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Javier Castellano wins big at Belmont after coronavirus battle

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Two months after testing positive for COVID-19, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano came out on top as the biggest winner Wednesday at Belmont Park’s opening day. Riding on Rushing Fall, Castellano won the $100,000 Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes, going wire-to-wire in the 1 1/16 mile turf race. “So happy......
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Post handicapper gives his top selections for Belmont Day 1

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Move over Assiniboia Downs and Fonner Park. Belmont is back. Though not directly responsible for the irreparable damage those minor league tracks did to our racing section, we will attempt to make up for lost time by adding a daily Belmont play of the day. Race 3: Fully expecting 2-year-old......
ESPN

Arrogate, North America’s richest racehorse, dies

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Arrogate, winner of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the champion 3-year-old male that year on his way to becoming North America’s all-time leading money earner, has died. He was 7. Juddmonte Farms said Arrogate was euthanized Tuesday after becoming ill. The Lexington, Kentucky, breeding farm said it was unclear......
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How Belmont Park-based horse racing show overcame coronavirus challenges

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At a time when the number of horse races in the country was shrinking because of the coronavirus pandemic, the television program centered around those races expanded. And starting Wednesday, “America’s Day at the Races” will finally be able to show the ones in its own backyard again. The broadcast......
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Belmont Park reopening provides ‘glimmer of hope’ amid coronavirus

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Mike Repole grew up going to Aqueduct and Belmont Park, where the seeds were planted for his horse racing fandom. The Queens native and current thoroughbred owner won’t be able to be back at Belmont on Wednesday for its delayed opening day, but the significance of horse racing being the......
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Where every sport stands in coronavirus comeback planning

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The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy provides a status report on how all of the different sports are handling their COVID-19 comeback planning: NHL Current status: Suspended since March 12, when all teams had 11-14 regular-season games remaining. Restart situation: An approved 24-team playoff to be clustered in two hub cities, with......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Gambling Today: Belmont Stakes Betting Odds

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Frankie Taddeo The 2020 sports calendar has been turned upside down to say the least. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Triple Crown, which would have normally been through the first two legs by now, has been completely changed this......
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Reports: 2 horses trained by Baffert fail drug tests

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LOS ANGELES — Two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance, according to multiple reports. The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday cited unidentified sources in reporting that the positive tests occurred during the recent meet at......
New York Post

Two Bob Baffert-trained horses, including Belmont contender, fail drug tests

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LOS ANGELES — Two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance, according to published reports. The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests occurred during the recent meet at Oaklawn......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

This Day in Sports History: Secretariat Wins the Preakness

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Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Revamped Triple Crown Could Actually Benefit Horse Racing

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Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Belmont Stakes Rescheduled for June 20

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Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Gambling Today: Bettors Couldn’t Wait To Wager on the Ponies as Tracks Reopen

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcyNjM5MzY1OTIxNTE0NTc5/usatsi_13611779.jpg Frankie Taddeo Sporting events being conducted without spectators are something we’ll be talking about for generations. The first industries to see this transpire are the UFC, NASCAR and horse racetracks around the country. As we highlighted last week, many tracks around the country reopened this past weekend. The results......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Preakness Rescheduled for Oct. 3, One Month After Derby

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press The 145th Preakness Stakes has been rescheduled for Oct. 3, track officials announced Saturday less than an hour before the original post time for the Triple Crown race. Traditionally held at Pimlico Race Course on the third Saturday in May,......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

The Flukish, Fascinating Rise—and Sudden Disappearance—of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Champion

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde When Larry Roth returned to his Long Island home last May, from Louisville, he unpacked a pair of muddy boots and declared he would never clean them again. He and his family had bought cheap ponchos and galoshes......

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