Triple Crown

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

  • Brody's Cause

    Brody's Cause? An Iowa Community College

    Dennis and Susan Albaugh announced that if their horse, Brody's Cause, wins the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7 at Churchill Downs, he will donate his share of the purse to the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation.

  • Johnny Avello

    Yearlong Process to Set Derby Odds

    Avello watches the potential contenders over a year in advance and by April of their three-year-old year, he can narrow his list down substantially.

  • Lani Breezes in Final Derby Preparation

    Koji Maeda’s Lani turned in the only work of the day by Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders May 3 when the Japanese-owned and –trained colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01.

  • Whitmore KY Derby feature video

    Visions of Roses: Whitmore's Journey

    Join Chance Moquett, the 23-year-old son of trainer Ron Moquett, as he describes the memories that are made with a runner on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trail.

  • Creator works at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.

    Creator Turns in Final Kentucky Derby Breeze

    With WinStar Farm owner Kenny Troutt looking on, Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Creator breezed four furlongs in :50 3/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of May 2 in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Canonero II

    Haskin: Viva Canonero...Again

    With Venezuela once again invading the Kentucky Derby in the form of Grupo 7C Racing Stable, I thought this would be a good time to once again re-tell the remarkable story of Canonero

  • Jaramillo Named to Ride Majesto in Derby

    Majesto, the runner-up to champion Nyquist in the Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I), will be ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, the all-time leading rider in Venezuela, in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Nyquist trains at Keeneland April 22, 2016

    Nyquist Another Big Score for Dennis O'Neill

    When the auctioneer at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton March 2-year-olds in training sale at Gulfstream Park dropped the hammer on Hip 87 at $400,000, Dennis O'Neill was pleasantly surprised that he was the buyer of the colt named Nyquist.

  • Nyquist gets feel for Churchill surface May 1

    Nyquist Gets First Look at Churchill Downs

    Unbeaten champion Nyquist, the clear-cut early favorite for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), got his first tour of the main track at Churchill Downs May 1 after arriving from Keeneland April 30.

  • California Chrome

    Horse of the Year Contender California Chrome

    Catch up with 2014 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner California Chrome and learn about his new Kentucky home, Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., where he'll retire to stud at the end of his racing career.

  • Uncle Lino wins the California Chrome Stakes April 30

    Uncle Lino Game in California Chrome Stakes

    Free from the likes of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runners Exaggerator, Danzing Candy, and Mor Spirit, Uncle Lino broke through for his first stakes win April 30 in the inaugural $150,000 California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos.

  • Jockey Kent Desormeaux, left, and trainer Keith Desormeaux, right, celebrate after Exaggerator's victory in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I)

    A Derby Rookie's First Churchill Morning

    "I don't know if I'm still taking it in, it's still sinking in that we're here," Desormeaux said. "It is one of those subconscious goals that all trainers hope to achieve, but now that I'm here it's just a culmination of what we've put in."

  • Nyquist and trainer Doug O'Neill arrive at Churchill Downs April 30

    Nyquist Ships to Churchill Day After Work

    Trainer Doug O’Neill said Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Nyquist “looked good and sound” April 30, a day after his one-mile breeze at Keeneland in his final prep for the May 7 classic and his van trip to Churchill Downs.

  • Danzing Candy worked April 30 at San Luis Rey Downs

    Danzing Candy Logs Final Derby Breeze

    Danzing Candy on April 30 breezed through five furlongs in :59 4/5, with a gallop out to six furlongs in 1:13 2/5, in his final timed workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Brody's Cause, with Tammy Fox, works April 30 at Churchill

    Romans' Derby Pair Breezes at Churchill

    Although only one of his horses is currently among the 20 horses with sufficient points for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Dale Romans sent Brody’s Cause and Cherry Wine out for workouts the morning of April 30.

  • Churchill Downs

    KHRC, Churchill Outline Testing, Security

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Churchill Downs have outlined protocol for medication, drug testing, security, and safety during Kentucky Derby week, including out-of-competition testing and the monitoring of horses.

  • Laoban has been training at Keeneland

    Laoban Works Toward Preakness ... or Derby

    Trainer Eric Guillot was pleased with the morning performance by McCormick Racing and Southern Equine Stable's Laoban April 29 at Keeneland, as the grade III-placed Uncle Mo colt breezed six furlongs in 1:12 on a fast track under jockey Paco Lopez.

  • Team American Pharoah, Justin Zayat, Victor Espinoza, Ahmed Zayat, and Bob Baffert

    Team Pharoah to Receive Preakness Merit Award

    The Maryland Jockey Club April 29 said it will honor Zayat Stables, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza—the connections of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah—with the Preakness Special Award of Merit May 19 at the Alibi Breakfast.

  • Nyquist works out at Keeneland with Mario Gutierrez aboard

    Nyquist Wraps up Serious Derby Preparations

    While he took slightly different approaches with the two horses, trainer Doug O'Neill is as pleased with Nyquist going into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as he was with I'll Have Another, who won the 2012 edition of the Louisville classic.

  • Trojan Nation works April 28 at Santa Anita Park.

    Maiden Trojan Nation Seeks Derby Upset

    There are ample longshots in every running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), but one scheduled to make his way into the gate at Churchill Downs May 7 is unique.

  • Nyquist jogs on the Keeneland training track April 28

    Nyquist Jogs in Advance of Final Derby Work

    Reddam Racing's Nyquist jogged on the synthetic training track at Keeneland the morning of April 28 and remains on schedule for his final work before the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).