So, we're breeding fragile horses who cannot stand up to rigid racing and training programs. At least that's what we keep hearing. read blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the Triple Crown, the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita for 2014, Paynter, and Bob Baffert's second season. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Cot Campbell of Dogwood Stable reflects on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victory of Palace Malice and what life has been like for him since that June 8 victory.
The 2013 Triple Crown left us much to celebrate. read blog
This year's telecast of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 8 registered a final national rating of 4.5 and an 11 share, down slightly from 4.8/11 in 2011, NBS Sports Network said June 11.
Thoroughbred racing has its own unique way of transporting the past into the present, recycling great achievements and sometimes surpassing them. read blog
Evan Hammonds recaps the Belmont Stakes, how the rest of the summer looks for the 3-year-old crop, and then mentions a special 10-year-old named Calidoscopio. watch video
Lenny Shulman recaps the 145th Belmont Stakes won by Palace Malice. Watch Video
Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice enters the winner's circle. Watch Video
Images from the week leading up to Belmont Stakes Day 2013. View Slideshow
Claire Novak takes a look at the track conditions on June 7, Belmont Stakes Eve. Watch Video
The New York Racing Association has placed a blue-and-white striped pole inside the main track that marks 31 lengths from the finish line, the margin of Secretariat's victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Overanalyze at Belmont Park on June 7, one day before the Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
- By Steve Haskin
It's time to try to analyze this year's Belmont Stakes. read blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about his five Belmont starters on the day before the race. Watch Video
The transcript for the Live Blog is now available. Read Transcript
Dr. Scott Palmer explains how vital signs are used to monitor racehorses during and after training. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby winner Orb grazes at Belmont June 6, two days before the Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Belmont Stakes full field, which includes Kentucky Derby winner Orb on his home track, and Preakness winner Oxbow. watch video
Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds talks about Peter Pan Stakes winner Freedom Child's Belmont Stakes chances. Watch Video
When D. Wayne Lukas sends Preakness winner Oxbow in the Belmont Stakes June 8, the Racing Hall of Fame trainer believes his competitors will be tangling with a much more mature horse.
Orb, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post position 5 and was installed the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to be run at Belmont Park June 8.
NBC network will provide two hours of coverage June 7 and start its pre-race program at 3 p.m. June 8. Post time for the Belmont Stakes is 6:36 p.m. EDT.
Ron Turcotte remembers Secretariat's Belmont Stakes and the completion of the Triple Crown.
- By Claire Novak
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin talks about Belmont Stakes contender Incognito. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Belmont Stakes contender Frac Daddy looks out from his stall at Belmont Park June 4. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Trainer Tom Albertrani talks about Peter Pan Stakes (gr.II) winner Freedom Child, who will run in the Belmont Stakes for West Point Thoroughbreds and partners. watch video
Dr. Scott Palmer describes some common shoeing techniques for racehorses. watch video
The Triple Crown may not be on the line June 8, but a 4-year-old gelding will shoot for another type of triple at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.
Steve Haskin, Blood-Horse magazine's senior correspondent, discusses the Triple Crown races so far this year and offers his perspective on the upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
You don't witness it very often, but one of those cheering the loudest for D. Wayne Lukas and Oxbow in the final quarter mile of the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) was one of his opponents in the race. read blog
Tizamazing, dam of Preakness winner Oxbow with her 2013 Unbridled's Song colt born on April 16, 2013, at Burleson Farm in Kentucky. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps Oxbow and his Preakness Stakes win and how Orb performed. watch video
Hall of fame trainer Shug McGaughey shares his thoughts on Orb's fourth-place finish in the May 18 Preakness (gr. I) on the morning of May 19, and speaks of plans for the future including a potential Bemont Stakes run. watch video
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas supervises the loading of Preakness winner Oxbow at Pimlico May 19. watch video
From a field of 19 for the Kentucky Derby, the runners now number nine for the Preakness. This year Departing, Titletown Five, and Govenor Charlie opted to forego the Run for the Roses to chase black-eyed Susans instead.
Can the Kentucky Derby winner hold off eight challengers -- including five wheeling back from that race two weeks ago -- in the May 18 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico? Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey thinks so.
Orb was the 3-5 favorite in very early wagering on the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), according to the Maryland Jockey Club.
While in recent years horse racing has made strides toward drug reform and uniform medication rules, one only need look at its biggest series, the Triple Crown, to see a lack of consistency.
If you missed the live blog, read the transcript. Read Transcript
Trainer Shug McGaughey said May 17 Orb is coming up to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in fine order, but there is still a race to be run against eight other horses.
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the field of the Preakness Stakes. Will Orb hold off Departing and former Kentucky Derby rivals? watch video
Dr. Scott Palmer explains why some racehorses wear tongue ties and why this equipment is important. watch video
Two charitable entities of The Jockey Club Foundation will benefit from a sponsorship arrangement between the Maserati car company and Orb, the even-money favorite for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Orb, the expected heavy favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), jogged and then galloped the morning of May 16 at Pimlico Race Course to give trainer Shug McGaughey every reason to be positive about the colt's chances.
Nine horses have been entered for the 138th Preakness Stakes (gr. I): Orb, Departing, Goldencents, Govenor Charlie, Itsmyluckyday, Mylute, Oxbow, Titletown Five and Will Take Charge.
To Brennan, success is a result of teamwork and talent. Along with wife, Stephanie, Niall operates Niall Brennan Stables in Ocala, Fl. where Kentucky Derby winner Orb received his initial training as a young colt.
Classice distances can be demanding on a 3-year-old. Shug McGaughey understands the rigors of a 1 1/4-mile race on a young horse, and has no doubt Orb was physically up to the challenge during his Derby victory May 4.
Kevin Krigger has never won a Triple Crown race, but he admits it's on his bucket list. May 18, he could become the first African-American jockey to win the Preakness in 115 years since Willie Simms' victory in 1898.
Mike Pegram's Govenor Charlie, remains on course for a start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert said May 14. "He came out of his work really, really well," said Baffert. "We are prepared to go."
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