TCI: Gotham recap, who’s in the top ten?

In the latest edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon & Joel reveal the TCI Top 10 brought to you by TwinSpires.com.  They also discuss the champ’s return to the winner’s circle in the Gotham Stakes. But does Hansen make the Top 10, and who is #1? Watch it. Comment.

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Triple Crown Insider: Fast-paced Derby Snapshot

The TCI boys quickly catch you up on the progress of major Triple Crown contenders yet to make their 3-year-old debuts, and tell you where they will likely surface. They also discuss a couple of races this weekend that could have an impact on the Triple Crown Trail. Watch it. Comment.

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Derby prospects Dullahan, Discreet Dancer battling slight illnesses

Neither case appears to be serious, but Kentucky Derby hopefuls Discreet Dancer and Dullahan have both missed some training time due to illness.  Discreet Dancer spiked a fever this week, according to trainer Todd Pletcher, forcing him to miss a workout.  Pletcher says hopefully Discreet Dancer is still on course to make the Fountain of […]

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Hansen, Dullahan breeze Saturday morning at Gulfstream

Kendall Hansen and Sky Chai Racing’s Hansen and Donegal Racing’s Dullahan, first and fourth, respectively, in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), each posted five-furlong workouts Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park as they move closer to different stakes for their 2012 debuts. Trained by Mike Maker, undefeated Eclipse Award finalist Hansen was timed in […]

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After impressive works, Shackleford, Dullahan declared ready for Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Dale Romans indicated both Shackleford and Dullahan are ready for their respective Breeders’ Cup races after works at Churchill Downs Saturday, writes Tom LaMarra of The BloodHorse. Shackleford was timed in :58 1/5 for 5 furlongs, and Dullahan went 1:00 4/5 for the same distance. “They both worked super,” Romans said after watching the […]

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No decision on Dullahan, Shackleford breezes for Dirt Mile

Dullahan, upset winner of the Grade I Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity, breezed five furlongs shortly after the renovation break over a “fast” Churchill Downs track in 1:03.60 under Kent Desormeaux on a crisp Saturday morning beneath the Twin Spires in preparation for the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) or the $1 million Breeders’ […]

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Dullahan’s connections considering Breeders’ Cup options

Following Dullahan’s victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland Saturday, owner Jerry Crawford and trainer Dale Romans are considering either the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile or the $1 million Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs. “Trust me, Churchill is on our radar, though we were thinking next year,” Crawford laughed on Saturday. “The […]

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Dullahan impresses in Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity

With a powerful stretch drive, Dullahan got up in the final strides to win the Grade 1 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland by three-quarters of a length over Majestic City.  Optimizer finished third. Dullahan, a 2-year-old son of Even the Score, is trained by Dale Romans and was ridden by Kent Desormeaux. Running time for […]

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