Triple Crown

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  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Draws Crowd for Los Al Work

    With many fans making their first-ever visit to Los Alamitos just to see him, California Chrome put in his final work April 26 before he heads to Louisville for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Harry's Holiday breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2014.  <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-dsFTdPp">Order This Photo</a>

    Vicar's in Trouble, Harry's Holiday Breeze

    On Saturday, April 26, trainer Mike Maker wrapped up serious work for two of his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls when Vicar's in Trouble and Harry's Holiday each breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs.

  • Big Bazinga worked at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2014.  <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-vKMVHdx">Order This Photo</a>

    Busy Saturday for Derby, Oaks Horses

    It was a beautiful Saturday morning at Churchill Downs April 26 as a handful of hopefuls for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) went to the track.

  • Corey Lanerie

    Lanerie Lands First Kentucky Derby Mount

    Moments after Corey Lanerie learned he would ride Harry's Holiday in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 3 at Churchill Downs, surprisingly the first Derby mount for the veteran rider, he called his mother.

  • Candy Boy at Churchill Downs, April 26, 2014 <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-42Xb3FM">Order This Photo</a>

    Sadler Sends Candy Boy to Final Derby Drill

    California trainer John Sadler sent Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) winner Candy Boy through his final major preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Outlines Equine Security Protocols

    Churchill Downs April 25 re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby and the ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its "Safety from Start to Finish" program.

  • Pablo Del Monte

    Pablo Del Monte Works for Possible Derby Run

    Pablo Del Monte, third-place finisher in the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked six furlongs at Keeneland April 25 to prepare for a possible start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Danza at Churchill Downs, April 25, 2014. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-S8KqR4g">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Believes Danza Peaking at Right Time

    While Todd Pletcher often gives his horses more rest between starts than the three weeks afforded his Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Danza before this year's Kentucky Derby, he believes the Street Boss colt can deliver.

  • Rubiano, son of Ruby Slippers, was named champion sprinter of 1992.

    Ruby Slippers

    Of the two most expensive stallions at stud in North America for 2014, one is out of a mare by Rubiano, and the other is out of a three-quarters sister to Rubiano.

  • Cairo Prince <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3041742429&k=JkPDNnj">Order This Photo</a>

    Cairo Prince Scheduled for Ankle Surgery

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reports that Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince is slated to undergo surgery April 25 in Lexington and could return for a late summer/early autumn campaign.

  • California Chrome will try to become the first California-bred to win the Kentucky Derby Decidedly in 1962.

    Seven Derby Hopefuls Bred Outside Kentucky

    Likely Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite California Chrome will try to become the first California-bred to win the Louisville classic since Decidedly in 1962, but six other Derby hopefuls were also foaled outside of Kentucky.

  • Kentucky Derby Trial entrant Bayern ranks 23rd on the Kentucky Derby list with 20 points.

    Baffert Duo Has Derby Trial as Backup Plan

    As usual, trainer Bob Baffert has the racing world hanging on his every move leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), even as he enters horses in the April 26 Derby Trial (gr. III).

  • General a Rod went five furlongs in 1:03 2/5 April 23.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-2n3547T">Order This Photo</a>

    Slow Five-Furlong Move for General a Rod

    In preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), grade I-placed General a Rod completed a leisurely five-furlong breeze in 1:03 2/5 on April 23 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hoppertunity breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 on April 23.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-zqGVvTk">Order This Photo</a>

    Rebel Winner Hoppertunity Works at Churchill

    Grade II winner Hoppertunity breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 April 23 at Churchill Downs as the son of Any Given Saturday prepares for a start in the upcoming Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • For all Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day's accomplishments on the racetrack, his personal testimony is the greatest legacy he’ll leave behind.

    Day By Day

    Jockey Pat Day reached the pinnacle of the sport during his 30-plus-year career – but for all his accomplishments on the racetrack, including a victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, he is best-known for his personal testimony.

  • California Chrome has been working at Los Alamitos.

    California Chrome Boasts Strong Foundation

    If trainer Art Sherman seems calm for a Triple Crown newcomer who figures to be saddling this year's Kentucky Derby favorite in California Chrome, some of that confidence traces to his star's racing foundation.

  • HRRN, Yahoo! Sports Radio Reach Agreement

    Horse Racing Radio Network announced April 22 it has reached an agreement with Yahoo! Sports Radio to carry the network's 2014 Triple Crown broadcasts on more than 70 Yahoo! Sports Radio affiliates across the U.S.

  • One for the Roses: Danza

    Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on Danza's shocking performance in the Arkansas Derby and what it could mean for the Kentucky Derby contender.

  • Chitu

    Baffert Duo Chitu, Bayern in Derby Works

    Chitu and Bayern, two possible starters in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, breezed a half-mile at Churchill Downs April 21 as they continued preparations for the May 3 race.

  • Wildcat Red

    Wildcat Red, With Saez, Works at Gulfstream

    Wildcat Red, working a half-mile at Gulfstream Park the morning of April 20, was reunited with jockey Luis Saez for the first time since they teamed for a front-running victory in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth.

  • Mr Speaker rolls home to win the Coolmore Lexington Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3189833570&k=FCZkskc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr Speaker Takes Down Coolmore Lexington

    Phipps Stables' homebred Mr Speaker took to the Polytrack like a fish to water April 19, skipping home in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) in his first try on the synthetic stuff.

  • California Chrome went four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters the morning of April 19 in :47 4/5.

    California Chrome Cruises at Los Alamitos

    California Chrome, early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) took another step forward when he cruised four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters the morning of April 19 in :47 4/5.

  • Bond Holder

    Reddam's Bond Holder Succumbs to Laminitis

    Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, at one time a contender on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has lost his battle with laminitis, according to an April 19 announcement by trainer Doug O'Neill.

  • Cairo Prince<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2881573798&k=jTz5F9D">Order This Photo</a>

    Cairo Prince Injured, Out of Kentucky Derby

    Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince has sustained an injury to his left front ankle and will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said April 19.

  • Kentucky Derby Stars Come Out at Keeneland

    Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas promised "more stories than Mother Goose," and the four-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner--and a panel of five other Derby winners--delivered on that promise.

  • Samraat<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3053689911&k=mwCwStt">Order This Photo</a>

    Samraat, Uncle Sigh Work at Belmont

    The battling New York-breds Samraat and Uncle Sigh both turned in solid works at Belmont Park April 18, and will have one more work there before shipping to Churchill Downs.