Triple Crown

Creator (Tapit) trains for the Kentucky Derby (Gr I) at Churchill Downs 5/5/16.
Gettysburg Joins Belmont Field; Creator Turns In ‘Nice And Steady’ Work

Early Monday afternoon, trainer Steve Asmussen informed New York Racing Association officials that Gettysburg, a horse he recently received from WinStar Farm LLC to train, will be entered in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes June 11. Gettysburg, a winner of one race in seven starts, figures to supply the pace that was absent […]

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Derby Winner Nyquist Flies Back To Santa Anita

Undefeated through victories in both the Florida and Kentucky Derbies prior to tasting defeat for the first time in the Preakness Stakes on May 21, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Nyquist is scheduled to return to O’Neill’s Barn 88 at Santa Anita at approximately 6:30 p.m. PDT. Ensconced at Pimlico Race Course just outside Baltimore since the […]

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Dallas Stewart
Stewart Adds Two Colts For Belmont Consideration

Trainer Dallas Stewart is considering entering two of his trainees in the June 11 Belmont Stakes. Both are recent maiden winners, but have shown enough on the track for Stewart to consider the idea. “I don’t know where we’re at right now,” Stewart told Churchill Downs’ publicity department. “It’s just something that we’re giving some […]

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Exaggerator enjoys a quiet moment with groom Victor Vargas after arriving at Belmont Park
‘The Pedigree Is A Big Part’ Of A Horse’s Ability To Get Belmont Distance

The upcoming Belmont Stakes is a major test for this year’s crop of 3-year-olds, and their individual pedigrees may help to determine whether or not they’ll be able to last the distance of a mile and a half, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. “I certainly believe the pedigree is a big part of it,” said […]

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Cherry Wine at Belmont
Cherry Wine, Brody’s Cause Show ‘Good Energy’ In Final Belmont Works

Dale Romans’ Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes contenders Cherry Wine and Brody’s Cause wrapped up their major preparations for the final jewel of the Triple Crown on June 11, undertaking very separate workouts Saturday morning at Belmont Park. Walking onto the main track shortly after the renovation break, Preakness runner-up Cherry Wine breezed five […]

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Nyquist heads out to gallop prior to the Preakness Stakes
Nyquist ‘Full Of Energy’ In Final Jog At Pimlico

Previously undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1) winner Nyquist spent his last morning on the main track at historic Pimlico Race Course with an energetic two-mile jog Saturday morning. It was the third straight day of training for the 2015 champion 2-year-old male, who is scheduled to return to trainer Doug O’Neill’s base […]

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Trojan Nation, inside, finishes second in the Wood Memorial
Maiden Trojan Nation Confirmed For Belmont Stakes

Trojan Nation, whose owners Aaron Sones and wife Julie Gilbert said will start in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, will arrive at Belmont either Monday evening or Tuesday, trainer Paddy Gallagher said by phone. Trojan Nation will breeze one final time at Santa Anita on Saturday morning before shipping to Belmont. The son of 2002 […]

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Brody's Cause gallops at Belmont Park
‘They Just Have To Be Talented Enough’: Romans Duo Gets A Feel For Belmont

Dale Romans’ newly arrived Belmont prospects Cherry Wine and Brody’s Cause got a handle for Big Sandy on Friday morning, galloping a respective lap around Belmont Park’s main track shortly after the renovation break. “They look good and they’re training great,” said Romans, on hand from Kentucky for the colts’ training. “They both galloped by […]

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Stradivari enjoying the activity at Belmont Park
Destin, Stradivari, Governor Malibu Post Final Breezes For Belmont Stakes

Beating the light rain that began to fall at Belmont Park Friday morning, Todd Pletcher worked both his Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes hopefuls, Destin and Stradivari, at 7:45 a.m. on the training track. The notable news coming out of the breezes is that the status of John Gunther, Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith and […]

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TCI: Who Will Be Able To ‘Go The Distance’ In The Belmont?

This is the show where Jon & Joel dig a little deeper into the quantitative measures of this year’s Belmont Stakes contenders, and give you an indication of which 3-year-olds are bred to excel at the daunting 1 1/2-mile distance more than others, as well as indicate those that are not well bred to excel […]

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