Triple Crown

Horse Of The Year? Everybody’s Got A Beef

I remember an old Runyonesque sports writer in New York named Jimmy Cannon who used to start some of his columns with this memorable line, ”Nobody asked me, but…”  That’s exactly the way I feel about the ongoing debate about who should be “Horse of the Year” come January when all the votes are counted. […]

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Triple Crown Memorabilia Raises $67,850 For Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund

Enthusiastic bidding and the sale of LeRoy Neiman’s Black Lab for $149,500, including buyer premium, headlined the sixth annual Sporting Art Auction, a collaboration between Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, held Sunday afternoon at Keeneland. Among the highlights of the auction was the sale of items belonging to Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify […]

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Auction Of Triple Crown Memorabilia To Benefit Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has donated two items belonging to Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify to the 2018 Sporting Art Auction, to be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky. Proceeds from the two Baffert donations will benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund. Lot 100B […]

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Hall Of Famer Mike Smith To Sign Autographs At Los Al On Nov. 17

Triple Crown winning jockey Mike Smith will make a special appearance during the Bank of America Challenge Championships on Saturday night, November 17 at Los Alamitos Race Course. The Hall of Fame jockey will be at Los Alamitos signing autographs on commemorative posters that will be available for purchase on the night of the event. […]

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Justify Vs. Accelerate: Horse Of The Year Debate Heats Up After Breeders’ Cup

While Accelerate did nothing but enhance his chances of being named Horse of the Year by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic yesterday, Justify, only the second undefeated Triple Crown winner in the annals of racing, was a precarious leader in the clubhouse. Meanwhile, the jury is out until the decision is announced on January 24 […]

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Improbable Anything But In Street Sense Stakes

His name might be Improbable, but bettors played the 2-year-old colt like he couldn’t lose in Friday afternoon’s $100,000 Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs. A bright chestnut with a big white blaze, the son of City Zip easily dominated his eight rivals by 7 1/4 lengths as the 4-5 favorite. Owned by this year’s […]

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Past Success, Uncertain Future: ‘A Candid Conversation With Victor Espinoza’

Three years ago, jockey Victor Espinoza sat alone atop the horse racing universe. He was just months removed from vanquishing his Triple Crown demons and, in just a few days, would guide American Pharoah to a dominant, career-capping victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. Today, Espinoza sits in his Del Mar home, contemplating […]

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Undefeated Game Winner ‘Great’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

After a full moon gave way to sunrise over Santa Anita’s infinitely picturesque setting, Bob Baffert sent several of his Breeders’ Cup hopefuls through their final major drills Friday morning as the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer pursues additional victories on racing’s championship weekend Nov. 2 and 3 at Churchill Downs. Already with 14 Breeders’ Cup […]

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Horse Of The Year: Does Accelerate Have A Chance At Title?

A victory by Accelerate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would enhance his resume, but whether it would be enough to outpoll undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify for Horse of the Year honors ain’t necessarily so. “I’ll take my hat off to Accelerate,” said private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “He’s done something few horses […]

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Secretariat Festival To Celebrate 45th Anniversary Of Triple Crown Achievement

The 10th renewal of the Secretariat Festival is returning to Bluegrass country Oct 13-14 and will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of its namesake’s historic Triple Crown championship. Appealing to Secretariat fans of all ages, the event will showcase the region’s rich Thoroughbred heritage and offer racing enthusiasts unique access to celebrities, equine athletes and […]

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