While there are no scoring races for the Kentucky Derby this weekend, there are several races of interest scheduled for Saturday that include 33 Triple Crown nominees. Here's a survey of them.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin examine up and coming 3YO performances, the Kentucky Derby points system, Los Alamitos, and Honestableboy! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. watch video
HRTV will offer racing fans the latest, up-to-date information on the Triple Crown trail when it premieres the weekly Fasig-Tipton Pursuit of the Crown, presented by Twinspires.com show Thursday, Feb. 7.
The good news is Churchill recognizes changes will be made. read blog
With a weekend of brilliant performances, Steve already adds and subtracts from his list. Take a look to see who is new and where others have shifted to. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps weekend races with a focus on performances by Flashback, Revolutionary, Verrazano, and more! watch video
Revolutionary, who had an eventful trip en route to victory in the $200,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, and runner-up Escapefromreality both could return in Wood Memorial (gr. I).
A sortable list of all 369 horses nominated to the 2013 Triple Crown. View List
If you missed the Live Blog, read the transcript to see what you missed. Next Live Blog is Friday, Feb 22 at NOON EDT. Read Transcript
Pete Denk and Claire Novak handicap the Withers Stakes and take a brief look at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. watch video
The Kentucky Derby graded earnings system is gone, thank goodness. No more one-time 2-year-old hotshots getting a free pass and riding the gravy train all the way to Louisville. read blog
Evan Hammonds recaps the Holy Bull Stakes as well as a few other stellar performances from the weekend. What did you think of the Holy Bull Stakes? watch video
A field of 10, some of them with the look of real contenders, will decide whether Shanghai Bobby will be be upended coming off his 2-year-old championship in the Grade III Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
The deadline for early Triple Crown nominations is Jan. 26 at 11:59 p.m. (all times Eastern). Each nomination must be accompanied by a fee of $600.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak and Pete Denk handicap the Pasco Stakes, for 3-year-olds, at Tampa Bay Downs. watch video
New Year's Day has come and gone and that means the race for the Kentucky Derby has begun. Some are ready to become immersed in it, while others aren't quite ready to smell the roses and taste the mint juleps this early. read blog
Tom and Pete handicap the Jerome Stakes, which includes promising Long River, Vyjack, Vegas No Show and Notacatbutallama. watch video
Look back at the year of I'll Have Another's Triple Crown bid. view slideshow
Tom and Pete look at the performance of 2-year-olds in 2012 and discuss who holds promise for a shot at the Triple Crown. watch video
At year's end we typically see many of our favorite stars move into retirement or second careers. In spite of the many fan favorites and talented athletes who have left the track, one thing remains...their finishes. read blog
Steve and Lenny review the changes in graded stakes, Gulfstream Park's pursuit of the Breeders' Cup, and Steve gives his top 20 horses that are potential Triple Crown contenders. watch video
On the eve of undefeated Camelot's quest for the English Triple Crown when he goes to post in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I) at Doncaster Racecourse Sept. 15, the colt's father-son trainer-jockey team discuss the 3-year-old.
Tony Leonard, a legendary equine photographer who chronicled the golden age of Thoroughbred racing, died July 14 at Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington. He was 89.
- By Steve Haskin
Each year, I keep thinking there is no cure for Triple Crown trail withdrawal. read blog
- By Steve Haskin
This free report is a look back at the 2012 Triple Crown by award-winning turf writer Steve Haskin. Download Report
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
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