Triple Crown

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

  • Nyquist Jogs Two Miles at Pimlico

    Reddam Racing’s Nyquist went twice around the Pimlico Race Course main track the morning of May 20 in his final preparations for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Preakness Questions Abound…Or do They?

    Although Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, the overwhelming 3-5 morning line favorite, looks to be a standout as he takes his eight-race unbeaten streak into the Preakness Stakes, it is still a horse race.

  • Preakness Draw: Nyquist Overwhelming Favorite

    Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist drew post position No. 3 and was pegged the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Find out what Nyquist’s connections had to say after the Preakness draw. Courtesy America's Best Racing.

  • Nyquist is the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) favorite.

    Nyquist Draws Post 3 for Preakness

    Reddam Racing's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist drew post 3 and was tabbed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite May 18 for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Uncle Lino at Pimlico Race Course May 18 for the Preakness (gr. I)

    Preakness Longshots Continue Preparations

    Trainer and co-owner Gary Sherlock is confident that Uncle Lino is ready for the challenge of facing unbeaten Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist and the other nine horses entered in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) .

  • Lani

    Lani Breezes in Advance of Preakness

    Koji Maeda's Lani took his time on the Belmont Park main track the morning of May 18, before turning in his final breeze ahead of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Making the Grade: Preakness New Shooters

    Cherry Wine didn't have enough points to enter the Derby, Collected took a step back after running in a Derby prep, and Stradivari is lightly raced but is quite fast and appears very talented. All are poised for a run at Nyquist Saturday.

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist Will Be Saddled Indoors for Preakness

    When Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist prepares for the second leg of the Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), his trainer will saddle the Uncle Mo colt in the inside paddock rather than on the turf course.

  • Abiding Star Gets All Clear for Preakness

    Connections of the dual stakes-winning Uncle Mo colt, who is based at Parx Racing, were relieved to get the all-clear May 17 when an equine herpesvirus quarantine at the Pennsylvania track, in place since April 1, was lifted.

  • Nyquist galloped a mile at Pimlico on May 17.

    Nyquist, Exaggerator Stretch Legs at Pimlico

    With the threat of early morning rain looming over Baltimore, trainer Doug O'Neill called an audible the morning of May 17 and sent out Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist to gallop at 6:08 a.m. EDT.

  • Gun Runner Will Not Run in Preakness

    Steve Asmussen officially took Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner who finished third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), out of consideration for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) the morning of May 17.

  • Nyquist schooling at Pimlico May 16

    Nyquist Schools in Paddock, Gate

    Reddam Racing’s Nyquist jogged two miles and was schooled in the paddock and gate May 16 at Pimlico Race Course in preparation for his quest for the second leg of the Triple Crown in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Dazzling Gem

    Dazzling Gem Confirmed for Sir Barton

    Steve Landers Racing’s Dazzling Gem will make his next start in the $100,000 Latin American Racing Channel Sir Barton Stakes on the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) card at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Kentucky Derby 142 trophy

    Drug Tests Clear for Derby, Oaks Horses

    According to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, all participants in this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) have tested negative for any prohibited substances.

  • Exaggerator arrives at Pimlico

    Exaggerator Arrives at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up Exaggerator arrived at Pimlico Race Course at approximately 4:40 p.m. ET May 15 to join Derby victor Nyquist for a rematch in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21.

  • Abiding Star #2 with J.D. Acosta riding won the $100,000 Parx Derby at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on May 7, 2016.

    Preakness: Abiding Star Needs Quarantine Lift

    Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra confirmed May 14 that Pimlico Race Course is prepared to take special precautions to accept the Parx-based horses, both of which never showed signs of illness during the quarantine.

  • Nyquist relaxes in his stall after his Saturday activities

    Nyquist Jogs in 'Controlled Drill' at Pimlico

    Under brilliant sunshine, Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Nyquist put in another morning of light work at Pimlico May 14 in preparation for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), jogging a controlled two laps clockwise along the outer rail.

  • Cherry Wine Steady in Preakness Work

    Graded stakes-placed Cherry Wine turned in a typically steadfast move in preparation for his expected start in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), working five furlongs May 14 in a handy 1:01 3/5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky Derby cover of the May 11, 1957 issue of The Blood-Horse

    BH 100: The 1957 Kentucky Derby

    The 83rd running of the Kentucky Derby, however, is itself, a subplot in a much larger story, one that was revealed in the research for this BH 100 moment.

  • Nyquist - Pimlico, May 13, 2016

    Nyquist Stretches Legs in Pimlico Gallop

    The undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, who was ridden by exercise rider Jonny Garcia, backtracked with a pony to the top of the first turn before reversing direction and galloping approximately a mile May 13.

  • Collected, bound for Preakness.

    Collected Works Way Into Preakness Field

    Speedway Stable’s multiple grade III winner Collected punched his ticket to the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) when he breezed seven furlongs in 1:24 4/5 over a track labeled “good” May 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • Nyquist jogs at Pimlico morning of May 12

    Beat Goes On for Nyquist at Pimlico

    Trainer Doug O'Neill believes Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist will be tough to defeat under normal circumstances in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), though he doesn't underestimate the competition.

  • Nyquist heads to the Pimlico Racetrack

    Nyquist Gets Acquainted with Pimlico

    Nyquist returned to the track May 11 for the first time since scoring an impressive triumph in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), acquainting himself with Pimlico Race Course.

  • Nyquist, after arriving at Pimlico.

    Derby Winner Nyquist Arrives at Pimlico

    Just two days after winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Reddam Racing’s Nyquist arrived at Pimlico Race Course May 9 to begin preparing to run in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I).