Belmont Stakes Workout Report: May 28, 2018


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. 

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.


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).