Saturday, May 19, 2012


  • By bolting past Bodemeister -- again -- this time in Saturdays Preakness, all that stands in the way of racing glory is the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.
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  • BALTIMORE — I'll Have Another waited a little longer to catch Bodemeister in the stretch this time, and now that he's done it twice in a row it's time for a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Next up: New York and the Belmont Stakes in three weeks and a chance to join the company of Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, who was the last to win thoroughbred racings most coveted prize in 1978.
  • (CBS Sports)
  • BALTIMORE, Md. — First,  Kent Desormeaux lost his Preakness mount. Now, he might be sitting out the Belmont Stakes, too.
  • (Albany Times Union (blog))
  • A rematch with Bodemeister, who also slowed late and was caught at the Kentucky Derby, wont happen in the 11/2-mile Belmont.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • The Associated Press= Since Affirmed last won horse racings Triple Crown in 1978, 11 3-year-olds have won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness — but fallen short in the Belmont Stakes.
  • (The Guardian)
  • NEW YORK (AP) - Saginaw, the 3-5 favorite, stretched his winning streak to five on Saturday, beating Uncle T Seven by 7½ lengths in the $100,000 Affirmed Success Stakes for New York breds at Belmont Park.
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  • NATO protester Casey Sharick lay beneath a tree in Belmont Harbor Saturday morning, pulling a tattered blanket over his head to block out the sun.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • The Belmont High School prom was May 18. Send photos to for publication in our May 24 issue and online. Photos need to be sent as jpegs, under 1 mb and need to be received by Monday, May 21 at noon and should include captions.
  • (Abington Mariner)

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