Triple Crown winners

Lamoreaux: The Verdict Is In – Secretariat Vs. Citation

After all these years, it was finally going to be decided — the biggest question that shedrows across America have been debating since one Revolutionary farmer said to his neighbor, “I’ll bet my horse can beat yours!” Right there on national television, before an event-starved nation full of pandemic fear, a tiny computer chip was […]

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Hard To Deny His PPs: Secretariat Made 7-2 Favorite In Virtual Derby

Secretariat, considered by many as the most talented and iconic Thoroughbred to have raced in America, has been established as the horse to beat in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown by veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia. The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown is an animated race created by Inspired Entertainment Inc. using computer-generated imagery that will feature […]

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Thirteen Entries, All Triple Crown Winners: Churchill To Hold First Virtual Horse Race May 2

Churchill Downs announced today plans to celebrate the first Saturday in May, the traditional date of the annual Kentucky Derby, by hosting a day-long at-home Kentucky Derby party to raise $2 million for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts. Though the 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve was postponed until Sept. 5 this year due to public […]

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Unraced At 2, Charlatan Tries To Follow In Justify’s Hoofprints At Santa Anita

Although plenty of attention will be focused on Santa Anita’s  seventh race Saturday, the Grade 1 Beholder Mile, the eyes of the racing world will also be riveted on the race just before it, a $57,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile.  Bob Baffert’s talented Charlatan, a  5 3/4-length first-out maiden winner on Feb. 16, […]

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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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How Triple Crown Winners Fared In The Breeding Shed

In the lead-up to American Pharoah’s try for a Triple Crown, the Daily Racing Form made a list ranking the previous eleven Triple Crown winners as sires. Topping the list was Seattle Slew, who sired 536 winners and amassed $84,439,063 in progeny earnings in the breeding shed. His influence in pedigrees is strongest through classic […]

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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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