Tag: Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes, Earl Campbell, Bobby Orr, NHL Playoffs Covid Chaos

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SHOHOLA, PA – Saturday was a beautiful, three-hour escape from all things troubling in our world. A truncated 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes was run and a handful of other races were televised as well, albeit in the barren Long Island landscape that I’ve come to love over my lifetime. Anybody who knows me […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Saratoga Race Course, California Chrome and Songbird

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – As a sportswriter in Upstate New York, and specifically Saratoga Springs, I spend the majority of my summer stationed at Saratoga Race Course, the jewel of the Capital Region. Having opened in 1863, Saratoga is the highlight of the NYRA circuit every year. Don’t believe me? Ask 2015 Saratoga meet winner Irad Ortiz […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Finals Fun, Triple Crown and More

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Have you not been entertained!?! This weekend has been one of the most memorable weekends in recent history sports-wise. From American Pharoah’s Triple Crown-winning victory at Belmont Park to both the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals ending in a 1-1 series tie after the first weekend, there’s not much more you […]

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Black Eyed Professor

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Pimlico-  As even part-time railbirds know, every triple crown race has a traditional song, flower, and cocktail: Kentucky Derby: “My Old Kentucky Home,” Roses, Mint Julep   Preakness: “Maryland, My Maryland,” Black Eyed Susans squared Belmont Stakes: “Streets of New York” (I’m old school that way), Carnations, Manhattan But indeed, there’s more to the tradition than […]

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WHAT WOULD CLANCY DO?

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by Sam’s-A-Fan TRIBECA, NY – Here we are the day before the Belmont Stakes and I wanted to write about racing. I wanted to be that smart commentator and give you my picks for the days card, or at least for the graded races, get some people talking and generally have a good old time. […]

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