The 1m4f race is the final leg of the NYRA’s Turf Triple series for males, of which the Aidan O’Brien-trained Bolshoi Ballet won the first leg in July.
An O’Brien victory was forecast – but it wasn’t the O’Brien expected, as Joseph eclipsed his father Aidan.
What the trainers say for a glittering Saratoga card also featuring the Whitney, in which Knicks Go and Maxfield face off against star filly Swiss Skydiver.
Ryan Moore partners much-hyped Ballydoyle stablemates to their first G1 successes in Belmont Derby and Oaks.
Read what the trainers say as Santa Barbara and Bolshoi Ballet represent Aidan O’Brien at Belmont Park.
Aidan O’Brien is looking for his second victories in both the $1m Belmont Derby and Belmont Oaks.
News from all over the world in our round-up of international horse racing snippets.
Hot favourite Bolshoi Ballet heads a 12-runner field as he bids to become Aidan O’Brien’s ninth winner the Cazoo-sponsored Classic.