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  • Belmont Stakes 2020: Fans Are in Love With a Horse Named ‘Sweet Melania’ After First Lady Melania Trump

    06/21/2020 9:53:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Pop Culture ^ | 6/20/2020 | John Newby
    Horse racing fans experienced a full day of action on Saturday with several events leading up to the 2020 Belmont Stakes. Tiz the Law secured the win during the opening Triple Crown event, but a different horse created conversations on social media. American Pharoah's daughter Sweet Melania won the Wonder Again race, creating conversations about the first lady. Several Twitter users made proclamations about Melania Trump and Sweet Melania alike on Saturday afternoon following the victory. Some thought it was the perfect name for the horse while others wanted to discuss political opinions. Others expressed that they loved the horse,...
  • Belmont Stakes 2020 Contenders: Odds Info for Favorites in Triple Crown Leg 1 (Saturday)

    06/18/2020 12:32:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 6/18/20 | Blake Schuster
    The first jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown will look a bit different in 2020. Instead of the Kentucky Derby acting as the opening event, the Belmont Stakes—typically the final leg of the Triple Crown—will kick off the sport's championship season. Oddsmakers aren't too hopeful fans will see the first Triple Crown winner since Justify accomplish the feat in 2018. Bovada lists the odds of a Triple Crown winner in 2020 at +700 (bet $100 to win $700) while the odds that there will not be a Triple Crown winner are -1600 (bet $1,600 to win $100). That doesn't mean...
  • Belmont Stakes will get its moment as only game in town

    06/16/2020 3:28:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/16/20 | Steve Serby
    This won’t be the Belmont Stakes as we know it, the first leg instead of the last, no potential Triple Crown on the line, no screaming New York horse racing fans socially sardined together, but the sport deserves a standing ovation in these parts anyway. Because at a time when Major League Baseball is shooting itself in the cleat and alienating fans with a ghastly display of greed during a pandemic, horse racing is giving New York the only game in town, giving bettors a seductive siren call, giving the sport an opportunity to perhaps win back fans it has...
  • War of Will Suffered Worse Interference in Belmont Stakes than in Derby

    06/10/2019 10:26:28 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 48 replies
    June 10, 2019 | ML/NJ
    INMO War of Will suffered more severe interference than he did in the Derby. I didn't realize this as I watched the race live, but viewing the NBC video as I can now I think Jockey Rosario riding the eventual winner, Sir Winston, anticipated an opening as much or more than Saez did with Maximum Security in the Derby. Start watching the NBC Video at 2:28. There, War of Will is in the three path with Tacitus outside him in the four path. Sir Winston is just behind the leaders halfway between the one and two paths about even with...
  • My Belmont Day Race Analysis

    06/07/2019 5:37:54 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 27 replies
    June 7, 2019 | ML/NJ
    I have a young protégé who told me that he was going to attend the Belmont Stakes with a group of his friends. I think this will also be his first visit to a racetrack This will be the 54th consecutive Belmont Stakes I have attended. I sent him a copy of the Past Performances earlier in the week, and just now I prepared an analysis of the races for him. I thought some FReepers might be interested in what I sent to him so I reproduce it below. ML/NJ
  • Belmont controversy erupts: Did alliance ensure a Justify victory?

    06/11/2018 6:04:42 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2018 | Tom Pedulla
    Justify’s emergence as the only undefeated Triple Crown champion after Seattle Slew and the 13th horse overall to complete the rare sweep went from a feel-good story to one awash in controversy on Sunday. Queens native Mike Repole, co-owner of fourth-place Vino Rosso and last-place Noble Indy in the field of 10, hopes Belmont Park stewards will question jockey Florent Geroux about his handling of Restoring Hope, Justify’s stablemate, for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
  • Bob Baffert horse Restoring Hope accused of blocking for Justify

    06/10/2018 6:55:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 48 replies ^ | June 10,2018
    Long shot Restoring Hope's run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes is being questioned by some competitors, who suggest the horse might have been used to block other horses from catching stablemate Justify on his way to the Triple Crown. Bob Baffert trains both Justify and Restoring Hope, which went off at 37-1 and then broke fast to the front and settled into second place for much of the race, just off Justify's shoulder, before falling to eighth at the finish. Mike Repole, who co-owns fourth-place finisher Vino Rosso and last-place finisher Noble Indy, and Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez both...
  • Tainted Triple Crown

