Belmont Stakes runner-up Hot Rod Charlie has been installed as the morning-line favorite for Saturday's $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.
For the first time in the history of the Grade I stakes at the Jersey Shore racetrack, the race drew all three second-place finishers in the recent Triple Crown events for 3-year-olds.
John Rotz, a Hall of Fame jockey who won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes during his career, has died at 86.
He died at his farm in Warrensburg, Illinois, southwest of Champaign, on Monday, according to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, which spoke to his family.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three Triple Crown races, three different winners and one isn't even decided yet.
More than five weeks since the Kentucky Derby and with the Belmont Stakes over, the Triple Crown season is still muddled in uncertainty.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Cox insisted he wasn't sitting around waiting or worrying about whether a disqualification of Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby winner would give him his first victory in a Triple Crown race.
NEW YORK (AP) — A nasty fall riding in a race earlier this week not only sidelined jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., it proved costly on Saturday's Belmont Stakes card.
Ortiz had to take off all 12 of his mounts because of his injuries, including a ride on Known Agenda in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Saez looked up to the sky after winning the Belmont Stakes aboard Essential Quality. It was not hard to think the words going through his mind were: "This one is for you, Juan."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Belmont Stakes (all times local):
Essential Quality wore down pacesetter Hot Rod Charlie in the stretch and crossed the finish line first in the Belmont Stakes.
The Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Triple Crown, yet for many on Saturday it represents a second chance.
First, it’s a first step for racing on what will be a long trip to escape yet another cloud.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. is out of the Belmont Stakes after a scary fall while racing but seems to have escaped long-term injury.
Ortiz was thrown off a horse during a race Thursday at Belmont Park and then trampled by the horse being ridden by younger brother Jose.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Kentucky Derby winner could be disqualified for the second time in three years, the Preakness winner pulled off a big upset and now nobody knows who is the best 3-year-old horse in the country.
NEW YORK (AP) — Five months after breaking his right leg, Kendrick Carmouche needed to get back on a horse.
“I start watching those horses go around the track,” he said, mimicking goosebumps popping up on his arms and tingling in his fingers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Panus wanted to help Native American children and walk on to play football at South Carolina.
His death in August in a car crash stopped all that at age 16.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Bob Baffert was banned from entering horses in the Belmont Stakes, it was the latest example of the New York Racing Association taking a strong stand on medications.
Long before Baffert-trained Medina Spirit failed a post-Kentucky Derby drug test, New York has been one of the industry's leaders in testing, mandatory medication reporting and documentation.
NEW YORK (AP) — After Flavien Prat rode Hot Rod Charlie in the Kentucky Derby, he committed ride him again at the Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Doug O'Neill called Prat's agent multiple times since to double check.
NEW YORK (AP) — Essential Quality was set Tuesday as a 2-1 favorite for the Belmont Stakes, which will be run Saturday without a horse from trainer Bob Baffert pending an investigation into Medina Spirit's failed drug test after winning the Kentucky Derby.
Bob Baffert was suspended Monday from entering horses at New York racetracks, pending an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit's failed postrace drug test.
Baffert will temporarily not be allowed to stable any horses at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack and Saratoga Race Course or run any of his horses at the New York Racing Association’s tracks.
BALTIMORE (AP) — After a week dominated by the failed drug test of trainer Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby-winning Medina Spirit, horse racing enjoyed a rare moment to celebrate at the Preakness when unheralded Rombauer gave owners John and Diane Fradkin and trainer Michael McCarthy a victory in their first Triple Crown race.
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The Belmont Stakes will limit attendance to 11,000 spectators for the third leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown series...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a historic DQ to doping, from lawsuits to a pandemic, and now a Triple Crown turned upside down...
NEW YORK (AP) — Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows.
For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown...
It's been 17 years since Jack Knowlton and his Sackatoga Stable pals rode yellow school buses to the Belmont Stakes...
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown.
After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot...
NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Baffert made himself right at home at Belmont Park again.
Not only did Justify give the 65-year-old trainer his second Triple Crown in four years on Saturday, but for the second straight year, Baffert came away with a win in every race he had an entry on the day of the Belmont Stakes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest from Saturday's Belmont Stakes (all times local):
NEW YORK (AP) — Three races at various distances on three different tracks over a span of five weeks.
Just 12 horses have swept the Triple Crown, one of the rarest feats in sports.
Justify will try to immortalize his name and join such horses as Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Citation and Secretariat when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Raised in upstate New York, Chad Brown didn't root for the Bills, the Giants or the Jets when it came to football...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify arrived in New York on Wednesday ahead of this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to sweep the Triple Crown...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead...
NEW YORK (AP) — The road to the winner's circle in the Belmont Stakes ran through the Kentucky Derby, even if the Derby and Preakness winners skipped the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win by two lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third career victory in the Belmont.