Keyword: Triple Crown

  • Bourbon Empire (left) finished third in the 2016 Notebook Stakes

    Bourbon Empire Added to Early TC Nominees

    Because of a clerical error, Bourbon Lane Stable's Bourbon Empire was inadvertently omitted from the original list of 3-year-olds made eligible during the early nomination phase to compete in the 2017 Triple Crown.

  • Gunnevera, Three Rules Work in Florida

    Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera and Florida Sire Stakes victor Three Rules spent the final morning of their freshman seasons working Dec. 31 in Florida for scheduled 3-year-old debuts at Gulfstream Park Feb. 4.

  • Last year's Wood Memorial crowd at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Changing Schedules Impacted Wood, Blue Grass

    While the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack will be downgraded from grade I to grade II races next season, don’t expect an immediate impact on horsemen’s Triple Crown plans or field quality.

  • Sunday Silence and Easy Goer.

    Legends: Easy Goer and Sunday Silence

    Sunday Silence and Easy Goer carried their rivalry through each Triple Crown race, much as Affirmed and Alydar had done years earlier.

  • Creator Throws Down!

    Relive the fun, fashion and pageantry surrounding the 2016 Belmont Stakes and two Breeders' Cup Win and You're In races at Belmont Park. From Frosted to Cavorting to Creator, the racing was as unforgettable as the exhilarating atmosphere.

  • WinStar Creates a Wild Ending

    No one knows how long the 2016 Triple Crown will remain in the public's memory banks, but for now at least it should be remembered for its eccentricities, following one of the most memorable and emotional Triple Crowns in history.

  • Creator and Irad Ortiz Jr.

    Belmont Stakes Handle Takes a Dip

    With no Triple Crown on the line this year, betting on the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) was well off the 2015 figure when American Pharoah capped his historic run.

  • Belmont Stakes vid

    Belmont Stakes Recap

    Claire Novak recaps Creator's win in the Belmont Stakes. Claire talks about Creator's connections of Irad Ortiz, Jr., Bobby Flay, WinStar, and Steve Asmussen.

  • Rain is forecast for Belmont Stakes Day

    Showers Loom on Belmont Day

    The Weather Channel predicts an 80% chance of rain for the day, with isolated thunderstorms likely to move in around 3 p.m. ET, and a 60% probability for 6 p.m. Post time for the Belmont Stakes is 6:37 p.m.

  • NYRA Commissions New Triple Crown Trophy

    The next time a horse is awarded the Triple Crown trophy will be the first time for a new design, as New York Racing Association president Chris Kay has commissioned a new trophy to replace the one awarded to many previous Triple Crown winners.

  • Exaggerator works June 7 at Belmont Park

    Exaggerator Floats Turn in Belmont Breeze

    Reunited with Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux for the first time since their victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21, Exaggerator breezed five furlongs June 7 at Belmont Park in his final work prior to the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Creator at Churchill before Kentucky Derby

    Creator Works, Set for Trip to New York

    WinStar Farm's Creator, winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), worked five furlongs May 30 at Churchill Downs and is expected to travel to New York May 31 to continue preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Belmont Fan Bash to Be Held June 9

    Tickets are $15 in advance and provide the opportunity to celebrate the Belmont Racing Festival, highlighted by the Belmont Stakes, as well as provide donations to the two Thoroughbred retirement organizations.

  • Exaggerator winning the Preakness

    Making the Grade: Exaggerator's Belmont Shot

    Exaggerator has only two off-the-board finish in 11 starts, and should have stamina from Curlin. One concern about his chance at the Belmont distance comes from his female family, with his dam and her dam both being winners only in sprints.

  • Preakness News wrap vid

    Preakness Stakes News Wrap

    Claire Novak reports on Exaggerator's Preakness Stakes win trackside at Pimlico Park. Hear about Exaggerator's future plans and other Belmont Stakes probables, plus an update on Uncle Lino.

  • The infield at Pimlico on Preakness day

    Preakness at Pimlico Gets Bit of a Push

    A Maryland Jockey Club official May 21 said the company would prefer to keep the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, and much could depend upon a study that will be conducted on behalf of the Maryland Stadium Authority.

  • Steady rain fell Preakness morning May 21

    Soggy Start to Preakness Day

    It was a soggy start to Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day as steady to heavy rain fell at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, and more of the same was forecast throughout the day May 21.

  • Nyquist Jogs Two Miles at Pimlico

    Reddam Racing’s Nyquist went twice around the Pimlico Race Course main track the morning of May 20 in his final preparations for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Nyquist is the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) favorite.

    Nyquist Draws Post 3 for Preakness

    Reddam Racing's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist drew post 3 and was tabbed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite May 18 for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Making the Grade: Preakness New Shooters

    Cherry Wine didn't have enough points to enter the Derby, Collected took a step back after running in a Derby prep, and Stradivari is lightly raced but is quite fast and appears very talented. All are poised for a run at Nyquist Saturday.

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist Will Be Saddled Indoors for Preakness

    When Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist prepares for the second leg of the Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), his trainer will saddle the Uncle Mo colt in the inside paddock rather than on the turf course.

  • Trainer Doug O'Neill

    O'Neill: Strategy So Far Has Been Successful

    Trainer Doug O'Neill, in his first of two diaries as told to Tom Pedulla for America's Best Racing, said the plan for Nyquist has succeeded so far, and now it comes down to the post-position draw for the Preakness Stakes.

  • Nyquist jogs at Pimlico morning of May 12

    Beat Goes On for Nyquist at Pimlico

    Trainer Doug O'Neill believes Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist will be tough to defeat under normal circumstances in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), though he doesn't underestimate the competition.

  • Nyquist heads to the Pimlico Racetrack

    Nyquist Gets Acquainted with Pimlico

    Nyquist returned to the track May 11 for the first time since scoring an impressive triumph in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), acquainting himself with Pimlico Race Course.