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Barrett-Jackson Auction Live

The first day of the event, Wednesday, June 20, is the Family Value Day / Preview Day. On this day, consignors and bidders can check out all of the metal that’s heading to auction, as well as the automobilia items. This is also a great day for fans and family to waltz around the cars before they make their way to the auction block. Thursday is when the bidding starts and the money starts flowing. If you can’t make it out to the event, there will be live coverage on Velocity and Discovery Channel. The event will end on Sunday, with results coming out shortly after that.

Barrett-Jackson is about to take over the Northeast United States with their upcoming auction at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The 3rd Annual Northeast Auction will take place on June 20-23, with all four days being jam-packed with exciting moments.

Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 Preview

“We can’t thank the collector car community enough for the incredible memories we’ve shared at our first two auctions in 2018,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Fortunately, we are only just beginning. Mohegan Sun is a spectacular venue and we are thrilled to be the first event at their brand-new Expo Center. They added a second tower with 400 rooms leading into last year’s auction and their continued growth sets a tremendous stage for our 3rd Annual Northeast Auction. Even more important, highlighting the event will be the continuation of our yearlong Driven Hearts charity campaign that has already helped raise over $530,000 in 2018 for the American Heart Association, thanks to the incredible generosity and support of the collector car community.”

While we wait for the event to start, scroll below for a distinctive collection of cars that will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast 2018 event. To register to bid, view full event schedule and get ticketing information, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.

The Northeast Auction will feature the charity sale of the last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 2017 Dodge Viper, which will be auctioned together on Saturday, June 23, with 100 percent of the sale price to benefit the United Way on behalf of the Dodge brand. In addition, a 10 percent buyer’s premium will be added to support Barrett-Jackson’s yearlong campaign to benefit the American Heart Association.

Barrett-Jackson Auction 2018

Barrett-Jackson is about to take over the Northeast United States with their upcoming auction at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The 3rd Annual Northeast Auction will take place on June 20-23, with all four days being jam-packed with exciting moments.

“We can’t thank the collector car community enough for the incredible memories we’ve shared at our first two auctions in 2018,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Fortunately, we are only just beginning. Mohegan Sun is a spectacular venue and we are thrilled to be the first event at their brand-new Expo Center. They added a second tower with 400 rooms leading into last year’s auction and their continued growth sets a tremendous stage for our 3rd Annual Northeast Auction. Even more important, highlighting the event will be the continuation of our yearlong Driven Hearts charity campaign that has already helped raise over $530,000 in 2018 for the American Heart Association, thanks to the incredible generosity and support of the collector car community.”

Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 Preview

The first day of the event, Wednesday, June 20, is the Family Value Day / Preview Day. On this day, consignors and bidders can check out all of the metal that’s heading to auction, as well as the automobilia items. This is also a great day for fans and family to waltz around the cars before they make their way to the auction block. Thursday is when the bidding starts and the money starts flowing. If you can’t make it out to the event, there will be live coverage on Velocity and Discovery Channel. The event will end on Sunday, with results coming out shortly after that.

While we wait for the event to start, scroll below for a distinctive collection of cars that will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast 2018 event. To register to bid, view full event schedule and get ticketing information, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.

The Northeast Auction will feature the charity sale of the last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 2017 Dodge Viper, which will be auctioned together on Saturday, June 23, with 100 percent of the sale price to benefit the United Way on behalf of the Dodge brand. In addition, a 10 percent buyer’s premium will be added to support Barrett-Jackson’s yearlong campaign to benefit the American Heart Association.

Barrett-Jackson Auction 2018 Northeast

Barrett-Jackson Auction 2018 Northeast

Barrett-Jackson is about to take over the Northeast United States with their upcoming auction at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The 3rd Annual Northeast Auction will take place on June 20-23, with all four days being jam-packed with exciting moments.

“We can’t thank the collector car community enough for the incredible memories we’ve shared at our first two auctions in 2018,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Fortunately, we are only just beginning. Mohegan Sun is a spectacular venue and we are thrilled to be the first event at their brand-new Expo Center. They added a second tower with 400 rooms leading into last year’s auction and their continued growth sets a tremendous stage for our 3rd Annual Northeast Auction. Even more important, highlighting the event will be the continuation of our yearlong Driven Hearts charity campaign that has already helped raise over $530,000 in 2018 for the American Heart Association, thanks to the incredible generosity and support of the collector car community.”

Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 Preview

The first day of the event, Wednesday, June 20, is the Family Value Day / Preview Day. On this day, consignors and bidders can check out all of the metal that’s heading to auction, as well as the automobilia items. This is also a great day for fans and family to waltz around the cars before they make their way to the auction block. Thursday is when the bidding starts and the money starts flowing. If you can’t make it out to the event, there will be live coverage on Velocity and Discovery Channel. The event will end on Sunday, with results coming out shortly after that.

