Belmont Stakes Expected To Be Run On 'Wet-Fast' TrackGlen 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."
Ruler On Ice Surprise Winner At Belmont StakesRuler On Ice posted a huge upset in the Belmont Stakes, taking the lead from Preakness winner Shackleford in the stretch and winning the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Belmont Stakes May Be True 'Test Of The Champion' The final leg of the Triple Crown features not only the rubber match between Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Preakness winner Shackleford on Saturday, but the top seven finishers from the Derby for the first time as well.
Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Favorite For BelmontKentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was made the 2-1 favorite for the Belmont Stakes, with Preakness winner Shackleford the third choice.
Animal Kingdom Owner: 'I'm Not Worried About Shackleford' In BelmontNothing like a little Triple Crown trash talk a few days before the Belmont. The owner of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom fired the first salvo at a news conference in Manhattan on Tuesday, dissing Preakness winner Shackleford's chances of winning Saturday's final leg of the Triple Crown.
Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Looks Sharp In Final Belmont WorkoutAnimal Kingdom, with jockey John Velazquez aboard, worked four furlongs in 47.76 seconds over the main dirt track at Belmont Park on Monday morning. The 3-year-old colt worked in company with another horse.
Shackleford Ready To Run At The Belmont The rubber match is on: Preakness winner Shackleford is ready to take on Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom in next Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Shackleford Arrives At Belmont Shackleford is in place to run in the Belmont Stakes, arriving in New York on Monday after an overnight van ride from Louisville, Ky.
Shackleford Jockey Beams After Preakness VictoryIn the Derby, Shackleford led from the start before fading to fourth. In the Preakness, Castanon settled in behind pacesetting Flashpoint, took the lead at the back stretch and wouldn't relinquish it.
Shackleford Wins Preakness, Animal Kingdom Finishes 2nd Shackleford battled for the lead from the start and held off a late charge from Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to win the Preakness Stakes.
Injuries Produce Wide-Open Kentucky Derby FieldLooking for racing's next star to emerge at Churchill Downs on Saturday? Look elsewhere, as a series of defections over the last month have turned a race typically consisting of a "who's who" among the sport's top 3-year-olds into a race of "who's that?"