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Field Set for 2006 Belmont Stakes
by Trevor Whenham - 06/07/2006
The field is set and the post positions are drawn for the 2006 Belmont Stakes. There may be no Barbaro, Bernardini or Brother Derek, but this is still a very good race. There are a couple of very solid horses, and so many intriguing questions about other horses that it's a race that will certainly be worth watching, and betting on.
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Betting Exotics For The Belmont
by Mike Hayes - 06/06/2006
If history repeats itself this weekend, the winner of Saturday's Belmont Stakes will be at or near the lead with about a half-mile to go, a closer will come charging late to finish the exacta and a couple of plodders will pass tired horses to round out the exotics.
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A Brief Handicapping Guide to the Belmont Stakes
by Greg Melikov - 06/06/2006
Some so-called experts say handicapping the Belmont Stakes is the easiest of the Triple Crown races, pointing to the high percentage of winning favorites.
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No Triple Crown for Barbaro, but Possibly Pujols
by Mike Hayes - 06/02/2006
Barbaro's injury in the Preakness Stakes left just one contender in the race for a Triple Crown, and unless he follows Barbaro and pulls up lame, Albert Pujols just might have what it takes to accomplish a feat that is as remarkably rare in baseball as it is in the world of thoroughbred horse racing.
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Jockeys Will Be the Stars For 2006 Belmont
by Trevor Whenham - 06/02/2006
The Belmont may be lacking the star horses that automatically make for great stories, but the jockeys who will be riding in the race provide plenty of stories to fill the time before the race. The Triple Crown trail has been remarkable this year for all the familiar jockeys that aren't here.
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A Likely Large Field Puts Belmont Up for Grabs
by Greg Melikov - 05/31/2006
For the fourth time in 44 years, it appears the Belmont Stakes on June 10 will be staged without the winner of the Kentucky Derby or Preakness.
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With Bernardini Out, the Belmont Lacks Star Power
by Trevor Whenham - 05/30/2006
I wouldn't blame anyone who was superstitious and thought that the 2006 Triple Crown was cursed. Potential stars, like Stevie Wonderboy, got hurt in decidedly innocent situations on the road to the Derby, the Preakness turned into one of the more tragic and heart-wrenching days in the history of the sport, Brother Derek had two of the most uniquely rotten trips in recent memory, and now Bernardini's connections have chosen to skip the Belmont.
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Without Bernardini, Pletcher the Man To Beat at Belmont
by Trevor Whenham - 05/26/2006
The decision of Bernardini's connections not to run him in the Belmont falls somewhere between odd and completely ridiculous. One guy who couldn't be happier, however, is Todd Pletcher. He may not have had the horse power to beat Bernardini, but now he's the guy to beat in New York. He's definitely sending two horses out for the race, and without Bernardini in the field, a third runner seems likely.
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Uncovering 2006 Belmont Betting Angles
by Trevor Whenham - 05/24/2006
The tragic end to Barbaro's racing career and the dismissal of other top Derby contenders has made the Belmont far more of a handicapping challenge than it might have been. Every horse in the field has both a reason to get excited and a major cause for concern. Bernardini is inexperienced, Bob and John flopped last time out, Jazil and Steppenwolfer are closers who were tiring down the Churchill stretch, Oh So Awesome has run mostly in France and underwhelmed in his American debut, and so on.
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Meet Bernardini - Classic Winner
by Trevor Whenham - 05/23/2006
It would have been easy to miss it with everything else going on, but a horse did actually win the Preakness on Saturday. Bernardini ran an impressive race that will forever be marked with an asterisk. Sweetnorthernsaint brought the lead into the stretch, but then Bernardini, who had been stalking the whole race, pounced and ran away with it.
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Early 2006 Belmont Preview
by Trevor Whenham - 05/23/2006
It's early yet, since the Belmont is still almost three weeks away, but the field is already shaping up for the final jewel in the Triple Crown. There will be a lack of major drama as there will be no Triple Crown contender this year in New York, but a big and intriguing field is shaping up for the race. Here's a look at the field as it stands now:
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There's a Tragic Side to the Triple Crown
by Greg Melikov - 05/22/2006
Six times since 1997 a horse has won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, boosting expectations that a Triple Crown winner would emerge for the 12th time in history.
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by Chris, the Impaler - 06/03/2005
Where were the post-parade invented, the first photo-finish camera used, the first live call announced and the first female jockey to ride a Triple Crown winner? If you answered Belmont Park then you might have a chance against Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings.
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Doc's Sports Belmont Stakes Winners
by Doc's Sports
Below lists the Belmont Stakes Winners since its existence in 1867. The race takes on June 11, 2005. Also listed with the Belmont Stakes Winner is the Jockey that rode the champion. If you see a (T) listed with the Belmont Stakes Winner that indicates that the horse finished off a tripple crown with a victory in this race.
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