Horse Racing

HBO's "Glickman"

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

HBO Films

In the latest HBO documentary, Glickman, about revered sportscaster Marty Glickman premiering tonight at 9pm, director James Freedman seems intent on paying homage to his subject’s humanity just as much as his legendary resume of work. The first athlete turned play-by-play commentator, Glickman, who passed away in 2001, became a pioneer for sportscasters, calling everything from basketball and football at the professional level to the trotters at Yonkers raceway and inspiring listeners and future broadcasters, notably many who came through the halls at WFUV.

Palace Malice Crowned King at 145th Belmont Stakes

by Kelly Kultys, Sean Hahner

Trainer Todd Pletcher stacked over 1/3 of the field for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes with his record-tying five entries. He held all of his horses out of the Preakness to prepare for this race. He brought his family including his father, wife and children, out to the track to hopefully celebrate a victory with him. And they were able to do just that as his strategies paid off. His 13-1 underdog Palace Malice, who had just one win before the Belmont Stakes, took home the victory for the trainer and owner Cot Campbell.

Race Day Coverage of the Belmont Stakes

by Mike Watts, Nick Logerfo

Flickr:: nakashi

WFUV collegues Kelly Kultys and Sean Hahner joined us on One on One to discuss their week at the Belmont Stakes and all the important information leading up to the third leg of the Triple Crown.  With the chance for a Triple Crown winner already dashed, Kelly and Sean provide the biggest story lines for this evening's Race for the Carnations.

Pletcher Aims for New York Win

by Kelly Kultys

There’s one thing for sure heading into this Belmont Stakes - trainer Todd Pletcher is aiming to bring home his 3rd victory in a Triple Crown race. The Texas native is sending 5 horses to compete in the grueling 1 ½ mile race this Saturday.

Orb, Oxbow Grab Favorable Positions at Belmont Draw

by Sean Hahner

Kentucky Derby winner Orb will be the favorite in another 2013 Triple Crown race Saturday, in a field of only 14 horses following Always in a Tiz’s withdrawal from the race on Tuesday night.  The 3-1 favorite, Orb will start out of the fifth position, two gates down from Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow who drew the seventh position.

Owner of Affirmed Talks Triple Crown

by Mack Rosenberg
http://affirmedtriplecrown.com/

Patrice Wolfson, the owner of Affirmed (the last horse to win the triple crown), took some time out of her day at Belmont Park to join us on One on One this past Saturday. Mrs. Wolfson is a lovely lady, full of memories about the horse who took the racing world by storm 34 years ago.