- By Steve Haskin
Stay Thirsty renews passion for the sport. read blog
Stay Thirsty renews passion for the sport. read blog
Exciting finishes from Saratoga, Del Mar, Calder and France! view slideshow
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Aug. 29 that Travers (gr. I) winner Stay Thirsty would most likely head to the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and Uncle Mo's options include the Kelso (gr. II) and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).
Owner hints of early retirement of Uncle Mo at post-Travers press conference read blog
Todd Pletcher said Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo were doing fine the day after their strong runs in the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes, respectively, but that Ballerina winner Hilda's Passion sustained a minor injury.
Stay Thirsty definitively stamped himself as the 3-year-old division leader when he won the $1 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
The top spot is on the line in the 3YO division. read blog
Ten meet in the 1 1/4 mile Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. Who will win the Mid-Summer Derby and move to the head of the 3-year-old class? Predict the Order
Jason, Tom and James Scully from TwinSpires.com handicap the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes from Saratoga. watch video
Jim Dandy (gr. II) winner Stay Thirsty was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Aug. 27 Travers (gr. I), while Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Coil was pegged as the 3-1 second choice.
Stay Thirsty, the potential Travers (gr. I) favorite, is coming off a dominating Jim Dandy (gr. II) victory while Uncle Mo makes his much-anticipated comeback in the Foxwoods King's Bishop (gr. I) Saturday at Saratoga.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Ruler On Ice are among nine horses listed as at probable starters in the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27 Saratoga.
Repole Stable's Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty worked well at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 21 and remain on target for their respective starts in the Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes and Travers Stakes (both gr. I) Aug. 27.
From Frankel to the Haskell Invitational, lots of racing from last week. Including a special guest appearance on the final slide. View Slideshow
Saratoga epitomizing the sport in every way. Read Blog
Stay Thirsty finally grabbed his breakthrough win July 30 at Saratoga when he turned in a dominating performance in the $500,000 Jim Dandy (gr. II).
The Haskell and Jim Dandy headline a key weekend of 3-year-old racing. read blog
Jason, Ian and Evan handicap the Haskell and Jim Dandy this weekend. Watch Video
Alternation leads a field of seven in the Jim Dandy (gr. II) and will face the rapidly improving Dominus as well as Belmont Stakes (gr. I) second and third-place finishers Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed.
Jason Shandler provides updates on all 3YOs that won graded stakes this season. read blog
A morning after his stunning upset in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11, Ruler On Ice was back at his Monmouth Park barn in perfect shape, according to his trainer Kelly John Breen.
Lenny Shulman recaps the upset performance of Ruler On Ice in the 2011 Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
From Animal Kingdom's stumble to the triumph of Ruler On Ice, the scenes of the 2011 Belmont Stakes. View Slideshow
Longshot son of Roman Ruler takes the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) over Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed on a muddy track at Belmont Park.
Animal Kingdom, of course, must be included in all exotic bets. It's just a question who do you put with him? read blog
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
Trainer Dale Romans calls 'dibs' on the front end for Shackleford in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), also known as the 'Test of the Champion.'
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.
The Belmont could be the start of a big run by one of many horses from this year's crop. read blog
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.
Monzon, who finished sixth in the May 14 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park and is being pointed for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), worked six furlongs in 1:16 May 31, according to Daily Racing Form.
Mike Repole wraps up his Uncle Mo diary, and gives an update on the champion's health. Read Blog
The morning after saddling Animal Kingdom to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Graham Motion was still trying to absorb the overwhelming feelings associated with winning America's biggest race.
Juvenile champion Uncle Mo, the second choice on the morning line, was officially scratched out of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
When logic and analysis gets you nowhere, be a contrarian. 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.
Lenny and Steve present the exclusive And They're Off Churchill Downs Tour. Plus, Ray Amato, blacksmith for Todd Pletcher's horses, a salute to Tom Durkin, and Derby picks. Watch Video
The most expensive sale horse among this year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidates is Stay Thirsty, who was a $500,000 2-year-old.
There are several longshots worthy of a second look in this wide-open Derby. Read Blog
First off, before we get to the Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty works, let's at least acknowledge both colts for getting this far. Read Blog
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
Owner Mike Repole discusses his investment in Thoroughbreds and shot at winning the Kentucky Derby.
Todd Pletcher's pair of classic contenders take to the slop May 1 at Churchill Downs. Onwer Mike Repole watches on as Uncle Mo gets five furlongs in 1:01 3/5.
Despite an early morning thunderstorm that left the track at Churchill Downs sloppy, several contenders for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) breezed May 1
Part IV in an ongoing blog series authored by Mike Repole, owner of Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo. Read Blog
Uncle Mo's and Stay Thirsty's owner bluntly discusses several controversial topics, including full disclosure, the rumors, speculation, and observations regarding Uncle Mo's physical well being.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez will keep the mount on Stay Thirsty for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), owner Mike Repole said April 26.
A few changes in the Derby Dozen this week with a new number one! Read Blog