Tag: Belmont Oaks Invitational

To the victor goes the flower blanket. McKulick and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. bask in the Belmont Park winner's circle after winning the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Saturday. (Image: SR Photo)

Star Filly McKulick Puts Everything Together, Wins Belmont Oaks

McKulick was named after trainer Chad Brown’s former bookkeeper, the late Mary McKulick. The filly was the daughter of the legendary sire Frankel. That sire was named after the late Bobby Frankel, the Hall of Fame trainer who Brown apprenticed for before heading out on his Eclipse Award-winning career. The […]

Interstatedaydream won the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan comfortably. She is the favorite for the Indiana Oaks, Leg 4 of this week's Cross Country Pick 5. (Image: Jerry Dzierwinski/Maryland Jockey Club)

Sophomores Take Center Stage in All-Stakes Cross Country Pick 5

Belmont Park’s two Grade 1s share the stage with the biggest day on Horseshoe Indianapolis’ schedule to create this week’s all-stakes Cross Country Pick 5. The New York Racing Association starts this week’s Cross Country Pick 5 at home with the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. The 10-filly field of […]

Santa Barbara and jockey Ryan Moore scored a decisive victory at last  months' Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes. The 3-year-old filly was euthanized after complications from a fractured pelvis set in. (Image: Coady Photography)

Two-Time Grade 1 Winner Santa Barbara Euthanized After Pelvis Fracture

Two days after she was ruled out of the Breeders’ Cup, standout Irish filly Santa Barbara was euthanized on Thursday after complications set in from a fractured pelvis. Trainer Aidan O’Brien alluded to “a setback” when announcing that his star 3-year-old would skip the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. […]

The 153rd Belmont Stakes moves back to 1 1/2 miles and its early June starting date. It headlines a massive day of racing at Belmont Park June 5. (Image: Chelsea Durand/NYRA/Coglianese Photos)

Belmont Stakes Headlines NYRA’s Belmont Park Stakes Schedule

With the Belmont Stakes headlining eight Grade 1 races that day, Belmont Park will play host to one of the biggest days in American racing on Saturday, June 5. The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced Belmont Park’s Spring/Summer Meet stakes schedule, which features 11 Grade 1 races among 59 […]