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European Horse Of The Year St. Jovite Euthanized

St. Jovite, Europe’s Horse of the Year in 1992, was euthanized Jan. 9 due to the infirmities of old age at Michael Keogh’s Ballysax Manor Stud in Ireland. He was 27. St. Jovite was bred in Kentucky by his owner, Virginia Kraft Payson. He was sired by champion Pleasant Colony, winner of the 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness […]

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Training For The Triple Crown: An Historical Perspective

Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, was scheduled to fly to Louisville, Ky., on Monday night to check in on the Zayat Stables’ homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile as he gears up to run for the Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes. Jockey Martin Garcia, who is typically aboard […]

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Tonalist Takes the Belmont; California Chrome Dead-Heats for Fourth

Robert S. Evans’ Tonalist, the May 10 Peter Pan Stakes winner who did not run in the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes, pulled off a 9-1 upset in Saturday’s 146th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, denying California Chrome his place in history as horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner. Ridden by Joel Rosario and trained […]

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Training for the Triple Crown: How Times Have Changed

Trainer Art Sherman said he plans to breeze Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome one time during the three weeks between the May 17 Preakness and June 7 Belmont Stakes. The California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit had no timed workouts between the May 3 Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Since winning the Grade 2 San […]

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Triple Crown Failures: Excuses, Excuses

“You never make excuses for great horses.” That’s what the late Johnny Campo, trainer of 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Pleasant Colony, said after the Buckland Farm runner finished third behind Summing and Highland Blade in the Belmont Stakes. “It’s no disgrace he got beat,” the trainer told the Thoroughbred Record after the mile […]

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