Triple Crown

Racing fans were deprived during ESPN/ABC Belmont broadcast

Jun 7th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Ron Correll
Senior columnist
Tracksideview.com

I’ll be blunt. ESPN/ABC should stick to televising the other “sports” and leave horseracing to the professional networks that broadcast it all the time.



Ice Box, Fly Down arrive at Belmont Park

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Jenny Kellner
NYRA/Belmont Park

ELMONT, N.Y. – Ice Box, the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, and stablemate Fly Down, the third choice at 9-2, arrived at Belmont Park Wednesday afternoon after an uneventful van ride from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.



Ice Box 3-1 morning-line favorite in Belmont, draws post six

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By Ron Correll

Jenny Kellner
NYRA/Belmont Park
and Tracksideview.com report

ELMONT, N.Y. –  Saturday’s 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, which marks the finish line for the 2010 Triple Crown, could be the starting point for racing’s next star.



Pletcher says Interactif will be entered in Belmont Stakes

May 31st, 2010 | By TrackSide View

Jon Forbes
NYRA/Belmont Park

ELMONT, N.Y. – Interactif will compete in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, trainer Todd Pletcher announced Monday morning. With the presence of Interactif, the Belmont is now expected to feature a field of 12.



Three Belmont Stakes hopefuls work

May 31st, 2010 | By TrackSide View

(Edited Belmont Park report)

· Working just after the break in preparation for Saturday’s 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, Drosselmeyer went five furlongs in 59.65 over the main track for Hall of Famer Bill Mott.



Stay Put, Fly Down put in works for Belmont Stakes

May 30th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

NYRA release

Belmont Stakes contender Stay Put worked five furlongs in 50.62 Sunday morning over the main track in preparation for Saturday’s 142nd running of the “Test of the Champion.” Exercise rider Loren Diego was aboard for the move, which took place promptly after the renovation break at 9 a.m.



First Dude tunes up for Belmont Stakes

May 29th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

(Edited NYRA report)

ELMONT, N.Y. – First Dude tuned up for the 142nd running of next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes this morning with a solid five-furlong work under exercise rider Tammy Fox.



Stately Victor, Stay Put arrive at Belmont Park

May 28th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

(Edited Belmont Park report)

ELMONT, N.Y. – Belmont hopeful Stately Victor arrived at Belmont Park a few hours behind schedule Thursday, but no worse for the trip.

“Everything went smoothly, but the plane was a little late,” trainer Mike Maker said at his Belmont barn Friday morning. “I think they had some mechanical issues. We got here at about 7:45 last night.”



Dave in Dixie joins Belmont probables

May 27th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

(Edited Belmont Park report)

ELMONT, N.Y. – The likely field for the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes swelled to 11 Thursday with the announcement that Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Dave in Dixie is targeting the June 5 race.



Lukas: Dublin will not run in Belmont Stakes

May 20th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

(Edited Churchill Downs report)

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Thursday at Churchill Downs that Dublin will not run in the 142nd Belmont Stakes on June 5. That means that  no horse will have run in all three Triple Crown races this year.