Ron Mitchell asks Kenny McPeek about his Belmont Stakes contenders Atigun and Unstoppable U. watch video
- By Pete Denk
Who has the breeding to go the Belmont distance? read blog
Little more than a year after becoming the voice of the Triple Crown, Larry Collmus finds himself standing on the precipice of what may be racing history in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Jordan will be celebrating his 64th birthday on Saturday; a day that could be made more exciting if I'll Have Another should win. read blog
Trainer Doug O'Neill said I'll Have Another, who is seeking to win the elusive Triple Crown in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will relocate Tuesday, June 5, to the barn set aside for Belmont contenders.
View the triple crown contenders with near misses. view slideshow
Seattle Slew and I'll Have Another didn't generate much buyer enthusiasm as young horses when sold at public auction. But Seattle Slew became Thoroughbred racing's 10th Triple Crown winner & I'll Have Another could become 12 read blog
Steve Haskin examines works for Belmont Stakes contenders Atigun, Dullahan, Paynter, Street Life, Unstoppable U, Guyana Star Dweej, and Union Rags. watch video
After 34 years and 11 failures, this is the year the Triple Crown will be conquered...right? It's so close you can taste it. read blog
I'll Have Another visited the paddock at Belmont Park the morning of June 3, standing briefly in the saddling enclosure and walking several times around the paddock.
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.
Honoring the winners of the Triple Crown. View Slideshow
Godolphin Racing's Alpha, who last raced in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not be entered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said May 31.
- By Steve Haskin
Seattle Slew, who under Turner's guidance and expertise became racing's only undefeated Triple Crown winner. read blog
Patrice Wolfson, owner of the last Triple Crown winner, says I'll Have Another is a worthy successor to Affirmed.
As he continues to prepare I'll Have Another for the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Doug O'Neill on May 30 recounted a conversation he had with trainer Billy Turner, who trained 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.
In the case of Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, his family tree's branches are laden with tales of triumph and revenge. read blog
As jockey Mario Gutierrez prepares for a coveted Triple Crown in the June 9 Belmont Stakes, he will have the advice of retired rider Richard Migliore, who recorded 1,352 wins at Belmont Park during his career.
Godolphin Racing's Alpha breezed five furlongs in 1:01.93 over the Belmont training track May 27, his second published workout since a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
In preparation for a large crowd for I'll Have Another's Triple Crown attempt, the New York Racing Association for the first time is making grandstand general admission tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Celebrating the career of Affirmed, the most recent Triple Crown winner. View Slideshow
The cheers that accompany his star pupil, I'll Have Another, are always within ear shot, and Lava Man has no reason to believe they are not meant for him. read blog
Javier Castellano will ride Donegal Racing's Dullahan in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
The ominous shroud that has engulfed Thoroughbred racing recently is starting to lift, at least temporarily, thanks to the heroics of a golden chestnut colt named I'll Have Another... read blog
Brereton Jones' homebred Mark Valeski probably won't compete in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Larry Jones told Daily Racing Form May 21.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Special. Evan dissects the race run by I'll Have Another to achieve victory. watch video
Doug O'Neill comments on the rivalry between Bodemeister and I'll Have Another with comparisons to Alydar and Affirmed as well as future plans. watch video
Relive the exciting rivalry of I'll Have Another and Bodemeister! view slideshow
Sandy Hatfield and Kyle Wilson talk about Flower Alley and I'll Have Another. watch video
Dale Romans got his first taste of classic success when he saddled Shackleford to win the 2011 edition of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The trainer is back at Maryland's Pimlico Race Couse again this year with Cozzetti.
As a five-time winner of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas knows what it takes to succeed in the second leg of the Triple Crown. This year, he's at Pimlico with longshot Optimizer.
Evan Hammonds and Jason Shandler handicap the Preakness Stakes track-side at Pimlico. Evan successfully picked I'll Have Another to win the Kentucky Derby; will he be correct this time? watch video
Ron Mitchell catches Bob Baffert trackside at Pimlico. Bob is asked his thoughts on the post position draw and competition between Bodemeister and I'll Have Another. watch video
Exercise Rider Brian VanSteenbergh describes how he got into Thoroughbreds and how he uses his horsemanship to work with Three Chimneys' stallions. Including Flower Alley, sire of Kentucky Derby 138 winner I'll Have Another. watch video
Dr. Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari, are hoping that I'll Have Another will help them complete a personal Triple Crown this weekend.
Trainer Doug O'Neill discusses throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles baseball game May 15, 2012. watch video
Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male, will not run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), his majority owner said May 14.
After 34 years (and we've been there through all of them) we're entitled to think or dream ahead. read blog
What can prevent I'll Have Another from finally ending the Triple Crown drought? read blog
Evan Hammonds recaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and several undercard races from the weekend. watch video
Ron Mitchell talks about how I'll Have Another and his connections are doing on Sunday morning. Ron also touches on future plans for other Kentucky Derby contenders. watch video
As he basked in the glow of winning the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O'Neill said the morning of May 6 that he gets "goosebumps" when thinking about the possibility of I'll Have Another becoming the next Triple Crown winner.
The 2012 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. view slideshow
If horses celebrated Mother's Day, 3-year-old Hansen probably wouldn't ever give his winning dam, Stormy Sunday, a present.
Lenny reflects on the Kentucky Derby Draw, including Bob Baffert's luck, Dullahan's guaranteed win and Hansen. watch video
James Weigel feels blessed that a horse he bred, Creative Cause, is scheduled to run in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I). The 3-year-old son of Giant's Causeway is 12-1 on the morning line.
This year's Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) entrants brought a variety of prices when offered at public auction, but none commanded more than $390,000. read blog
Triple Crown winning jockey Steve Cauthen talks about the Kentucky Derby. watch video
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum Brands (gr. I) and living in retirement in New Mexico, is a half brother to 2012 Derby hopeful Dullahan.
Julien Leparoux discusses his thoughts on Union Rags and the Kentucky Derby 138 field. watch video
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