Smarty Jones was "The People's Horse" as he went for the Triple Crown in 2004, but Marylou Whitney's Birdstone spoiled the party for a record crowd at Belmont Park.
I'll Have Another's status for the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) is in doubt. Trainer Doug O'Neill and owner Paul Reddam will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Fri., June 8.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez appeared calm and collected at a June 7 press briefing, noting that he had galloped horses around Belmont Park that morning and would ride in the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) the day before the Belmont.
Ahmed Zayat has come close repeatedly in racing's 3-year-old classics, including with Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He hopes Paynter can put him over the top in the Belmont Stakes.
Robert McNair hopes history repeats itself June 9 when Street Life, whom he co-owns, seeks to spoil the Triple Crown party of I'll Have Another. McNair owned part of Touch Gold, who denied Silver Charm the 1997 Triple Crown.
Equine veterinarians typically treat thousands of patients throughout their years in practice, making it highly unlikely that they will be remembered for their work with a certain horse. Meet Dr. JD Howard read blog
Dullahan, rested after his third-place showing in the Kentucky Derby, will be seeking vindication when he tackles I'll Have Another in the Belmont Stakes for Jerry Crawford's Donegal Racing partnership.
Richie Migliore, based in New York for much of his riding career, offers up some tips for I'll Have Another's jockey Mario Gutierrez about the ins and outs of riding at Belmont Park.
Mike Iavarone lived through plenty of controversy as Big Brown prepared for his Triple Crown bid. He sees plenty of similarities to connections of I'll Have Another.
More than eight million viewers tuned into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19, as ratings declined for the second leg of the Triple Crown. I'll Have Another figures to attract more viewers for the June 9 Belmont Stakes.
Preliminary numbers for NBC's telecast of I'll Have Another's Preakness (gr. I) victory indicate a slight dip from 2011 figures, although that could change when national numbers are released May 22.
An experienced field of older runners face off at Arlington in the grade III Hanshin Cup May 19 with a slew of recent winners set to go in a very competitive heat.
NBC will implement all-access social media strategy along with TV and live online streaming for the Preakness May 19 from Baltimore.
Television viewership was up 2% for the 2012 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), while the share of viewers watching the race rose 6%, making I'll Have Another's victory the third-highest watched since Sunday Silence in 1989.
There's not a vice president here that can say they started out at $57.83 a week read blog
NBC Sports Group announced overnight TV ratings for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were off slightly from 2011 numbers but remained relatively strong compared to other premium sports events.
Ahmed Zayat has been second in the Kentucky Derby twice in the past three years, and his Eskendereya, the would-be favorite in 2010, was scratched the day of the race.
Lenny reflects on the Kentucky Derby Draw, including Bob Baffert's luck, Dullahan's guaranteed win and Hansen. watch video
Microsoft Windows Phone is making its first push into horse racing by sponsoring Hansen in the May 5 Kentucky Derby, the colt's owner, Dr. Kendall Hansen, announced May 3.
The Kentucky Derby undercard features a top-notch sprint at seven furlongs with millionaires Amazombie, Shackleford, and Smiling Tiger.
Only a dozen owners have won multiple Kentucky Derbys, and this year three owners have a chance to join that most exclusive club.
Former philosophy professor J. Paul Reddam keeps his Kentucky Derby dreams in perspective with Santa Anita Derby winner I'll Have Another.
Julien Leparoux discusses his thoughts on Union Rags and the Kentucky Derby 138 field. watch video
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert considers himself a lucky man to be back at Churchill Downs healthy and happy two months after a severe health scare.
Lenny Shulman talks about the final Derby work outs for Creative Cause, Liaison, Daddy Nose Best, Sabercat and Mark Valeski. Daddy Long Legs works today across the Ocean and of course the weather forecast! watch video
Team Valor International shoots for second consecutive Kentucky Derby win, this year with Went the Day Well.
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Triple Crown veteran Mucho Macho Man proved too strong for six fellow Florida-breds in the $400,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.
Undefeated Awesome Feather won her ninth consecutive race, runnng away from the Sunshine Millions Distaff field at Gulfstream Park for Stronach Stables and trainer Chad Brown.
Creator David Milch calls HBO show a 'love letter to the game' read blog
NBC Sports Group picked up the contract to televise the Breeders' Cup beginning in 2012 in a four-year deal that gives it a monopoly on coverage of all major racing events.
In a split decision worthy of a season in which very little was settled definitively on the racetrack, the California-bred Acclamation notched the Eclipse Award for 2011's top older male.
As bigger names garnered the publicity, Musical Romance completed her rags-to-riches story when she was named champion female sprinter for 2011.
A slew of horses coming out of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships in early November returned to the races in the next month, seeking redemption and perhaps a better shot at various divisional championships. read blog
Sabercat gives Winchell family a reason to dream about the Derby. read blog
California needs enlightened and innovative leadership if its Thoroughbred industry is to thrive in, or even survive, these desperate times. read blog
Regally Ready grabbed the lead early and flew up the inside to score in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs.
Amy Tarrant may not be a household name, but she's a triple threat where the Nov. 4 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) is concerned, as she is the breeder, owner, and trainer of Pomeroys Pistol.
California-based Turbulent Descent will go off the likely favorite in the Nov. 4 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), but the Golden State will also be providing a major threat to that one in Switch.
Trainer Tom Bush is delighted to be saddling his first Breeders' Cup contender, and 5-year-old Get Stormy, a son of Stormy Atlantic, has taken to the Midwest like a pioneer since shipping in for the Oct. 8 Shadwell Turf Mile.
He's got two solid contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this year, but for trainer John Shirreffs things are a whole lot calmer than they were in 2010 when he shipped Zenyatta to Churchill Downs.
Lenny Shulman talks with Robby Albarado about his Breeders' Cup mounts, including Animal Spirits, Optimizer, and Hamazing Destiny. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Southern California native Michael Pender is bringing 5-year-old Jeranimo to the Breeders' Cup World Championships to contest the TVG Sprint.
An audible groan went up from the table of traveling lads from France at the Breeders' Cup World Championships post-position draw when it was announced three-time Mile (gr. IT) winner had drawn the rail.
Multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent drew post 3 for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). The daughter of Congrats will face 12 Nov. 4 going seven furlongs as the 6-5 favorite.
It is said that cats have nine lives. The connections of Courageous Cat are hoping that a second chance is enough. The regally bred 5-year-old will again face Goldikova in the Breeders' Cup Mile.
Alan Grossbard, who has owned Thoroughbreds for 11 years, wrote the feature film 'And They're Off' about his experiences around the racetrack.
Tel Jericho, the last progeny of 1988 BC Sprint (gr. I) winner Gulch, was bred by TCR Ranch in Kentucky and will be sold in Paul's Mill consignment.
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