Triple Crown

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

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    Midnight Interlude Tries Turf for Baffert

    After terrible performances in the first two legs of the Triple Crown, Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude has been entered in an overnight stakes on the grass during the night card at Hollywood Park June 17.

  • Pants On Fire takes on 5 in the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Pants On Fire Using Pegasus as Haskell Prep

    A week after winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Ruler On Ice, trainer Kelly Breen and owners George and Lori Hall hope to add to their success with Pants On Fire in the $200,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.

  • Illinois Derby winner Joe Vann meets 7 in the Matt Winn.

    Joe Vann, Uncle Brent Top Matt Winn Field

    Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Joe Vann leads a field of eight 3-year-olds entered in the $125,000 Matt Winn Presented by Emirates Equestrian Federation Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs June 18.

  • Rajiv Maragh

    Maragh Suspended for Belmont Ride

    Stewards in New York June 15 issued jockey Rajiv Maragh a 10-day suspension for careless riding in connection with his handling of Isn't He Perfect in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Ruler On Ice wins the 2011 Belmont Stakes.

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    Mr. Prospector's Dominance in the Belmont

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />In no race is the blend of speed with stamina more important than in the Belmont. Mr. Prospector contributed the right stuff to produce descendants capable of dominating the 'Test of the Champion'.

  • Royal Ascot Interview - Mike Smith

    Simon Burgess talks with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith about what racing is like at Royal Ascot. Mike also mentions Zenyatta.

  • TCI - Belmont Stakes Wrap (Video)

    Jon and Joel dissect the Belmont Stakes from the break of the gate to individual horse performances. Horses such as Stay Thirsty, Ruler On Ice, Animal Kingdom, Shackleford and Mucho Macho Man.

  • Ruler On Ice wins the Blemont Stakes.

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    Belmont Winner Back at Monmouth

    A morning after his stunning upset in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11, Ruler On Ice was back at his Monmouth Park barn in perfect shape, according to his trainer Kelly John Breen.

  • Jockeys sign calendars on Belmont Stakes Day.

    Belmont Jocks Sign Calendars

    On Belmont Stakes morning, several high-profile jockeys signed 2012 calendars for which they posed, to help benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund.

  • Belmont Stakes Day begins grey and wet.

    Belmont Morning: Grey Dawn

    Grey skies and damp conditions greeted Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day at Belmont Park on Long Island June 11. A light rain continues to fall with an hour to the first post.

  • THS: The Belmont Stakes

    Jason and James Scully from preview the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and make their picks.

  • And They're Off: The Belmont Stakes

    Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk report from Belmont Park about the Belmont Stakes, including thoughts about the draw, how the race will be run, and picks. Plus, a tour of Belmont Park.

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    Belmont Preview: Animal Kingdom One to Beat

    If many of the names in the Belmont (gr. I) look familiar, that's because they should. For the first time in history, the top seven finishers from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) have returned for the final leg of the Triple Crown

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    Animal Kingdom 2-1 Belmont Choice; Post 9

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and second in the Preakness (gr. I), was named the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I). He'll break from post 9 in a 12-horse lineup.

  • 2011 Belmont Stakes - Predict the Order

    Who will win the Belmont Stakes? Will it be Derby winner Animal Kingdom, Preakness winner Shackleford, or a new face? How will the others finish?

  • John Velazquez (left) and Angel Cordero

    Cordero Has Confidence, Pride in Velazquez

    Jockey's agent Angel Cordero, who is looking forward to watching Velazquez ride Animal Kingdom in the Belmont, discussed the temperment and riding style similarities and differences between himself and the jockey.

  • NYRA Partners With Ram Trucks

    A partnership between the New York Racing Association and the Ram Truck Brand will enable the latter to integrate vehicle displays onsite at Belmont Park as well as sponsor the $150,000 Brooklyn Handicap.

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    Brilliant Speed Has Big Fan in Owner Weber

    He may have been sent off at 19-1 in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 16, but Brilliant Speed's victory that day didn't surprise his owner-breeder Charlotte Weber of Live Oak Plantation.