Triple Crown

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  • 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."

  • Midnight Hawk comes home strong to win the Sham Stakes.

    Sham Stakes: Midnight Hawk Soars Over Kristo

    The $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 11 was a two-horse race all the way down to the final sixteenth, and considering the fact that only four runners started, that was not surprising.

  • 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.

  • Shared Belief

    Tentative Derby Plan Set for Shared Belief

    Undefeated Shared Belief, runaway winner of the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 14, is likely to make two starts this spring prior to an anticipated start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Shared Belief rolls to victory in the CashCall Futurity.

    Shared Belief Puts CashCall Futurity in Bank

    Odds-on favorite Shared Belief, ridden patiently by Corey Nakatani, swept past outsider Candy Boy coming into the stretch and easily rolled to his third consecutive victory in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 14.

  • Dunkin Bend will face 11 in the Remington Springboard Mile on Dec. 15.

    Solid Field Drawn for Springboard Mile Stakes

    The Springboard Mile attracted a field of 12 from all points, with some intriguing connections sending their young horses to the Oklahoma City oval for the race won last year by Texas Bling over Will Take Charge.

  • After the Wire: Clark Handicap

    Evan Hammonds reviews Honor Code, Flat Out, and Will Take Charge vs. Game On Dude. Watch recaps of the Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile, and Remsen Stakes.

  • Honor Code after winning the Remsen Stakes.
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    McGaughey Looks Forward to New Derby Season

    Seven months after his first victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with Orb, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey seems excited to try it again with Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner Honor Code.

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    Honor Code Fights Off Cairo Prince in Remsen

    Honor Code proved a popular winner of the 100th renewal of the $400,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 when he battled back along the inside to nip Nashua Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince in a terrific finish at Aqueduct.

  • Tapiture runs away with the win in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Tapiture Turns Heads in Kentucky Jockey Club

    Maiden Tapiture put away early leader Laddie Boy in the stretch and then drew off to register a 4 1/4-length knockout victory in the $175,200 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Almost Famous has gone gate-to-wire in winning two of three starts.

    Kentucky Jockey Club Post Fits Almost Famous

    While the finish figures to be more difficult to predict, on paper Almost Famous looks like he will be the early leader in the $150,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Tamarando rolls home to win the Real Quiet Stakes.

    CashCall Next for Real Quiet Winner Tamarando

    A return to a synthetic track and a quick pace helped propel Tamarando to a decisive victory in the $100,750 Real Quiet Stakes Nov. 24 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • And They're Off: Turkey Day Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss 2013 Championships, Groupie Doll, 2-year-olds to watch for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, and Youth in Racing. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Coastline

    Coastline, Rise Up Set for Delta Jackpot

    After rolling to victory in the Street Sense Stakes Oct. 27 at Churchill Downs, Coastline will make his graded stakes debut in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23.

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    Churchill Adds Fourth Derby Future Wager Slot

    Churchill Downs will add a fourth pool to its popular Kentucky Derby Future Wager to coincide with closing week of the racetrack's 25-day fall meet. The initial pool, to be conducted for the first time, will run Nov. 27-30.

  • Mexikoma at the Breeders&#39; Cup.
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    Mexikoma Heads to Florida to Prepare for 2014

    Team Valor International said its recent private purchase Mexikoma, who rallied well to finish a close-up sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 2, is headed to Florida to prepare for his 3-year-old season.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay to Offer Million-Dollar Bonus

    Tampa Bay Downs is offering a $1 million bonus payout in 2014 to the owner of any horse sweeping the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III), Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II), and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).