Santa Anita Park and the New York Racing Association (NYRA) have announced an all-new two dollar wager called the "Belmont/Santa Anita Cross-Country Double," which will link Belmont Park's final race each day to a selected race at Santa Anita and will be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 9.
Trainer Christophe Clement will send out a pair of classy turf runners, the resurgent Za Approval and multiple graded stakes winner Speaking of Which, in Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Knickerbocker at Belmont Park.
It was déjà vu on Sunday at Belmont Park as trainers Todd Pletcher and Michelle Nevin took a pair of prominent stakes for 2-year-olds, virtually mirroring Saturday's results.
Trainer Todd Pletcher reported this morning that both Grade 1 Champagne winner Daredevil and Feathered, third in the Grade 1 Frizette, exited their efforts in Saturday's Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" races in good order.
Ring Weekend proved he can handle soft turf by making a late charge to win the Grade 3, $500,000 Hill Prince for 3-year-olds.
Trainer Michelle Nevin earned her first Grade 1 victory when 24-1 long shot By the Moon outlasted a field of promising 2-year-old fillies in the Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette.
Favored Daredevil came from off the pace to take command at the top of the stretch and went on to post a dominating 2 ½-length victory over Upstart in the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Champagne on Saturday at Belmont Park.
In conjunction with the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York Racing Association will be publicly recognizing the courage of breast cancer survivors at Belmont Park on Saturday.
Mr Speaker, winner of the Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational on the turf in July, will return to his preferred surface for the Grade 3, $500,000 Hill Prince on Saturday at Belmont Park.
Cavorting and Condo Commando, winners of the Grade 2 Adirondack and Grade 1 Spinaway, respectively, are set to square off on Saturday at Belmont Park in the Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette for 2-year-old fillies.
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