Triple Crown

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  • Nyquist<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Sentient-Jet-Breeders-Cup-Juve/i-wdM4rQ4">Order This Photo</a>

    Nyquist Named Champion 2-Year-Old Male

    Speed, stamina, class, and gameness were the hallmarks in an unbeaten season for J. Paul Reddam's Nyquist, a three-time grade I winner who was the overwhelming choice for the 2015 Eclipse Award for champion 2-year-old male.

  • Joanne and Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Family OK After Fire in Hotel Suite

    Ahmed and Joanne Zayat, in South Florida where their American Pharoah is expected to be crowned with racing's top honor later today, are OK following a fire in the couple's suite late Jan. 15 at the Diplomat.

  • Jet Black Magic won the Delta Downs Princess on November 21.

    Fields Line Up for LeComte, Silverbulletday

    With next Saturday's card drawn Jan. 8, an overflow field was entered for the mile and 70-yard LeComte, while the Silverbulletday drew eight led by Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) winner Jet Black Magic.

  • Awesome Banner won the Hutcheson Stakes on January 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-FRX">Order This Photo</a>

    For Now Awesome Banner to Stay at One Turn

    Trainer Stanley Gold will resist the temptation to run undefeated 3-year-old Awesome Banner in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park, opting to send the colt in the Swale Stakes (gr. III).

  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972

    First Time By: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.

  • Photographer Michael Clevenger's picture of American Pharoah

    Clevenger Wins Media Eclipse for Photography

    Photographer Michael Clevenger of the Louisville Courier-Journal has won a 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his picture of American Pharoah winning the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to land the Triple Crown.

  • Hill Prince: Meadow Stable's First Star

    Long before Secretariat and Riva Ridge carried the colors of Meadow Stable to Triple Crown glory, those blue and white checkered silks of the Chenery family were made famous by one of the best horses of an earlier generation.

  • Collected and Martin Garcia take the Sham Stakes.

    Collected Just Fine on Dirt, Wins Sham

    Speedway Stable's Collected made the most of his first start on dirt with a smooth victory from just off the pace in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mohaymen<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-7ptWGbz">Order This Photo</a>

    Mohaymen Sharp in Half-Mile Work

    The undefeated Tapit colt went four furlongs in :47 4/5 and galloped out five-eighths in 1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows as he continues to prepare for his season debut Jan. 30 in the Holy Bull (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • California Chrome<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-140/i-C3btprT">Order This Photo</a>

    Taylor Made Launches California Chrome Site

    In anticipation of his 2016 comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Taylor Made Stallions launched the new official home on the web for California Chrome Jan. 6 at TheChampIsBack.com.

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    Fans, Horsemen Asked to Submit Pharoah Photos

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Xpressbet are requesting personal photos from fans and horsemen with American Pharoah for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 16.

  • The Eclipse Award-Winning Photo

    Serio Earns Media Eclipse for Photography

    Scott Serio has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his photograph of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah working out on the Keeneland training track in preparation for last year's Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • 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.