With world-class thoroughbred racing and a host of new activities and old favorites planned for the spring and summer, Belmont Park is the place to be starting opening day, Friday, April 26.
Heavily favored Kauai Katie led from start to finish for a seemingly effortless 3 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Road Princess overnight stakes, the closing day feature at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Kauai Katie returns to New York as the 1-9 morning-line favorite over four other 3-year-old fillies in Sunday’s $75,000 Road Princess overnight stakes, the featured race on closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Retired Hall of Fame trainer Thomas J. Kelly died Friday morning at St. Catherine’s West Rehabilitation Hospital in Hialeah, Fla., after a brief illness, according to his son, Timothy D. Kelly. He was 93.
A $250,000 bonus will be awarded to the connections of a horse who sweeps this year’s Big Apple Triple, a series of races at Belmont Park, Finger Lakes Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course for New York-bred 3-year-olds.
After conceding the lead on the far turn, Cluster of Stars came back under jockey Junior Alvarado’s patient ride to win Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap on Saturday and remain unbeaten in five starts.
Undefeated Verrazano was a happy and hungry horse the morning after his gritty victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial, and is scheduled to depart next Sunday for Churchill Downs as the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby.
Verrazano added a hard-fought victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack to extend his perfect record to 4-for-4 on Saturday
Sunday, April 21
Races: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Saturday, April 20
Races: 2, 4, 6
Friday, April 19
Races: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9
Thursday, April 18
Races: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
FORBES’ FIRSTERS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
RACE 2, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, ONE MILE, 12:58 P.M.
FORBES’ FIRSTERS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
RACE 3, TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, ONE MILE & 70 YARDS, 1:26 P.M.
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