Triple Crown

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

  • Mike Repole

    Repole Confident in Uncle Mo Schedule

    Although some question the decision to use the March 12 Timely Writer Stakes as Uncle Mo's 3-year-old debut, owner Mike Repole feels the one-mile ungraded race is the right vehicle for last year's champion.

  • HRRN to Broadcast Triple Crown Races

    Horse Racing Radio Network has announced an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks for the Lexington-based broadcast organization to provide the national radio broadcast of the three classics this year.

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    Stay Thirsty Stays Focused on Classics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Descending from a full sister to Man o'War, this colt has the pedigree to be in contention for the 2011 Triple Crown -- but he has plenty of competition, even from within his own barn.

  • Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty working.

    Uncle Mo Works Half-Mile at Palm Meadows

    Juvenile champion Uncle Mo put in a half-mile move in :48 4/5 at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher March 6 in preparation for his fast-approaching 3-year-old debut at Gulfsteam Park.

  • Equestrio

    Dialed In Gets Wrong Number; Stablemate Wins

    Triple Crown contender Dialed In got the two-turn workout he needed in a 1 1/8-mile Gulfstream Park allowance race March 6. What trainer Nick Zito's 1-5 favorite in the five-horse field didn't get was the victory.

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    Stay Thirsty Takes Gotham in Season Debut

    Odds-on Stay Thirsty made a successful 3-year-old debut, taking over from pacesetter The Fed Eased in mid-stretch and rolling to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $250,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) March 5 at Aqueduct.

  • Twinspired won the WEBN at Turfway on Feb. 5.

    Twinspired Returns to Turfway for Battaglia

    Twinspired, impressive winner of Turfway Park's WEBN Stakes one month ago, returns in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes the night of March 5 against a field that includes California Derby victor Positive Response.

  • Dick's Picks: Jump on Board in Gotham?

    It's refreshing and unusual to hear an owner flat-out say in so many words that "we are here to win this race, and I'll be disappointed if we don't," but that's pretty much what Mike Repole said about the Gotham Stakes.

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    The Danzig Line Soldiers On Through Soldat

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Soldat's bloodlines initially appear to indicate he could have problems with the Kentucky Derby's distance -- but he has close pedigree connections to good classic runners.

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    Flashpoint Owner Issues Swale Challenge

    Flashpoint will point for the Kentucky Derby but will not be taking the traditional route getting there said Peachtree Stable president John Fort, who also issued a challenge to the connections of The Factor and Gulfstream.

  • Derby Trail: Where They're Going Next

    It feels like halftime in the 2011 Road to the Kentucky Derby. After last weekend, we culled numerous horses from our lists at The Downey Profile. Here are next-race plans--or lack of plans--for 65 horses still on our lists.

  • Crossbow

    Crossbow Sidelined with Ankle Chip

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed March 1 that Darley Stable's promising 3-year-old colt Crossbow is off the Kentucky Derby trail due to a small bone chip discovered in his right front ankle.

  • El Camino Real Derby winner Silver Medallion is among the 131 nominations for the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes.

    Spiral Stakes Receives 131 Nominations

    The 40th running of the nine-furlong race will be held March 26 on Polytrack. Formerly known as the Lane's End Stakes, the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes was downgraded from grade II to grade III this year.

  • Kentucky Derby Graded Stakes Earnings List

    The Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List includes all 3-year-oldscolts, geldings and fillies who were made eligible for this year's Triple Crown at $600 per horse when the early nomination period closed Jan. 22.

  • Ky. Derby Trail: Dis and Dat

    It took only a week for the Derby picture to get muddled again, as To Honor and Serve's disappointing effort left a log jam at the top of the list.

  • Derby Threat: Soldat

    A winner on turf, dirt, and slop, Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Soldat has versatility on his side.

  • Soldat in the Fountain of Youth.

    Soldat Marching On to Florida Derby

    The Florida Derby (gr. I) would be next for Soldat following the colt's dominating two-length win in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, his trainer said Feb. 27.

  • Uncle Mo

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    Uncle Mo Tops First NTRA 3YO Poll

    Uncle Mo, winner of the 2010 Gray Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), topped week one of the 2011 National Thoroughbred Racing Association 3-year-old poll, which covers racing performances through Feb. 27.

  • Rogue Romance

    Rogue Romance Likely for Louisiana Derby

    Trainer Ken McPeek, who saddled Rogue Romance to run third in the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 19, said that the colt would be returning to Fair Grounds to run back in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) next month.

  • Asmussen Wins Fifth Borderland With Fusa Code

    Steve Asmussen's latest bend on the Triple Crown trail took the two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer back to New Mexico Feb. 26 where his maiden Fusa Code upset the field in the $100,000 Borderland Derby at Sunland Park.

  • Flashpoint is unstoppable in the Hutcheson Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9423386%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Flashpoint Lights Up Hutcheson Stakes

    Flashpoint, shipping in from New York for Rick Dutrow Jr., stole the show in the $150,000 Hutcheson (gr. II), as he ran away from odds-on favorite Travelin Man to romp by 7 1/4 lengths Feb. 26 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Arch Traveler holds off Nacho Business for the win.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9423429%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Arch Traveler Wins Key Gulfstream Allowance

    Favored Arch Traveler won a key Gulfstream Park allowance race for 3-year-olds on the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) undercard Feb. 26, defeating second choice Nacho Business by three-quarters of a length.

  • Crossbow&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9400631%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Crossbow to Wait for Gotham

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he might scratch Crossbow from the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 26 at Gulfstream in favor of next week's Gotham (gr. III).

  • Fountain of Youth: It's Upside vs. Experience

    The field for the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes could be divided into two camps, with four of the entries having a fair amount of starts under their belts and four having limited experience and thus more upside potential.