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June 1, 2021

2021 Belmont Stakes: Post Positions, Morning Line Odds

Nick Roush 12:00pm June 1, 2021 6/1/21

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The 2021 edition of the Belmont Stakes will not have the top two Kentucky Derby finishers, but it will feature the pre-race favorite. Essential Quality is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the Belmont Stakes, slightly ahead of Preakness Champion, Rombauer, who opens at 3-1. Hot Rod Charlie, third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, will…

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June 17, 2020

The field is set for the Belmont Stakes, the first leg of the 2020 Triple Crown

Nick Roush 1:30pm June 17, 2020 6/17/20 Comments Disabled

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The 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes will be unlike any of its predecessors. For the first time the horse race at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY will serve as the first leg of the Triple Crown, thanks to the scheduling changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Typically the longest race of the three, the…

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May 27, 2020

REPORT: Bob Baffert’s Undefeated Kentucky Derby Contender Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Nick Roush 12:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20

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One of horse racing’s top Triple Crown contenders has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. According to The New York Times two horses trained by Bob Baffert, Charlatan and Gamine, tested positive for the banned substance lidocaine at Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park. Each horse won at the track May 2, including Charlatan’s dominant victory in…

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May 19, 2020

Belmont Stakes gets June date, making Kentucky Derby the second leg of the Triple Crown

Nick Roush 12:15pm May 19, 2020 5/19/20

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Coronavirus has moved the traditional last leg of the Triple Crown into the lead-off spot. The 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes will be June 20, two weeks later than originally scheduled. Fans will not be in the stands for the action at Belmont Park. The new start date makes the Belmont the first leg…

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June 7, 2019

War of Will Seeks Classic Double at Belmont

Chad Lashbrook 10:30am June 7, 2019 6/7/19

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Since the 3yo American classics became generally accepted as the Triple Crown around 1930, 11 horses have failed to win the Kentucky Derby prior to emerging victorious in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.  War of Will will try to become the newest member of that exclusive club on Saturday, but that’s far from the…

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June 9, 2018

Navigating a Belmont Stakes Card Worthy of a Triple Crown Attempt

Chad Lashbrook 10:00am June 9, 2018 6/9/18 Comments Disabled

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  Prior to Justify’s run for history at 6:46 EST tonight, Belmont Park will play host to nine other stakes races, five of which are Grade 1’s.  NYRA has turned Belmont day into one of the highest quality cards on the entire racing calendar, one with a multitude of attractive wagering opportunities for even the…

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