Belmont Park Highlights Saturday’s Horse Racing | June 27, 2020

Last Saturday, Belmont Park in Elmont, New York was the place to be for horse betting fans with the running of the Belmont Stakes. This was the first Triple Crown event of the season and Tiz The Law came through as the heavy favorite.

The top horse betting action this Saturday takes us back to Belmont for the running of the Stephen Foster Stakes. Also on the card is this year’s Just A Game stakes for some of the top female horses in the nation. Saturday’s entire race card at Belmont Park is worth a close look with a total of four graded events.

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Belmont Park- Just A Game Stakes

This Grade 1 stakes race is open to four year and older fillies and mares. It will be contested on the turf track at Belmont at a distance of one mile.

As the actual field continues to come together, the contender with the highest Horse Racing Nation rating (8.21) on the projected list is Rushing Fall. Trained by Chad Brown, this five-year old Kentucky-bred mare started the month of June with a victory at Belmont in the Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes. She completed the 1 1/16 miles run on turf in 1:40.71 past Call Me Love and Passing Out.

This was her 2020 debut in what has been an extremely successful racing career. Over the course of 12 events, Rushing Fall has posted nine wins along with a pair of second-place finishes.

Brown could have another strong contender in this race if he decides to run Uni coming off last year’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. This could set up an interesting rematch with trainer Mark Casse’s Got Stormy. This five-year old mare placed second to Uni in the 2019 BC Mile.

 


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Belmont Park Stephen Foster Stakes

Saturday’s main event at Belmont Park is the Grade 2 Stephen Foster. The field for the 1 1/8 miles run on dirt is set with eight contenders listed as entered. The race is open to four years and older Thoroughbreds.

All the early talk for this race centers on Tom’s d’Etat as a 2/1 favorite on the morning line. Trained by Albert Stall Jr., this veteran seven-year old Kentucky-bred colt will have jockey Miguel Mena on board for the ride.

Even at an advanced age, this son of Smart Strike continues to prove he has what it takes to compete. He won the Oaklawn Mile on April 11 to post his fourth victory in his past five events. Past experience in this Saturday’s race includes a third-place finish last year.

By My Standards is another top contender to win as a 5/2 second-favorite on the morning line. This four-year old colt is trained by W. Bret Calhoun with Gabriel Saez penciled in as his jockey. After winning last year’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, he went on to place 11th at Churchill in the 2019 Kentucky Derby.

Sired by Goldencents, he is a perfect three-for-three this year with a trio of first-place finishes. This includes his recent victory on May 2 in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap.

A few other horses to watch in this race would be trainer Brad Cox’s Owendale at 7/2 and Fearless at longer 8/1 odds. This four-year old gelding is trained by Todd Pletcher.

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