Triple Crown

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  • Keeneland Crowd on Blue Grass Stakes Day

    Keeneland Sets Attendance, Handle Records

    Keeneland reported that attendance for Blue Grass Stakes Day, April 14, totaled 40,617, nearly 7,000 above its previous single-day record, and that all-sources wagering on the first 12-race card in history was also a record.

  • Bodemeister is all alone at the finish of the Arkansas Derby.

    Bodemeister Blasts Off in Arkansas Derby

    Bodemeister, needing a victory in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) to take the next step on the Triple Crown trail, produced an emphatic triumph in the $1 million race at Oaklawn Park April 14.

  • Went the Day Well (left) worked five furlongs in 1:02 on April 14 at Keeneland. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1793990242&k=VrvpNxB">Order This Photo</a>

    Went the Day Well Works at Keeneland

    Team Valor International and Mark Ford's Went the Day Well, winner of the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) in his most recent start March 24, worked five furlongs in company in 1:02 April 14 at Keeneland.

  • Hero of Order

    An Unpredictable Hero of Order

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Louisiana Derby winner Hero of Order, a $3,000 Keeneland September yearling who has made three starts in claiming company, is by a stallion that was banished to Korea.

  • Maker Schools Hansen in Gate at Keeneland

    Champion Hansen, the 6-5 favorite for the April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was schooled in the gate at Keeneland on the morning of April 13 and then jogged over the Polytrack surface at the Lexington track.

  • Bodemeister

    Baffert Has the Favorites for Arkansas Derby

    Trainer Bob Baffert looks to continue his strong run of recent success at Oaklawn Park when he saddles Bodemeister and Secret Circle, the morning line favorites for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 14.

  • Dr. Kendall Hansen

    Dr. Hansen at Fever Pitch for Derby

    Dr. Kendall Hansen, majority owner of his namesake, Hansen, is getting pumped for the April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and is already experiencing symptoms of Derby fever.

  • Ever So Lucky worked 5 furlongs in April 10 at Keeneland.

    Ever So Lucky Breezes for Blue Grass

    The final work for probable Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) contender Ever So Lucky came April 10 at Keeneland when he breezed five furlongs in a speedy :57 with Julien Leparoux aboard.

  • Raconteur breezed at Keeneland.

    Final Works for Four Blue Grass Contenders

    Four contenders for the April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) went through their final preparations for the 1 1/8-mile test that is one of the final preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Derby Graded Earnings List Inflates

    After Saturday's graded stakes, Rousing Sermon is number 20 on the Kentucky Derby graded stakes earnings list with $270,000. He's ahead of Mark Valeski, El Padrino, Reveron and a host of others.

  • Done Talking pulls away late to win the Illinois Derby.

    Done Talking Delivers Illinois Derby Upset

    With Sheldon Russell aboard for trainer Hamilton Smith, Skeedattle Stable's Done Talking ran down Morgan's Guerrilla in the final yards to post a 12-1 upset in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) April 7 at Hawthorne.

  • Trinniberg and Willie Martinez cruise to victory in the Bay Shore.

    Trinniberg Never Looks Back in Bay Shore Win

    Trinniberg got loose on the lead and never looked back in the $250,000 Bay Shore (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, going on to a three-length victory over Hardened Wildcat.

  • I&#39;ll Have Another (left) outfights Creative Cause (center) and Blueskiesnrainbows (right) to win the Santa Anita Derby.

    I'll Have Another On Top in Santa Anita Derby

    Lightly raced I'll Have Another, running for the first time in two months, dug in through the stretch to stave off odds-on favorite Creative Cause by a nose in a tremendous finish to the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Hansen works at Churchill Downs&#39; Trackside training center on April 7.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1783456750&amp;k=vvKMrWD&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Hansen Breezes for Blue Grass

    Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male and one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 at Churchill Downs' Trackside training center April 7.

  • Isn&#39;t He Clever

    Two Added to Arkansas Derby Probable Field

    New Mexico-based Isn't He Clever and the Todd Pletcher-trained Heavy Breathing were added to the mix for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) when nominations closed with 97 horses being made eligible for the race.

  • Withers winner Alpha

    Alpha, Gemologist Clash in Wood Memorial

    Either Withers (gr. III) winner Alpha or the undefeated Gemologist could lay claim to the top 3-year-old spot if they were to impressively win the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 7 at Aqueduct.

  • Currency Swap is the 4-1 morning-line favorite for the Illinois Derby.

    Wide-Open Illinois Derby Draws 14

    In what is easily the most wide-open field of all the final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preps, the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) drew a full field of 14 for the April 7 event at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Dale Romans

    Irwin, Romans to Discuss Triple Crown

    Team Valor International CEO Barry Irwin and trainer Dale Romans are among the scheduled participants in an April 17 panel discussion hosted by the University of Kentucky's Horse Racing Club.