Breeders' Cup launched its 2015 Million Dollar Finish fantasy game May 29 with more prizes and opportunities to win than ever before throughout the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: "Win & You're In."
Grade I winners Materiality (:47.78) and Frosted (:47.84) both worked a half-mile May 29 at Belmont Park in preparation of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a pair of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) prospects May 29 at Belmont Park. Carpe Diem drilled a half-mile in :47.66 and Madefromlucky was clocked in :47.84.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner American Pharoah returned to the Churchill Downs racetrack May 28 for a clockwise jog once around the mile oval.
Trainer Kenny McPeek, who upset War Emblem's bid for a Triple Crown with Sarava in 2002, said the morning of May 28 that he will more than likely point The Truth Or Else towards the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
The quality that American Pharoah brings to the table--the quality trainer Bob Baffert believes could help him sweep the Triple Crown--is the colt's smooth stride.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra take an early look at the Belmont Stakes, including who has the best chance to upset American Pharoah. Watch Video
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, who finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) in his previous start, breezed six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on a fast track at Churchill Downs May 27.
Dual classic winner American Pharoah impressed trainer Bob Baffert and onlookers at Churchill Downs the morning of May 26 when the colt breezed four furlongs in :48 in preparation for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Ron Paolucci's War Story will bypass the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in favor of the June 20 Ohio Derby (gr. III), the owner confirmed May 26.
The New York Racing Association May 26 said it has implemented a strategy to expedite access to and egress from Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival June 5-6.
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 1/4 miles on a sloppy Churchill Downs main track May 25.
American Pharoah gets bath after galloping over a sloppy track on May 25, 2015 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Belmont Stakes. watch video
Horses competing in the U.S. Triple Crown races fail to sweep the series because they are under too much pressure to perform in a short amount of time, Sheikh Hamdan told Reuters Africa in an interview published May 24.
Trainer Dallas Stewart could not have been more pleased with the appearance of Tale of Verve May 24, as he watched the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up grazing outside his barn.
UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij breezed an easy five furlongs May 24 in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I). It was his third official work since arriving in New York May 15.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner American Pharoah galloped 1 3/16 miles on the Churchill Downs main track May 24.
Michele and Cliff Love's Xtra Luck took over from pacesetter Majestic Harbor in early stretch and held his command for a comfortable win in the $100,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 23 at Churchill Downs
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Frammento breezed a half-mile on the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course May 23 as trainer Nick Zito looks to pull off another upset of a Triple Crown bid.
Victor Espinoza departs Southern California for New York June 1, for what he hopes is a date with destiny, when he pursues a sweep of the Triple Crown aboard American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.
The gala dinner of the Pan American Conference, presented by Longines at New York City's exclusive Cipriani 42nd Street, will be held Friday, June 5 and proceeds will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
It was a busy day for trainer Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park the morning of May 22 as three of his hopefuls for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) worked at the New York oval.
Godolphin Racing's Frosted is will challenge Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, the colt's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin, announced Thursday.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs. watch video
Trainer Paul McGee also has the $400,000 Brooklyn Invitational (gr. II), a 1 1/2-mile dirt race on the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard, under consideration.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Frac Daddy||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Freedom Child||Thomas Albertrani||
|Giant Finish||Anthony W. Dutrow||
|Golden Soul||Dallas Stewart||
|Incognito||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Midnight Taboo||David Jacobson||
|Orb||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Overanalyze||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Oxbow||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Palace Malice||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Revolutionary||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Unlimited Budget||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Vyjack||Rudy R. Rodriguez||
|Will Take Charge||D. Wayne Lukas||
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