Belmont Stakes Workout Report: June 5, 2018

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In most instances, “breezing” or “breezed” indicates the horse was not under strong urging. “Handily” indicates the horse was under urging from its rider, although this can vary in certain racing jurisdictions. Numbers in parentheses represent the ranking among other horses that worked that day at the specified distance and track. 

Bolt d’Oro: 6/3 – Owner and trainer Mick Ruis’ grade 1 Kentucky Derby 12th-place finisher, who will take on older horses in Belmont Park’s Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap on June 9, breezed four furlongs on Keeneland’s fast track in :48.40 (18/56).

Bravazo: 5/31 – Trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ Grade 1 Preakness Stakes runner-up prepared for the final leg of the Triple Crown with a one mile breeze in 1:42.60 (1/1) over a fast course at Churchill Downs. 

Free Drop Billy: 6/3 – The son of 2012 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes champ Union Rags tuned up for the 150th edition of the race by breezing five furlongs on fast dirt at Churchill Downs in :59.20 (1/15).   

Hofburg: 6/3 – Conditioner Bill Mott’s Kentucky Derby seventh-place finisher earned the five-furlong bullet in a 1:01.03 (1/11) breeze over Saratoga’s fast dirt training track in advance of the Belmont Stakes. 

Justify: 6/4 – The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner completed his workouts for a sweep of the Triple Crown by breezing five furlongs on a fast oval at Churchill Downs in 1:01.40 (9/15). 

Tenfold: 6/2 – Under regular exercise rider Angel Garcia, the Preakness show finisher breezed five furlongs over Churchill Downs’ fast surface in 1:01.60 (27/42) for the Belmont Stakes.

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Belmont Stakes Workout Report: May 28, 2018

Blended Citizen: 5/26 – The multiple graded stakes champ fired the four-furlong bullet with a :47.55 (1/35) breeze over Belmont Park’s fast track in advance of a planned return in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes there on June 9. 

Gronkowski: 5/26 – The multiple winner on synthetic surfaces in Europe had his first workout since joining Chad Brown’s barn, a four-furlong breeze in :47.99 (3/35) on fast dirt at Belmont Park.

Hofburg: 5/25 – Juddmonte Farms’ homebred continued preparations for the Belmont Stakes by breezing six furlongs over Saratago’s fast training course in 1:13.43 (1/1).

Noble Indy: 5/25 – The Grade 2 Lousiana Derby hero breezed four furlongs in :47.04 (1/36) on a fast Belmont Park oval to prepare for a possible start in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Restoring Hope: 5/22 – Bob Baffert’s trainee tuned up for a potential run in the Belmont Stakes with a five-furlong breeze over Churchill Downs’ fast surface in 1:00.00 (1/19).

Vino Rosso: 5/25 – The son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin worked towards a start in the Belmont Stakes by breezing four furlongs in :47.04 (1/36) on Belmont Park’s fast main track.

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Belmont Stakes Workout Report: May 21, 2018

Combatant: 5/20 – The multiple graded stakes-placed colt, who finished 18th in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, returned to the work tab with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.60 (15/23) on Churchill Downs’ fast main track. 

Free Drop Billy: 5/21 – The Dale Romans trainee had his first work since running 16th in the Kentucky Derby, a four-furlong breeze over fast dirt at Churchill Downs in :47.60 (1/51).

Funny Duck:
5/19 – The surprise winner of the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard breezed four furlongs in :47.80 (4/76) on a fast Churchill Downs oval. 

Givemeaminit: 5/18 – The Pat Day Mile show finisher prepared for a return in Belmont Park’s June 9 Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes by breezing four furlongs over Churchill Downs’ fast course in :48.80 (19/49). 

Hofburg: 5/18 – Conditioner Bill Mott’s Kentucky Derby seventh-place finisher breezed four furlongs in :49.32 (6/50) on a fast Saratoga surface in advance of an expected next start in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Silent Sting: 5/21 – Stronach Stables’ multiple stakes winner, who is a leading contender for Canada’s Queen’s Plate on June 30 at Woodbine, breezed five furlongs over that fast fast all weather track in :59.40 (1/12).

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