Relive Tonalist's victory in the 2014 Belmont Stakes. See where your favorite horse was at seven points of the race with our interactive slideshow. view slideshow
- Bay Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||James A. Jerkens|
|Breeder||William F. Lynn|
|Wicked Strong View Five-Cross Pedigree||Hard Spun||Danzig|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Centennial Farms||Three Chimneys Sales, agent||$375,000|
View the dramatic images during the unfolding of the 2014 Belmont Stakes. view slideshow
Robert Evan's Tonalist rallied late to edge Commissioner to win the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). California Chrome, bidding for the Triple Crown, finished in a dead-heat with Wicked Strong for fourth behind Medal Count.
Join the ranks of those who have tracked the shooting star journey of California Chrome. You don't have to like him. You can even pick against. But what would you do if this time, the hype turned out to be real?
Images from the weeks leading up to the Belmont Stakes. View Slideshow
"Most likely (California Chrome) will be in front of us early on," said Rajiv Maragh, rider of Wicked Strong. "...We'll have to go by in the stretch. I've had a couple of dreams the last few nights that I pass him.
Claire Novak and special guest Peter Rotondo handicap the Belmont Stakes. Peter has had success at picking winners in the Belmont and shares stories while providing insight on this year's running. Watch Video
Meet the Belmont Stakes Contenders. Use this quick and informative guide for a look at the field for the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). It is compiled in post position order by Ron Mitchell, with analysis by Evan Hammonds.
California Chrome schooled at the starting gate for the second and final time June 5 at Belmont Park as his date with destiny in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) draws closer.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Dual classic winner California Chrome drew post position 2 and was installed the 3-5 morning-line favorite for his attempt at the coveted Triple Crown when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Wicked Strong has deep roots in Boston yet has made his biggest score to date in New York, a feat he hopes to further when he tackles the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) as his owners help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk discuss Los Alamitos, the Belmont Stakes Day Card, react to the draw, and give their picks. Plus, an interview with Martin Panza, NYRA Senior Vice President of Racing Operations. Watch Video
Claire Novak reports on the post position draw, including reactions from California Chrome's connections. Watch Video
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome went for a slow and easy gallop over the main track at Belmont Park June 3, with trainer Art Sherman on hand to watch after arriving from California the previous day.
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome was out for some exercise on Belmont Park's main track the morning of June 2, jogging once clockwise around the oval under regular exercise rider Willie Delgado.
If the first two mornings at Belmont Park are any indication, we should see a top-class field of horses in Saturday's Belmont Stakes who are all looking great and working sensationally. read blog
Watch footage of Belmont Stakes contender Wicked Strong work June 1. watch video
Claire Novak updates us on the status and works of several horses from this morning. Watch work footage from Ride On Curlin, Commanding Curve, Wicked Strong, Commissioner, Matterhorn, Palace Malice, and Princess of Sylmar. watch video
Daniel Dougherty's Ride On Curlin, runner-up to California Chrome in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), stretched his legs June 1 with a seven-furlong breeze under exercise rider Bryan Beccia at Belmont Park.
In preparations similar to trainer Nick Zito's handling of Birdstone between his off-the-board Kentucky Derby (gr. I) finish and his victory in the 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Wicked Strong appears to be progressing.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, whose Danza was third in the Kentucky Derby, has purchased Coolmore and partners' Peter Pan fourth-place finisher Matterhorn.
Intense Holiday was taken out of consideration for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after being diagnosed with a condylar fracture following a May 25 workout for the $1.5 million classic.
As Triple Crown contender California Chrome went about his daily routine May 24 in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), a sizable field was shaping up to challenge the colt in the 1 1/2-mile race.
Several horses slated to challenge dual classic winner California Chrome in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 7 are scheduled to breeze this weekend at Belmont Park.
Experience an interactive turn-by-turn slideshow of the 2014 Kentucky Derby. view slideshow
Art Sherman trainee California Chrome leads the slate of likely runners for the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., where he'll encounter new rivals such as Kid Cruz and Social Inclusion.
Wicked Strong went to track for light exercise on Derby morning, May 3, 2014. Watch Video
'We need heroes right now, and I'm hoping he's one of them.' -- Art Sherman, trainer of 5-2 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite California Chrome.
Based on the will-pays of the Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby double, California Chrome will be a big favorite in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
TimeformUS Kentucky Derby and Oaks Day Analysis read blog
In-depth analysis of the 2014 Kentucky Derby including pace figures and Form Cycle Pattern of each starter. read blog
Wicked Strong can claim a pedigree with speed, class, and stamina on both sides, making his future prospects intriguing.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 140th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). read blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst are at Churchill Downs to handicap the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). watch video
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens talks about Kentucky Derby contender Wicked Strong, who blew out down the lane May 1. Watch Video
- By Claire Novak
New England Patriots star Vince Wilfork talks about his love for Boston and horse racing at the Kentucky Derby. Watch Video
California Chrome, the morning-line favorite for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 5 of 20.
Steve Haskin shares photos from Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs. read blog
Four days before the Saturday race, most of the trainers with horses in the classic shared a stage and a laugh or two at the annual Kentucky Derby Trainers Dinner.
Picking a Kentucky Derby favorite is much easier than picking the Kentucky Derby winner, but tabbing his (and 19 others') off odds is among the more difficult guessing games in the Sport of Kings. read blog
- By Steve Haskin
From Kentucky to New York to California to Maryland, there were Kentucky Derby works galore the past two days. read blog
Three contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)--Wicked Strong, Samraat, and Uncle Sigh--had their final classic preparations in New York April 25.
With a few horses moving off the Kentucky Derby contenders list, Steve adjusts his. read blog
In his first work since winning the TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I), Wicked Strong breezed a solid half-mile in :49.62 seconds the morning of April 17 over the Belmont Park training track.
Doug Salvatore profiles each of the expected Kentucky Derby starters in terms of classic breeding and current form/speed. read blog
Steve Haskin reflects on this year's "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and shares his thoughts on who will be on top on the first Saturday in May.
Steve Haskin tells us how the final weekend of Kentucky Derby prep races have affected his Derby Dozen. read blog
Steve Haskin changes his 'Wicked' Derby Dozen list this week. Many have moved up and a few have fallen off. Read to find out who! read blog
Racing Analyst J. Keeler Johnson gives us a play by play of the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races and mentions the exciting Ashland Stakes (gr. I) finish. watch video
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