So, after nearly 40 years, the Maryland Jockey Club, following two hours of testimony and forensic analyses, finally has awarded the Preakness stakes record to Secretariat. read blog
In his hauntingly melodic song, "Hallelujah," Leonard Cohen wrote, "Baby I've been here before. I know this room, I've walked this floor." read blog
The New York Racing Association announced early June 9 that plans to have now-retired top 3-year-old I'll Have Another lead the post parade for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) were being canceled.
Owner Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O'Neill announced June 8 that I'll Have Another has been retired due to a tendon injury, his quest for the Triple Crown ended a day before his scheduled start in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Join Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk to talk Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown. Read Transcript
In the fourth of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse issue of June 12, 1937, on War Admiral winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.
A congested detention barn for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) horses led trainer Doug O'Neill to send I'll Have Another out for an early jog and gallop June 8.
Though trainers David Hofmans and Elliott Walden ended historic bids, they'll be rooting for I'll Have Another to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
In the third of 11 installments on previous Triple Crown winners, here is an excerpt from The Blood-Horse of June 15, 1935 on Omaha winning the Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown.
Sir Barton was the first to capture the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Kentucky Derby, although this only became known as the 'Triple Crown' in later years.
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
Focusing on I'll Have Another's attempt to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, the TVG network will provide extensive coverage highlighted by on-site programming from New York's Belmont Park.
J. Paul Reddam comments on his Triple Crown experiences, I'll Have Another's chances at winning the Belmont Stakes and more! watch video
Trainer Doug O'Neill said June 5 that he was holding off on relocating I'll Have Another to the barn set aside for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) horses at Belmont Park and that the move would now be made June 6.
I'll Have Another will have an additional rival in 144th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9 in New York as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.
Taking in the Manhattan skyline from atop the Empire State Building, Mario Gutierrez was a long way from his small hometown near Veracruz, Mexico.
A labor dispute will not prevent the running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9, the New York Daily News reported June 5.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who will saddle Optimizer in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), was taken to Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., June 5 after one of his horses reared up and struck him in the head.
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.
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