Triple Crown

Triple Crown season provides platform for horse racing naysayers

Typically, horse racing in the United States is ignored by the media but not when the spotlight of the Triple Crown shines. This time provides the best opportunity for some writers to “turn out essentially attack pieces on horse racing in the guise of good journalism and with the imprimatur of a newspaper,” according to […]

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HRI – O’Meara: Animal Kingdom in Belmont a big, big deal

Horse Race Insider Brenden O’Meara believes that the decision to run Animal Kingdom in the Belmont Stakes is good for the sport. “He’s not packing up his tack and going home. He’s not going to be that kid with the awesome new soccer ball complaining that he’s not getting enough touches and that his ball […]

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Jockey “Beefcake” calendar signing for charity on Belmont Stakes day

Press Release ELMONT, N.Y. – There will be a special autograph signing for the first ever jockey “beefcake” calendar on Belmont Stakes Day, June 11 at Belmont Park. The 2012 Thoroughbred Racing Jockeys calendar, produced by Black Liner Productions and published by Browntrout, sells for $13.99. The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will donate […]

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NYRA announces Belmont Stakes festivities

Press Release Three events to celebrate the final leg of the Triple Crown are slated for the coming weeks, beginning in Elmont with the Belmont Stakes Parade on Saturday, June 4 and culminating with Belmont festivals in Floral Park and Garden City on Friday, June 10 – the eve of the 143rd running of the […]

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Anthony’s Cross to skip Belmont, point to Travers

Trainer Eoin Harty tells the Daily Racing Form that Anthony’s Cross has been sent to Kentucky’s Calumet Farm for a month off.  Instead of going in the Belmont two weeks from now, Anthony’s Cross will point to the Travers Stakes at Saratoga in late August. “I gave up on chasing the Triple Crown,” Harty said. […]

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Motion: Animal Kingdom will run in Belmont

Press Release Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Animal Kingdom will run in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 11, trainer Graham Motion said today. “We just made the decision that he will be coming to the Belmont ,” said Motion, speaking from the training center at Fair […]

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Alternation preps at Arlington Park

Peter Pan Stakes winner Alternation worked six furlongs Friday at Arlington Park in preparation for a possible return to New York for the Belmont Stakes June 11.  Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said the colt’s owner, Pin Oak Stable, would decide this weekend where Alternation would start next. Alternation was timed at 1:00.60 for five furlongs […]

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Romans and Fox make dynamic duo

The Daily Racing Form profiles Preakness-winning trainer Dale Romans and exercise rider Tammy Fox.  The “curious” couple has been together for 20 years, and by all accounts, they make a good team: While Romans, 44, has steadily increased his profile since he won his first race in 1987, Fox, 46, has been the proverbial good […]

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Baffert: Derby field size biggest deterrent to TC winner

California turf writer Art Wilson talks to trainer Bob Baffert about the Preakness and Derby results and the Triple Crown drought.  Baffert believes the Derby’s large field is the single biggest reason the sport hasn’t seen a Triple Crown winner since 1978: “It (Triple Crown) would happen sooner than later if they just went with […]

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Triple Crown Insider: On to the Belmont

In the latest edition of the Triple Crown Insider, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham explain why the Preakness result makes sense in hindsight and look at who might step forward in the Belmont Stakes June 11.  Click below to watch.

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