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On this day: June 19
The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played, the Statue of Liberty's pieces arrive in New York Harbor, Father's Day is celebrated for the first time, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed, and "Garfield" debuts, all on this day.
13 hrs ago
Video: LaPook on capturing Secretariat's Triple Crown win
Dr. Jon LaPook recalls watching Secretariat become the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in 25 years at the 1973 Belmont Stakes.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Haskin Series Part 1: Rachel Rocks the Spa
Through the remainder of the year, I am going to recount some of my most memorable experiences/moments in racing over the past 40 years.
Meadowlands' Ken Warkentin highlights "Newbie Tuesday" Night School
Night School, the racing industry's free national online fan education program, offers the first of two consecutive "Newbie Tuesdays" lessons with a full-length feature video on the basics of handicapping with a Q&A session to follow starting at 8:30 p.m. at www.ustrotting.com .
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Asbury Park Press
Verrazano now Haskell-bound after Pegasus Stakes win at Monmouth Park
The $148,500 Grade III Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday was billed as a definitive prep for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational for both Preakness Stakes runner-up Itsmyluckyday and Wood Memorial winner Verrazano.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Stevens guides Byrama to victory in Vanity Handicap
Jockey Gary Stevens has certainly made the most of his two victories at the current meet at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Notacatbutallama Up for Hill Prince Victory
Notacatbutallama found his way back to the winner's circle for the first time since last November and added a grade to his resume in the meantime, rallying to take the $150,000 Hill Prince Stakes .
Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom aims to make Ascot history
Two milestones beckon for leading US jockey Johnny Velazquez in the next few days but his desire for one of those targets is blatantly clear.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Paynter Completes Comeback With Sizzling Win
Paynter, looking superb as he warmed up for his seven-furlong comeback as a 2-5 choice, shook free of leaving the sweeping far turn.
Daily Racing Form
Belmont Park: Velazquez rides 5,000th winner
John Velazquez expressed more relief than joy when he guided Galloping Giraffe from last to first to win Belmont's sixth race Friday, giving the jockey his 5,000th career win in North America.
Captaintreacherous has greatness
All of my readers must know that my search for "value" often causes me to publicly support horses that are not favored by the public.
The forgotten era of African American jockeys
In this year's Belmont Stakes, won by Palace Malice, none of the fourteen horses entered were mounted by an African American jockey.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
The New York Times
The Rail: After Long Battle With Illness, Paynter Is Set to Make Return to Racetrack
Paynter cruising to an easy victory in last year's Haskell Stakes. He returns to the races Friday after a remarkable journey.
Larry Lederman calls different kind of 'race'
Larry Lederman is from Manhattan, but until last Friday had been to Grand Central Terminal only once in his life.
Reasons to Keep Horse Racing on Radar After Triple Crown Season
This spring's Triple Crown season is now in the books, but there are plenty of good reasons to keep horse racing on your radar for the remainder of the year.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez retires from racing, citing injuries
Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez announced his retirement from riding Thursday morning, saying injuries sustained in a Jan. 18 spill prevent him from continuing the profession he loves.
Thoroughbred trainer Kenny McPeek is a busy guy. He is a top-end conditioner that won the 2002 Belmont Stakes with Sarava at odds of 70-1, ending the Triple Crown bid of War Emblem.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Hicksville Illustrated News
Hicksville Runners Score In Belmont Run
Award winners Jill Loveland and Anne Broderick led a large contingent of runners from Hicksville who successfully completed the 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer on June 2. Loveland was the first woman in the 25-29 age group to cross the finish line with a time of 23 minutes, 19 seconds.
Local Runners Score
Runners from the local area earned numerous awards in the Belmont Stakes 5K. Shari Klarfeld of Plainview was the second woman overall to cross the finish line, scoring in 19 minutes, 55 seconds.
A Guide to the 15 Most Ridiculous 'Horse' Tweets
We're not positive when this meme started, but some nincompoop had the bright idea of tweeting as top thoroughbred horses on Twitter - i.e. taking on the personality of the horse and tweeting updates from the apparently 13-year-old girl-esque equine point of view.