Illinois Derby

Graham Motion's Irish War Cry joins Belmont field

Graham Motion's Irish War Cry joins Belmont field

Maryland-based Irish War Cry and Hollywood Handsome have joined a probable 12-horse field for the Belmont Stakes, which is still shaping up with less than a week to go until the last leg of the Triple Crown.

Fair Hill trainer Graham Motion said Sunday that Wood Memorial winner Irish War Cry will make his next start in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont on Saturday. The colt finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby after prompting a fast pace and didn't run in the Preakness.

Hollywood Handsome will make his Triple Crown debut in the Belmont. The colt finished fifth in the Illinois Derby and won an allowance race at his home base of Churchill Downs three weeks later. Trained by Dallas Stewart,...

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