Belmont stages pre-Breeders’ Cup extravaganza



NEW YORK (AP) — For those interested in a sneak preview of the Breeders’ Cup in five weeks, check out Belmont Park on Saturday.

A cavalcade of stars featuring 3-year-olds Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo along with Horse of the Year contending filly Havre de Grace headline a card that includes six graded stakes races — five of them Grade 1’s — in a span of three hours.

The trio of thoroughbreds will compete in different races at Belmont, but could end up going against each other in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the showcase race of the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4-5.

On the line could be Horse of the Year honors.