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David Whiteley, Trainer Of Belmont Winner Coastal, Dies At 73

David Whiteley, who trained champions Just A Game, Waya, and Revidere, and who also sent out Coastal to upset Spectacular Bid in the 1979 Belmont Stakes, died at his home in Camden, S.C. Aug. 12. He was 73. Whiteley was the son of Frank Whiteley, a Hall of Fame trainer who conditioned such champions as Ruffian, […]

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Secretariat’s 1973 Belmont Stakes Blanket, Other Memorabilia To Be Offered At Exclusive Auction

Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes was one of the 20th century’s most lauded moments in sports: Two minutes and 24 seconds that are forever sealed in the American consciousness as Big Red captured the Triple Crown. After a performance for the ages, the newly crowned champion proudly donned the impressive blue Presentation […]

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Gainesway, Whisper Hill Join Partnership In Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit

Antony Beck’s Gainesway and Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm have acquired interests in Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta’s Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and Travers Stakes (G1) contender Tapwrit, the partners announced Aug. 7. Gainesway and Whisper Hill will join Bridlewood, Eclipse, and LaPenta in racing the son of Gainesway’s three-time champion […]

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Classic Empire ‘Hasn’t Been As Aggressive,’ Will Skip Haskell Invitational

Juvenile champion Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the July 30 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile was scratched out of the Belmont Stakes with an abscess, and seems to have not fully recovered from the hoof ailment. Classic Empire recently […]

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Heel Discomfort Has Classic Empire Behind Schedule For Haskell

Classic Empire was forced to scratch from the Belmont Stakes when an abscess was discovered in his hoof, and the champion juvenile has not breezed since that time, according to drf.com. Though trainer Mark Casse has been pointing the colt at the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth at July 30, and hopes to work him this […]

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Marvin Little, Breeder Of Champion Hansel, Dies At Age 79

Well respected horseman Marvin Little Jr. passed away July 4 after a long battle with cancer. Born July 13, 1937, he died just shy of his 80th birthday. Widely known as “Junior” within the industry, Little was born in Paintsville, Ky., and was a self-made man who never finished high school. After a stint in […]

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Llegó El Momento De Considerar Cambios En La Triple Corona Norteamericana?

Muchos periodistas, analistas y aficionados se hacen la misma pregunta cada vez que culmina la Triple Corona: es acaso el momento de cambiar? Comencemos por detallar la cantidad de tresañeros que han participado en las tres competencias (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes y Belmont Stakes) en cada uno de los últimos diez años: 2008: Big Brown* […]

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Haskell, Travers On The Table For Romans’ J Boys Echo

Trainer Dale Romans’ name was part of the 2017 Triple Crown picture with J Boys Echo but a pair of late-developing 3-year-olds, Stronach Stables’ Singing Bullet and Albaugh Family Stable’s Watch Me Whip, could shake up the picture for the second half of 2017. “We have some solid 3-year-olds in the barn,” Romans said. “We […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Changing Of The Crown?

Only one horse ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown this year, which has prompted the seemingly annual discussion about whether it’s time to make changes to the timing of the races, offer incentives or make other tweaks. In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine Racetrack, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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TCI: Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown Wrap

Jon & Joel discuss the results of the Belmont Stakes and wrap another Triple Crown season. Did their system of indicating stamina hold true? They also look forward with this year’s 3-year-old division, and preview TCI’s upcoming annual Breeders’ Cup series.

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