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Jun 9, 2013

Palace Malice Wins Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice Wins Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice, the pace-setter at the Kentucky Derby, sprinted to a decisive win at the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes, dashing Orb's last Triple Crown chance for redemption. Veteran jockey Mike Smith told...

Jun 8, 2013

Orb, Oxbow Face Off in Triple Crown Finale

Orb, Oxbow Face Off in Triple Crown Finale

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners, Orb and Oxbow, will face off again in the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes—the final and most arduous Triple Crown Race.

Jun 7, 2013

Belmont Stakes Security Gets Tougher

Belmont Stakes Security Gets Tougher

Saturday’s Belmont Stakes on Long Island will have tougher security than in years past, making it the latest big sporting event with stricter policies following the Boston Marathon bombings.

Jun 4, 2013

Belmont: The Toughest Stop of Horse Racing's Triple Crown

Belmont: The Toughest Stop of Horse Racing's Triple Crown

One key to winning the lengthy Belmont Stakes, Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez says, is to avoid the temptation to push your horse too early on the backstretch. Do that, and your horse will likely run out of...

Jun 3, 2013

Orb, Oxbow Ready for Rematch

Orb, Oxbow Ready for Rematch

The rematch is on. Kentucky Derby winner Orb is set to take on Preakness winner Oxbow in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday following a workout that his trainer declaring his colt ready for another race.

Jun 3, 2013

By the Numbers: Belmont Stakes

By the Numbers: Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes, to be run Saturday for the 145th time, is the oldest, longest and the most grueling of the Triple Crown races. The mile-and-a-half run at New York’s Belmont Park requires more stamina...

Apr 18, 2013

Triple Crown by the Numbers

Triple Crown by the Numbers

The Belmont Stakes was first run in 1867, the Preakness Stakes in 1873, and the Kentucky Derby in 1875, but it would be decades before the Triple Crown would become the Holy Grail of horse racing.

Apr 18, 2013

Horse of the Century: Man o' War vs. Secretariat

Horse of the Century: Man o' War vs. Secretariat

For more than 50 years Man o' War owned the unofficial title of Horse of the Century. Then Secretariat happened.

May 2, 2013

The World's Top Horses Race for a Shot at the Elusive Triple Crown

The World's Top Horses Race for a Shot at the Elusive Triple Crown

With the Kentucky Derby weeks away, speculation has begun about the 2013 crop of 3-year-olds: Do any have what it takes to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown?

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