Tag Archives: Belmont

Gainesway, Whisper Hill Join Partnership In Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit

Antony Beck’s Gainesway and Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm have acquired interests in Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta’s Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and Travers Stakes (G1) contender Tapwrit, the partners announced Aug. 7. Gainesway and Whisper Hill will join Bridlewood, Eclipse, and LaPenta in racing the son of Gainesway’s three-time champion sire Tapit and will retain ...

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Oscar Performance Leads All The Way For Belmont Derby Score

Jockey Jose Ortiz and trainer Brian Lynch share an embrace after Oscar Performance’s Belmont Derby victory Though he was favored on the morning-line, Oscar Performance went off as approximately third choice at odds of 5-1 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational. Despite bettors lack of faith in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner, Mrs. Jerry Amerman’s homebred took the ...

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Brown Throws Talented Quartet In The Ring For Belmont Oaks

Reigning Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown will look for his third win in four years in the Grade 1, $ 1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational when he saddles four entries in the 12-horse field at Belmont Park. The Belmont Oaks is contested at 1 ¼ miles and is one of five graded stakes races on Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Racing ...

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Competitive Edition Of Belmont Derby Headed By Oscar Performance

Oscar Performance provided trainer Brian Lynch and jockey Jose Ortiz with their first Breeders’ Cup wins A field of 11 will go to the gate for a strongly competitive edition of the Grade 1, $ 1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational at 1¼ miles on the inner turf as the main event on Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival program at ...

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Ballagh ‘Rocks’ Father’s Day Poker Stakes At Belmont

Donegal Racing’s Ballagh Rocks picked up the first stakes win of his career with a hard-fought score over even-money favorite Projected in the Grade 3, $ 300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up on the Widener turf on Father’s Day Sunday at Belmont Park. Under Jose Lezcano, Ballagh Rocks settled close to the pace on the outside of Projected as a frontrunning ...

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Vosburgh Winner Joking Recovered From Illness, Returns To Training At Belmont

Talented sprinter Joking, who captured the G1 Vosburgh Stakes last fall, has returned to Belmont Park and has begun jogging for owner-trainer Charlton Baker. According to the Daily Racing Form, the 8-year-old Distorted Humor gelding began jogging two weeks ago. Baker said that he will begin galloping in a week or so, and could possibly return to the work tab by the ...

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German-Trained Red Cardinal Proves Deserved Favorite In Belmont Gold Cup Invitational

Red Cardinal (IRE) (Montjeu) and jockey Eduardo Pedroza win the Belmont Gold Cup (Gr III) at Belmont Park 6/9/17. Trainer: Andreas Wohler. Owner: Australian Bloodstock Syndicate Australian Bloodstock’s Red Cardinal, bred in Ireland but trained in Germany, shipped to the United States and came up big with a win in Friday’s Grade 3 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational over the marathon ...

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Champion Songbird, G1 Winner Gormley Get Settled In At Belmont Park

Fox Hill Farm’s superstar Songbird arrived Wednesday afternoon at Belmont Park for her bid in Saturday’s Grade 1, $ 750,000 Ogden Phipps on the Belmont Stakes undercard. The 4-year-old Medaglia d’Oro filly, installed as the 1-2 favorite in the Phipps, reached her new digs in Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey’s barn shortly before 5 p.m., where she was greeted ...

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