The countdown to the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita officially hits the second half of the season with the Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
The field for Del Mar's $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, the fourth of six "Win and You're In" races for the Breeders' Cup Classic, is beginning to come together.
Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan zipped five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Churchill Downs Aug. 11 in preparation for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 26.
The $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 26 could be the next stop for Dullahan, his enthusiastic owner said Aug. 3.
Contenders for the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) were out on the track either at Monmouth Park or Saratoga Race Course the morning of July 27, as fine-tuning continued two days before the $1 million race.
Five other contenders line up for their shot at a $1 million purse, joining the Bob Baffert trainee in trying to bring excitement to a summer season lacking major 3-year-old stars.
- By Pete Denk
What remains of the three-year-old crop? read blog
Gemologist is expected to be in the starting gate for the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park July 29.
Blue Grass winner will attempt to land his first grade I stakes victory on dirt
After working five furlongs July 22 at Saratoga Racecourse, John C. Oxley's Stealcase has been added to the field for the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.
Owner John C. Oxley's yellow and blue silks will be represented in the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on July 29. What remains a question mark is which of his two candidates will carry the colors.
Trainer Dale Romans says Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan remains right on schedule to make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 29.
Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing likes to aim high, and he has a big target in his sights for 2013.
Dullahan and Shackleford were among the stars from trainer Dale Romans' barn that posted published workouts at Churchill Downs June 23.
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Union Rags, closing with urgency along the rail under John Velazquez, got up in the final couple of strides to win a heart-pounding finish over Paynter in the 2012 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9.
We won't even begin to express our disappointment and disgust over the scratch of I'll Have Another. All we will do for now is kill the paragraphs already written and leave the leftovers. This is what is left of the Belmont. Read Blog
Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss the Belmont Stakes, including an interview with Chad Brown, trainer of Belmont contender Street Life, and the picks for the Belmont Stakes. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Donegal Racing's Belmont contender is now the 9-5 favorite in Saturday's classic. Dullahan finished third in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness Stakes.
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When I'll Have Another attempts to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in racing history June 9 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), he will be bucking more than the 34-year gap since the last one.
- By Pete Denk
I'll Have Another is the most likely winner of the Belmont Stakes, but is he the best bet? read blog
A day after the dozen Belmont Stakes (gr. I) horses were relocated to a designated barn, some trainers still expressed dissatisfaction with the arrangement and questioned why it wasn't handled differently.
Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez and Dale Romans discuss the Belmont Stakes. watch video
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.
Eric Mitchell talks with Jerry Crawford, President of Donegal Racing, who own Belmont Stakes contender Dullahan. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
I'll Have Another gets another outside draw, post 11 of 12, for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). The son of Flower Alley bids to become racing's 12th winner of the Triple Crown in the "Test of the Champion" June 9.
Will I'll Have Another be crowned as Triple Crown winner number 12? Or will there be a spoiler? Predict the Order
Lenny Shulman reports on the draw, the detention barn, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Steve Haskin reports the news of the day, including the stakes barn action, and horses on the track on June 5, including I'll Have Another, Street Life, Dullahan, Paynter, and more. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Steve Haskin talks with Dale Romans about his Belmont contender Dullahan. watch video
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.
Steve Haskin examines works for Belmont Stakes contenders Atigun, Dullahan, Paynter, Street Life, Unstoppable U, Guyana Star Dweej, and Union Rags. watch video
With the rain having moved out of the New York area, the June 3 work tab at Belmont Park was busy, with five contenders for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) putting in their final workouts.
Former President Bill Clinton says I'll Have Another has a "good chance" to win the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9 and become racing's first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.
With the main track listed as sloppy following overnight rain, no Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender worked out at Belmont Park June 2. Instead, the majority of the field will have their final breezes the following morning.
Trainer Dale Romans criticized the New York State Racing and Wagering Board's decision to establish a detention barn to house Belmont Stakes (gr. I) starters, saying regulators "think we're all crooks."
With two Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopefuls having completed their final workouts, trainers of other contenders for the June 9 classic have firmed up their plans.
Tom and new co-host Pete Denk present an early look at the Belmont Stakes. Sponsored by TVG. Watch Video
Trainer Dale Romans said May 29 that Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner Shackleford could run in the Whitney Handicap or Woodward Stakes en route to the ultimate goal of winning the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Donegal Racing's Dullahan, the Kentucky Derby third-place finisher who will be seeking to block I'll Have Another's Triple Crown bid, breezed a mile at Churchill Downs the morning of May 26.
With a steady rain falling, dual classic winner I'll Have Another galloped a mile at Belmont Park May 25 as he continued to prepare for attempt at history in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Javier Castellano will ride Donegal Racing's Dullahan in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
A strong contingent of horses will attempt to spoil the Triple Crown bid of I'll Have Another when the 3-year-olds assemble at Belmont Park on June 9 for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Dullahan, most recently third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:00 1/5 on a fast track May 19.
Following the defection of Dullahan from Preakness consideration, jockey Kent Desormeaux has signed on to ride Tiger Walk, who is owned by Kevin Plank's Sagamore Farm.
Donegal Racing's Dullahan, a fast-closing third in the Kentucky Derby, will not run in the Preakness Stakes and will be pointed for the Belmont Stakes.
I'll Have Another made it to the track May 9 for the first time since his upset win in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) four days earlier, jogging around muddy Pimlico Race Course.
Reddam Racing's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another was settled into his new home in Barn D at Pimlico Race Course May 8 as the focus has shifted toward the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 19.
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