Triple Crown winners

It’s Official: Triple Crown Winner Justify To Stand At Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

The long-anticipated deal between the owners of Justify and Coolmore America regarding the Triple Crown winner’s stallion career is being finalized, WinStar Farm announced on Friday. “After much deliberation with all the partners, we’ve decided to accept Coolmore’s offer to stand Justify,” said Elliott Walden, president, CEO and racing manager of WinStar Farm. “As you […]

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Assistant Trainer Barnes Savoring Baffert Stable’s Second Triple Crown

Appropriately, Bob Baffert was center stage during Justify’s Triple Crown sweep this spring, but on call in the wings, there was Jim Barnes, appropriately playing Jimmy Olsen to Baffert’s Clark Kent. Justify handled the role of Superman just fine, thank you, giving Team Baffert its second Triple Crown triumph in four years, on the fleet […]

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It’s A Boy! American Pharoah’s First Foal Born In Versailles

The Seitz family’s Brookdale Farm in Versailles, KY, happily announces the arrival of what is believed to be the first foal of the initial crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Born at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 3, the colt is the first foal out of the maiden mare Kakadu. He is very attractive and […]

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American Pharoah Arrives At Del Mar: ‘He Loves It Down Here’

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, displaying star cool, was on display for San Diego area media at Del Mar racetrack Tuesday morning, about six hours after arrival at the Bob Baffert barn. American Pharoah vanned down from Santa Anita in the dead of night with several other Baffert horses, arriving at 4 a.m. Assistant trainer […]

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The Price of ‘Chrome’: A Triple Crown Winner’s Worth?

As the racing world anxiously awaits California Chrome’s bid for history in the Belmont Stakes, stallion farms are punching calculators to figure out what a Triple Crown winner might be worth to their operation. Or maybe they aren’t. Popularity on the racetrack hasn’t always led to appeal in the breeding shed. While his humble beginnings […]

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California Chrome: A Message From Bud

A Message to California Chrome: “You think you’re the ‘people’s horse’? Well, don’t get too cocky. You’re no shoo-in.  You’re just the latest to get to the big dance at Belmont.” “I was a CBS News producer who covered a lot of Triple Crowns, starting with Majestic Prince in 1969 and Canonero II shortly thereafter. […]

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Layden: Triple Crown Winner Wouldn’t Stop Racing’s Slip

Each year, whether the Derby victor takes home the Preakness Stakes or falls short, Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden wrote on Friday that fans and racing media make the same critical mistake: they believe that the Triple Crown is a cure-all. Layden contends that, in an ironic twist of fate, the obsession with the Triple Crown […]

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Four Decades Later, Turcotte Reflects on Secretariat’s Triple Crown

Nearly forty years to the day after Secretariat completed his successful Triple Crown quest with a 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes, former jockey Ron Turcotte remembered his confidence leading into the series. Turcotte remembers that Big Red nearly didn’t run in the Derby since trainer Lucien Laurin was concerned that his Bold Ruler pedigree […]

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Triple Crown Newsreel: Citation, 1948

By the time Citation made the starting gate of the 1948 Kentucky Derby, he had already proven to be a phenomenal racehorse, winning 14 of 16 starts, including eight for nine in becoming 2-year-old champion.  In addition to landing the fourth Triple Crown of the 1940’s, Citation ended his 3-year-old campaign with 19 victories from […]

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