foiled Again, the ageless “Wonder Horse,” eyes the 100th win of an astonishing career on Saturday night (January 20) at Yonkers Raceway. In his last year of racing, the 14-year-old Dragon Again gelding will be driven by regular pilot George Brennan in the $20,000 first race pace at Empire City Casino’s historic half-mile harness oval.   Harness racing’s richest-ever horse with a $7,568,478 career bankroll will ... Read More »

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 »

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 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 »

Horses work Saturday for Belmont Stakes

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Several Belmont Stakes contenders, in addition to California Chrome, put in final workouts Saturday for next week’s 146th Belmont Stakes. At Belmont Park, Peter Pan Stakes winner Tonalst and Social Inclusion posted works. Tonalist, trained by Christophe Clement, worked five furlongs in 1:00.11 and trainer Manny Azpurua’s Social Inclusion, third in the Preakness, worked three furlongs ... Read More »

California Chrome: Another Affirmed or Real Quiet?

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – California Chrome looks to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years when he enters the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Back in 1978, Affirmed defeated Alydar in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont to compile the hat trick as the 11th Triple Crown winner ... Read More »