Preakness Stakes

Belmont Stakes

152nd edition of Belmont Stakes to be contested June 20

On Tuesday (May 19) the New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced the oldest and longest event in the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes (Grade I) will be contested on June 20 at nine furlongs (1-1/8 miles) rather than the traditional version at 1-1/2 miles. Normally contested five weeks after the Kentucky Derby (Grade I) and […] Read More
Posted on: May 19, 2020 | Belmont Park Industry News Kentucky Derby Preakness Stakes Triple Crown | Kimberly French
Preakness Stakes

Pimlico to Undergo Much-Needed Funding for Renovations

Maryland horse racing is one of many industries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the shutdowns in March and subsequent economic hardships, tracks like Pimlico weren’t exactly flush with cash. Many tracks struggle to make ends meet due to the high costs of horse care and increased competition in the industry. And while […] Read More
Posted on: May 11, 2020 | Industry News | Jennifer Newell
Belmont Stakes

NTRA President Expresses Optimism In Teleconference

The COVID-19 pandemic is upending daily life as we know it. The ripple effects continue to be felt everywhere, including throughout the horse racing community. The postponement of major races and closures of certain tracks has resulted in a strong sense of uncertainty. On Tuesday, National Thoroughbred Racing Association President and CEO Alex Waldrop participated […] Read More
Posted on: March 18, 2020 | Industry News | Christopher Feery
War Emblem

Triple Crown Contender War Emblem Dies at 21

War Emblem is a recognizable name around the world, far beyond the world of horse racing. The American Thoroughbred was strong and fast on the track but a bit disagreeable to people. That didn’t stop him from running more than a dozen races and winning more than half of them. Two races in particular endeared […] Read More
Posted on: March 13, 2020 | Uncategorized | Jennifer Newell
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