Za Approval, whose three graded stakes wins include a score in the Knickerbocker last fall at this venue, will attempt to regain winning form when he competes in the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker on Monday at Belmont Park.
Guests at Belmont Park will have the chance to enter a free drawing for memorabilia autographed by New York's top jockeys when they come to the track on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.
Several of the horses who are slated to challenge California Chrome in the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7 are scheduled to breeze this weekend at Belmont Park.
Triple Crown contender California Chrome was unfazed Friday morning when he encountered an opossum who decided to cross the main track at Belmont Park towards the end of the chestnut colt's routine daily gallop in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.
Fostering a superstition born on the first stop of the Triple Crown, Belmont Park presented the connections of California Chrome with two saddlecloths upon his arrival - one bearing the proper spelling of the colt's name and one deliberately misspelled "Califorina Chrome".
Meeting of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:30 A.M.
As California Chrome's exercise rider, Willie Delgado has the chance to ride a potential Triple Crown winner every morning, and the 46-year-old couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity.
Fitful Skies will go in search of her first North American victory on Saturday at Belmont Park when she contests the Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay run at 1 3/8 miles for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome set foot on the Belmont Park main track for the first time on Wednesday, leisurely jogging once around the 1 ½-mile course with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard.
The New York State Gaming Commission and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced enhanced security protocols for horses running in the four $1 million-plus Grade 1 stakes races on Belmont Stakes Day, June 7, 2014.
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