Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park canceled its thoroughbred racing card on Friday due to poor air quality caused by wildfires in Canada.
12th Race at Belmont Park, Saturday June 10, 2023
The Belmont Stakes 155th Running.
This was supposed to be the year thoroughbred horse racing celebrated the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s magnificent Triple Crown triumph.
From the time she was preschooler, Jena Antonucci has been around horses and worked more than her share of jobs.
Secretariat winning the 1973 Belmont Stakes remains arguably the most impressive performance in the history of horse racing a half-century later.
The field for Saturday’s 155th Belmont Stakes, with post position, horse, jockey and odds:

1. Tapit ShoesJoseOrtiz20-1
2. Tapit TriceLuisSaez3-1
3. Arcange
Forte is finally getting a crack at running in a Triple Crown race. The colt, who was scratched the day of the Kentucky Derby, is the early favorite for the Belmont Stakes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Preakness winner National Treasure breezed five furlongs on Monday in his final workout for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes this weekend.
Even though Saturday’s Belmont Stakes marks the first time Fox Sports has carried one of horse racing’s Triple Crown events, the network has a history of covering the sport.
Forte, the early Kentucky Derby favorite who was scratched on the day of the race, has worked out in preparation for a possible start in the Belmont Stakes on June 10.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. earned his record 77th single-season North American stakes victory on Saturday when he guided Dr B to victory in the $200,000 Go for Wand at Aqueduct.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Belmont Stakes winner Mo Donegal came out of the last leg of the Triple Crown with bone bruising and will be out of training for 60 days.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored two goals and the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the third straight year after beating the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final on Saturday night.
Trainer Eric Reed says if there is anyone to blame for Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike’s poor performance in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, just point the finger at him.
Mo Donegal won and filly Nest was second, giving trainer Todd Pletcher a 1-2 finish at the Belmont Stakes for his sixth victory in a Triple Crown race.
There are few things that are certain in horse racing, and this is one of them: Rich Strike isn’t going to surprise anybody in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
After so many things went right for Rich Strike to win the Kentucky Derby, he’ll likely need even more good fortune at the Belmont Stakes with so much stacked against him.
June 11

1898 — Willie Simms becomes the only African American jockey to win the Preakness Stakes when he rides Sly Fox to victory and the only one to have won all three Triple Crown races.
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is the third betting choice on the morning line for the Belmont Stakes.
June 8

1935 — Omaha, ridden by Willis Saunders, becomes the third horse to win the Triple Crown by capturing the Belmont Stakes with a 1½-length victory over Firethron.
NEW YORK (AP) — The projected field for the Belmont Stakes is down to eight after two withdrawals the day before the post position draw.
June 7

1930 — Gallant Fox, ridden by Earle Sande, wins the Belmont Stakes by three lengths over Whichone, becoming the second horse to capture the Triple Crown.
June 6

1919 — Man o’ War wins his first race, a 5-furlong contest over a straightaway at Belmont Park.
June 5

1884 — James McLaughlin becomes the first jockey to win three straight Belmont Stakes when he rides Panique to victory.
June 4

1870 — Ed Brown becomes the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher.
June 7

1930 — Gallant Fox, ridden by Earle Sande, wins the Belmont Stakes by three lengths over Whichone, becoming the second horse to capture the Triple Crown.
June 3

1932 — Lou Gehrig becomes the first major league player to hit four consecutive home runs in a game, giving the New York Yankees a 20-13 win over the Philadelphia A’s.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike has arrived at Belmont Park for the final jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
NEW YORK (AP) — Creative Minister breezed a half mile on Tuesday in his next-to-last workout for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 11.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike completed his final major workout in preparation for the Belmont Stakes on June 11.