While we wait for the event to start, scroll below for a distinctive collection of cars that will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast 2018 event. To register to bid, view full event schedule and get ticketing information, visit Barrett-Jackson.com.

The Northeast Auction will feature the charity sale of the last 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 2017 Dodge Viper, which will be auctioned together on Saturday, June 23, with 100 percent of the sale price to benefit the United Way on behalf of the Dodge brand. In addition, a 10 percent buyer’s premium will be added to support Barrett-Jackson’s yearlong campaign to benefit the American Heart Association.

Royal Ascot 2018

The Royal Ascot takes place over five days in June. Each day includes six races, preceded by the Royal Procession at 2 pm sharp. We’ve included a schedule below to help you plan your 2018 Royal Ascot experience.

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3m in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them Group One, have made household names of Royal Ascot winners like Black Caviar, Frankel and Yeats. Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special.

When is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot will be held from Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 June 2018. Gates open at 10.30am, with the first race at 2.30pm.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets start from £26 if booked before 27 March 2018. For further information and to book please visit ascot.co.uk or call 0344 346 3000.

The 2018 Britannia Stakes will take place on Thursday, June 21 at 5.00pm and will be live on ITV. It’s a handicap run over one mile open to three-year-old colts and geldings.

Who won the race last year?

September (11-8) won the race last year for trainer Aidan O’Brien. Nyaleti (10-1) was second, with Masar (3-1) third and Bartholomeu Dias (40-1) coming home in fourth.

Which jockeys, horses and trainers have won the Gold Cup the most?

Leading jockey Jamie Spencer has won the race four times. Trainer John Gosden has won the race three times.

What are the top tips for the race?

That’s a very good question! Tips for the race will appear here as soon as we have them from the likes of Templegate and Matt Chapman.

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Royal Ascot is one of the pinnacle events of the summer social season and is certainly a must-attend event of the year and a quintessentially British day out.

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £6.58milllion in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them in Group One, have made legends of the finest thoroughbreds. Black Caviar, Frankel, Yeats – all are Royal Ascot winners turned household names.

In 2013, The Queen watched her horse, Estimate, triumph in the Gold Cup. A dedicated racehorse owner, she has attended every Royal Meeting during her reign and the Royal Procession is always an iconic moment to herald the start of every raceday.

Belmont Stakes Live

The television coverage begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Races can be streamed on the NBC Sports AppThe 150th Belmont Stakes will take place on June 9 from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the three Triple Crown races, as well as the longest with a 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometer) track.

But favorites aren’t always sure things in the 1 1/2-mile Test of Champions. Last year’s winner, Tapwrit, went off at odds of 6-1 and Creator paid a healthy 15-1 in 2016. In fact, American Pharoah is the only favorite in the last 16 years to cross the finish line first in the third leg of the Triple Crown.

There is ample justification for Justify to be the betting favorite, as explained here Wednesday. But there are a few reasons to bet against him. He will be running his sixth race since Feb. 18, a heavy workload for any horse, and drew the inside post for Saturday’s race. Because the starting gate at Belmont is positioned three-sixteenths of a mile from the clubhouse turn, the Belmont Stakes has the shortest run into the first turn of any of the three Triple Crown races. As a result, horses breaking from inside posts are more likely to be in trouble early, costing them their chance at victory. In fact, the last Belmont Stakes winner to break from post No. 1 was Touch Gold in 1997.

So, if you want to bet against Justify, here are three alternatives.

No. 3 Bravazo

Bravazo, owned by Calumet Farms, won the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds in February but then faltered in the Louisiana Derby in March, finishing eighth. A troubled trip in the Kentucky Derby hid the strong performance by the D. Wayne Lukas-trained colt but everyone saw how good Bravazo could be in his second-place performance to Justify in the Preakness.

“We’ve got a nice horse, and we’ll make it interesting,” Lukas told Jason Frakes of the Louisville Courier Journal. “I said that before the Preakness and we made it real interesting.”

Bravazo’s sire, Awesome Again, was well-suited to the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles. He won the Queen’s Plate over that distance as a 3-year-old with victories in the Saratoga Handicap and the Breeders’ Cup Classic at age 4. Bravazo’s broodmare sire, Cee’s Tizzy, was bred for distance, too, as his sire Relaunch finished second in the San Luis Rey Stakes, a 1 1/2-mile graded race.

A quick pace should also be no trouble for Bravazo: twice he has produced triple-digit Brisnet pace figures as a 3-year-old, once in the Louisiana Derby (103) and again in the Preakness (101). Par for the Belmont Stakes is 102.

