Triple Crown http://wfpl.org en Jockey Rosie Napravnik Likely to Make History Again http://wfpl.org/post/jockey-rosie-napravnik-likely-make-history-again <p>Rosie Napravnik is set to become the first female jockey to ride in all three Triple Crown races in the same year, and the first to try and win one of the races aboard a filly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trainer Todd </span>Pletcher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says </span>Napravnik<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is "very, very likely" to be his rider for the filly Unlimited Budget in the Belmont Stakes on June 8.</span></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 20:09:30 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5599 at http://wfpl.org Jockey Rosie Napravnik Likely to Make History Again No Triple Crown This Year: Oxbow Wins Preakness Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/no-triple-crown-year-oxbow-wins-preakness-stakes <p>Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.</p><p>Oxbow quickly grabbed the lead out of the starting gate. It was the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and 15th Triple Crown victory, most in horse racing history.</p><p>It was the third Preakness win for 50 year old jockey&nbsp;Gary Stevens, who returned to riding this year after seven years in retirement.</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 22:45:14 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 5455 at http://wfpl.org No Triple Crown This Year: Oxbow Wins Preakness Stakes Orb is the Solid Favorite in Nine-Horse Preakness Field http://wfpl.org/post/orb-solid-favorite-nine-horse-preakness-field <p></p><p>Despite a less-than-ideal post position draw, Kentucky Derby winner Orb remains the solid favorite for tomorrow’s &nbsp;<a href="http://www.preakness.com/">Preakness Stakes</a>, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Orb is coming off a two-and-a-half length Derby victory and trainer </span>Shug<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>McGaughey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he “couldn’t &nbsp;be more pleased” with the colt’s workouts over the past two weeks.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 20:34:43 +0000 Rick Howlett 5450 at http://wfpl.org Orb is the Solid Favorite in Nine-Horse Preakness Field Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Draws Rail Position for Preakess Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-derby-winner-orb-draws-rail-position-preakess-stakes <p>Kentucky Derby winner Orb has drawn the rail in Saturday's Preakness and has been installed an overwhelming even-money favorite in the nine-horse race.</p><p>Orb will seek to keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Orb won the Derby by 2½ lengths as the betting favorite. The brown colt is looking for his sixth straight victory as part of the smallest Preakness field since 2007.</p><p>Govenor Charlie, trained by Bob Baffert, was added to the list Wednesday for the 1 3/16th-mile race.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 23:09:55 +0000 Associated Press 5413 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Draws Rail Position for Preakess Stakes I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite http://wfpl.org/post/ill-have-another-retired-dullahan-new-belmont-favorite <p>Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I&rsquo;ll Have Another&rsquo;s racing career is over.</p><p>The colt&rsquo;s handlers withdrew him from tomorrow&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.belmontstakes.com/story/2012/06/08/ill-have-another-scratched-from-belmont-stakes-and-retired-with-a-tendon-injury/">Belmont Stakes</a> after a swollen tendon was discovered in his left foreleg.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Owner&nbsp;Paul&nbsp;Reddam&nbsp;says he&#39;ll be retired.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:46:54 +0000 Rick Howlett 590 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont http://wfpl.org/post/horse-race-writer-and-handicapper-discusses-scratch-ill-have-another-belmont <p>Today at 1pm there was a press conference at <a href="http://www.nyra.com/belmont/generalinformation/generalinformation/generalinformation.shtml">Belmont Park</a> where the tendon injury of <em>I&#39;ll Have Another</em> was discussed, and the decision to remove him from the running in the Belmont Stakes was explained.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:55:58 +0000 Brad Yost 589 at http://wfpl.org Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/ill-have-another-scratched-belmont-stakes <p>Triple Crown contender I&rsquo;ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow&rsquo;s Belmont Stakes.</p><p>Trainer Doug O&rsquo;Neill says he pulled the colt from the race after he showed early signs of tendonitis in his left front leg.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O&rsquo;Neill told radio talk show host <a href="http://www.danpatrick.com/2012/06/08/doug-oneill-says-ill-have-another-will-not-race-in-belmont/">Dan Patrick</a> that he&rsquo;s not sure how I&rsquo;ll Have Another was injured, but he&rsquo;s not taking any chances by running him Saturday.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:56:08 +0000 Rick Howlett 583 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes BREAKING NEWS--Trainer: I'll Have Another Won't Run in Belmont Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/breaking-news-trainer-ill-have-another-wont-run-belmont-stakes <p>Trainer Doug O&#39;Neill said this morning that&nbsp;Triple Crown&nbsp;contender &nbsp;I&#39;ll Have&nbsp;Another will not run&nbsp;in tomorrow&#39;s Belmont Stakes.</p><p>O&#39;Neill told&nbsp;radio host&nbsp;<a href="http://www.danpatrick.com/2012/06/08/doug-oneill-says-ill-have-another-will-not-race-in-belmont/">Dan Patrick</a> that&nbsp;the colt has the start of&nbsp;tendonitis in&nbsp;his left&nbsp;front leg and&nbsp;has been pulled from the race.</p><p>O&#39;Neill and&nbsp;the horse&#39;s connections will hold a press conference at 1:00pm.&nbsp;</p><p>This story will be updated.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:38:30 +0000 Rick Howlett 581 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Favored To Win Belmont, Triple Crown http://wfpl.org/post/ill-have-another-favored-win-belmont-triple-crown <p>Triple Crown contender I&rsquo;ll Have Another is the 4-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes.</p><p>The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner leads a 12 horse field. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;He&rsquo;ll run from post position No. 11, which is fine with trainer Doug O&rsquo;Neill.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:13:09 +0000 Rick Howlett 558 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Favored To Win Belmont, Triple Crown