Triple Crown

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

  • Travelin Man won the April 3 Swale by two lengths at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Under Lights, Derby Trial Draws Solid Field

    The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) isn't much of a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trial anymore, but that has not prevented the race from drawing a strong mix of sprinters/milers on opening night at Churchill Downs.

  • TCI - Kentucky Oaks Preview (Video)

    A special Triple Crown Insider looks at the Kentucky Oaks, including an interview with Barry Irwin of Team Valor, owners of Summer Soiree.

  • Mike Repole

    Repole Talks Disclosure, Says 'Mo is Sound

    Uncle Mo's and Stay Thirsty's owner bluntly discusses several controversial topics, including full disclosure, the rumors, speculation, and observations regarding Uncle Mo's physical well being.

  • The Factor at Churchill Downs.

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    The Factor Will Not Run in Derby

    The Factor, who underwent a myectomy recently after displacing his palate in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), is no longer under consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Comprehensive Kentucky Derby Workout Report

    This report takes a look at recent workouts of every horse probable or possible to make the Kentucky Derby field at this point. It summarizes last-race information and workouts since then.

  • Midnight Interlude at Churchill Downs.

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    Midnight Interlude Posts Bullet Work

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude posted his third consecutive bullet workout when he covered six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on the Churchill Downs main track the morning of April 26.

  • Uncle Mo

    Pletcher: Uncle Mo 'On Track' for Derby

    Trainer Todd Pletcher said Repole Stable's Uncle Mo is showing every indication that he is on track for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and has recovered from a gastrointestinal tract infection.

  • TCI Top 20 for April 25, 2011

    2 new horses enter the list as 2 horses leave the list. How does Jaycito being off the trail effect the TCI Top 20?

  • Stay Thirsty, inside with Calvin Borel, working at Churchill Downs.

    Stay Thirsty Sizzles; Mucho Macho Man Works

    Repole Stables' Stay Thirsty sizzled five furlongs in a "bullet" 1:00 over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on Easter Sunday as he continued to prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Animal Kingdom working at Keeneland on April 23.

    Animal Kingdom Work Not Ideal

    Animal Kingdom's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) work at Keeneland April 23 'didn't go as planned' in the eyes of trainer Graham Motion, as the colt was clocked in 1:02.80 for five furlongs.

  • Derby Kitten flies home under Julien Leparoux to win the Coolmore Lexington.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby Kitten Pulls Lexington Upset

    Derby Kitten capped a big day for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, as the homebred 3-year-old got up in the late stages to win the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) April 23 on a stormy day at Keeneland.

  • Adios Charlie fights back to win the Jerome.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Adios Charlie Waves Goodbye in Jerome

    Adios Charlie, passed in the stretch by Justin Phillip, re-broke along the inside to win the $150,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. II) going away on a sloppy track at rainy Aqueduct April 23.

  • Tampa Bay Derby Winner Watch Me Go

    Watch Me Go Set for Trip to Churchill

    Gilbert Campbell's Watch Me Go, currently 21st on the list of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) graded stakes earnings, will be shipped from South Florida to Churchill Downs early next week, according to trainer Kathleen O'Connell.

  • Live Blog - Friday, April 22 at NOON ET

    Join Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra for a live, one hour chat this Friday at Noon EDT. Be ready to talk Derby and anything else that's on your mind.

  • And They're Off: Pre-Derby Edition

    Lenny and Steve review at the Arkansas Derby, delve into some Derby trivia, discuss trainer Rick Dutrow, look back on the career of A.P. Indy, and more.

  • Brilliant Speed in the 2011 Blue Grass Stakes.
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    Brilliant Speed, Solid Stamina

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br /> With a closing kick that makes him aptly named and a pedigree infused with stoutness, Brilliant Speed should have no trouble with the Kentucky Derby's 10 furlongs.

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    Pletcher Keeping Close Eye on Uncle Mo

    The one-time heavy favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Repole Stable's Uncle Mo, was out for a gallop at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, April 19 in his first full day since arriving in Louisville.

  • New: Kentucky Derby Graded Earnings List

    With nearly all of the prep races for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) completed, here are the rankings by earnings in graded stakes races that will be used to determine the 20 starters in the classic.

  • Archarcharch

    Archarcharch, Nehro Heading for Louisville

    Archarcharch and Nehro, first and second, respectively in the $1 million Arkansas Derby April 16, are both destined for the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7, according to their connections.

  • Stay Thirsty

    Decisive Moment, 'Thirsty Drill at Churchill

    Stay Thirsty and Decisive Moment, 3-year-old colts pointed toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in strong workouts at Churchill Downs April 17 in their first efforts of the spring over the track.