The Nassau County Medical Examiner confirmed the death of Juan Vazquez. NYRA said he was 39 and pronounced dead at a Long Island hospital.
There was no signage, no direction — just chaos. Perhaps track officials were too busy with the sound of coins and cash to hear the chaos just outside Belmont Park.
California Chrome became the latest contender to fall victim to the Belmont Stakes, as the 1 1/2-mile “Test of Champions” proved too much to overcome.
The Triple Crown races have been very good to Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker. His horse Undrafted won the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational on Saturday.
At 6:52 p.m. on Saturday, California Chrome will attempt to win the Triple Crown. For many of the thousands of people at Belmont Park, it will all come down to the little ticket in their hands.
Good weather — 82 degrees and sunny, according to the National Weather Service — could push the crowd into record territory on Saturday.
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“I can tell you he loves this track, and I don’t see him any problem getting a mile and a half,” Willie Delgado said Tuesday. “This is the strongest I’ve felt about him winning a race.”
Assistant trainer Alan Sherman said California Chrome is surprising him with how quickly he is bouncing back from his last two big races.
The most notable nose in sports gets a reprieve. So now California Chrome visits the Big Apple, bandaged nostrils and all, to grace or tease us with eternity.
The Cosmos were more than something special in the late ’70s and early ’80s. They were a phenomenon. And they’re primed to make history again.
Four-time graded stakes winner Caixa Eletronica and another horse died Saturday after a training accident at Belmont Park on Long Island.
The 25,000-seat stadium would be the home of the recently revived New York Cosmos. The proposed site is currently a parking lot and would be developed with private funding, if approved.
Great racing continues this Saturday as Belmont Park has the G2 Suburban Handicap and the G2 Dwyer Stakes, Monmouth Park has the G1 United Nations Stakes and Hollywood Park has the G1 Hollywood Gold Cup.
The Islanders are moving to Brooklyn, but will Long Island soon gain a professional soccer team? The New York Cosmos have big plans for a soccer stadium on the Queens/Nassau County border.