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Weekend Staff Picks: Belmont, Borscht & Billie

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday is one suggestion from our staff. Find out what some of the others are up to this weekend.

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California Chrome Bids for the Triple Crown

Friday, June 06, 2014

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Racing officials at Belmont Park are expecting huge crowds for Saturday's Belmont Stakes to see if California Chrome will become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Shot at the Triple Crown

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Brad Telias, racing reporter and analyst at CBS Radio, previews this weekend's Belmont Stakes, where California Chrome tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. Telias also talks about the notoriously difficult track and the history of the Belmont racetrack.

 

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Triple Crown Hopeful I'll Have Another Retires From Racing

Friday, June 08, 2012

Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another is retiring from racing due to a tendon injury. The thoroughbred won the Kentucky and Preakness stakes this year.

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Life as a Belmont Park Backstretch Worker

Friday, June 08, 2012

Millions will turn their attention for a few fleeting moments on Saturday to the high-gloss grandeur of the final leg of the Triple Crown. But for several hundred backtrack workers, mostly immigrants from Latin America, Belmont Park is more than a storied racetrack — it is where they live, work and raise their families.

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Labor Deal Averts Strike Before Belmont

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Belmont racetrack workers have struck a labor deal with the New York Racing Association to head off a possible strike on the eve of a Triple Crown bid, the union and state officials said Wednesday.

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I'll Have Another Has 3-1 Shot at Triple Crown

Monday, May 21, 2012

After a win at the Preakness last weekend, the 3-year-old colt arrived in Belmont Park in New York to get ready to try to capture the elusive third jewel in the Triple Crown. And the odds I'll Have Another will take it all at the June 9 Belmont Stakes are at 3-1, according to an estimate.

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Belmont Stakes Draws People to Elmont, But What's to Keep them There After the Race?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Some Elmont residents say the community doesn't reap much benefit, because there's nothing to keep visitors there after the big race.

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