Belmont Stakes

An opossum scurries along the Belmont Park race track during a training run. (NY Racing Association, Inc./YouTube)

California Chrome Crosses Paths With Possible Parasite-Carrying Opossum At Belmont Park

Horse racing Triple Crown contender California Chrome had some small but very dangerous company on the race track last week.

05/28/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

Jockey Mike Smith celebrates after guiding Palace Malice to victory during the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palace Malice Scores Upset In Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

06/08/2013

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Belmont Stakes

By: Kevin Martin Of the three Triple Crown races, the Belmont Stakes has been the place to cash big tickets. Of the thirteen winners this century, seven have paid over $25 to win. Orb and […]

06/06/2013

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Belmont Stakes: Kentucky Derby And Preakness Winners Set For A Rematch

This Saturday’s Belmont Stakes in New York lacks a Triple Crown attempt but it does include the next best thing: a rematch between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners.

06/06/2013

Mario Gutierrez celebrates atop I'll Have Another after winning the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tendon Injury Shatters Triple Crown Dream For SoCal Colt I’ll Have Another

A series of minor setbacks for the Southern California horse and his handlers culminated with the biggest shocker of all: I’ll Have Another’s sudden retirement on the eve of the Belmont Stakes with an injury to his left front tendon.

06/09/2012

I'll Have Another ridden by Mario Gutierrez (L) beats Bodemeister ridden by Mike E. Smith at the finish line to win the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

GameDay: The Triple Crown

The unexpected Kentucky Derby winner goes for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.

06/06/2012

I'll Have Another ridden by Mario Gutierrez (L) beats Bodemeister ridden by Mike E. Smith at the finish line to win the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

SoCal Colt, I’ll Have Another Wins Preakness; Triple Crown In Sight

I’ll Have Another overtook Bodemeister to win the Preakness in the final strides Saturday and keep alive his hopes of winning the Triple Crown. I’ll Have Another is the first horse since Big Brown in 2008 to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

05/19/2012

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