Triple Crown

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

  • Airoforce winning Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

    Airoforce Likely Off Kentucky Derby Trail

    Though early indications are John Oxley's Airoforce came out of his 10th-place finish in the Risen Star (gr. II) in good health, trainer Mark Casse said the Colonel John colt is likely off the Triple Crown trail.

  • Smokey Image worked 5 furlongs in  in 1:00 2/5.

    Smokey Image Finds Trouble Again in Workout

    Smokey Image just seems to find trouble working recently in the mornings at Santa Anita Park, and although that might make trainer Carla Gaines uncomfortable in the moment, it may end up being a blessing in disguise.

  • Shogood leads the way to victory in the WEBN Stakes.

    Shogood Wins WEBN; Next Spot Undecided

    It remains to be seen whether the connections of Shogood will attempt to stretch him out around two turns for his next start, but on Feb. 20 he had little trouble winning the 6 1/2-furlong WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park.

  • Vorticity

    Vorticity Eying Rebel Stakes

    The long-range forecast is for Vorticity, runner-up in two graded stakes in New York last month, to run in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn, trainer Chuck Lawrence said.

  • Frank Conversation

    'Conversation,' Nyquist Shipping for TC Preps

    Both of Reddam Racing's Southern California-based Triple Crown contenders are scheduled to head out of town for their next, and likely last, preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Dolphus

    Dolphus Scratched From Risen Star

    The connections of Dolphus said Thursday they plan to scratch from the Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) as the timing of the race doesn't quite fit for the half brother of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.

  • Owners Pledge Earnings to Equine Research

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced owners John Oxley, Heaven Trees, and Speedway Stables have pledged earnings to the "Share the Wins" program from potential graded stakes wins on the Kentucky Derby trail.

  • Risen Star.

    Legends: Risen Star, Pride of Louisiana

    He raced for New Orleans, becoming the pride and joy of anyone who called the bayous home and making Louisiana the capital of the horse racing industry for a brief yet unforgettable period of time.

  • Mo Tom wins Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds

    Risen Star Can Serve as Gauge for Mo Tom

    Trainer Tom Amoss said the field for the Feb. 20 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds is one of the deepest he has seen at the Louisiana track, and he believes that's good for Mo Tom, who he trains for G M B Racing.

  • Smokey Image

    Smokey Image Logs First Work for San Felipe

    Smokey Image found company in the turn of his four-furlong breeze, as he and jockey Victor Espinoza moved inside of a three-furlong worker and stuck with their unexpected rival to the wire, covering the distance in :47 1/5.

  • 'All Others' Favored in Future Wager Pool 2

    Undefeated Mohaymen (15) and Nyquist (17) were the top individual horses, while the mutuel field option, or "all others" (24), was favored when Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Feb. 14.

  • Airoforce has successfully transferred his form to dirt.

    Airoforce, Mo Tom Top Risen Star

    Airoforce invades New Orleans to take on the local contingency (led by G M B Racing's Mo Tom) in the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds.

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist Begins 2016 Campaign in San Vicente

    Nyquist's first step onto the Triple Crown trail comes Feb. 15 at Santa Anita Park, where he'll look to keep his undefeated record intact against five other sophomore males in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II).

  • Money to 'Bern' in Derby Future Wager

    What makes these two Bernardinis (Zulu and Shagaf) so special and why would anyone gamble on a pair of horses who are unproven in stakes company and basically bucking history, with so few races?

  • Kasseopia finished second in the Grey Stakes at Woodbine in October.

    Motion, Team Valor Collaborate With Kasseopia

    Trainer Graham Motion and owner Team Valor International, who teamed to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom before later going their separate ways, are back with another promising 3-year-old in Kasseopia.

  • Mark Casse in the winner's circle with Whatawonderflworld after the OBS Championship Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Casse Cues Up Sam F. Davis Wildcard

    Whatawonderflworld hasn't raced on the dirt, but trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Tiz Wonderful gelding puts in a good showing in the Feb. 13 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Mor Spirit wins the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

    Making the Grade: Mor Spirit

    This week we take a closer look at Mor Spirit, winner of the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) on Feb. 6 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mohaymen in the Gulfstream Park winner's circle Jan. 30, 2016.

    Making the Grade: Mohaymen

    This week we take a closer look at Mohaymen, winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) on Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Danzing Candy wins an Allowance race Feb. 4.

    Danzing Candy Headed to Derby Trail

    Two days ahead of Santa Anita Park's second official Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prep, another 3-year-old colt made waves with what could end up being his first step on the Triple Crown trail Feb. 4.