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Monmouth Park (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Monzo: Breaking Down A Big Weekend Of Graded Races

This weekend is one of the better weekends for finding big races in the East, both on the turf and on the dirt. We also get to see some solid runners, including Preakness winner Oxbow and Belmont Stakes winner Palice Malice.

07/26/2013

Churchill Downs (Photo by Jamey Price/Getty Images)

Monzo: Weekend Stakes Races At Churchill Downs And Monmouth Park

The Triple Crown season has come and gone, with three separate winners in all three seasons. But the summer of races is only starting, and we have plenty of graded races to break down throughout the summer.

06/14/2013

Racing at Belmont Park. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Belmont Stakes Expected To Be Run On ‘Wet-Fast’ Track

Glen Kozak, the vice president of facilities and racing surfaces for the New York Racing Association, says he’s “pretty confident we’ll be wet-fast” by the Belmont post time of 6:36 p.m., and “if we get real lucky we’ll be fast.”

06/08/2013

The 145th Belmont Stakes will run on Saturday (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

145th Belmont Stakes: Monzo’s Preview, Predictions And Horses Worth Betting

We’ve looked at the undercard, and now it’s time to break down the big one. The one that matters most.

06/07/2013

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens with Mike Francesa (Credit: Brian Monzo/WFAN)

LISTEN: Francesa Chats With Biggest Names In Horse Racing Ahead Of Belmont Stakes

Ahead of the 145th Belmont Stakes, WFAN’s Mike Francesa was live from Belmont Park on Friday to preview the third leg of the Triple Crown. You can listen to all of the exclusive audio from Friday’s program right here.

06/07/2013

Todd Pletcher (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Slop Or Not, Pletcher Looking To Go 2-0 With Belmont Fillies

The best horsemen in the business like to change things up every once in a while in the Belmont Stakes. And with the weather forecast predicting a sloppy track, almost any horse can come out on top.

06/07/2013

Trainer D. Wayne Lucas stands with Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow after a light workout at Belmont Park on June 4, 2013 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Oxbow Trainer D. Wayne Lukas Enjoying Belmont Stakes Spotlight

Cowboy boots, blue jeans, starched sports shirt, gleaming smile and shades. Yes, trainer D. Wayne Lukas is back in the spotlight during the Triple Crown. And don’t think he isn’t enjoying every second of it.

06/06/2013

Joel Rosario atop Orb on his way to winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Made 3-1 Favorite For Belmont Stakes

Orb was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a 14-horse field entered Wednesday for the final leg of the Triple Crown.

06/05/2013

Joel Rosario atop Orb on his way to winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

Orb Is Ready For Oxbow At The Belmont Stakes

Derby winner Orb is all set to take on Preakness winner Oxbow in the Belmont Stakes following a good workout on the track.

06/02/2013

Joel Rosario looks on from atop of Orb at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Trainer McGaughey Hoping Orb Will Be Ready For Belmont Stakes

Trainer Shug McGaughey is still thinking Belmont Stakes for his Kentucky Derby winner after Orb had no problems galloping a mile Thursday morning at Belmont Park.

05/24/2013

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Orb Vs. Oxbow: A Rematch In The Making At The Belmont

It appears a rematch is in the making. Both trainers are giving every indication their classic-winning colts will run in the Belmont on June 8.

05/19/2013

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Oxbow Wins The Preakness Stakes, Orb Finishes Fourth

Oxbow led from start to finish. It was the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

05/18/2013

The field breaks from the gate during the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in 2012. Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the favorite this year. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

138th Preakness Stakes: Monzo’s Preview, Predictions And Horses Worth Betting

Orb drew the unfortunate rail, taking the first post. Let’s break down the field, starting with the Kentucky Derby winner.

05/17/2013

Kentucky Derby winner Orb.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby, Newest Contender For The Triple Crown

Morning-line favorite Orb wins the 139th Kentucky Derby.

05/04/2013

Charming Kitten, ridden by Patti Krotenko, and Revolutionary, ridden by Calvin Borel, work out together during the morning exercise session in preparation for the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

139th Kentucky Derby: Monzo’s Preview, Predictions And Horses Worth Betting

Honestly, I can look at the field and find a reason for 15 of the 20 horses to win.

05/03/2013