Belmont Favorite Irish War Cry Looks to Rebound on Saturday

Belmont Park crowd

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ELMONT, N.Y. — The last time we saw New Jersey’s horse, he was making a left turn, looking for a street that didn’t exist at the start of the Kentucky Derby. Quicker than you can shout, “Typical Jersey driver!” the inevitable happened. The Jersey horse slammed into Tapwrit, who hit McCraken, who bumped Classic Empire, who… [Read more…]

2017 Belmont Stakes Field is Wide Open

The 149th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday won’t include the Kentucky Derby (Always Dreaming) or Preakness (Cloud Computing) winners but could attract its largest field since a record 15 broke from the starting gate in 1983.

Source: Belmont Stakes field is deep

No Derby or Preakness winner, but 2017 Belmont Stakes has intrigue

Triple Crown trophy

No Triple Crown on the line this year

Here we are again, facing a second consecutive Belmont Stakes without a Triple Crown on the line. And this year, the field won’t include either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner, the first time both have skipped the race voluntarily since 2010. It’s difficult to spin that into an ideal scenario for the third leg of… [Read more…]