Triple Crown

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  • WinStar to Offer Derby Fantasy Contest

    WinStar Farm has announced registration is open for Fantasy Derby 2014, which offers a grand prize of two box seat tickets to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Cairo Prince rolls to victory in the Holy Bull.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3041743000&k=Jn4SWz6">Order This Photo</a>

    Cairo Prince Real Deal in Holy Bull

    His slate-gray tail streaming behind him, Cairo Prince put on quite a show in the $400,000 Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, winning by 5 3/4 lengths over 10 other 3-year-olds.

  • Extrasexyhippzster, one of 2 stakes winners for trainer Mike Trombetta at Laurel on Jan 25.

    Trombetta Lands Stakes Double at Laurel Park

    Trainer Mike Trombetta had a very good afternoon at Laurel Park Jan. 25, winning the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes with Extrasexyhippzster then coming right back to take the $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes with Bold Curlin.

  • Holy Bull Starts Separation on Derby Trail

    The Holy Bull Stakes almost always serves as my Kentucky Derby Trail kick-off because it begins the separation of the contenders from the pretenders.

  • Derby Trail: Where They're Going Next

    Kentucky Derby prospects are gathered and waiting to run, waiting in the wings, and waiting to come out of the woodwork. Let's take a look at where they're going next on the Kentucky Derby Trail.

  • Tanzanite Cat wins the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Tanzanite Cat Handy Winner of Smarty Jones

    James and Ywachetta Driver's Tanzanite Cat gave up the lead on the backstretch but took it back in mid-stretch and went on to a smooth victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park Jan. 20.

  • Mr Speaker
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    Mr Speaker, Cairo Prince Post Holy Bull Works

    Dania Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Mr Speaker breezed a half-mile at Payson Park the morning of Jan. 19 in preparation for a scheduled start in the upcoming $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Exit Stage Left stayed undefeated in the California.

    Exit Stage Left Steals Cal Derby Spotlight

    Exit Stage Left kept his record unblemished with his third consecutive stakes victory in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 18 at Golden Gate Fields, denying favored Enterprising by half a length.

  • Vicar's in Trouble (center) takes control as they enter the stretch in the Lecomte.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3029260023&k=RJ5BXmX">Order This Photo</a>

    Lecomte No Problem for Vicar's in Trouble

    After demolishing 10 over-matched Louisiana-breds to close out his 2012 season, Vicar's in Trouble gave open company the same treatment Jan. 18 when he rolled to an easy victory in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III).

  • Enterprising won the Eddie Logan Stakes on the turf on December 28.

    Cal Derby Pits Enterprising, Exit Stage Left

    Enterprising, sharp winner of the Eddie Logan Stakes over the Santa Anita Park turf last time out, takes on undefeated local favorite Exit Stage Left in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 18 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Shared Belief

    Shared Belief Misses Work with Popped Abscess

    Undefeated Shared Belief missed a scheduled workout the morning of Jan. 12 but is still on course for his 3-year-old debut in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II), according to the assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Smarty's Echo
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    Smarty's Echo Breezes Half Mile for Lecomte

    Windy Hill Farm's Smarty's Echo worked a half-mile in company Jan. 12 in preparation for the upcoming Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, centerpiece event of the "Road to the Derby Kickoff Day."

  • Top Fortitude broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths on Nov. 16.

    Six Potential Stars Line Up in Sham Stakes

    First-out maiden winners Top Fortitude and Midnight Hawk each take a giant step into graded company as part of a field of six 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 11 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shared Belief

    Shared Belief Works, Pointing for Lewis

    Undefeated CashCall Futurity (gr. I) winner Shared Belief, a leading candidate for 2013 Eclipse Award honors as outstanding male juvenile, worked five furlongs handily Jan. 3 in 1:00 2/5 over the main track at Santa Anita.

  • Mr Speaker wins the Dania Beach Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2982487033&k=bXDxGHP">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Hopes to Follow in Orb's Footsteps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES<br/> If Mr Speaker is to follow in Orb's footsteps, he will have to make the switch from turf to dirt at some point, and according to his trainer that switch may come as soon as his next start.

  • New Year&#39;s Day
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    New Year's Day Retired Due to Injury

    New Year's Day, who upset favored Havana in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired after sustaining an injury and will enter stud at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington.