Triple Crown

New smart phone app available for Preakness

Press Release The Maryland Jockey Club today announced the release of a free mobile application for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. The app was available for download on Apple Thursday, April 28 and will provide instant, real-time access to the latest Preakness® Stakes updates, including news releases, historical data, blogs and wagering information. The app […]

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Equispace: Derby degrees of separation

The Equispace blog has published its annual Degrees of Separation post, looking at the Derby contenders one by one: The AMC Gremlin Division: My dad bought my mom an American Motors Corporation (AMC) Gremlin back in 1975 (or thereabouts) and it was a thing of beauty. Bright red, sleek gold stripes, the works. Problem was, […]

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Paulick Report Derby Guide: Friday PM Update

As we count down the final days until Kentucky Derby 137, we have created a Paulick Report Derby Guide to help you keep track of the latest developments with each of the Derby contenders.  We will be updating this guide throughout Derby week with the latest news, comments and workout notes (courtesy of Churchill Downs […]

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Repole: In it for the long haul

Owner Mike Repole has no intention of being a flash in the pan in the sport of Thoroughbred racing.  At a Sunday news conference at Churchill downs, Repole, who owns Derby contenders Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty, talked about his significant investment in the sport ($3-3.5 million a year on horses) and his commitment to […]

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Night School #11: Handicapping the Derby

Press Release “Night School”—the racing industry’s first national, interactive online fan education forum—will offer its 11th of 40 weekly sessions on Monday, May 2. Presenting title sponsors of the program are the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form (DRF), the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and Keeneland. Co-hosted by Horseplayernow..com owners Jeremy Plonk and […]

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PDI #6 Uncle Mo, PDI #11 Stay Thirsty among Sunday works

With the Kentucky Derby less than a week away, the horses are putting in their last preparations at Churchill Downs and elsewhere.  With these final tweaks, connections are trying to answer the all-important question – is their horse Derby fit? Sunday, Mike Repole’s Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty worked in tandem Sunday over a sloppy […]

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A Leg Up: My unclaimed Derby dream

At the A Leg Up blog, Tony Bada Bing tells the touching story of his experience with the 1996 Kentucky Derby, when he was going through some very tough times: “Just as I’ll be doing this week, I narrowed the large field down to just a handful of contenders. I placed $2 to win on […]

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Rees: Why they can and can’t win the Derby

Louisville Courier-Journal turf writer Jennie Rees goes through the Derby field one by one and describes the reasons why each one will or won’t be draped in roses come Saturday: Nehro Why he can win: He has closed well to finish second by a neck in both the Louisiana Derby and Arkansas Derby. He’s bred […]

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Clay: Smaller field would produce better Derby

Turf writer John Clay, making the case for reducing the Derby field from 20 to 14, suggests one of the reasons this Derby crop looks uninspiring is that we just don’t know all that much about the 20 starters: “After all, possible Derby contenders use fewer races to prepare for the race, but there are […]

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