A group of five 2-year-olds, headed by a pair from the barn of trainer Wesley Ward, are set to contest the $100,000 Tremont at 5 ½ furlongs on Friday at Belmont Park.
Fashion Alert became a stakes winner in her very first start, seizing the lead shortly after the break and galloping off to a 4 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Astoria on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park.
Belmont Park will host a nine-race card on Father's Day, June 15, along with several exciting dad-centric activities taking place in the backyard.
Back on Belmont Park's racing calendar for the first time since 2008, the $100,000 Astoria at 5 ½ furlongs has drawn a field of six promising 2-year-old fillies for its 102nd edition on Saturday afternoon.
Though it was right back to business for Christophe Clement this morning, less than 24 hours after capturing his first Triple Crown race, the trainer of Belmont Stakes hero Tonalist did take time to enjoy the moment.
With a Triple Crown bid on the line and 10 outstanding stakes races on the card, this year's Belmont Stakes Day proved to be a smashing hit, with the on-track handle of $19,105,877 and all-sources handle of $150,249,399 easily setting all-time NYRA records.
The Triple Crown went unclaimed for a 36th year as Tonalist captured the 146th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park by a head over Commissioner, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome finishing in a dead-heat for fourth in the "Test of the Champion."
Coffee Clique charged up from midpack and held off a determined late run from Strathnaver to win the Grade 1, $750,000 Longines Just a Game by a nose on Saturday at Belmont Park.
Real Solution prevailed in a four-wide drive to the wire on Saturday at Belmont Park to add a second North American Grade 1 to his resume in taking the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan by 1 ¼ lengths over Kaigun.
Returning to the scene of his greatest triumph, last year's Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice took the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park for trainer Todd Pletcher and Dogwood Stable.
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