Latest Belmont Stakes News

Brad Cox has high hopes for Mandaloun in $1 million Haskell

Jul. 16, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

It's probably going to be a while before horse racing officials in Kentucky decide whether to disqualify Derby winner Medina Spirit for testing positive for the presence of an anti-inflammatory steroid after the race. There will be hearings, testimony and probably appeals...

Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert's NY suspension

Jul. 14, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal judge on Wednesday nullified the suspension of horse trainer Bob Baffert, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond to claims made against him after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit...

Hot Rod Charlie favored in $1 million Haskell at Monmouth

Jul. 14, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Belmont Stakes runner-up Hot Rod Charlie has been installed as the morning-line favorite for Saturday's $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park. For the first time in the history of the Grade I stakes at the Jersey Shore racetrack, the race drew all three second-place...

John Rotz, Hall of Fame jockey, dies at 86

Jul. 13, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

John Rotz, a Hall of Fame jockey who won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes during his career, has died at 86. He died at his farm in Warrensburg, Illinois, southwest of Champaign, on Monday, according to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, which spoke to his...