Contact Us
belmont stakes

belmont stakes

[

Heart-To-Heart: Steve Coburn, Move On [VIDEO]

The apology from Steve Coburn came 24 hours too late but still, long-term, he'll look better because that he finally did so.

Read More|Comment

482123983TL00057_2014_Belmo
[

Does California Chrome’s Owner Regret Comments? ‘Hell No’ [VIDEO]

Moments after the Belmont, California Chrome's co-owner Steve Coburn said "it was a coward's way out" for owners to run their horses in the third leg of the Triple Crown after not competing in either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes. Less than twenty four hours later, he wasn't backing down.

Read More|Comment

Credit, Joe Bianchino
Credit, Joe Bianchino
[

Disappointment Reigns as California Chrome Loses Triple Crown Bid

This wasn't supposed to happen.

On a gorgeous Long Island day - with over 100,000 bearing witness, with the last three jockeys to win the Triple Crown there to give their blessing - this wasn't supposed to happen.

California Chrome wasn't supposed to lose.  This rags-to-riches story wasn't supposed to end in disappointment.  It didn't deserve that.

But then again, none of this was ever supposed to happen, anyway.  

Read More|Comment

Getty Images
Getty Images
[

Friday Afternoon Gallery From Belmont [PHOTOS]

104.5 The Team's Joe Bianchino is at Belmont this weekend. Follow all of his coverage here.

Read More|Comment

Credit, Joe Bianchino
Credit, Joe Bianchino
[

Four Expectations for Saturday

Horse racing is all about expectation.  What do you expect to happen, and how much can you profit off it if you're right.  Here are four things to expect on Belmont Day.

Read More|Comment

Credit, Joe Bianchino
Credit, Joe Bianchino
[

Belmont Stakes Friday Notes

After three weeks of building crescendo, the anticipation for the Belmont Stakes is just about ready to hit fever pitch.  In just a little over 24 hours, California Chrome will take to the Belmont Park track and run for his shot at history, racing's first Triple Crown since 1978.

Today, with the park itself, it seems, echoing his name, Chrome stepped out onto "Big Sandy" to do some of his final prep work.  Here are some observations from the morning:

Read More|Comment

Al Bello, Getty Images
Al Bello, Getty Images
[

Belmont Stakes Preview Part II

For longer than I'd care to discuss, I've been sitting here trying to think of something profound with which to open.  Something significant.  Something deep.

After all, I may well be penning this column on the eve of history, and I'm certainly doing it at the apex of a months-long crescendo.  My sense of nostalgia tells me I should honor that.

Philosophy eludes me on this night, though. And maybe that's for the best.  I doubt very much that the connections who labeled themselves dumbasses would have much use for Socrates.  Maybe they'd just rather me tell them about their horse's race on Saturday - how a wildcard pace could make all the difference, how it may all come down to guts, or how an old foe might be one standing between him and history.

Read More|Comment

Dylan Buell, Getty Images
Dylan Buell, Getty Images
[

Belmont Stakes Preview Part I

The Triple Crown has become like the quest for the Holy Grail. Many have sought it, most have never came close, and the few who got within arm's length let it slip through their delicate German fingers.

For 36 years the Triple Crown has gone unclaimed. Will that streak be extended to 37? Or do we finally have one worthy of its splendor? California Chrome has looked the part in his Kentucky Derby and Preakness wins, but the Belmont's mile and a half run is a different beast.

Can he tame it? What will his competition have to say about the matter? Let's find out.

Read More|Comment

Orb
Getty Images
[

Travers Stakes Post Positions Announced

The 144th Travers Stakes takes place this weekend and the post positions with jockeys have been announced.  Here is the list:

Read More|Comment

Palace Malice
Getty Images
[

John Velazquez And Palace Malice Steal Saratoga Show

It was another gorgeous day at historic Saratoga Race Course and the fans filed in early.  What would they see?  History and a Triple Crown race winner steal the show.

Read More|Comment

138th Preakness Stakes - Previews
Getty Images
[

Preakness Post 1-9.

If you are wondering what horses are going where for this Saturday's Preakness race, Derby winner Orb is at post #1 which is against the rail.  The rest is below with jockeys and odds.

Read More|Comment

Orb
Getty Images
[

ESPN.com’s Paul Moran talks Preakness With The Team

ESPN.com national horse racing expert Paul Moran joined Mike Lindsley on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio to talk Preakness, Orb and select horse racing topics.  Listen in here:

 

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1045theteam.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!