Who's in? Invitation list set for Belmont Derby and Oaks

June 26, 2019 01:25pm

The New York Racing Association has listed horses invited to its July 6 features, the Belmont Derby (G1) and Belmont Oaks (G1), with those races also marking the kickoff to the new Turf Triple series for 3-year-old on turf.

Fourteen are listed as preferred for the 1 1/4-mile grass races, and horsemen had until 1 p.m. ET Wednesday to confirm interest in participating. Should any in the body of the prospective fields opt out, there’s an additional reserve list from which NYRA will draw.

$1 million Belmont Derby Invitational invited horses

A Thread of Blue (Kiaran McLaughlin)

Bankok (Andrew Balding)

Cape of Good Hope (Aidan O’Brien)

Demarchelier (Chad Brown)

Digital Age (Chad Brown)

Master Fencer (Koichi Tsunoda)

Moon Colony (Mark Casse)

Neptune’s Storm (Richard Baltas)

Plus Que Parfait (Brendan Walsh)

Rockemporor (Chad Brown)

Seismic Wave (Bill Mott)

Social Paranoia (Todd Pletcher)

Spinoff (Todd Pletcher)

Van Betthoven (Aidan O’Brien)

The reserve list: Standard Deviation (Chad Brown), Henley’s Joy (Mike Maker), English Bee (Graham Motion), Clint Maroon (Todd Pletcher), Georgeville (Dermot Weld), Award Winner (Brian Lynch), He’s No Lemon (Graham Motion) and Parsimony (Doug O’Neill).

RELATED: Belmont Derby past performances

$750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational invited horses

Beautiful Lover (Chad Brown)

Cafe Americano (Chad Brown)

Cambier Parc (Chad Brown)

Concrete Rose (Rusty Arnold)

Fleeting (Aidan O’Brien)

Hostess (Simon Callaghan)

Jodie (Hirofumi Toda)

Just Wonderful (Aidan O’Brien)

Kelseys Cross (Patrick Biancone)

Lady Prancealot (Richard Baltas)

Newspaperofrecord (Chad Brown)

Olendon (Pascal Barry)

On the Town (Mark Hennig)

Varenka (Graham Motion)

The reserve list: Anya Vlina (Dermot Weld).

RELATED: Belmont Oaks past performances

NYRA’s Selection committee “reserves the right to reassess the reserve list as additional horses are invited,” according to the nominations form.

The Suburban (G2) for older horses, the John A. Nerud (G2) for sprinters and Dwyer (G3) for 3-year-olds add to the July 6 Stars & Stripes Festival card.


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