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Triple Crown Threats Since 1978

Summary of past 11 Triple Crown attempts since Affirmed won in 1978. Previous Eleven Triple Crown Attempts Year Derby / Preakness Winner Post Time Odds Finish Belmont Winner Post Time Odds Field Size 1979 Spectacular Bid 3/10 3rd Coastal 9/2 … Continue reading

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Super Saturday Recap: An Open Letter to Belmont Park

It was good to see you again yesterday. Actually, I take that back. It was great to see you. The last time our paths crossed was the day before The Belmont Stakes. Mired in traffic on the George Washington bridge, … Continue reading

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Jockey Club Gold Cup Day (aka Super Saturday)

Headlined by the Jockey Club Gold Cup, there’s 6 balls out races on Saturday at Belmont. Before the Breeders’ Cup Classic, this was THE championship race for handicap horses each year. While the Breeders’ Cup (in 5 weeks hence) took some … Continue reading

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Triple Crown Possibilities – Thoughts on the Belmont Stakes

Steve Munday: Okay, horse racing hasn’t had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed did it in 1978 (past winners). Why so long? The experts blame modern breeding practices, increased use of race day meds, and U.S. training techniques. I’m not … Continue reading

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A Hard On For Security

Horse Racing – a once mainstream sport now relegated to niche status. But alas, it has a chance for rejuvenation, to a degree at least, through a Triple Crown winner – the first since Affirmed in 1978. Undoubtedly, such an event would … Continue reading

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When In Doubt, Bet the Cat Horse – Sheepshead Bay Stakes Preview

Crowds will overrun Belmont Park in 2 weeks as I’ll Have Another tries to win the Triple Crown. This weekend? Crickets. Regardless, there’s a nifty betting opportunity with Belmont’s late Pick 4 – $350K guaranteed pool, 50 cent min bet … Continue reading

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Super Saturday? You Bet!

The rain held off and Saturday was a tremendous day of racing at Belmont Park. Derek Brown (AKA NJDerek) gives his recap. Belmont’s Super Saturday is always one of my favorite days of racing.  Several days of rain earlier in … Continue reading

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Weekend Graded Stakes Preview

While Belmont Park and Hollywood Park have graded stakes as usual this weekend, perhaps the most interesting races will take place in the mid-atlantic at Colonial Downs and Delaware Park. Here’s the weekend rundown: Belmont Park G.2 Jaipur Stakes ($100K … Continue reading

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High on Grass – Pick 4 O’ War Edition

Derek Brown is back from vacation rested and ready to tackle Saturday’s all turf Pick 4 at Belmont. I was on a boat last weekend. It was my first week being completely cut off from racing for a long time … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned – Triple Crown Edition

Now that the dust has settled on one of the stranger Triple Crown seasons of recent memory, Derek Brown takes some time to reflect on what the last five weeks have taught him about playing the races and making the … Continue reading

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Belmont Stakes Weekend Solar System of Handicapping

The WirePlayers Solar System of Handicapping gang focuses their attention on Belmont Park (aka “the Big Sandy”) this weekend. Mixing things up a bit, we’re each giving our best bets for Friday’s and Saturday’s 8 graded stakes. Steve’s Belmont Stakes … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Man – Tizway Sores in the Met Mile

Dylan J. was at Belmont for Monday’s Met Mile; here’s his recap: The Metropolitan Handicap (popularly known as the Met Mile) has long been a Memorial Day tradition at Belmont Park. While the big races always headline the weekend action, … Continue reading

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WINTER MEMORIES Serves Notice to the Female Turf Division

Here’s Derek Brown’s recap of Monday’s Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park: It was a hot day at Belmont on Monday.  Standing by the paddock, I found myself envious of the outrider’s ponies that were getting hosed off in between … Continue reading

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Belmont Park’s Super Saturday Selections

There was a time Belmont’s fall meet was the end of year championship. Over the past 25 years, the Breeders’ Cup has relegated Belmont’s prestigious fall meet to a series of BC prep races.  At least this year’s fall meet can … Continue reading

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