Jon and Joel dissect the Belmont Stakes from the break of the gate to individual horse performances. Horses such as Stay Thirsty, Ruler On Ice, Animal Kingdom, Shackleford and Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Animal Kingdom, of course, must be included in all exotic bets. It's just a question who do you put with him? read blog
Lenny Shulman reports the news of the day, including Master of Hounds' quarter-mile work, and gallops by Animal Kingdom and Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Jason and James Scully from twinspires.com preview the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and make their picks. Watch Video
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A look at all the participants in the 2011 Belmont Stakes, and picks for the big race. Watch Video
If many of the names in the Belmont (gr. I) look familiar, that's because they should. For the first time in history, the top seven finishers from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) have returned for the final leg of the Triple Crown
Selections for the Belmont and the late Pick 4 from Jason Shandler. read blog
Animal Kingdom, winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and second in the Preakness (gr. I), was named the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I). He'll break from post 9 in a 12-horse lineup.
Who will win the Belmont Stakes? Will it be Derby winner Animal Kingdom, Preakness winner Shackleford, or a new face? How will the others finish? Predict the Order
Team Valor's Barry Irwin thinks Mucho Macho Man is the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes. read blog
Just when it seemed like things couldn't get any better for John and Carole Rio, they did.
The Belmont could be the start of a big run by one of many horses from this year's crop. read blog
Racing across the world, and prepping for the Belmont Stakes. View Slideshow
Animal Kingdom arrived at Belmont Park at approximately 7:30 a.m. (EDT) June 5 to prepare for the June 11, $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Mucho Macho Man posted a bullet five-furlong work in :59.57 June 5 over the main track at Belmont Park with jockey Ramon Dominguez aboard. Stay Thirsty covered the same distance in 1:00.45.
The work tab at Belmont Park will be busy the weekend of June 4 as some contenders for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) will be putting in their final workouts.
The current status of the Belmont Stakes field, late season 3-year-olds including Nehro, and longshots for the Belmont. Watch Video
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing Stable's Mucho Macho Man will have a new rider in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Ramon Dominguez will be aboard the colt, according to Daily Racing Form.
Pin Oak Stable's homebred Alternation, winner of the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont May 14, is no longer under consideration for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Donnie Von Hemel announced May 29.
With about four hours until the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Animal Kingdom and Dialed In continued to vie for favoritism, both at 3-1.
Jason Shandler's picks for Saturday's big race. Read Blog
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
- By Steve Haskin
With Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom not scheduled to arrive at Pimlico until Saturday, the focus was on...well, everyone else. Read Blog
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?
Tom Lamarra mentions Astrology, Mucho Macho Man, Dialed In, Dance City, Sway Away and provides weather information. Watch Video
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will break from post 11 as the 2-1 morning line favorite for the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course May 21.
Will Animal Kingdom win again? One of his Derby foes? Or a new shooter? Predict the Order
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.
- By Steve Haskin
The amazing journey continues for horse and trainer. Read Blog
The third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby prepares for the Preakness over a sloppy Belmont Park training track in New York.
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).
Ron Mitchell reports on Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, the day after his Derby victory. Plus, Preakness plans for some of those who finished behind him. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman recaps Animal Kingdom's run for the roses in the 137th Kentucky Derby, including comments from the connections. Watch Video
Team Valor International's homebred Animal Kingdom roared down the stretch to win the 137th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Nehro was second; Mucho Macho Man third.
When logic and analysis gets you nowhere, be a contrarian. Read Blog
Jason Shandler gives his two cents on the Kentucky Derby. Read Blog
Ever since the four final major preps produced significant upsets, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) has painted a murky and muddled picture.
Who will win this year's Kentucky Derby? Will there be a Decisive Moment to have Twice the Appeal? Will the winner be Dialed In, as you Watch Me Go? Or will you Stay Thirsty, watching Pants On Fire? Predict the Order
Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the defection of Toby's Corner, which allows Derby Kitten to run. Plus, the arrival of Master of Hounds, and gallops by Soldat, Archarcharch, and Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman interviews Rajiv Maragh, jockey for Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Evan Hammonds reviews works for Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, Pants on Fire, Mucho Macho Man, Shackleford, and comments from Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole. Watch Video
The son of Macho Uno worked in 1:00 2/5. Trainer Kathy Ritvo said the colt handled the track well and is blossoming.
3M Corporation has entered into a deal to sponsor Mucho Macho Man's "Run for the Roses" in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Jason, Evan, and Tim give an overview of Derby 137. Watch Video
A few changes in the Derby Dozen this week with a new number one! Read Blog
Even at birth, Mucho Macho Man showed he was no ordinary horse. Read Blog
Repole Stables' Stay Thirsty sizzled five furlongs in a "bullet" 1:00 over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on Easter Sunday as he continued to prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
- By Steve Haskin
Before we get really perplexed and befuddled by the morass of statistics, opinions, and rumors, here is one person's opinion of the best of what we have and what we've seen, broke down by categories. Read Blog
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