No. 4 Hofburg

The son of Tapit broke his maiden in March at Gulfstream Park in his second start before finishing second to Audible in the Florida Derby, a key Kentucky Derby prep race. Hofburg then finished seventh — 8 3/4 lengths behind Justify — in the Kentucky Derby after steadying twice on the far turn due to traffic trouble. By the time jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. positioned him for the stretch run, Hofburg was already 17 lengths behind the leader, way too far back to make an impact. He did post a strong Brisnet speed figure toward the end of the race (99 LP, seven points above par), indicating he had plenty left in the tank for a longer run.

That combination of speed and stamina is evident in his pedigree. Hofburg’s dosage index (2.78), the ratio of speed to stamina, fits perfectly with previous winners of the Belmont and his center of distribution (. 65) “is nicely placed for an added shot of stamina.” Plus, Hofburg’s half sister Emollient, also trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, won six of 18 startsincluding four Grade 1 races from 2012 to 2014.

No. 7 Tenfold

Tenfold is by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who lost the 2007 Belmont Stakes by a nose to the filly Rags to Riches, and out of a mare by Tapit, who has sired three of the past four Belmont Stakes winners. The miss: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Like Curlin, Tenfold did not race as a 2-year-old, instead breaking his maiden at Oaklawn Park in February. Tenfold then finished fifth in the Arkansas Derby and third in the Preakness by less than a length.

But this is a colt on the rise. His Brisnet speed figures have increased in every race and he set a career-high pace figure (97) at Pimlico. That typically indicates the horse is ready for another step forward.

2018 Belmont Stakes Odds: Favorites, Contenders

The 150th Belmont Stakes will take place on June 9 from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes is the oldest of the three Triple Crown races, as well as the longest with a 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometer) track.

Justify is the heavy favorite to win the race and complete the Triple Crown. Only 12 horses have completed the feat, the last being American Pharoah in 2015.

The television coverage begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Races can be streamed on the NBC Sports App.

Justify will be a heavy favorite to win the Belmont Stakes: The morning line assigned him 4-5 odds after the draw and with the possibility of a Triple Crown in play, many will buy souvenir tickets to keep as mementos, sending those odds down even further.

But favorites aren’t always sure things in the 1 1/2-mile Test of Champions. Last year’s winner, Tapwrit, went off at odds of 6-1 and Creator paid a healthy 15-1 in 2016. In fact, American Pharoah is the only favorite in the last 16 years to cross the finish line first in the third leg of the Triple Crown.

There is ample justification for Justify to be the betting favorite, as explained here Wednesday. But there are a few reasons to bet against him. He will be running his sixth race since Feb. 18, a heavy workload for any horse, and drew the inside post for Saturday’s race. Because the starting gate at Belmont is positioned three-sixteenths of a mile from the clubhouse turn, the Belmont Stakes has the shortest run into the first turn of any of the three Triple Crown races. As a result, horses breaking from inside posts are more likely to be in trouble early, costing them their chance at victory. In fact, the last Belmont Stakes winner to break from post No. 1 was Touch Gold in 1997.

So, if you want to bet against Justify, here are three alternatives.

No. 3 Bravazo

Bravazo, owned by Calumet Farms, won the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds in February but then faltered in the Louisiana Derby in March, finishing eighth. A troubled trip in the Kentucky Derby hid the strong performance by the D. Wayne Lukas-trained colt but everyone saw how good Bravazo could be in his second-place performance to Justify in the Preakness.

“We’ve got a nice horse, and we’ll make it interesting,” Lukas told Jason Frakes of the Louisville Courier Journal. “I said that before the Preakness and we made it real interesting.”

Bravazo’s sire, Awesome Again, was well-suited to the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles. He won the Queen’s Plate over that distance as a 3-year-old with victories in the Saratoga Handicap and the Breeders’ Cup Classic at age 4. Bravazo’s broodmare sire, Cee’s Tizzy, was bred for distance, too, as his sire Relaunch finished second in the San Luis Rey Stakes, a 1 1/2-mile graded race.

A quick pace should also be no trouble for Bravazo: twice he has produced triple-digit Brisnet pace figures as a 3-year-old, once in the Louisiana Derby (103) and again in the Preakness (101). Par for the Belmont Stakes is 102.

No. 4 Hofburg

The son of Tapit broke his maiden in March at Gulfstream Park in his second start before finishing second to Audible in the Florida Derby, a key Kentucky Derby prep race. Hofburg then finished seventh — 8 3/4 lengths behind Justify — in the Kentucky Derby after steadying twice on the far turn due to traffic trouble. By the time jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. positioned him for the stretch run, Hofburg was already 17 lengths behind the leader, way too far back to make an impact. He did post a strong Brisnet speed figure toward the end of the race (99 LP, seven points above par), indicating he had plenty left in the tank for a longer run.

