Road To Reopening: Over 11,000 Fans Return To Belmont StakesLast year, Belmont Park was empty. But thousands were there Saturday to watch the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes.
Money, Past Baffert Success Suggests American Pharoah Could Choose Monmouth Over SaratogaThe nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack has history on its side, but fans here and elsewhere in the racing world shouldn't bet the house on the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years racing at Saratoga.
NYRA Prez On WFAN: 'Anything Can Happen' In Belmont Stakes"It is one hell of a horse that we've got today, but it's also one hell of a field," NYRA president Chris Kay says of American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid.
Belmont Not Sold Out — Yet — For American Pharoah's Run At Triple CrownNYRA implemented a cap at 90,000 spectators for this year's Belmont Stakes. In another departure from tradition, no tickets will be sold at the track on race day.
Exercise Rider Dies Following Training Mishap At Belmont ParkThe Nassau County Medical Examiner confirmed the death of Juan Vazquez. NYRA said he was 39 and pronounced dead at a Long Island hospital.
Dyer: Horse Racing Lost Fans Saturday With A Miserably Run Belmont StakesThere 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.
Triple Crown Frenzy! Over 100K Expected For California Chrome's Shot At BelmontGood weather — 82 degrees and sunny, according to the National Weather Service — could push the crowd into record territory on Saturday.
Final Preparations Underway At Belmont For California Chrome's Run At HistoryJust 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.
Dyer: NYRA's Common Sense May End Up A Catalyst For Horse Racing's RebirthThe 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.
Exhale! California Chrome Gets OK To Race With Nasal Strip At BelmontCalifornia Chrome could have abandoned his Triple Crown bid, but racing fans can now exhale. "Nasalgate" has come to a quick -- and satisfying -- conclusion.
Queens Assemblyman Wants Funding Diverted To Upgrade 'Disgusting' Aqueduct RacetrackOn 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.
Yankees' Rivera To Have Friday's 3rd Race Named For Him At SaratogaMariano 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.
I'll Have Another Trainer 'Very Happy' With Belmont Prep, Declines Subway Series HonorTriple Crown contender I'll Have Another turned in another strong gallop as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
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.
Union: Tentative Deal Averts Strike Before BelmontBelmont 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.