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6hMike Watchmaker

Early speed could be in short supply in Belmont

With a set of Saturday stakes results that fell shy of noteworthy, this seems like a good time to talk about the Belmont Stakes.

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12hSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Illuminant holds on in Gamely Stakes

Illuminant led the field in Monday's $301,035 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita by a half-length with a furlong to go.

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Race of the Day: Wednesday, June 1 (5:59)
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Race Replay: Charles Whittingham Stakes (4:51)
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3dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Winning Colors ends in dead-heat

When they met in an allowance race four days before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Diva Express held off I'm a Looker by a diminishing head.

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3dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

Are You Kidding Me repeats in Eclipse Stakes

re You Kidding Me got away with dawdling fractions before drawing away late to take the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes for the second year in a row at Woodbine on Saturday.

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3dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Flipcup fights to the wire in Arlington Matron

Flipcup begins her 2016 campaign with a win in the Grade 3, $100,000 Matron by a neck over favored No Fault of Mine on Saturday at Arlington.

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Weekend Wrap: Nassau Stakes (4:14)
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Owner Ahmed Zayat reflects on one year since American Pharoah's Triple Crown victory. Perspective & a look ahead to the Belmont Stakes with the Daily Racing Form's Jay Hovdey

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Weekend Wrap: Eclipse Stakes (3:40)
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Weekend Wrap: Wittingham Stakes (4:33)
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3dMike Watchmaker

Memorial Day deserves more at Belmont

Two years ago, the New York Racing Association made a not-so-subtle change to Belmont Park's spring/summer meet stakes schedule, and Memorial Day weekend hasn't been the same since.

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3dTom Pedulla | America's Best Racing

Secretariat the machine

Some athletic performances are so magnificent they assume an otherworldly feel. They are dream-like in quality -- and yet wonderfully real.

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6dJay Hovdey

Plenty of company for bad Classic rides

The Preakness is always run in a fishbowl when the Kentucky Derby winner is front and center -- especially when the Derby winner is an undefeated champion with one leg up on the Triple Crown.

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4dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

California considers more liberal use of whip

California Thoroughbred jockeys will be allowed to use their whips with greater frequency in the last sixteenth of a mile under a proposed rule introduced Thursday.

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Arlington Matron preview (7:04)
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4dMike Curry | America's Best Racing

Horses heating up on the Belmont Stakes trail

For this week, the focus is the impact of the Preakness and other significant news on the overall picture for the June 11 Belmont Stakes.

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Arlington Classic preview (7:30)
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Winning Colors Stakes preview (4:46)
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Nassau Stakes preview (5:40)
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Race of the Day: Saturday, May 28 (5:47)
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5dMike Curry | America's Best Racing

Hard to look past Exaggerator in Belmont

With Nyquist out of the Belmont Stakes with a fever, Exaggerator appears to be as close to a lock in the Belmont Stakes as you'll find in racing.

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6dBob Ehalt | America's Best Racing

Betting tips found in the Preakness payoffs

There was a minor upset in the Preakness Stakes, but for the most part, a cold and wet third Saturday in May at Pimlico Race Course turned out to be a chalk player's paradise.

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Weekend Warrior: Arlington Classic (7:10)
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8dMike Watchmaker

Nyquist's loss shows how tough it is to win Crown

Many of us were probably guilty of letting our Triple Crown guard down after American Pharoah last year became the first to sweep the series in 37 years.

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Derby winner Nyquist has fever, getting tested

Two days after the first loss of his career, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has developed a slight fever, leaving plans temporarily on hold for a rematch with Preakness winner Exaggerator in the B

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10dDana O'Neil

Dream for Nyquist, trainer O'Neill, sinks in Pimlico mud

Heavily favored Nyquist and trainer Doug O'Neill entered Saturday's Preakness with an air of confidence. Instead, their seemingly inevitable victory gave way to a brand-new Triple Crown drought.

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