Triple Crown

News, stories, video, blogs, results, previews for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes

  • Penny Chenery and Secretariat

    ABR's Pedulla: Chenery Inspired Young Women

    Chenery understood her place in racing history as the breeder and owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. She was understandably proud of that.

  • Patrona Margarita opens up on her competition in the stretch of the Pocahontas Stakes

    Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

    Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. 

  • The Tabulator picks up his first victory under the Twin Spires

    The Tabulator Charges to Iroquois Win

    Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

  • Copper Bullet wins the Saratoga Special Aug. 13

    Copper Bullet Sidelined With Shin Issues

    Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) winner Copper Bullet will almost surely miss the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) because of shin issues, co-owner Ron Winchell said Sept. 3.

  • Fans look out from a balcony at Churchill Downs during the 2017 Kentucky Derby

    Churchill Downs Adds European Path to Derby

    Churchill Downs is eager to stimulate added international interest in next year's Kentucky Derby through the creation of a path to gain a berth for horses based in Europe and the expansion of its current series for Japan's top dirt horses.

  • Racing at Turfway Park resumes Nov. 29 with upgrades to the stakes schedule and adjustments to Spiral Stakes Day

    Turfway Moves Spiral Day, Updates Stakes Schedule

    The Northern Kentucky track has moved the Spiral Stakes (G3) to March 17, seven weeks before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). It is also bringing the Kentucky Cup Classic, last run in 2011, to the Spiral Stakes undercard.

  • McCraken is suspended midair as he wins the Matt Win Stakes

    McCraken Back to His Old Self in Matt Winn

    The McCraken that inspires confidence from trainer Ian Wilkes is the one that showed up in the June 17 Matt Winn Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, unleashing his typical kick after ranging up on the final turn en route to a 2 1/4-length triumph. 

  • What's Going On Here: Power of Pedigree

    Tapit—North America's leading sire three years running—didn't get a chance to run in the Belmont Stakes (G1), but his presence in the American classic race certainly has been felt the last few years.

  • Hansel was the oldest living Triple Crown classic winner

    Champion Hansel Euthanized Due to Old Age

    Lazy Lane Farm's Hansel, winner of the 1991 Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1) and subsequently Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old colt that season, was euthanized June 13 due to the infirmities of old age. He was 29.

  • Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Claire Novak pays a visit to Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit and checks in on the status of several other Belmont contenders including Irish War Cry, Patch, Gormley, Senior Investment, and Hollywood Handsome.

  • Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps the Belmont Stakes, where Tapwrit ran down Irish War Cry to become the third Belmont Stakes winner sired by Gainesway's Tapit, and trainer Todd Pletcher's third Belmont Stakes winner as well. Also an update on Hollywood Handsome.

  • Tapwrit draws clear to win the Belmont Stakes over Irish War Cry

    Tapwrit Wears Down Irish War Cry to Win Belmont Stakes

    With an inside trip just off favored Irish War Cry, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit angled out late in the final turn under jockey Jose Ortiz and kicked well clear of the rest in the 1 1/2-mile classic.

  • Irish War Cry is the morning-line favorite for the June 10 Belmont Stakes

    Strong Card Awaits Fans at Belmont Park

    With the first two classic winners of 2017 skipping the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and a pair of hopefuls not making the race, the big-event approach to the day by the New York Racing Association could prove key June 10.

  • Epicharis in his last day of training at Belmont Park June 6, before his soundness issues began

    Epicharis Out of Belmont Stakes

    Epicharis, who traveled from Japan to contest the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), was a vet scratch the morning of the race June 10, after he failed to train several days in a row at Belmont Park.

  • Trainer John Shirreffs at Belmont

    Shirreffs Gets Another Shot With Gormley in Belmont

    In the days and weeks after Royal Mo's breakdown at Pimlico Race Course, in his last timed workout for the Preakness Stakes (G1), it was difficult for the trainer to power forward, but the other horses in his care deserved his best.

  • Tapwrit enjoys a spa treatment June 9 at Belmont Park

    Pletcher Aims for Second 2017 Classic Win

    After capturing the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with Always Dreaming, trainer Todd Pletcher will try to close out the Triple Crown season with another classic victory when he sends out Tapwrit and Patch in the Belmont Stakes.

  • Meantime works five furlongs June 3 in preparation for the Belmont Stakes

    Meantime Could Put Silverton Hill on the Map

    Silverton Hill's Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton have an impressive cattle and horse farm, but it's an hour outside the heart of the Bluegrass in Springfield, KY, where Belmont hopeful Meantime laid up late last year.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 9

    Belmont Stakes News Update for June 9

    Claire Novak reports on the status of Belmont Stakes contender Epicharis, who was seen Friday morning by the New York Racing Association's chief examining veterinarian. Also includes footage of Tapwrit, Meantime, Senior Investment, and more!

  • Smart Strike

    Solid Strike

    Smart Strike’s biomechanical profile reveals he was a natural two-turn individual with as much power as stride, the kind of horse that can get out there and stalk and then keep going until the rest are left behind.

  • Belmont Analysis: End of a Long Odd Journey

    Here we are at the end of the road--the often unpredictable Belmont Stakes, without the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner, without the favorite Classic Empire, and with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the head of the Japanese invader Epicharis.

  • Lookin At Lee prepping for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park

    Another Classic, Another Shot for Lookin At Lee

    Lookin At Lee will not be carrying a lunch pail during the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park, but trainer Steve Asmussen knows his horse will bring that mental approach to the 1 1/2-mile classic.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update June 8

    Belmont Stakes News Update for June 8

    Claire Novak shares information on Belmont Stakes contender Epicharis, who did not go to the track to train Thursday morning after being treated for lameness. Plus footage of Irish War Cry and Gormley in their first trips over the track!

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 7

    Belmont Stakes News Update for June 7

    Claire Novak interviews trainer Mark Casse about Classic Empire's defection from the Belmont Stakes (G1), and checks in on the juvenile champion on a busy Wednesday morning as the remaining Belmont contenders gear up for the race.

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    Broadcast Schedule for Belmont Weekend

    Saturday’s Belmont Stakes card promises to be one of the most exciting events of the year for Thoroughbred racing fans and bettors alike.