Dick Jerardi, For The Inquirer

Dick Jerardi, For The Inquirer

Dick Jerardi specializes in college basketball and horse racing.

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Belmont Stakes starts upside-down Triple Crown season. Plus, a prediction. | Dick Jerardi

There will be no fans at the Elmont, N.Y., track on Saturday. But the wagering should be big.

Parx, Delaware Park slowly bring back horse racing

Parx reopens for racing on Monday, but no fans will be permitted and the status of its signature races is uncertain. Delaware Park, meanwhile, came back on Wednesday and has allowed fans to come watch.

Ever an original, Speedy Morris belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame | Dick Jerardi

As great as Speedy has been as a coach, his humanity has always been his greatest attribute. In a world gone make believe, Speedy has always been real.

William Prickett, of Delaware, was a successful thoroughbred horse trainer from 1960s through 1980s

Mr. Prickett probably won more than 1,000 races, although records from his time in the game are incomplete.

Math Wizard pays off in Pennsylvania Derby at Parx

None of the Parx-based horses hit the board in either of the $1 million races Saturday, but the winners each had a local connection.

Parx’s Spun to Run is among the Pennsylvania Derby favorites, and three Philly horses are in the Cotillion.

In the 82 runnings of Parx's marquee races, only five horses based at Parx have won. Maximum Security, who would have been the favorite, is scratched due to an illness.

A perfect return at Parx for Smarty Jones

Smary Jones returned to the track he made famous Monday, recapturing all the great memories from 2004's Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning run.

Maximum Security wins sweltering Haskell Invitational

There was a brief inquiry into an incident on the far turn of the Haskell involving Maximum Security, but, before the riot police needed to be called, it was quickly disallowed.

Elate captures second straight Delaware Handicap

Elate ran as well as she ever has in winning the race by 4½ lengths over Escape Clause, who finished just in front of Blue Prize.

Horse racing: Elate looks for back-to-back wins in $750,000 Delaware Handicap

After winning last year by 3 1/4 lengths, Elate returns Saturday to try to win the DelCap again. She will be favored again. But this is a much stronger field than she faced last year.