That combination of speed and stamina is evident in his pedigree. Hofburg’s dosage index (2.78), the ratio of speed to stamina, fits perfectly with previous winners of the Belmont and his center of distribution (. 65) “is nicely placed for an added shot of stamina.” Plus, Hofburg’s half sister Emollient, also trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, won six of 18 startsincluding four Grade 1 races from 2012 to 2014.

No. 7 Tenfold

Tenfold is by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who lost the 2007 Belmont Stakes by a nose to the filly Rags to Riches, and out of a mare by Tapit, who has sired three of the past four Belmont Stakes winners. The miss: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Like Curlin, Tenfold did not race as a 2-year-old, instead breaking his maiden at Oaklawn Park in February. Tenfold then finished fifth in the Arkansas Derby and third in the Preakness by less than a length.

But this is a colt on the rise. His Brisnet speed figures have increased in every race and he set a career-high pace figure (97) at Pimlico. That typically indicates the horse is ready for another step forward.

Belmont Stakes 2018

Justify will be a heavy favorite to win the Belmont Stakes: The morning line assigned him 4-5 odds after the draw and with the possibility of a Triple Crown in play, many will buy souvenir tickets to keep as mementos, sending those odds down even further.

But favorites aren’t always sure things in the 1 1/2-mile Test of Champions. Last year’s winner, Tapwrit, went off at odds of 6-1 and Creator paid a healthy 15-1 in 2016. In fact, American Pharoah is the only favorite in the last 16 years to cross the finish line first in the third leg of the Triple Crown.

There is ample justification for Justify to be the betting favorite, as explained here Wednesday. But there are a few reasons to bet against him. He will be running his sixth race since Feb. 18, a heavy workload for any horse, and drew the inside post for Saturday’s race. Because the starting gate at Belmont is positioned three-sixteenths of a mile from the clubhouse turn, the Belmont Stakes has the shortest run into the first turn of any of the three Triple Crown races. As a result, horses breaking from inside posts are more likely to be in trouble early, costing them their chance at victory. In fact, the last Belmont Stakes winner to break from post No. 1 was Touch Gold in 1997.

So, if you want to bet against Justify, here are three alternatives.

No. 3 Bravazo

Bravazo, owned by Calumet Farms, won the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds in February but then faltered in the Louisiana Derby in March, finishing eighth. A troubled trip in the Kentucky Derby hid the strong performance by the D. Wayne Lukas-trained colt but everyone saw how good Bravazo could be in his second-place performance to Justify in the Preakness.

“We’ve got a nice horse, and we’ll make it interesting,” Lukas told Jason Frakes of the Louisville Courier Journal. “I said that before the Preakness and we made it real interesting.”

Bravazo’s sire, Awesome Again, was well-suited to the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles. He won the Queen’s Plate over that distance as a 3-year-old with victories in the Saratoga Handicap and the Breeders’ Cup Classic at age 4. Bravazo’s broodmare sire, Cee’s Tizzy, was bred for distance, too, as his sire Relaunch finished second in the San Luis Rey Stakes, a 1 1/2-mile graded race.

A quick pace should also be no trouble for Bravazo: twice he has produced triple-digit Brisnet pace figures as a 3-year-old, once in the Louisiana Derby (103) and again in the Preakness (101). Par for the Belmont Stakes is 102.

No. 4 Hofburg

The son of Tapit broke his maiden in March at Gulfstream Park in his second start before finishing second to Audible in the Florida Derby, a key Kentucky Derby prep race. Hofburg then finished seventh — 8 3/4 lengths behind Justify — in the Kentucky Derby after steadying twice on the far turn due to traffic trouble. By the time jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. positioned him for the stretch run, Hofburg was already 17 lengths behind the leader, way too far back to make an impact. He did post a strong Brisnet speed figure toward the end of the race (99 LP, seven points above par), indicating he had plenty left in the tank for a longer run.

That combination of speed and stamina is evident in his pedigree. Hofburg’s dosage index (2.78), the ratio of speed to stamina, fits perfectly with previous winners of the Belmont and his center of distribution (. 65) “is nicely placed for an added shot of stamina.” Plus, Hofburg’s half sister Emollient, also trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, won six of 18 startsincluding four Grade 1 races from 2012 to 2014.

No. 7 Tenfold

Tenfold is by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who lost the 2007 Belmont Stakes by a nose to the filly Rags to Riches, and out of a mare by Tapit, who has sired three of the past four Belmont Stakes winners. The miss: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Like Curlin, Tenfold did not race as a 2-year-old, instead breaking his maiden at Oaklawn Park in February. Tenfold then finished fifth in the Arkansas Derby and third in the Preakness by less than a length.

But this is a colt on the rise. His Brisnet speed figures have increased in every race and he set a career-high pace figure (97) at Pimlico. That typically indicates the horse is ready for another step forward.