Top 3-year-olds prep for Haskell

Belmont Stakes runner-up Paynter and Grade 1 Wood Memorial winner Gemologist tuned up this week at tracks from coast to coast with bullet works in advance of the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell Invitational. The Haskell will be contested over Monmouth Park’s main track at 1 1/8 mile on Sunday, July 29, and those colts […]

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Bodemeister, Paynter heading east for late summer campaign

Two of Bob Baffert’s stable stars will be heading east to resume their 3-year-old campaigns, the trainer told the Daily Racing Form Saturday. Bodemeister, who was second to I’ll Have Another in both the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his next start in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July […]

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Belmont lures in new fan SB Nation editor James Brady

James Brady, editor for SB Nation Bay Area, writes that this year’s Belmont, even without the Triple Crown on the line, made him a fan of the sport of horse racing. Prior to the Belmont, his coverage of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness involved recapping from other sources. But he decided to watch the Belmont […]

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Paulick Report presents Photos of the Week 6.11.12

Feel again the thrills of an exciting finish in the Belmont Stakes as well as the undercard and other races from around the country. Thanks again to the crew at Equisport photos for putting together another great slideshow of the week that was in horse racing. If you have any photos you would like to […]

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Belmont 144 Barn Notes: Tuesday, June 5

Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another’s move to the Belmont Stakes barn will now take place Wednesday, trainer Doug O’Neill said after the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner had another energetic gallop at Belmont Park this morning. O’Neill had hoped to have I’ll Have Another transferred from Mark Hennig’s barn, where he has been since […]

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Baffert has Belmont wild card in Paynter

Even though Bodemeister has been sent back to Santa Anita for a well-deserved break, trainer Bob Baffert will still be represented in the Belmont Stakes by Zayat Stables’ Paynter. The son of Awesome Again, winner of an allowance race on the Preakness undercard, worked five furlongs over the Belmont Park training track in 59.26 on […]

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Zayat: Paynter headed to Illinois instead of Sunland Derby

Promising three-year-old Paynter will be pointed to the Illinois Derby April 7 instead of the Sunland Derby March 25, his connections reported Thursday. “It’s better timing to the KY Derby than the Sunland Derby is,” tweeted Justin Zayat of Zayat Stables. Paynter has only raced once, but it was an impressive debut.  The son of […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Preview

In today’s edition of the Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel dive into Saturday’s $500,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn and talk about what to expect in Sabercat’s seasonal debut, along with favorite Secret Circle’s attempt at continuing to stretch out. They also discuss Gemologist vs. Currency Swap – Friday’s battle between a pair of […]

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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  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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