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Crowd waits to get home after 2014 Belmont Stakes (Credit: CBS 2)

Dyer: Horse Racing Lost Fans Saturday With A Miserably Run Belmont Stakes

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.

06/09/2014

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman leads Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, to the track in preparation for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Triple Crown Frenzy! Over 100K Expected For California Chrome’s Shot At Belmont

Good weather — 82 degrees and sunny, according to the National Weather Service — could push the crowd into record territory on Saturday.

06/06/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, walks on the main track at Belmont Park on June 2, 2014 in Elmont, N.Y. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Final Preparations Underway At Belmont For California Chrome’s Run At History

Just five days to go — and all eyes are on the racetrack. California Chrome’s fan club is growing. And so is the security detail for the Triple Crown threat at Belmont Park.

06/02/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17: California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races to the finishline to win during the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Dyer: NYRA’s Common Sense May End Up A Catalyst For Horse Racing’s Rebirth

The New York Racing Association Became everyone’s best friend on Monday — not just because it used common sense, but because it has the sport’s long-term health in mind.

05/20/2014

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Jim Dietz/Getty Images)

Exhale! California Chrome Gets OK To Race With Nasal Strip At Belmont

California Chrome could have abandoned his Triple Crown bid, but racing fans can now exhale. “Nasalgate” has come to a quick — and satisfying — conclusion.

05/19/2014

A race at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens (file/credit: NYRA via YouTube)

Queens Assemblyman Wants Funding Diverted To Upgrade ‘Disgusting’ Aqueduct Racetrack

On Monday, New York State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced legislation to require NYRA to use its share of casino money earmarked for capital projects only at Aqueduct.

02/24/2014

Mariano Rivera (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Rivera To Have Friday’s 3rd Race Named For Him At Saratoga

Mariano Rivera will visit the upstate New York thoroughbred track on Friday, where the third race will be named “The Spa Welcomes Mo!” He’ll appear in the winner’s circle to address the crowd and present the trophy to the winner.

08/09/2012

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I’ll Have Another Trainer ‘Very Happy’ With Belmont Prep, Declines Subway Series Honor

Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another turned in another strong gallop as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

06/08/2012

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Could Triple Crown Winner Revive Fading Sport?

Questions remain over whether winning the Triple Crown can reinvigorate a sport that has experienced precipitous drops in fan interest, gambling dollars and prestige in the American sports landscape.

06/07/2012

Atigun gallops during a morning workout at Belmont Park on June 6, 2012 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Union: Tentative Deal Averts Strike Before Belmont

Belmont racetrack workers have struck a tentative labor deal with the New York Racing Association to head off a possible strike on the eve of a Triple Crown bid, a union official said Wednesday.

06/06/2012

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NYRA Executive Philip Dunn Dies At Age 81

Former New York Racing Association executive Philip Dunn has died. He was 81. Dunn was the executive director of simulcast and TV systems when he retired in 1995.

WFAN–01/05/2011