In stature Vicar's in Trouble will be one of the smallest starters in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but he will carry big hopes for not just his connections but the state of Louisiana as well.
Spendthrift Farm has purchased Flashpoint, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) and Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III). The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Pomeroy will stand at Le Mesa Stallions for 2014.
Fasig-Tipton's new horses of all ages sale that is utilizing new technology in the way horses are cataloged and information is disseminated is gaining momentum. A dozen horses have been added recently for the July 15 event.
Lightly raced and undefeated Gentlemen's Bet will add some intrigue when he faces several tough competitors in the $250,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park April 13.
Speedy multiple graded stakes winner Flashpoint has been retired by Peachtree Stable and may stand at stud in 2012.
Peachtree Stable's Flashpoint will hope the inside post is kinder to him this time around when he faces six competitors in the $175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 7, opening day of the Keeneland meet.
The top spot is on the line in the 3YO division. read blog
Jason, Tom and James Scully from TwinSpires.com handicap the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes from Saratoga. watch video
All eyes will be on champion Uncle Mo when he makes his comeback in the $250,000 Foxwood's King's Bishop (gr. I) Aug. 27, but unlike his season debut that was light on talent, he will have to be at his best at Saratoga.
- By Steve Haskin
John Fort is grieving over the death of his beloved 'Inky.' read blog
Lenny and Steve reflect on the Independence Day racing weekend, John Veitch, Saratoga, and Lefty Lenny the Legend. Watch Video
Flashpoint humbled three opponents en route to a seven-length romp in the $143,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) on a muddy track at Monmouth Park July 3.
After giving way in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in his most recent start, Flashpoint returns to sprinting in the $150,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park July 3.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES: The 2011 Preakness Stakes winner gives Forestry a boost the same year the stallion's stud fee dropped to its lowest point. Shackleford also has pedigree ties to Mr. Prospector and Dr. Fager.
Tom LaMarra talks about the pace of the race, and the track conditions. Watch Video
Jason Shandler's picks for Saturday's big race. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve discuss Animal Kingdom's preparations at Fair Hill, new and old shooters in the Preakness, Barry Irwin's Derby comments, Watch Video
Evan and Steve Pallardy hold the fort while Tom and Jason are on location at Pimlico. Listen to all four handicapper's Preakness picks and contender thoughts. Watch Video
Meet the horses running in the 2011 Preakness Stakes. View Slideshow
Animal Kingdom was a surprise winner of the Derby and came out of the race in great shape. But will the pace of the Preakness, which will likely be much swifter, be a benefit or a hindrance to the Triple Crown hopeful?
A slew of participants for the May 21 Preakness Stakes arrived at Pimlico May 18 to contest the second jewel of racing's Triple Crown.
Peachtree Stable's Flashpoint may be the most intriguing of the new faces entering the 2011 Preakness Stakes. Descending from the family of Raise a Native, he has plenty of speed to set the pace.
It is early to start talking pace strategy for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), but with the speedy Shackleford and Flashpoint heading for the second leg of the Triple Crown, you can bet the discussion is going to intensify.
A look back at the Kentucky Derby, including comments from Team Valor's Barry Irwin about Animal Kingdom, and a look ahead to the Preakness. Watch Video
Pimlico officials said on May 8 that as many as four starters from the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) could gather in Baltimore on May 21 for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Relentless Dialed In came from last on a speed-favoring Gulfstream Park main track to get up in the final couple of strides over 68-1 outsider Shackleford by a head in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 3.
Who will win the 2011 Florida Derby? Is it Soldat's race? Can Flashpoint carry that speed? Predict the Order
A look at the key contenders in the Florida Derby, and how the race will be run. Watch Video
Dazzling Hutcheson winner Flashpoint and four of the top Kentucky Derby contenders are among a field of eight that was drawn for the 1 1/8-mile Florida Derby.
Trainer Richard Dutrow said March 30 that he was ready to run the Flashpoint in either the Florida Derby (gr. I) or the Swale (gr. II) April 3 at Gulfstream Park, but the decision would be up to the undefeated colt's owner.
Trainer Patrick Biancone confirmed March 25 that Bowman's Causeway will run in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 3 at Gulfstream Park.
Flashpoint will point for the Kentucky Derby but will not be taking the traditional route getting there said Peachtree Stable president John Fort, who also issued a challenge to the connections of The Factor and Gulfstream.
Uncle Mo, winner of the 2010 Gray Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), topped week one of the 2011 National Thoroughbred Racing Association 3-year-old poll, which covers racing performances through Feb. 27.
Flashpoint, shipping in from New York for Rick Dutrow Jr., stole the show in the $150,000 Hutcheson (gr. II), as he ran away from odds-on favorite Travelin Man to romp by 7 1/4 lengths Feb. 26 at Gulfstream Park.
Crossbow will get a chance to put his sprinting ability to the test Feb. 26 when he faces a tough field in the $150,000 Hutcheson (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
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