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Belmont Stakes 2014

Belmont Stakes Open Thread

The talk and hype for the 2014 Belmont Stakes is over; it's time to find out if California Chrome can take his place in history alongside racing's 11 Triple Crown winners.

Belmont Stakes 146 Preview (plus Undercard Picks)

Time to see if California Chrome becomes an immortal or just another "almost" type. And to bet those other good races at Belmont Park, too. My wallet prefers an upset. My heart overwhelmingly prefers California Chrome gets it done. Here we go...

Belmont Analysis from Predicteform

The build-up and hype is complete; time to run the 2014 Belmont Stakes.

JP's Belmont Undercard Picks

There's a great card taking place before the Belmont Stakes; let's take a look at some of the top action on the day.

Fanshawe's Betmix Belmont Pick

What does a mix of handicapping factors built around what has been successful in Graded Stakes at Belmont say about this Belmont Stakes? Watch and See.

Triple Crown: Yay or Nay?

We've reached the end of the 2014 Triple Crown. It's time to race.

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Bill Nack - ESPN: My years chasing the Triple Crown

Bill Nack is the best.

Belmont Entries & Odds

The field is set for the 2014 Belmont Stakes with California Chrome seeking the ever elusive Triple Crown.

Belmont Contenders: Samraat

The New York-bred Samraat is seeking to unleash a Big Apple upset over California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes.

Belmont Contenders: Ride On Curlin

Ride On Curlin is ready to turn the tables on California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes after finishing second in the Preakness.

Belmont Contenders: Matuszak

Yeah, I got nothing. If Matuszak wins the Belmont, then so be it.

Belmont Contenders: Matterhorn

The second of two Belmont Stakes entries trained by Todd Pletcher, Matterhorn finished fourth in his only other Graded stakes race - the Peter Pan at Belmont back on May 10th.

Belmont Contenders: Kid Cruz

After a poor run at the Preakness, Kid Cruz will take another shot at the best three-year-old colts in the country.

Belmont Contenders: Commissioner

Todd Pletcher's Commissioner will try to spoil the California Chrome party at the Belmont Stakes.

Belmont Post Times, Wagering & TV Info (Updated)

The New York Racing Association and Belmont Park are ready to stage a big show on Belmont Stakes day with a jam-packed card of high quality races.

Belmont Contenders: Commanding Curve

Commanding Curve went to post at odds of 37/1 in the Kentucky Derby. He won't go off at odds anywhere near that number after finishing second in the Run for the Roses.

Belmont Contenders: California Chrome

Seven months ago California Chrome was finishing sixth in a Cal-bred stakes race at Santa Anita. Saturday at the Belmont Stakes he'll attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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Waiting, and Waiting, for Crowning Glory | Features |

A wonderful piece over at A definite "must read".

The greatest Triple Crown failure?

The failures since 1978 are many but which Belmont Stakes loss hurt the most for racing fans?

Get Busy Winning, or Get Busy Dying (losing).

I wrote a note back in 2012 prior to joining ADTSTC about ending the Triple Crown as my first post to the site. Here's an updated version of it with inspiration from "Shawshank Redemption" and info about California Chrome's chances.

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FiveThirtyEight: Triple Crown slump is even slumpier than you think

With a historical success rate of 33 percent, the current 12-race slump is unlikely: The odds of it happening by chance are about 1 in 130 – nearly the same as the 2011 Atlanta Braves failing to ma...
The Triple Crown Slump Is Even S...

Is the path to the Triple Crown on the lead?

If I were to ask you to name the running style in the Belmont for eight of the 11 Triple Crown winners, would you immediately respond "front runner"?

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Intense Holiday Hurt; Others Work for Belmont |

Danza was already ruled out of the Belmont, and now Intense Holiday heads to the sidelines after suffering a condylar fracture following a work this morning.

Pedigree Profile: Tonalist

A Clement that runs (and runs) on the dirt!?! Say it isn't so!

So, you're going to watch a horse race?

It's a long time until the Belmont. If you are new to the sport, here are some tips for navigating rough seas of horse racing coverage over the next three weeks.

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Triple Crown on the line at Belmont

California Chrome is one win away from becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

On to New York! Post-Preak, pre-Belmont thoughts

A bunch of random thoughts as we move past the Preakness and on to the Belmont Stakes.