Big Brown, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in 2008, was represented by his first winner June 15 at Kazan International Equestrian Complex and Race Track in Russia.
- By Steve Haskin
This free report is a look back at the 2012 Triple Crown by award-winning turf writer Steve Haskin. Download Report
$150,000 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap June 23 offers potential confidence-booster off seventh-place finish in Pimlico Special.
New Derby trail is better than the graded system, but there is room for improvement. read blog
Churchill Downs announced major changes in the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and Kentucky Oaks June 14, with a points system that rewards top finishes in selected races from this fall through the 2013 edition of the classics.
Trainers and owners share mixed opinions on the points-based system that will be implemented this fall for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks in 2013, but all agree the newly-announced system could use some tweaking.
Two executives with Churchill Downs indicated June 14 there is a good possibility the track will drop a controversial policy requiring a non-refundable $50 fee for those wanting tickets to the Kentucky Derby.
Trainer Michael Matz comments on his Belmont contender Union Rags. watch video
View the triple crown contenders with near misses. view slideshow
- By Steve Haskin
Seattle Slew, who under Turner's guidance and expertise became racing's only undefeated Triple Crown winner. read blog
Donegal Racing's Dullahan, the Kentucky Derby third-place finisher who will be seeking to block I'll Have Another's Triple Crown bid, breezed a mile at Churchill Downs the morning of May 26.
Citing higher than expected all-sources wagering during Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) week, Churchill Downs announced a 10% increase in overnight purses effective May 28.
Trainer Michael Matz confirmed May 22 that Union Rags will be ridden by jockey John Velazquez in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
An assistant to trainer Doug O'Neill said Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another was a happy horse the morning of May 21 and could go to the Belmont Park main track later in the week.
Paul Reddam, owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another, comments on life after the Derby, Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez, and I'll Have Another. Watch Video
Sandy Hatfield and Kyle Wilson talk about Flower Alley and I'll Have Another. watch video
Jockey Mario Gutierrez talks about I'll Have Another and winning the Kentucky Derby. Watch Video
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission reported successful Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) programs from an equine safety standpoint.
Graham Motion discusses Went the Day Well and being back for Preakness after experience with Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom last year. watch video
Ron Mitchell catches Bob Baffert trackside at Pimlico. Bob is asked his thoughts on the post position draw and competition between Bodemeister and I'll Have Another. watch video
Exercise Rider Brian VanSteenbergh describes how he got into Thoroughbreds and how he uses his horsemanship to work with Three Chimneys' stallions. Including Flower Alley, sire of Kentucky Derby 138 winner I'll Have Another. watch video
Dr. Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari, are hoping that I'll Have Another will help them complete a personal Triple Crown this weekend.
Bodemeister is headed to the Preakness (gr. I) to challenge I'll Have Another after their memorable finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male, will not run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), his majority owner said May 14.
Both colts got their final tune-ups May 13 for the grade I Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Resorts World Casino New York Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner suffered a foot bruise in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Thrust into the national spotlight with a victory aboard I'll Have Another in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Mario Gutierrez has kept his ego in check while thoroughly enjoying the whirlwind ride.
Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Peter Pan Stakes and quickly review the Kentucky Derby. watch video
Doug O'Neill and Hope Hudson met on the backside at Churchill Downs during the days leading up to the Derby, and the sick 12-year-old girl will now accompany I'll Have Another to the Preakness next week.
Trainer Michael Matz and owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth announced May 9 that they have decided to forego the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Union Rags.
The top four finishers all ran winning type races. read blog
Television viewership was up 2% for the 2012 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), while the share of viewers watching the race rose 6%, making I'll Have Another's victory the third-highest watched since Sunday Silence in 1989.
For Reddam the Derby victory is a splendid mix of good fortune and good chemistry read blog
There's not a vice president here that can say they started out at $57.83 a week read blog
Churchill Downs Inc. reported net earnings of $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2012, a reversal from a $3.2 million loss during the first three months of 2011.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another departed Churchill Downs at 1:19 p.m. May 7 and was taken to nearby Louisville International Airport for a flight to Baltimore, Md.
Joe and Fred Seitz, at Brookdale Farm, where Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was born and raised. watch video
Listen to trainer Doug O'Neill talk about Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and his plans for the Preakness the morning after their big win. watch video
NBC Sports Group announced overnight TV ratings for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were off slightly from 2011 numbers but remained relatively strong compared to other premium sports events.
Evan Hammonds recaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and several undercard races from the weekend. watch video
Racetracks reported an upswing in business because of the record-setting Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) program held May 5 at Churchill Downs.
Chuck and Maribeth Sandford's Take Charge Indy will undergo surgery this week to remove a bone chip in his left front ankle, an injury he sustained during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Latest videos include horses on track on May 3, and comments from a track vet. Watch Video
Ron Mitchell talks about how I'll Have Another and his connections are doing on Sunday morning. Ron also touches on future plans for other Kentucky Derby contenders. watch video
As he basked in the glow of winning the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O'Neill said the morning of May 6 that he gets "goosebumps" when thinking about the possibility of I'll Have Another becoming the next Triple Crown winner.
In addition to record attendance, Churchill Downs reported record all-sources wagering of $187 million for its 13-race Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) program May 5.
Images from Kentucky Derby Day 2012. View Slideshow
Comments from the connections of I'll Have Another after his Kentucky Derby win. Watch Now
The 2012 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. view slideshow
Lenny Shulman recaps I'll Have Another's victorious run in the 138th Kentucky Derby. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
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