    06/10/2018 5:41:53 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 73 replies
    June 10, 2018 | ML/NJ
    What I say here I don't say lightly. Yesterday I attended my 53rd consecutive Belmont Stakes. I have the highest regard for trainer Bob Baffert. Though based in California, he regularly ships in horses to run in big races in NY (and elsewhere). Last year on Belmont Day he entered horses in four races and they all won. This year he entered horses in three races and won them all. This is no mean feat. But this year one of his horses did not win. (Huh?) Baffert entered two horses in the Belmont Stakes. The other horse they probably didn't...
  • Justify has just won the Triple Crown

    06/09/2018 3:56:09 PM PDT · by Catmom · 107 replies
    Just won the Belmont. 13th Triple Crown winner, first undefeated winner since Seattle Slew in 1977.
  • Belmont Stakes 2018: Time, TV schedule, post positions for 'Third Jewel of the Triple Crown’

    06/09/2018 11:15:16 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 52 replies
    SBNation ^ | Jun 9, 2018 | James Brady
    Can Justify win the Triple Crown after taking the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness?The 150th running of the Belmont Stakes is set for Saturday, and a Triple Crown is on the line with Justify coming off wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The race is set to get underway with a post time of 6:37 p.m. ET. Television coverage of the race will be carried by NBC, which begins pre-race coverage at 5 p.m. Further pre-race coverage can be found at NBC Sports from 3 p.m. Online streaming of the race will be handled by NBC Sports or...
  • So, Soros Owns Part of The Racehorse, Justify!

    06/08/2018 12:32:19 PM PDT · by budj · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | Melissa Hoppert and Matthew Goldstein
    If the strapping chestnut colt Justify wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become just the 13th horse in history to claim horse racing’s Triple Crown, two of the three groups that have an ownership stake in the horse’s breeding rights will be front and center during the celebration.
  • George Soros exposed as Secret Qwner of Triple Crown Hopeful Justify

    06/07/2018 11:22:26 AM PDT · by KyCats · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 7, 2018 | Greg P.
    There’s a secretive owner of Justify, the horse expected to win the Triple Crown: George Soros. His stake hasn’t previously been reported.
  • 2018 Belmont Stakes Odds

    06/05/2018 4:25:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 5/06/18
    2018 Belmont Stakes Odds PP Horse *ML Odds 1 Justify 4/5 2 Free Drop Billy 30/1 3 Bravazo 8/1 4 Hofburg 9/2 5 Restoring Hope 30/1 6 Gronkowski 12/1 7 Tenfold 12/1 8 Vino Rosso 8/1 9 Noble Indy 30/1 10 Blended Citizen 15/1 *Morning Line Odds are created by Belmont Park Head Oddsmaker Eric Donovan
  • Bill Gates Firm buys AZ land for $80 Mil to create futuristic metropolis

    11/12/2017 7:14:05 PM PST · by luv2ski · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2017
    A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.” Arizona-based Belmont Partners, one of Gates’ investment firms, purchased close to 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah, around 50 miles west of Phoenix, to create a “smart city” called Belmont, KPNX reported.
  • [Vanity] Photo of a thoroughbred horse at Belmont Park in New York

    09/11/2016 7:30:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies ^ | September 11, 2016
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies ^ | 6-6-2015 |
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • The 147th (2015) BELMONT STAKES! Will the 37-year drought end today??

    06/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 160 replies
    various sources | June 6, 2015 | self
    Scheduled race time: 6:50pm (ET)
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • Berkeley Man Dies After #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Delay Paramedics

    02/06/2015 10:00:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A Berkeley, California man died last December after paramedics were delayed nearly an hour because of an unruly protest against police brutality, recently released records show. Berkleyside, a self-described “independent news site” serving the Berkeley area, reports that the 62-year-old Alvin Henry Jones Jr. would have normally received treatment in minutes. However, due to a nearby #BlackLivesMatters protest, paramedics were instead ordered to go to a local fire station and await a police escort before attempting to rescue Jones. It took 52 minutes to get Jones to a hospital, after which he died two days later. Paperwork filed by the...
  • Maronite bishop urges ‘profound defiance’ in face of persecution of Christians

    10/31/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 31, 2014
    Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour of Brooklyn has told students at Belmont University about the need for all Christians to respond to persecution with “profound defiance”.Pointing out that this was markedly different from vengeful retaliation or submissive inaction, Bishop Mansour said: “Jesus was not a passive victim. Christians are not just asked to be nice people and doormats.”He told the Belmont students that they are called to stand in solidarity with the persecuted Christians in the Middle East, and to join forces with other Christians, Jews and Muslims of goodwill to raise a voice against “the worst injustice you can...