Triple Crown

Kentucky Derby Museum Surprises Mercy Academy Student As Art Contest Winner

Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner of the 34th annual Horsing Around with Art competition, presented by WinStar Farm. Anna Federico, a senior at Mercy Academy, was surprised during school Tuesday with a dozen red roses, and will be awarded six box seats to the 146th Kentucky Derby, a ribbon, […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: Telling The Story Of Sir Barton

A century ago, the leading 3-year-old of 1919, Sir Barton (by Star Shoot), was in winter quarters at this time of year and pointing toward his 4-year-old season. Owner J.K.L. Ross had high hopes for the successes of that campaign because Sir Barton was the stable’s leading money winner, largely from the purses for the […]

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San Vicente The Target For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Storm The Court

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court, a finalist for an Eclipse Award as outstanding two-year-old male of 2019, worked five furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday in 1:00.30. Ridden by regular rider Flavien Prat, the colt is preparing for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 9. […]

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Early Triple Crown Nominations Due January 25

Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to compete in the three-race 2020 Triple Crown series – the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI) and $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) – are due Saturday, Jan. 25. Early Triple Crown nominations cost $600 and must be made at the […]

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Independence Hall ‘Did Just Enough’ In Sunday Work At Tampa

That was trainer Michael Trombetta’s message this morning to his assistant and exercise rider, Sarah Shaffer – as well as area racing fans who hope to see unbeaten 3-year-old colt Independence Hall in action at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 8 in the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes. Trombetta was in touch with […]

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Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones Draws Nine In Search Of Derby Points

Nine horses, including four from Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, were entered Friday in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of four Kentucky Derby points races. The Smarty Jones will go as the eighth race on the nine-race opening-day program, with probable post time 3:52 p.m. […]

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‘Short Stretch’ Will Be An Advantage For Undefeated Taraz In Oaklawn’s Martha Washington

Oaklawn opens Jan. 24, but trainer Brad Cox is already targeting major local races in February for two of his most promising runners now based at Fair Grounds and a third already in Hot Springs. Cox said Friday morning that he is pointing unbeaten Taraz for the $150,000 Martha Washington Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Feb. […]

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Now At Tampa, Independence Hall Could Point For Sam Davis Or Risen Star

Two Road to the Kentucky Derby options appear to be the primary choices for undefeated 3-year-old Independence Hall’s next start, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com on Monday. The son of Constitution, now based at Tampa Bay Downs after his win in Aqueduct’s Jerome Stakes on Jan. 1, could point to either the G3 Sam F. […]

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Monday Morning QB ‘Training Lights Out’ For Potential Withers Start

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Monday Morning Qb took a step up in class last out when notching a first stakes victory in the Heft at Laurel Park, just one month following a second-out maiden score. Trainer Robert “Butch” Reid said the dark bay colt could target a start on the Road to the […]

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Triple Crown Champion Justify’s First Foal Is A Filly

The first official foal reported for Triple Crown champion Justify is a filly born to Foreign Affair, according to a post on Audley Farm’s Facebook Page. Foreign Affair, a winning daughter of Exchange Rate, was sold to Audley Farm with the Justify filly in utero for $385,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed sale. Foreign […]

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