Five Memorable Races from Belmont Spring 2016

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With the 2016 spring meet officially wrapped and everything from the betting machines to the silverware headed up the Adirondack northway ’til the leaves start to turn, it’s time for a little Belmont Park appreciation as everyone spins their wheels …

Miss Freeze Wins Lynbrook Stakes On Debut

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On Belmont Park’s closing day, a new star shined on the New York-bred circuit. Even more impressively, the two-year-old was making her stakes debut and career debut all in one victorious shot. Trained by David Cannizzo, Miss Freeze was not …

Runaway Lute Impresses in Rockville Centre

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Setting the tone for the New York-bred juvenile scene that will undoubtedly get hotter as Saratoga and the Belmont championship fall meet draw near, the $125,000 Rockville Centre Stakes for state-bred two-year-old colts saw an easy maiden winner stay undefeated …

King Kreesa Outlasts Force the Pass in Forbidden Apple

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For the second straight year, it was New York-bred King Kreesa leading the field wire-to-wire in a rainy edition of the $150,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes. Featuring the return of last year’s Belmont Derby (I) winner Force the Pass, the five-horse field …

Mission Impazible Stars in Belmont Closing Weekend

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One of the leading freshmen sires with over $200,000 in progeny earnings so far from six runners, Mission Impazible is a New York resident stallion that is well-represented in the two juvenile stakes for New York-breds in Belmont Park’s closing …

Guapaza Cruises in River Memories Stakes

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In case anyone on the turf stakes-studded Stars and Stripes Festival card forgot, it’s Chad Brown’s world on the grass. Anyone else can only hope to have a chance against his stable stars. A day after the million-dollar hubbub, Chad …

Catch a Glimpse Uncatchable in Belmont Oaks

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Running away from the field and dusting her rivals as much as she did her doubters, Breeders’ Cup winner Catch a Glimpse kept her turf record intact with a thrilling wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (I) for …

Effinex Wins Second Straight Suburban Handicap

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For only the third time in its storied history, the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (II) was won by the same horse in back-to-back years. Effinex, the New York-bred son of Mineshaft who has already clocked in multiple graded stakes victories, added …