The purse for the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of the Triple Crown, will be $1.5 million for the 146th renewal June 7, 2014, the New York Racing Association announced Dec. 28. The 1 ½-mile race had been worth $1 million since 1998.
Timothy Bradley Jr. is moving on from the withering criticism and death threats he received after last June's decision over Manny Pacquiao to focus on one thing: knocking out Ruslan Provodnikov in Saturday's title defense.
The LPGA Tour Championship will be played this season at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando. The season-ending event will feature 120 tour professionals competing for a $1.5 million purse from Dec. 2-5.
Vijay Singh will join world No. 1 Tiger Woods and other top golfers at next month's Champions Tournament in Shanghai, Asia's richest event ever with a $5 million purse, including $833,300 for first place.
Kaleem Shah's Bayern ran them off their feet July 27 in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational, taking eight other sophomores gate-to-wire at Monmouth Park. Longines Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable, favored at 7-5, finished fifth.
Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a head for a major upset in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational on the inner turf course July 5 at Belmont Park.