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Authentic, exercise rider Ramon Moya Jr. up, gallops at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. on Wednesday morning July 15, 2020. Authentic will compete in Saturday's $1,000,000 Haskell Stakes horse race at Monmouth Park. (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)

Authentic morning line favorite in Haskell at Monmouth Park

Jul. 15, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

Monmouth Park is having a little different $1 million Haskell this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. What hasn't changed is Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is expected to win again. Baffert's Authentic drew the No. 2 post position on Wednesday and was made the overwhelming morning line favorite for...

FILE - In this June 4, 2012, file photo, an empty barn at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., is viewed. After a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms on Saturday, June 27, 2020, a barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Belmont Park barn under precautionary quarantine

Jun. 27, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on...

Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Belmont winner Tiz the Law eyes ambitious summer schedule

Jun. 21, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

Tiz the Law has been good and lucky, two ingredients essential to success in horse racing. He’s been dominant, too. He raced to a 3 3/4-length victory Saturday in the Belmont Stakes to open the rescheduled Triple Crown. His five wins in six career starts have been by an average margin of 19 1/4 lengths....

Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

Jun. 20, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows. For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown. “I’m not trying to be a jerk about it,” the 82-year-old said. “But I thought the quiet, to me, was very...

New York-bred Tiz wins 152st Belmont Stakes in Triple Crown opener

Jun. 20, 2020 5:55 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York-bred Tiz wins 152st Belmont Stakes in Triple Crown opener.

New York-bred Tiz the Law crosses finish line first in 152st Belmont Stakes

Jun. 20, 2020 5:49 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York-bred Tiz the Law crosses finish line first in 152st Belmont Stakes.

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott wins 5,000th race

Jun. 20, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Famer Bill Mott has become the seventh trainer in historywith 5,000 wins. Moon Over Miami won the third race at Churchill Downs on Saturday by a length after being saddled by Mott’s assistant Kenny McCarthy. Mott was at Belmont Park in New York, where he was overseeing...

Riders and horses participate in work outs at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2020. The Belmont Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Analysis: Tiz the Law will rule at Belmont Stakes

Jun. 19, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

There is never a sure thing in racing. A horse could stumble out of the gate. Or lose a shoe. Or throw the jockey. Maybe the bucket of oats that served as breakfast wasn’t to the horse’s liking. One never knows, which is all part of the blessing and the curse of the sport of kings. Still, there are...

Belmont Stakes hopeful Robin Smullen on Tiz the Law, left, is led around the track by trainer Barclay Tagg during a workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Belmont sets pace for Triple Crown, with Tiz the Law favored

Jun. 19, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

It's been 17 years since Jack Knowlton and his Sackatoga Stable pals rode yellow school buses to the Belmont Stakes. It was a rollicking party on wheels for the group that came to watch their colt Funny Cide try to sweep the Triple Crown. It didn't happen that day. Now, the ownership group that buys just one or...

Tiz The Law trainer Barclay Tagg rides a horse on the main track during workouts at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Tiz the Law is the favorite in the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes scheduled to be run on Saturday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Tiz the Law draws No. 8 post as early 6-5 Belmont favorite

Jun. 17, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

It wasn’t quite the post position trainer Barclay Tagg wanted for Tiz the Law. Still, it wasn’t far off for the colt who on Wednesday was made the early 6-5 favorite for the Belmont Stakes. Tagg was hoping the Florida Derby winner would land anywhere between spots 5 to 7 in the starting gate for...