Janney: It’s Time to Change Triple Crown Structure

by | 05.12.2014 | 6:43pm
Stuart Janney at the 2013 Jockey Club Round Table

A year after his journey as an owner of 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, Stuart Janney discussed his thoughts on the Triple Crown with The Baltimore Sun. He believes that the series should be spaced out, with the Preakness placed on Memorial Day weekend and the Belmont a month later, to allow horses more time to rest and continue their usual training schedules.

He also believes that the change would boost Maryland racing, as trainers are skipping the Preakness more and more to save up steam for the Belmont.

Janney also touched on his history with Maryland racing with writer Peter Schmuck. He had been heavily involved in the business during its downturn in the 1990s and moved the family operation west when he felt he couldn't help salvage the industry in Maryland. After his journey with Orb and time spent at Fair Hill Training Center, he has since seen the new Maryland racing. Janney and Ogden Mills Phipps have purchased a barn at Fair Hill, and the only complaint from the Orb camp is that the state doesn't host more dates.

Read more at The Baltimore Sun

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