Triple Crown

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  • Flexibility comes home strong to win the Jerome Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-GBbQFCC">Order This Photo</a>

    Flexibility Flexes His Muscles in the Jerome

    Flexibility, the 1-2 choice, was an easy winner of the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old son of Bluegrass Cat got the mile and 70 yards in 1:42.98.

  • Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Classic/i-znCSLnf">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah, Castellano Set Records

    Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah established a single season record for earnings in 2015 while his owner, Zayat Stables LLC, finished the year as the leading owner by earnings.

  • Turfway Winter-Spring Meet Begins Friday

    Turfway Park's winter/spring Thoroughbred race meet opens Jan. 1, with eight stakes highlighting the 46-day schedule. The meet runs through April 3 and includes the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III).

  • Haskin: Say Goodbye to Louisville

    Looking through my old Derby recaps for Blood-Horse, I have compiled a series of backstretch anecdotes that I feel capture some of my most memorable behind-the-scenes moments covering the Derby.

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist, Songbird Prepping for 2016 Debuts

    Undefeated Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist worked four furlongs on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Dec. 27 in preparation for his 3-year-old debut in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II).

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah's Crown Top Sports Story

    American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, culminating in his breathtaking victory in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) that ended a 37-year drought, was honored Dec. 24 as the "Sports Story of the Year" by AP.

  • Huitlacoche with trainer Fausto Gutierrez

    'Mexican Pharoah' Targets Clasico del Caribe

    On Dec. 13, Mexican Triple Crown winner Huitlacoche will be making his first start outside of his native country in the Clasico del Caribe at Panama City's Hipdromo Presidente Remon.

  • Lenny Shulman: Kenny Rice & the Triple Crown

    Lenny Shulman talks about Trevor Denman, Shared Belief, Robert Evans and sits down with Kenny Rice. Kenny tells his Triple Crown story and a moment he had with Gary Busey. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • American Pharoah

    POLL: Rank the Triple Crown Winners

    Who had the most impressive performances? Who prevailed over the toughest fields? Look for the results in the upcoming special Year-in-Review Dec. 26/Jan. 2 double issue of Blood-Horse.

  • Bob Baffert accepts the Big Sport of Turfdom Award.

    Big Sport of Turfdom Award to 'Pharoah Team

    Trainer Bob Baffert accepted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award on behalf of the American Pharoah team Tuesday, Dec. 8 during a lunch presentation at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Online Hat Auction to Benefit Old Friends

    The online fashion auction "Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby" continues with a second Derby chapeau going on the virtual auction block to raise money for Old Friends retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky.

  • American Pharoah

    'Pharoah' Halter, '85 Derby Trophy in Auction

    A halter worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Spend a Buck's 1985 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) owner's trophy are among the horse racing memorabilia available at the online auction site Lelands.com.

  • Smarty Jones settling in at Calumet Farm.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Thoroughbred-Greats/Smarty-Jones/i-Ft2kj89/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Smarty Jones Settles in at Calumet

    On a brisk fall morning at Calumet Farm, dual classic winner Smarty Jones stood alertly in his paddock. The 14-year-old son of Elusive Quality is settling in well at the Lexington landmark.

  • 'All Others' Choice in Pool 1 of KDFW

    The mutuel field was the 3-5 favorite when in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Nov. 29, and unbeaten Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist was the 9-1 second choice.

  • Airoforce takes control late to win the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Airoforce Splashes Home in KY Jockey Club

    Airoforce splashed over the sloppy, sealed track at Churchill Downs Nov. 28 with nary an issue, closing gamely to grind out a victory when making his dirt debut in the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).

  • Mohaymen rallies to remain unbeaten in the Remsen Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jvNJ9rc">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbeaten Mohaymen Easily Takes Remsen

    Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen stayed unbeaten and added a second straight graded stakes win to his record Nov. 28 when drawing away to a clear win in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Nyquist wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

    Nyquist Heads Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist is the likely individual choice, but the ever-popular "all others" wager is the morning-line favorite for the first pool of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Exaggerator comes home in front in the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes.

    Exaggerator Holds in Delta Jackpot

    Exaggerator was the class of the field headed into the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) on the merit of a fourth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), and the Curlin colt delivered.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones to Stand at Calumet Farm

    Smarty Jones, whose 2004 Triple Crown bid and affable connections earned him legions of fans, is returning to Central Kentucky from Pennsylvania to take up stallion duties at Calumet Farm. His fee for 2016 will be $7,500.

  • American Pharoah romped in Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Classic/">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah's Fee Set at $200,000

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will enter stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., in 2016 for a first-year fee of $200,000, the American division of Coolmore Stud announced Nov. 6.

  • American Pharoah attracted a broad following from the general public.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Classic/">Order This Photo</a>

    Reflecting on American Pharoah and His Impact

    The stars aligned in Lexington Oct. 31 as American Pharoah completed his storybook career that included a sweep of the Triple Crown and attracting a large following of regular and non-traditional horse fans.

  • Nyquist wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
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    Nyquist Kicks Clear in BC Juvenile Score

    Nyquist cemented his status as the early favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when the undefeated colt kicked clear leaving the second turn to win the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

  • American Pharoah captured Triple Crown with Belmont victory

    'Pharoah' Developers Honored in Florida

    A Florida senator has filed a resolution honoring J.B. and Kevin McKathan, who played a major role in the early development of Triple Crown winner and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite American Pharoah.