Keyword: Triple Crown

  • Nyquist jogs at Keeneland April 11
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    Nyquist in Strong Gallop, Will Work Friday

    In his first serious exercise since winning the April 2 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I), Reddam Racing's Nyquist galloped strongly once around the main track at Keeneland the morning of April 11.

  • Act I: Welcome to Marion County

    Journey to Marion County, Fl., and explore why this limestone-rich region is the primary education location for young Thoroughbreds. The last two Triple Crown winners trained here as 2-year-olds. Sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

  • Shagaf

    Shadwell's Shagaf Gets Chance at Spotlight

    A week after Mohaymen finished fourth in his final Kentucky Derby prep, Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stable will have another potential star 3-year-old race when Shagaf tries the Wood Memorial April 9.

  • Matt King Coal

    Rice, Lady Sheila Set Sights on Wood Memorial

    The partnership of Lady Sheila Stable and trainer Linda Rice last year found great success with a mare and a filly, but on April 9 the focus will be on the 3-year-old colt Matt King Coal in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I).

  • Triple Crown Training: Explore Marion County

    Act I, Presented by Fasig-Tipton: Marion County, FL is the go-to nursery for young Thoroughbreds; the last 2 Triple Crown winners, American Pharoah and Affirmed, trained there as 2-yr-olds.

  • Gun Runner at Churchill Downs April 4.

    Gun Runner Gets to Work at Churchill Downs

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner, impressive winner of the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (gr. II), put in his first work at Churchill Downs the morning of April 4.

  • Nyquist Arrives at Keeneland

    Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Nyquist arrives at Keeneland April 3 as he continues the trail to the Kentucky Derby.

  • Oscar Nominated comes through with a win in the Spiral.

    Oscar Nominated Takes Spiral for Ramseys

    Oscar Nominated isn't nominated to the Triple Crown, but he's headed to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) after his upset win in the $500,000 Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (gr. III) April 2 at Turfway Park.

  • Brody's Cause wins Claiborne Breeders' Futurity

    Brody's Cause Among Blue Grass Probables

    Keeneland officials said that as of April 1 eight 3-year-olds, including Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) winner Brody's Cause, are probable for the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 9.

  • Airoforce wins KY Jockey Club Stakes in 2015

    Airoforce Seeks Rebound in Spiral Stakes

    John Oxley's Airoforce, who turned in an uncharacteristically dull effort in the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) last time out, seeks to rebound in the $500,000 Spiral Stakes (gr. III) April 2 at Turfway Park.

  • Nyquist wins San Vincente Stakes

    Mutual Respect in McLaughlin, O'Neill Camps

    Trainers Kiaran McLaughlin and Doug O'Neill on March 29 offered their views on Mohaymen and Nyquist, both of whom are undefeated, as they prepare for their first matchup in the $1 million Florida Derby April 2.

  • Hard Spun winning the 2007 Lanes End Stakes

    Hard Spun's Success Puts Jensen in Spiral

    Larry and Cindy Jones' homebred colt Jensen isn't nominated to the Triple Crown, but he will attempt to follow in the footsteps of his broodmare sire, Hard Spun, in the April 2 Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway.

  • Churchill will host Kentucky Derby May 7

    NY OTBs, CDI Resume Rocky Simulcast Talks

    With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fast approaching, New York's off-track betting corporations and Churchill Downs Inc. have resumed negotiations to end a bitter dispute over simulcast fees.

  • Exaggerator wins Delta Downs Jackpot in 2015

    Another Shot for Exaggerator in SA Derby

    Exaggerator is among the seven 3-year-olds listed as probable for the April 9 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), and trainer Keith Desormeaux believes the Curlin colt can improve on his third-place finish last time out.

  • Gun Runner leaves the rest behind in the Louisiana Derby.

    Gun Runner Dominant in Louisiana Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner, who captured the grade II Risen Star Stakes in his last start, was a commanding winner of the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 26.

  • Polar River wins the 2016 UAE 1000 Guineas Trial.

    'River' Ready to Roll in UAE Derby

    Polar River, who has yet to taste defeat in four career outings with a combined victory margin of 32 lengths, appears to be the standout runner in the March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II).

  • Suddenbreakingnews wins Southwest Stakes

    Suddenbreakingnews Again Outside in Rebel

    In terms of track, distance, and post position, a familiar challenge awaits Suddenbreakingnews in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn Park, but following up may be his biggest challenge.

  • Fellowship

    Fellowship On Target for Florida Derby

    Jacks or Better Farm's homebred 3-year-old colt Fellowship, who has a pair of third-place finishes in grade II stakes this year, hopes to improve on that in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.

  • Surgical Strike wins the John Battaglia Memorial.

    Surgical Strike Sweeps By, Takes Battaglia

    Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's homebred Surgical Strike appears headed to the Spiral Stakes (gr. III) after a come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.

  • Whatawonderflworld (left) wins OBS Championship

    Whatawonderflworld Entered in Spiral Prep

    Gary Barber's Whatawonderflworld, who thus far has shown an affinity for turf and synthetic surfaces, is among a full field of 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.

  • Awesome Gent wins the Winkfield Stakes.
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    NY-Bred Awesome Gent Takes Winkfield

    Burning Sands Stables' homebred Awesome Gent, who sat just off two dueling leaders for almost a half-mile, took over in the stretch and pulled away to win the $125,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct.

  • That Handicapping Show: Gotham Stakes

    Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr handicap the Gotham Stakes which is a Kentucky Derby prep race worth 50 points. Sponsored by Equibase

  • That Handicapping Show: Gotham Stakes

    Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr handicap the Gotham Stakes which is a Kentucky Derby prep race worth 50 points. Sponsored by Equibase

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    New Shooters Await Sunny Ridge in Gotham

    Some 3-year-olds who have shown potential will take aim at a breakthrough victory in the Gotham Stakes March 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack but the promise of those 3-year-olds will be tested by Sunny Ridge.

  • Malibu Sunset wins race 3 at Santa Anita Feb. 28

    Malibu Sunset Aces West Coast Debut

    Bob Baffert wouldn't indicate whether Malibu Sunset was on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trail after his easy 1 1/2-length allowance/optional claiming win Feb. 28 at Santa Anita Park.