Triple Crown

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

  • Itsmyluckyday works with Elvis Trujillo at Monmouth Park.

    Itsmyluckyday Breezes Half-Mile at Monmouth

    Itsmyluckyday worked a half-mile on the drying-out Monmouth Park main track in :47 1/5 between the third and fourth races May 12 as he prepares for his next start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Freedom Child rolls to victory in the Peter Pan Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2506412441&k=vGp2XKs">Order This Photo</a>

    Freedom Child Wins Peter Pan; Belmont Next

    Everything finally went right for Freedom Child May 11 at Belmont Park. Romping in the slop by 13 1/4 lengths to take the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), he punched his ticket to the June 8 Belmont (gr. I).

  • Mylute<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2487725846&k=Gqc3xhc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mylute Confirmed for Preakness Stakes

    GoldMark Farm and Whisper Hill Farm's Mylute, fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is a go for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer Tom Amoss said the morning of May 11.

  • Orb at Belmont Park

    Orb Doing Well; Itsmyluckyday to Work

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Jenn Patterson May 10 at Belmont Park in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18 at Pimlico.

  • Haskin: Oxbow and Stevens Try Again

    Up until the five-sixteenths pole of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Gary Stevens was envisioning a fairy tale victory aboard the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Oxbow.

  • Abraham Seeks Better Trip in Peter Pan

    The Road to the Kentucky Derby is behind us, but we still have the Grade II Peter Pan en route to the Belmont Stakes. I am going to try to win again with Abraham.

  • Orb at Belmont Park

    Orb Returns to Training at Belmont Park

    On a rainy May 8 morning at Belmont Park, Orb went to the racetrack for the first time since his victory in the Kentucky Derby. The Malibu Moon colt jogged a mile in preparation for the May 18 Preakness Stakes.

  • Oxbow, in his pre-Derby workout.
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    Lukas Names Jockeys for Preakness Trio

    D. Wayne Lukas has put together a formidable team of jockeys to ride his three starters in the Preakness Stakes, with Gary Stevens to remain aboard Oxbow, Mike Smith on Will Take Charge, and Julien Leparoux on Titletown Five.

  • Titletown Five
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    Lukas Adds Third Preakness Contender

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed May 7 that Titletown Five will be entered in the May 18 Preakness Stakes. Kentucky Derby runners Oxbow (sixth) and Will Take Charge (eighth) are also scheduled to compete.

  • Departing

    Stall: Departing on Track for Preakness

    Although several other horses that prepped at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots ran well in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Al Stall, Jr., has no regrets about having Departing skip the race in favor of the Preakness Stakes.

  • Normandy Invasion
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    Two Derby Starters Added to Preakness List

    Two horses who were unplaced in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Normandy Invasion and Vyjack, have been added to the list of possible candidates for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.

  • Kentucky Derby 139.
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    Kentucky Derby Overnight Rating Up 16%

    The May 4 telecast of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC registered a 10.4 overnight rating and 23 share for the race portion, according to The Nielsen Company, a viewership increase of 16% from 2012.

  • Orb, Joel, Medina, and Shug in the Kentucky Derby winner's circle.
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    Derby Winner Orb Exits Well, New York Bound

    Kentucky Derby winner Orb will van to Shug McGaughey's New York base May 5 and train there until the week before the May 18 Preakness, the Hall of Fame trainer said. The colt exited his May 4 Derby victory well.

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    Orb Delivers Kentucky Derby Glory

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb stormed to the lead in mid-stretch to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4. The 5-1 favorite gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first Derby win.

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    Kentucky Derby Preview: All About Orb

    Florida Derby winner Orb has Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey excited about the May 4 Kentucky Derby--more excited, said McGaughey, than he's ever been. But 19 other 3-year-olds also have their sights on the Derby.

  • Derby Day: Calm Before the Storm

    The backstretch at Churchill Downs was quiet the morning of May 4 as most of the talk centered on the previous day's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and whether the weather would have an impact on the Kentucky Derby.

  • Trainer Kelly Breen explains the scratch of Black Onyx.

    Black Onyx Scratched From Kentucky Derby

    Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. II) winner Black Onyx was scratched late Friday morning from the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), after a chip was detected in his left ankle.

  • Goldencents<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2488102764&k=fLPbQLw">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents 5-1 Derby Fave in Early Wagering

    The slight favorite is Goldencents at 5-1. Goldencents is trained by last year's Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill. Also at 5-1 is Revolutionary, who will be ridden by three-time Derby winner Calvin Borel.