Keyword: Triple Crown

  • Bolt d'Oro Taking the Right Path

    I have stated on several occasions that I am a firm believer in starting a horse's 3-year-old campaign in a sprint to sharpen him up for the rigors of the Triple Crown trail.

  • Secretariat Still Omnipresent After 44 Years

    Despite the emergence of numerous equine superstars and three more Triple Crown winners, Secretariat is still the gift that keeps giving. More than four decades later, his name still is part of our vernacular and in many ways of our culture.

  • Hansel was the oldest living Triple Crown classic winner

    Champion Hansel Euthanized Due to Old Age

    Lazy Lane Farm's Hansel, winner of the 1991 Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1) and subsequently Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old colt that season, was euthanized June 13 due to the infirmities of old age. He was 29.

  • Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

    Claire Novak pays a visit to Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit and checks in on the status of several other Belmont contenders including Irish War Cry, Patch, Gormley, Senior Investment, and Hollywood Handsome.

  • Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps the Belmont Stakes, where Tapwrit ran down Irish War Cry to become the third Belmont Stakes winner sired by Gainesway's Tapit, and trainer Todd Pletcher's third Belmont Stakes winner as well. Also an update on Hollywood Handsome.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 9

    Belmont Stakes News Update for June 9

    Claire Novak reports on the status of Belmont Stakes contender Epicharis, who was seen Friday morning by the New York Racing Association's chief examining veterinarian. Also includes footage of Tapwrit, Meantime, Senior Investment, and more!

  • Belmont Analysis: End of a Long Odd Journey

    Here we are at the end of the road--the often unpredictable Belmont Stakes, without the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner, without the favorite Classic Empire, and with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the head of the Japanese invader Epicharis.

  • Epicharis arrives at Belmont Park after a 24-hour journey from Japan

    Epicharis Arrives at Belmont Park

    Carrot Farm's Japanese-bred multiple stakes winner Epicharis arrived at Belmont Park June 1 ahead of his North American debut in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10.

  • Classic Empire before the Preakness Stakes

    Classic Empire to Begin Belmont Training

    John Oxley's Classic Empire, who finished second in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) by a head, is scheduled to begin preparations for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) with a morning jog May 25 at Churchill Downs.

  • Cloud Computing with jockey Javier Castellano enters the winner's circle with owner Seth Karman, center and trainer Chad Brown right after winning the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday May 20, 2017 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.  Photo by Skip Dickstein

    Preakness Stakes Press Conference

    Comments from the connections of 2017 Preakness winner Cloud Computing, including trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano.

  • Preakness Scene Setter

    Claire Novak sets the scene for the 142nd Preakness Stakes. Current track condition is muddy, but no more rain is forecast.

  • Todd Pletcher and D. Wayne Lukas enjoy the morning scene at Pimlico Race Course

    Pletcher Continues to Do Lukas Proud

    Thanks in part to the lessons instilled by his former boss, trainer Todd Pletcher is nothing if not his own man now, with the enviable problem of constantly trying to kick his own bar of success to ever higher levels.

  • Always Dreaming May 17 at Pimlico Race Course

    Always Dreaming Draws Post 4 in Preakness

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming was assigned post 4 and installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite May 17 at the post position draw for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Always Dreaming and John Velazquez in the winner's circle after winning the 143rd Kentucky Derby

    Always Dreaming True in Kentucky Derby Win

    Following a tracking trip under John Velazquez, Always Dreaming took command in the stretch to score a 2 3/4-length victory in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Catching up with American Pharoah

    Catching up with American Pharoah

    America's Best Racing catches up with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Ashford Stud, to see how the retired superstar is enjoying his second career as a stallion.

  • Mike Tirico

    Tirico to Host NBC's Triple Crown Coverage

    Mike Tirico, who was recently named NBC's primetime Olympics host, will be taking the Triple Crown hosting reins from Tom Hammond, an award-winning member of NBC Sports' horse racing team for more than three decades.

  • Whirlaway winning 1941 Kentucky Derby

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Whirlaway

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Whirlaway that ran in the May 10, 1941 issue. The story, written by BloodHorse staff, carried the headline of, "No Doubt About It."

  • Sir Barton, after winning the 1919 Kentucky Derby, on his way to racing's first Triple Crown.

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Sir Barton

    A Thoroughbred Horse Association Bulletin recap of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes won by Sir Barton that ran in the May 1919 issue. The story is a staff report recap of Sir Barton's Derby and Preakness wins.

  • Calumet Farm's Citation

    Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Citation

    A BloodHorse magazine recap of Citation's Kentucky Derby win from the May 8, 1948 issue. The story, written by Alex Bower, carried the headline, "Calumet, Jones, and Arcaro Pitch Another Shutout in the Derby."

  • Count Fleet

    Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Count Fleet

    A BloodHorse magazine recap of Count Fleet's Kentucky Derby win that ran in the May 8, 1943 issue of BloodHorse. A staff report, the story carried the headline, "War Derby."

  • Assault in the Kentucky Derby winner's circle

    Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Assault

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of Assault's victory in the 1946 Kentucky Derby from the May 11, 1946 issue. The story, written by Alex Bower, carried the headline, "A Horse Race and a Picnic, the 72nd Kentucky Derby."

  • Omaha, Triple Crown winner of 1935

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Omaha

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Omaha that ran in the May 11, 1935 issue. The story is a staff report that carried the to-the-point headline of, "The Kentucky Derby."

  • Uncontested blazes a bullet five furlongs in :58 4/5

    Rebel Prospects Turn in Oaklawn Works

    It was a busy morning March 10 at Oaklawn Park for 3-year-olds pointing toward the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2), with top local prospects Petrov, Silver Dust, and Uncontested all posting impressive works.

  • Three Rules works with Luis Saez aboard

    Three Rules Fires Florida Bullet

    Three Rules worked five furlongs in :58.91 and Beasley worked four furlongs in :48.11, both firing the bullet for their respective distances Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park.