Triple Crown

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  • Restoring Hope (inside) works in company with Solomini at Santa Anita Park

    Restoring Hope to Make Stakes Debut in Wood Memorial

    A game of musical preps includes the entry of Gary and Mary West's homebred Restoring Hope in the Wood Memorial, sending the son of Giant's Causeway cross-country off a maiden win in a last-minute bid to gain points to run in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Bold d'Oro at Santa Anita April 1

    Bolt d'Oro Tops KDFW Pool 4 Morning-Line Odds

    A tightly-grouped foursome headed by Ruis Racing's San Felipe (G2) winner Bolt d'Oro (#2, 5-1) sits atop the morning-line odds for the 24 wagering interests set for this weekend's fourth pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Audible comes home strong to take the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

    Audible Makes Florida Derby Statement

    Audible doubled down on the form he flaunted during his handy victory in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) when he kicked on handily in the lane after sitting off a hot pace March 31 to win the $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Blended Citizen with jockey Kyle Frey works at Keeneland for trainer Doug O'Neill during the  2018 Keeneland Spring Meet

    Blended Citizen Works for Blue Grass Stakes

    Blended Citizen, who has had much of his success on the grass and all-weather surfaces, prepared for his return to the dirt in the April 7 $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) by working five furlongs in 1:01 March 31 at Keeneland.

  • McKinzie schools March 8 at Santa Anita Park

    McKinzie to Miss Santa Anita Derby

    Baffert said something isn't quite right with the Street Sense colt, who last out edged Bolt d'Oro in the March 10 San Felipe Stakes (G2) but was disqualified to second for interference in late stretch.

  • UAE Derby Press Conference

    UAE Derby Press Conference

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien and owner MV Magnier discuss Mendelssohn's impressive victory in the UAE Derby and prospects for the Kentucky Derby. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    International Runners Could Shape Derby Points Bubble

    Because a pair of international races could generate several Kentucky Derby starters, this weekend's points races will be the most important weekend in determining where this year's Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifying points bubble will fall.

  • Dubai World Cup: Aidan O’Brien

    Dubai World Cup: Aidan O’Brien

    Aidan O’Brien talks about his entries for Dubai World Cup Day, including UAE Derby contenders Mendelssohn, Seahenge, and Threeandfourpence. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club

  • Sporting Chance (inside) finished third in the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    Sporting Chance to Blue Grass Stakes

    D. Wayne Lukas has called an audible with Sporting Chance and will send the grade 1 winner to the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) April 7 at Keeneland, the Hall of Fame trainer said March 29.

  • HRRN to Broadcast Florida Derby

    Horse Racing Radio Network announced March 29, their schedule for Saturday's major Triple Crown preps, the Florida Derby (G1).

  • NBCSN Plans Coverage of Dubai World Cup, Florida Derby

    NBCSN presents coverage of two live horse racing events this Saturday, March 31, beginning with the $10 million Dubai World Cup at 12:30 p.m. ET, and continuing with the $1 million Florida Derby at 6 p.m. ET. 

  • Belmont Stakes Fan Will Have Shot at $150,000

    The New York Racing Association today announced the launch of an innovative promotion that will provide one lucky fan with the chance of a lifetime—to earn $150,000 by picking the winner of the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.

  • Mendelssohn trains ahead of the UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse

    UAE Derby Has Big Implications for Louisville

    The band certainly won't be playing "My Old Kentucky Home" when an international field of 3-year-olds takes the track March 31 at Meydan for the UAE Derby (G2), but connections of several starters also are thinking about a trip to Louisville.

  • Lone Sailor (outside) is edged by Noble Indy in the Louisiana Derby

    Derby Hopeful Lone Sailor Well Worth Purchase Price

    While Lone Sailor was just denied what would have been an emotional win for his connections in the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) March 24 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the $200,000 purse he earned surpasses his purchase price.

  • Noble Indy is ranked seventh in this week's NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

    Noble Indy Moves Up in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

    With the victory in the Louisiana Derby, Noble Indy ensured himself a spot in the Kentucky Derby field with 100 qualifying points and also received a step up on the top-10 ladder to seventh position in week nine of the NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

  • Gronkowski, with Amer Abdulaziz (left), after winning the Road to the Kentucky Derby Conditions Stakes at Kempton

    Gronkowski Staying Home for Burradon Stakes

    Trainer Jeremy Noseda has changed course on his plans for Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) contender Gronkowski, who will not be shipped to the U.S. for a prep race but instead will start in the Burradon March 30 at Newcastle.

  • Noble Indy (inside) fights off Lone Sailor to capture the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course

    Noble Indy Takes Louisiana Derby

    The already loaded slate of classic contenders on the roster for WinStar Farm got another boost March 24 when Noble Indy, the son of Take Charge Indy owned in partnership with Repole Stable, fought off Lone Sailor to win the Louisiana Derby.

  • Jeff Bloom celebrates Midnight Bisou’s win in the Santa Ynez Stakes

    Bloom Racing Flourishing at Every Point of Call

    Not only does his Bloom Racing have a leading contender for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou, it has a Kentucky Derby candidate in Snapper Sinclair, who starts in the March 24 Twinspires Louisiana Derby (G2).

  • Trainer Mark Hennig will send Strike Power out next in the Florida Derby

    Strike Power Sharp in Florida Derby Bullet Work

    Courtlandt Farms' homebred Strike Power put an exclamation point on his final major workout ahead of the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31 with a bullet half-mile breeze over Gulfstream Park's main track the morning of March 23.

  • William Woodward Sr. leading Gallant Fox

    BackTrack: Gallant Fox the Second 'Triple Event' Winner

    This week is a recap of the Belmont Stakes win of Gallant Fox that ran in the June 14, 1930 issue of BloodHorse. Note the writer declaring Sir Barton and Gallant Fox the first two "Triple Event" winners.

  • A crowd of 37,500 enjoys the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    Oaklawn Reports Record Rebel Day Handle

    Total pari-mutuel handle on the 10-race Rebel Day March 17 card at Oaklawn Park was a record for March and a non-Arkansas Derby Day, eclipsing marks set from last year's corresponding program, despite one fewer race.