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Belmont Stakes

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  • Bodemeister stablemate Paynter set for Belmont

    Bodemeister stablemate Paynter set for Belmont
    Even when he's not here, they can't stop talking about Bodemeister. Gutsy runner-up to I'll Have Another at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the colt was never in serious consideration for the Belmont. But his stablemate could finish what...
  • Romans hates the stakes barn, and other Belmont news

    Romans hates the stakes barn, and other Belmont news
    Much has been made about the Belmont Stakes Barn, an idea introduced last week by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board as a way to make it clear to the public how serious the state is about cleaning up horse racing. None of it has been quite this...
  • One-star accommodations at the track

    One-star accommodations at the track
    No, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, Dale Romans does not like your innovation known as the Belmont Stakes barn. "The barn is ridiculous," Romans, trainer of Belmont second-favorite Dullahan, said Thursday. "There's too many horses in there...
  • Jockey is perfect fit for I'll Have Another

    Jockey is perfect fit for I'll Have Another
    – Now, he's the burgeoning star with a sly smile on his face and steady answer to every question, even as the weight of racing history should be pressing upon him. But when Glen Todd first met Mario Gutierrez six years ago, the owner and jockey...
  • What they're saying about I'll Have Another's scratch at Belmont

    What they're saying about I'll Have Another's scratch at Belmont
    You heard some derivative of the phrase over and over yesterday: "I've been around horse racing a long time, and I've never seen something like this." Or: "In all my years covering sports, I haven't had many days like this." And, so, here are some...
  • Rosie Napravnik hoping to follow in idol's path at Belmont

    Rosie Napravnik hoping to follow in idol's path at Belmont
    Rosie Napravnik became the first woman ever to win the Kentucky Oaks five weeks ago. Today, the former Hereford student who began her career in Maryland can become the second woman to win the Belmont – or any Triple Crown race, for that matter...
  • Even without I'll Have Another, Belmont a strong TV draw in Baltimore

    Even without I'll Have Another, Belmont a strong TV draw in Baltimore
    Even without I'll Have Another going for the last leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes did OK in the ratings for NBC, drawing an overnight audience 13 percent larger than last year's and 74 percent above 2010. Saturday's telecast drew a 5.4 rating...
  • Running strong?

    Football will be the talk of the town this weekend when it comes to sports, but horse racing might make for an interesting sidebar during the halftime break of the Ravens game. Earlier this week, at a dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., a horse named...
  • William A. Kroh, owner of marine auto terminal, dies

    William A. Kroh, owner of marine auto terminal, dies
    William Allen Kroh, who owned and operated marine automobile terminals that handled thousands of autos in the port of Baltimore, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his Brooklandville home. He was 80. "He was a self-made man who had an...
  • How the horses of the Preakness get their names

    How the horses of the Preakness get their names
    Secretariat. Man O' War. Citation. Maybe, if he manages to win a couple more races in the next few weeks, Animal Kingdom. These are the names of some of the greatest thoroughbreds ever, horses that ran to glory on tracks like Pimlico, Churchill Downs and...
  • Preakness hats get the royal treatment

    Preakness hats get the royal treatment
    Move over, Animal Kingdom. This year's Preakness front-runner is likely to be the fascinator, at least in the grandstands. With the royal wedding fresh in people's minds, milliners and the fashion-forward alike predict a change in the hat fashion at...
  • Shackleford spoils Animal Kingdom's Triple Crown bid at Preakness

    Shackleford spoils Animal Kingdom's Triple Crown bid at Preakness
    Another long, hot, sticky day in the Infield has come and gone. But the event we all came to Pimlico Race Course to see -- well, at least what the people in the grandstand came to see -- was over in a hurry. Shackleford led for most of the race and set a...