Ken­tucky Derby win­ner Clas­sic Em­pire to skip Bel­mont Stakes

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

NEW YORK — Ken­tucky Derby win­ner Clas­sic Em­pire will skip the Bel­mont Stakes next month af­ter fin­ish­ing eighth in the Preak­ness. Trainer Todd Pletcher says the 3-year-old colt will be pointed to­ward ei­ther the $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 29 or the $1 mil­lion Haskell In­vi­ta­tional at Mon­mouth on July 30, ac­cord­ing to the Daily Rac­ing Form.

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