Triple Crown

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

  • 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).

  • Belmont Fan Bash to Be Held June 9

    Tickets are $15 in advance and provide the opportunity to celebrate the Belmont Racing Festival, highlighted by the Belmont Stakes, as well as provide donations to the two Thoroughbred retirement organizations.

  • Exaggerator winning the Preakness

    Making the Grade: Exaggerator's Belmont Shot

    Exaggerator has only two off-the-board finish in 11 starts, and should have stamina from Curlin. One concern about his chance at the Belmont distance comes from his female family, with his dam and her dam both being winners only in sprints.

  • Party at the Preakness

    A wet day didn't stop the party for fans at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The action on the track and infield made for one of the best parties in sports as Exaggerator avenged his earlier losses to Nyquist.

  • Derby Runner-Up Commanding Curve Retired

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve has been retired from racing and will begin retraining for a second career with Olympic level three-day event rider Phillip Dutton, according to a May 24 release.

  • Nyquist at Pimlico Park

    Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes with Fever

    Nyquist, third in the Preakness Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby, will be heading home to California to recuperate instead of to New York for the Belmont Stakes, said trainer Doug O'Neill May 24.

  • Exaggerator returns to the track after winning the Preakness Stakes

    Exaggerator Returns to Track at Pimlico

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator was in fine fettle the morning of May 24 when he returned to the track at Pimlico Race Course for the first time since his impressive victory May 21.

  • The Ex Terminator

    Did you ever have a recurring dream that you were chasing someone or some thing and just as you were about to catch it you woke up?

  • post Preakness News update vid

    Post-Preakness Stakes News Update

    Claire Novak gives us updates on Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator, runner-up Cherry Wine, third-place Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor Nyquist, and more! Learn who is heading to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and when.