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With no Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner in the Belmont Stakes field, TV ratings numbers for the third jewel of racing's Triple Crown slid to lowest level ever.
Juddmonte Farms' Proviso surged late in the one-mile Just A Game Stakes (gr. I) on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 5.
There has been no more dominating Belmont Stakes (gr. I) performance this century than Point Given's, according to jockey Gary Stevens and trainer Bob Baffert.
For Richard Pell, the owner of Fly Down, a victory in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) would be a hometown home run.
The Klein family of Louisville, Ky., has been represented by many graded stakes winners, but Stay Put will be their first classic starter when he competes in the June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
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With no comparable buzz to last year, when Rachel Alexandra battled Mine That Bird, Preakness TV ratings fell for this year's edition
Trainer Greg Gilchrist, who trained champion sprinter Lost in the Fog, is calling it a career at age 62. The Northern California-based conditioner had a stream of stakes winners for owner Harry Aleo.
The Nielsen Company reported that 16.5 million viewers watched the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on NBC, a slight improvement over 2009's numbers.
Jack Conway and his father, Tom, co-own Kentucky Derby contender Stately Victor while the younger Conway also runs for the U.S. Senate
Sidney's Candy could give Jenny Craig the Kentucky Derby victory that eluded her and Chocolate Candy a year ago.
Three "Road to the Kentucky Derby" telecasts, featuring prep races for The Run for the Roses, showed increased viewership this year, NBC reported.
NBC's coverage of the Toyota Blues Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby earned O.K. ratings numbers April 10 as the network's three-program Derby prep series came to an end
More than two-million viewers tuned in to NBC to watch coverage of the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby April 3.
NBC reported approximately 1.2-million households tuned in to its Apr. 3 coverage of the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby (both gr. I).
The first of three Kentucky Derby prep television programs produced modest viewership numbers for the USA Network March 27.
Richard F. "Dick" Broadbent, the founder of Bloodstock Research Information Services, died March 30 at age 73. He was an innovator in bringing technology to horseracing fans.
Former Thoroughbred owner Gary Tanaka was sentenced to five years in prison for securities fraud while he helped run Amerindo Investment Advisors.
Jerry and Ann Moss' wonder mare won all five of her 2009 starts and capped off the year with a scintillating win over the boys in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Maktoum family stable owner of seven U.S. grade I winners in 2009 including Flashing, Gayego, Music Note, Pyro, Seventh Street, and Vale of York
Churchill Downs Inc. is partnering with NBC Sports to televise three, one-hour programs of key prep races on the Triple Crown trail in 2010, it was announced Jan. 11.
Coverage of the Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup cards from Santa Anita Park on ABC/ESPN continued to attract just modest viewership, dipping slightly from disappointing ratings a year ago.
Irish-bred, formerly Bulgarian-owned, German-trained, and Italian-raced Junia Tepzia now campaigned by Team Valor for Breeders' Cup run in Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Karelian may have been named for a comic book character, but he will be all business in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Lillie Langtry is the most accomplished horse in the field of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Goldikova looks to become the fourth horse to repeat in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Producers of the film Secretariat will be at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds Sept. 26 looking for an equine to play the lead role in the movie about Big Red.
Thoroughbred owner Gary Tanaka still awaits sentencing after his November 2008 conviction on three of 12 charges of securities fraud.
Newest Hall of Fame inductee, trainer Bob Baffert has dominated on horse racing's biggest stages since 1997.
Two of the most prestigious turf races on the North American racing calendar, the Arlington Million and Beverly D., will be aired live Sat., Aug. 8, on ESPN from 4:30-6:00 p.m. ET.
Candy Ride, whose son Chocolate Candy ran fifth in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be relocated from Hill 'n' Dale Farm to Lane's End Farm for the 2010 breeding season.
Former jockey Mark Guidry is now making his way as a trainer back in his native Louisiana, and will give a leg up to veteran Shane Sellers July 2 at Evangeline Downs.
Jerry Moss, owner of champion mare Zenyatta, said he hopes to meet Rachel Alexandra in the Breeders' Cup, but likely wouldn't ship Zenyatta east to tangle with 'Rachel' this summer.
Without a Triple Crown on the line, this year's TV coverage of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) attracted approximately half the number of viewers as last year, when Big Brown was attempting to win the Triple Crown at Belmont Park.
Dunkirk, the front-running, second-place finisher in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will undergo surgery today for a condylar fracture of the left hind cannon bone.
Dunkirk, who ran a gutsy, front-running second in the June 6 Belmont Stakes, came out of the race with a non-displaced condylar fracture of the left hind cannon bone and will undergo surgery June 9 at the brand new Ruffian Equine Medical Center across the street from Belmont Park. Patricia Hogan, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, will perform the operation.
Although TV ratings fell for the June 6 telecast of the Belmont Stakes on ABC, that figured to be the case because of the lack of a horse running for the Triple Crown.
Walter Downey's Fabulous Strike survived lightning-fast fractions to take the True North Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Saturday over Benny the Bull.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr.I) winner Mine That Bird is the big even-money favorite in early wagering for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), with Charitable Man and Chocolate Candy both at 5-1.
When considering company that you'd be honored to be associated with, Penny Chenery would make a fine start. Owner Robert LaPenta has two chances to join Chenery and her Meadow Stable as the most recent back-to-back winners of the Triple Crown's third jewel.
If you happen to be walking the sidewalks of New York in the days leading up to the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), you just might run into diet guru Jenny Craig, who will be in town for the race.
So, when the interviews are done and night spreads over Churchill Downs and all that remains to be done at Churchill Downs is cleaning tons of trash off the ground, does one's life really change after winning the world's most famous race?
The "other" son of Birdstone being pointed toward the Belmont Stakes, Summer Bird represents the successful racing and breeding operation of Drs. Kalarikkal K. and Vilasini Devi Jayaraman.
NBC's May 16 telecast of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) from Pimlico earned better numbers than most other telecasts of the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
NBC's ratings for the May 16 BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (gr. I) rose substantially, scoring the highest numbers for the program's race portion in the past five years.
NBC announced national television ratings for the May 2 Kentucky Derby that rose from 2008 figures.
Augustin Stable's Informed Decision made it four stakes victories in a row when she came from off the pace to win the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) on the Kentucky Derby undercard May 2 at Churchill Downs.
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