Belmont Stakes Contender News & Notes: June 2, 2017

  • Conquest Mo Money, who was supplemented to the Triple Crown and finished seventh in the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes on May 20, will bypass the Belmont Stakes and instead run on the June 10 undercard in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes.
  • Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed that Paco Lopez will ride True Timber in the Belmont Stakes.
  • Blue Grass Stakes winner Irap will skip the Belmont Stakes and point to Thistledown’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby on June 24.

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Blue Grass Stakes winner Irap will skip the Belmont Stakes and point to Thistledown’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby on June 24 instead (photo by Jordan Sigmon).