Keyword: Kentucky Derby

  • MarketWatch: Walden on Pioneerof the Nile

    WinStar Farm president and chief executive officer Elliott Walden discusses the rise of Pioneerof the Nile, sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, into the upper echelon of stallions.

  • Year-Over-Year Handle Up Almost 5% in May

    With pari-mutuel wagering up for the Kentucky Oaks day card, the Kentucky Derby day card, and the Preakness day card, racing enjoyed a 4.82% increase in wagering in the all-important month of May.

  • (June 6, 2015) American Pharoah, Victor Espinoza up, becomes the 12th Triple Crown winner...
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    The American Pharoah Story

    Thoroughbred racing once again pinned hopes and dreams upon the latest Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner heading into the Belmont. Finally, American Pharoah delivered, rolling to victory and becoming the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

  • Pharoah Fits Profile of Triple Crown Winner

    Since Affirmed swept the Triple Crown in 1978, there have been a total of 13 horses who have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Of those, 12 failed in the Belmont Stakes and one was scratched the day.

  • American Pharoah

    American Pharoah Impressive in Workout

    Dual classic winner American Pharoah impressed trainer Bob Baffert and onlookers at Churchill Downs the morning of May 26 when the colt breezed four furlongs in :48 in preparation for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Sheikh Hamdan: U.S. TC Too Much Pressure

    Horses competing in the U.S. Triple Crown races fail to sweep the series because they are under too much pressure to perform in a short amount of time, Sheikh Hamdan told Reuters Africa in an interview published May 24.

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    American Pharoah to Stand at Ashford Stud

    Dual classic winner American Pharoah, who is seeking to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, will retire to Coolmore's Ashford Stud at the end of his career, most likely after this year, according to owner Ahmed Zayat.

  • D. Wayne Lukas and Mr. Z

    Preakness: Lights, Camera ... Lukas?

    Mr. Z is the troubled one of the bunch. He's the kid who is found throwing baseballs through windows instead of pitching toward home plate, whose focus often seems to wander, the wild-card player.

  • American Pharoah (left), Firing Line (center), and Dortmnd (right) in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-141/i-8gV6TXT">Order This Photo</a>

    California Horses Thrive on Big Scene

    California horses have been more than effective at the highest levels of U.S. racing in recent years, and the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was just the most recent example.

  • That Handicapping Show: Preakness Stakes

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course. Does Tom see bets of value in the race, and who will the duo choose outside the top 3 Kentucky Derby finishers?

  • Bob Baffert at Pimlico

    Baffert's Training Brings Classic Success

    "You've got to know when to back up or lean on them. It's just a fine line, but you have to see them every day." -- Bob Baffert, trainer of Preakness (gr. I) contenders American Pharoah and Dortmund.

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    Callaghan Looking to Turn Preakness Tables

    Heading into the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this weekend, trainer Simon Callaghan said there are several factors that could enable his charge Firing Line to pull off a victory over American Pharoah.

  • Calumet Farm

    Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend

    The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: breed Triple Crown runners.

  • 2015 Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

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    Danzig Moon Confirmed for Preakness

    Danzig Moon, the fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will continue down the Triple Crown trail to Baltimore for the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund approach the Kentucky Derby finish.

    Kentucky Derby Top Three Back on Track

    American Pharoah and Dortmund, stablemates who finished first and third, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), returned to the track at Churchill Downs May 7 for the first time since Saturday's Run for the Roses.

  • Summer Squall and jockey Pat Day wins the 1990 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  
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    Game as Dick Tracy: The Summer Squall Story

    On the 25th anniversary of their plucky colt’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) win, Dogwood Stable’s Cot Campbell recalls the thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows of campaigning a top 3-year-old along the 1990 Triple Crown trail.

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    Mubtaahij to Aim for Belmont Stakes

    U.A.E. Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij, who was eighth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in his U.S. debut, will remain in the United States to aim for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, trainer Mike de Kock confirmed May 4.

  • NBC Sports reported that its live coverage of the May 2 Kentucky Derby averaged 16 million viewers.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-141/i-ZnQW483">Order This Photo</a>

    Average of 16 Million Viewed KY Derby on NBC

    NBC Sports reported that its live coverage of the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC averaged 16 million viewers, up 4% from 15.3 million last year, according to information from The Nielsen Company.