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Tapwrit Passes Irish War Cry To Win Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third career victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown. 560 more words


Japanese Horse Epicharis Scratched From Belmont Stakes; Field Down To 11

ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Belmont Stakes is down to 11 horses after Epicharis was scratched after a veterinarian exam on Saturday morning.

The New York Racing Association said the exam revealed continued inflammation in the Japanese colt’s right front hoof. 271 more words


LISTEN: Handicapper Brad Thomas Breaks Down Belmont Stakes Field

ELMONT, N.Y. (WFAN) — Horse racing handicapper Brad Thomas was back on Mike Francesa’s show Friday, this time breaking down the Belmont Stakes field. 490 more words


Belmont Stakes Up For Grabs To End Uneven Triple Crown

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — This year’s topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out. 871 more words


Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Buys Interest In Belmont Stakes Horse

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity chef Bobby Flay hopes he’s cooked up another winner in the Belmont Stakes.

Flay purchased 25 percent interest in J Boys Echo on Wednesday before the draw that assigned post positions for Saturday’s $1.5 million race. 101 more words


WATCH: The 5 Biggest Belmont Stakes Upsets

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sure, the Belmont Stakes is where Triple Crown dreams come true. It’s also where many have gone to die.

A look at the the biggest Belmont upsets of all time proves that horses that have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness not only have to fear the top contenders, but also the extreme long shots. 233 more words