Here’s Johnny !

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez secured his 2,000th Win at Belmont Park in the 4th race on Friday when riding first-time starter MALATHAAT to a 1 3/4-length Victory for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Shadwell Stable. The Win came in a seven-furlong Maiden special weight for juvenile fillies on the fast main track. MALATHAAT paid $3.70. The 48-year-old Velazquez, was inducted into the National … Continue reading Here’s Johnny !

Big Belmont Jackpot Possible

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced that this Saturday, October 10th there will be a mandatory payout of the Empire-6 jackpot. The Empire-6 currently boasts a jackpot of $352,831 following Sunday’s 10-race card at Belmont Park, in which there was not a unique Winning Pick-6 ticket. Live television coverage of all the races in the sequence will be available with America’s Day at the Races on … Continue reading Big Belmont Jackpot Possible

Back On The Air

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced that America’s Day at the Races returns this week on FOX Sports and MSG Networks to provide coverage and analysis of thoroughbred racing from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Delaware Park. After a nine day hiatus, the show resumes on Thursday (tomorrow) with live racing from Churchill Downs and Delaware Park. The show then transitions on Friday (Opening … Continue reading Back On The Air

Wrapping Up Belmont

Chad Brown picked up 23 Wins to finish as the leading trainer at the Belmont Race Track spring/summer meet for the 5th consecutive year. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. posted 34 Victories to lead all riders as the 25-day meet concluded on Sunday at Belmont Park. The meet ran from June 3rd to July 12th. The spring/summer meet kicked off on June 3rd marking the return … Continue reading Wrapping Up Belmont

The Winner Of The Met Mile Is…

The Grade 1, $500,000 dollar Metropolitan Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday is an excellent race featuring a group of quality sprinters and routers competing in a one-turn mile.   Eight entries are set to run, and it is not as easy as it appears to handicap this years edition. The Met Mile is Race 9 on a card of 11, with a scheduled Post Time … Continue reading The Winner Of The Met Mile Is…

The Metropolitan Mile

Saturday brings another great day of racing to Belmont Park, with the feature race being the Metropolitan Handicap. The Challenge Series Win and You’re In qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile has attracted a stellar field, including CODE OF HONOR, McKINZIE, and VEKOMA. Here are Lucky 7, fun facts about the Met Mile. 1. The race was first run in 1891, making this year … Continue reading The Metropolitan Mile

The Belmont Stakes

The newly minted Triple Crown season will finally kick off on Saturday at Belmont Park, with the $1 million dollar Belmont Stakes.  It’s time for the old-schoolers to set aside the discussion about the new distance and the altered sequence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and start handicapping. For the first time in history, the Belmont Stakes kicks off the Triple Crown series, and it … Continue reading The Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes Line Up

In this, the most unique of racing seasons, the Belmont Stakes — traditionally the last and longest of the three Triple Crown races for 3-year-olds — will for the first time ever, lead-off the classic season while running at the shortest distance of the three jewels. A field of 10 was entered in the Belmont, which this year has been shortened to 1 1/8-miles from … Continue reading Belmont Stakes Line Up

Belmont Stakes Week

It’s Belmont Stakes Week.  Odd as it seems, with a new distance and a new place on the calendar, this year’s Belmont Stakes is unlike any other.  A compact field of nine is expected for the historic race. So to begin the week the Daily Racing Blog offers you some tasty tidbits, and helpful, historical, hints regarding the Belmont Stakes. 1. This year is the … Continue reading Belmont Stakes Week

The Ogden Phipps @ Belmont

The Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) will be run on Saturday at a 1 1/16-mile distance.  Which at Belmont Park is around one turn. As well as the purse of $300,000 dollars, the Phipps is the season’s first Win and You’re In qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland on November 7th. Although the field is without the Older Female division superstars MIDNIGHT BISOU and … Continue reading The Ogden Phipps @ Belmont