Triple Crown

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

  • Niall Brennan

    Brennan on Orb: 'He Always Moved Forward'

    To Brennan, success is a result of teamwork and talent. Along with wife, Stephanie, Niall operates Niall Brennan Stables in Ocala, Fl. where Kentucky Derby winner Orb received his initial training as a young colt.

  • Orb settles in at Pimlico.

    Orb Comfortable at Classic Distances

    Classice distances can be demanding on a 3-year-old. Shug McGaughey understands the rigors of a 1 1/4-mile race on a young horse, and has no doubt Orb was physically up to the challenge during his Derby victory May 4.

  • Will Take Charge arrives at Pimlico. He is one of three Preakness hopefuls for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

    Lukas' Preakness Trio Arrives at Pimlico

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas plans a three-horse attack on Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Orb in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). His trio of Oxbow, Titletown Five, and Will Take Charge arrive at Pimlico May 14.

  • Govenor Charlie

    All Systems Go for Govenor Charlie, Others

    Mike Pegram's Govenor Charlie, remains on course for a start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert said May 14. "He came out of his work really, really well," said Baffert. "We are prepared to go."

  • And They're Off: Preakness Edition 2013

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman recap race impressions left by Orb and other Kentucky Derby contenders, races that have produced Derby winners, Hollywood Park, and of course Preakness picks!

  • Black Eyed Susans

    Preakness Coverage Begins May 17 on HRRN

    Horse Racing Radio Network, a Lexington-based broadcast organization, announced May 14 they will provide eight hours of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) coverage live from Pimlico Race Course beginning Friday, May 17.

  • Feeding Racehorses

    Dr. Scott Palmer describes a typical racehorse feeding regimen.

  • Orb worked a half-mile in :47 1/5 at Belmont Park May 13.

    Orb Works Sharp Half-Mile for Preakness

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb turned in a quick half-mile work in :47 1/5 at Belmont Park May 13 and was scheduled to ship to Pimlico Race Course later in the morning.

  • Orb arrives at Pimlico 5/13/2013.

    Preakness: Orb Is In the House

    Orb, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, made his way to Baltimore May 13 after a morning workout at Belmont Park, and is bedded down in Stall 40 at Pimlico, the traditional home of the Derby winner.

  • Govenor Charlie

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    Govenor Charlie Zips; Oxbow Works

    Zipping over the Churchill Downs main track the morning of May 13, Mike Pegram homebred Govenor Charlie breezed six furlongs in 1:10 4/5 in his final preparation for a possible start in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • 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.

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    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).

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    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.