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  • Two horses suffered fatal injuries Thursday morning after colliding in an accident during training hours at Del Mar racetrack in California, a spokesman for the track confirmed on Thursday. The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. P.T. when Charge a Bunch, an unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Carla Gaines, threw rider Giovanni Franco and ran the wrong way down the track.
  • Sir Winston gave the Triple Crown another unexpected turn, rallying to capture the Belmont Stakes on Saturday in a 10-1 upset.
  • Jun 06 2019
    Belmont Stakes Pick 3
    Belmont Stakes Pick 3
    Jun 06
    Belmont Stakes
    Pro horseplayer Jonathon Kinchen shares his top bet in a new series, Pony Up. This week find out who he'll play in the Met Mile, Manhattan, and Belmont Stakes Pick 3.
  • For the first time in a long time, the 2019 Preakness Stakes were run on a track that hadn't been slopped up with mud and rain. If weather forecasts for this weekend are correct, the Belmont Stakes will be just as, if not more, pleasant come race time.
  • Time to analyze the 2019 Belmont Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.
  • Welcome to the 2019 Stay Lucky season with new presenting sponsor Breeders' Cup! We have several exciting new prizes plus a smoother, faster app for the new season! If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve downloaded the app and are ready to start picking winners. If you have not yet downloaded Stay Lucky, what are you waiting for?
  • Here is a list of every Belmont Stakes winner from the very first winner in 1867 through 2018.
  • Jun 02 2019
    2019 Belmont Stakes Cheat Sheet
    2019 Belmont Stakes Cheat Sheet
    Jun 02
    Belmont Stakes
    Although a Triple Crown is not on the line, Saturday’s $1.5 million, Grade 1 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets shapes up to be, as usual, a fantastic betting race and one that will have a major impact on the 3-year-old male division heading into the second half of the year.
  • Jun 01 2019
    Meet the 2019 Belmont Stakes Contenders
    America’s Best Racing has put together a comprehensive slideshow of the horses expected to compete in the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets on June 8 at Belmont Park. For most of the contenders, we were able to find a nice closeup image, a workout photo, and a racing photo to help racing fans get to know each of the 3-year-olds targeting the final jewel of the Triple Crown.
  • As racing fans know all too well, the Belmont Stakes is a vastly different animal in a Triple Crown year compared with a non-Triple Crown year. Any Belmont Stakes with a Triple Crown hopeful generates significantly more buzz than years when there is no chance for a sweep, but what does it mean for the actual race itself? Are we more or less likely to see a longshot? What should we expect as far as pace scenario?
  • Trainers can be influenced by what happens – and what does not happen – in major races.
  • Preakness Stakes Contenders and New Shooters for Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore,
  • Preakness Stakes Longshots and Underdog Predictions for Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Direct from Las Vegas,’s Kelly Stewart and Expert Horse Racing Handicapper Marco D’Angelo look at some longshots and underdogs in the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes.
  • The 2019 Preakness Stakes will take place Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore with the post time set for 6:48 p.m.
  • For the second straight year, afternoon rainfall caused the Kentucky Derby track to be messy. That may or may not have influenced the unprecedented results of this year's controversial race.
  • May 13 2019
    Preakness Stakes A Party Like No Other
    The 2019 Preakness Stakes is more than just a horse race, it's one of the biggest parties in sports. Get ready for the infield celebration and some major racing thrills this Saturday, May 18. Watch live on NBC Sports and NBC starting at 2 p.m. ET.
  • Maximum Security won't run in the Preakness Stakes after getting disqualified in the Kentucky Derby. That leaves Country House as the likely favorite for the Triple Crown race on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • May 03 2019
    Kentucky Oaks, Kentucky Derby Selections
    For the third year in a row, America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races every weekend leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, beginning with the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gul
  • Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all.
  • May 03 2019
    A Stylish Start to Kentucky Derby Weekend
    The Thursday before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve has become a local celebration of horse racing at Churchill Downs, and the Louisville, Ky. track was packed for the Thurby festivities. While rain came through the area to delay the first race, the sun soon shone bright as fans took in a fashionable day at the races.