Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom had successful surgery to repair a hairline slab fracture, Team Valor International president Barry Irwin said in a statement July 7.
After examining a second set of X-rays, it was determined that the leg injury suffered by Animal Kingdom was more serious than initially thought and he will not race again this season.
Jason Shandler provides updates on all 3YOs that won graded stakes this season. read blog
Lenny and Steve review the Triple Crown season, which horse divisions are the best currently, assess the BC Juvenile Sprint and Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom has suffered an injury to his left hind leg, Team Valor International president Barry Irwin confirmed June 16.
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).
Aron Wellman, 33, said he has resigned from his position as vice president of Team Valor International.
The Belmont slop produced yet another 3-year-old upset Read Blog
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. Watch Video
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.
Lenny Shulman recaps the upset performance of Ruler On Ice in the 2011 Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
From Animal Kingdom's stumble to the triumph of Ruler On Ice, the scenes of the 2011 Belmont Stakes. View Slideshow
Longshot son of Roman Ruler takes the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) over Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed on a muddy track at Belmont Park.
Animal Kingdom and Master of Hounds received the bulk of the early betting action for the Belmont Stakes; Shackleford was being largely ignored.
Animal Kingdom, of course, must be included in all exotic bets. It's just a question who do you put with him? read blog
Lenny Shulman reports the news of the day, including Master of Hounds' quarter-mile work, and gallops by Animal Kingdom and Mucho Macho Man. Watch Video
Jason and James Scully from twinspires.com preview the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and make their picks. Watch Video
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A look at all the participants in the 2011 Belmont Stakes, and picks for the big race. Watch Video
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. Watch Video
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
If you can overlook the fact that Nehro has won only one race in his career in six starts, he has a much going for him in regard to being an ideal Belmont Stakes horse as anyone. read blog
Lenny Shulman talks with Graham Motion, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. Watch Video
Selections for the Belmont and the late Pick 4 from Jason Shandler. read blog
Lenny Shulman reports the news of the day, including the first appearance of Master of Hounds at Belmont. Plus, Animal Kingdom, Isn't He Perfect, Santiva, Prime Cut, and Nehro. Watch Video
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.
Steve Haskin looks at the draw, and how the race will be run. read blog
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? Predict the Order
Lenny Shulman reports on the activities of the day, including Animal Kingdom and Shackleford schooling in the gate. Plus, a weather report. Watch Video
Team Valor's Barry Irwin thinks Mucho Macho Man is the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes. read blog
The Belmont could be the start of a big run by one of many horses from this year's crop. read blog
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.
Brilliant Speed was born for the Belmont Stakes. read blog
Racing across the world, and prepping for the Belmont Stakes. View Slideshow
When Randy Bradshaw broke and prepared Animal Kingdom for racing, the Team Valor International homebred colt wasn't the most precocious pupil, but his potential to be a talented runner was apparent.
Animal Kingdom zipped a half-mile in :47.76 on the Belmont Park surface June 6 as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner showed his readiness for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Animal Kingdom arrived at Belmont Park at approximately 7:30 a.m. (EDT) June 5 to prepare for the June 11, $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Greg Goodman's Mt. Brilliant Farm bred Nehro, Zayat Stables' Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up and contender for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11 in New York.
The work tab at Belmont Park will be busy the weekend of June 4 as some contenders for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) will be putting in their final workouts.
Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom galloped 1 1/2 miles on the dirt at Fair Hill Training Center June 3 in continued preparations for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Although most Triple Crown trainers admit their concern about having to run three grueling races in five weeks, the trainers of Animal Kingdom and Shackleford actually can't wait for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
The Belmont should go a long way in helping decide the eventual 3YO champion. read blog
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and Preakness (gr. I) runner-up Animal Kingdom will run in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, June 11, trainer Graham Motion said May 27.
Undefeated Australian mare Black Caviar and British star Frankel share the to weight of 130 pounds in the latest World Thoroughbred Rankings.
A look back at the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes Top 10 and, comments from Michael Lauffer, co-owner/co-breeder of Shackleford. Watch Video
PORTER ON PEDIGREES: The 2011 Preakness Stakes winner gives Forestry a boost the same year the stallion's stud fee dropped to its lowest point. Shackleford also has pedigree ties to Mr. Prospector and Dr. Fager.
- By Steve Haskin
Fortnight Follies: Trainers, don't sweat the two weeks. read blog
Shackleford ends Kingdom's Triple Crown bid Read Blog
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford returned to Churchill Downs in Kentucky May 22, and trainer Dale Romans said there's a "better than 50-50 chance" the colt will race in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Shackleford holds off a late-charging Animal Kingdom. Astrology finished third.
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