Triple Crown

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

  • Suddenbreakingnews at Churchill Downs

    The Twisting Tale of Suddenbreakingnews

    Suddenbreakingnews, a Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender who recently had his sex status changed from gelding to ridgling, might still be considered a gelding had he not contested any of the Triple Crown races.

  • Governor Malibu training June 9 at Belmont Park

    Clement Back in Belmont With Governor Malibu

    Clement's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner this year, Governor Malibu—owned in partnership by Jump Sucker Stable and breeder Oak Bluff Stable—is generating some buzz off a second-place run in the Peter Pan (gr. II) last time out May 14.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 9

    Claire Novak recaps a busy morning at Belmont Park, including a 4-furlong work for Governor Malibu, and track activities for Creator, Lani, Suddenbreakingnews, Trojan Nation, Brody's Cause, Cherry Wine, Stradivari, Destin, and more.

  • Stradivari June 2 at Belmont Park

    Pletcher Aims for Third Belmont Stakes Win

    Trainer Todd Pletcher will seek his third Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victory when he sends out Destin and Stradivari, who each showed just enough in their initial classic races to suggest a top effort could be in the cards.

  • Forever d'Oro -  Belmont Park, June 9, 2016.

    Fipke Doubles Down on Winning Belmont

    Chuck Fipke has had great success hitting the board in classic races with longshot maiden winners Tale of Verve and Golden Soul, and will try that formula again in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Cherry Wine at Belmont Park

    Making the Grade: Cherry Wine's Next Step

    Making the Grade, which will run through the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), focuses on the winners or top performers of the big races, usually from the previous weekend, who could impact the next Triple Crown.

  • Belmont Draw: Post 11 for Exaggerator

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator drew post 11 June 8 for the upcoming June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Co-owner Matt Bryan discussed the final jewel of the Triple Crown, televised Saturday on NBC at 5 p.m. ET.

  • Exaggerator

    Exaggerator Draws Wide in Belmont Stakes

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator drew post 11 in a field of 13 and was tagged the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) during the race’s post position draw June 8 in New York.

  • Creator, at Churchill Downs before Kentucky Derby.

    Flay Purchases Minority Interest in Creator

    Celebrity chef and prominent horse owner Bobby Flay has finalized a deal with WinStar Farm to acquire a minority interest in Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Creator, who is scheduled to make his next start in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Exaggerator works June 7 at Belmont Park

    Exaggerator Floats Turn in Belmont Breeze

    Reunited with Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux for the first time since their victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21, Exaggerator breezed five furlongs June 7 at Belmont Park in his final work prior to the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • A 1960s View of the Belmont Stakes

    At a mile and a half, the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) has always been considered the true test of stamina and ability among Thoroughbreds, according to leading horsemen from the 1960s.

  • Kent Desormeaux after his Preakness win aboard Exaggerator

    Desormeaux Confronting Alcohol Problem

    When Kent Desormeaux gets a leg up June 11 aboard early Belmont Stakes (gr. I) favorite Exaggerator, he will bring with him a new focus on life and a determination to win that exceeds even the intense competition of the racetrack.

  • Romans' Belmont Hopefuls Work in New York

    Dale Romans' Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders Cherry Wine and Brody's Cause wrapped up their major preparations for the June 11 final jewel of the Triple Crown, undertaking very different workouts the morning of June 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Desormeaux to Return to Riding After Rehab

    Hall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Kent Desormeaux issued a brief statement June 4 through his agent J. R. Pegram, stating that he will return to riding June 9 following a brief stay in an alcohol rehabilitation program.

  • 1968 Derby results cover of The Blood-Horse

    BH 100: Long and Bumpy Ride

    The official winner of the 1968 Kentucky Derby never wore the blanket of roses. He never stood in the winner’s circle to have his photo taken for posterity.

  • Stradivari

    Pletcher Duo Breezes for Belmont

    Beating the light rain that began to fall at Belmont Park June 3, Todd Pletcher worked both his Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopefuls, Destin and Stradivari, on the training track.

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart

    Forever d'Oro '50-50' for Belmont

    Charles Fipke homebred Forever d'Oro is under consideration for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), according to trainer Dallas Stewart, following his maiden victory May 29 at Belmont Park.

  • Nyquist

    In Return to Track, Nyquist Jogs at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist, who suffered his first career loss in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), returned to the track June 2 for the first time since his third-place finish in the May 21 Preakness.

  • Exaggerator under exercise rider Jermal "Peedy" Landry

    Exercise Rider's Finesse Aids Exaggerator

    Landry came to mind before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as a rider who had the finesse to manage high-energy Exaggerator—who wound up second to champion Nyquist in the Derby before turning the tables two weeks later in Baltimore.

  • Creator at Churchill before Kentucky Derby

    Creator Works, Set for Trip to New York

    WinStar Farm's Creator, winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), worked five furlongs May 30 at Churchill Downs and is expected to travel to New York May 31 to continue preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Suddenbreakingnews

    Suddenbreakingnews Now 'Official Ridgling'

    Samuel Henderson's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Suddenbreakingnews, recently discovered to be a ridgling, continued preparations for the $1.5 million classic with a six-furlong breeze May 29 at Churchill Downs.

  • Exaggerator arrives at Belmont Park

    Exaggerator Arrives at Belmont Park

    After an uneventful four-hour van ride from Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator arrived at Belmont Park at 12:10 p.m. ET May 29 for his next assignment, the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11.

  • Exaggerator wins the 2015 Delta Jackpot.

    Exaggerator Carries Delta Jackpot Flag

    For Delta Downs director of racing Chris Warren, there's no beating some free, on-track publicity when it comes to promoting the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III).