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The wagering interest in the Belmont Stakes Day card June 9, highlighted by Justify's Triple Crown triumph, topped wagering registered in American Pharoah's Triple Crown in 2015.
There was one horse who was a threat to Justify's Triple Crown bid at the top of the Belmont Park stretch. It was the colt named after the football player.
Ciaglia Racing and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Paved brought her win tally to three and added her first graded score in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (G2T) June 9 at Santa Anita Park.
With two horses that went through the sale ring sweeping the Triple Crown within a four-year period, it offers affirmation of the public auction sale process and the potential rewards of the risks associated with buying yearlings.
Dueling to the wire in a battle of wills, Dixie Moon proved she had the stamina to eclipse her competition, edging ahead in a thrilling photo finish to win the June 9 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser at Woodbine.
Justify set the pace and held off Gronkowski late to win the Belmont Stakes (G1) and clinch the Triple Crown.
Augustin Stable's Spring Quality rallied down the middle of the course to score a neck victory in the $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes (G1T) June 9 on the Belmont Park inner turf.
A New Year's Day colt breezed a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 for the fastest time at the distance during the June 9 penultimate session of the under tack workouts in preparation for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds in training sale.
The rapid ascension of Chuck Fipke's Bee Jersey hit its zenith June 9 at Belmont Park.
Taking advantage of the sizzling pace set by Promises Fulfilled, Still Having Fun earned veteran trainer Tim Keefe his first graded stakes victory with a win in the Woody Stephens Stakes Presented by Mohegan Sun (G2) June 9 at Belmont Park.
In the moments before the $700,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park, A Raving Beauty showed the attitude that would soon help her turn back her top-level foes.
It wasn't the record-setting exploit he uncorked in this spot last year, but Disco Partner's title defense in the six-furlong Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G2T) at Belmont Park on June 9 nonetheless cemented how wicked he is over his home base.
Returning to Belmont for the first time since his 2016 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) victory, Hoppertunity powered past rivals in the sandy stretch to register a 2 1/4-length victory in the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2) June 9.
Monomoy Girl continued her dominant season June 9, with an easy victory in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes Presented by Nassau County Industrial Development Association (G1) at Belmont Park.
When China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms' Abel Tasman wanted to run, jockey Mike Smith didn't fight her during their Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) score.
Prince Lucky reversed three straight sound defeats by taking the Easy Goer Stakes by a neck in the $150,000 test for sophomores at Belmont Park
BODYARMOR Sports Drink June 9 announced a partnership with Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) contenders Vino Rosso and Noble Indy.
The report from Barn 1 on the Belmont Park backside is in—Justify is ready to go.
Four-time grade 1 winner Abel Tasman was supposed to win her season debut, but her connections have turned the page and are looking forward to the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) on the loaded June 9 card at Belmont Park.
Blended Citizen's connections passed on the Preakness Stakes (G1) and will now take on Justify in the Belmont Stakes (G1).