Triple Crown

Lingering Questions: Will The ‘Racing Gods’ Smile On Justify’s Foot?

The Kentucky Derby winner has certainly looked the part while training at Pimlico in the week leading up to the Preakness, but questions still linger about the colt’s left hind foot. Video of Justify on the morning after the Derby appeared to show the son of Scat Daddy experiencing soreness in the area, which trainer […]

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Justify Out Early Friday Morning At Pimlico: ‘He Just Has To Stay The Way He Is’

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was up early Friday to oversee Justify’s training at Pimlico Race Course, the morning before the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1). Baffert’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and 1-2 morning line favorite went out to the track shortly after 5:30 a.m. for a controlled gallop of 1½ miles. Baffert typically sends his horses to the track […]

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Weekend Lineup: All Eyes On Justify In Second Jewel

Racing fans’ eyes will be glued to Bob Baffert’s latest stable star in Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes, waiting to see if the talented Justify can take the next step toward a potential Triple Crown bid. He drew post 7 earlier this week, mirroring his gate position for the Kentucky Derby. The major […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Blended’ Friendship, Hometown Dreams

There’s a small town in Kentucky called Tompkinsville, nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just north of the Tennessee border. A decline in the local garment industry hit the area hard over the past several decades, and a striking 30 percent of the approximately 2,000 locals live at or below the poverty line. […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Raining In Baltimore

Kentucky Derby winner Justify was expected to arrive in Baltimore from Louisville Wednesday afternoon, and he’s getting the same weather reception he had on Derby day a week and a half ago. In the latest Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the top storylines for the 143rd running of the Preakness […]

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‘Rare To Come By’: Baffert Enjoying The Moment With Derby Winner Justify

After Kentucky Derby winner Justify galloped over the track at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said the unbeaten colt is on course for the Preakness Stakes. He is scheduled to ship from Kentucky to Baltimore on Wednesday. “We went really easy with him today. Yesterday, we gave him a little bit of a stiffer gallop,” […]

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Preakness: Diamond King ‘Right On The Money,’ Lone Sailor ‘Got The Look In His Eye’

Cash is King, LC Racing and D.J. Stable’s Diamond King turned in his final work for the 143rd Preakness with a five-furlong breeze Sunday morning at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. Frankie Pennington was aboard as the stakes-winning son of Grade 1 winner Quality Road went in 1:01.50 over a sloppy main track in company with 4-year-old gelding […]

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Bolt D’Oro Now Headed For Met Mile, Not Preakness

Mick Ruis’ Bolt d’Oro will now be pointed to the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on the Belmont Stakes undercard, according to drf.com. The 12th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby had been considered for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, but Ruis said he wants “the best for Bolt, as much as I would love to […]

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Geroux Hoping For First Classic Win Aboard Quip In Preakness

Florent Geroux rode Gun Runner to Horse of the Year honors last year, earning his fourth career Breeders’ Cup victory with that horse in the Classic (G1). The jockey teamed with Gun Runner for a victory in this year’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup (G1), the world’s richest race. He followed his third-straight Fair Grounds […]

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Size, Strength Could Benefit Justify In Preakness; Foot Bruise ‘Completely Behind Us’

Having bucked history while winning the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) in only his fourth start and without the benefit of racing as a 2-year-old, the lightly raced Justify could well hold an advantage heading into the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) May 19 at Pimlico Race Course. “Could be,” said WinStar Farm president and CEO Elliott Walden […]

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