Triple Crown

Churchill Downs Announces Schedule For 2019 Road To Kentucky Derby, Oaks

The official “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” will begin Saturday at the home of America’s greatest race as Churchill Downs stages the 37th running of the Grade III, $150,000 Iroquois  for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on opening weekend of its 11-day September Meet. The “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” a series […]

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Haskell, Travers Posited As Next Options For Triple Crown Winner Justify

As Justify made his triumphant return to his Santa Anita base on Sunday, fans were already wondering when they might see the Triple Crown winner back in the races. Trainer Bob Baffert told drf.com that while no plans have been set in stone, either the July 29 Haskell at Monmouth or the Aug. 25 Travers […]

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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Returns Home To Santa Anita

The Champ is back!  Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify returned home to Santa Anita early Sundayafternoon, as he stepped off a Bob Hubbard Horse Transport van at 2:36 p.m. Justify, who embarked this morning from the Louisville, KY airport at 9:37 a.m. ET and landed following a 3hr. and 30 min. flight at Ontario International Airport at 1:07 […]

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#JustifyandI: Submit Your Personal Photos With Justify For Special NTRA Video Montage

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that it is asking fans and horsemen to submit their personal photos with Triple Crown winner Justify for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards ceremony next January. Submissions can be made on Twitter by using the hashtag #JustifyandI or […]

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Justify Gallops Ahead Of Saturday’s Celebratory Parade At Churchill Downs

Racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner Justify galloped about one mile Saturday morning at Churchill Downs under regular exercise rider Humberto Gomez for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert as he readies to depart for his home base at Santa Anita Park in Southern California on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (all times Eastern), according to Churchill […]

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Team Justify To Participate In Fundraiser, Trophy Celebration At Equestricon

Continuing a tradition started at the inaugural Equestricon racing convention, fan festival and trade show, organizers for the event announced Friday that the team behind Justify will celebrate his historic Triple Crown run with attendees at Equestricon. In a press conference today, WinStar farm revealed it will bring trophies from Justify’s Triple Crown campaign to the convention […]

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Message Received: St. Julien Heard Smith’s Shoutout After Triple Crown Win

NBC viewers tuning in for Justify’s Triple Crown victory last Saturday were touched to hear jockey Mike Smith dedicate the historic moment to injured rider Marlon St. Julien. The Daily Racing Form‘s Jay Hovdey reports St. Julien did indeed catch the moment live on television. St. Julien told Hovdey he was just drifting off to sleep […]

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Report: Stewards Meet With Geroux On Belmont Ride, But Nature Of Conversation Still Unknown

The Daily Racing Form reported Thursday that New York stewards met with jockey Florent Geroux to discuss his ride in this year’s Belmont Stakes, but further details about that conversation have not been released. Stewards referred questions from the Form to the New York State Gaming Commission, which did not return requests for comment. Geroux came under […]

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Baffert Returns To Normal Routine After Triple Crown Glow

Far from the madding crowd that produced the Triple Crown frenzy for Justify before, during and after his victory in the Belmont Stakes last Saturday, Bob Baffert was back on the beat in the glorious solitude of his home base at Santa Anita Thursday, mulling the future. “He went back to the track (at Churchill […]

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Justify Headed Back To California Sunday; Ceremony At Santa Anita June 23

Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated time of arrival at approximately 1 p.m. PT. Unraced at age two, Justify, a magnificent physical specimen by the late Scat Daddy out of the Ghostzapper […]

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