Triple Crown http://wfpl.org en Should the Triple Crown Be Changed to Reflect Today's Horse Racing? http://wfpl.org/post/should-triple-crown-be-changed-reflect-todays-horse-racing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the theorizing of why no horse has won the Triple Crown since 1978, a theme evolves—</span><a href="/post/why-hasnt-racehorse-won-triple-crown-1978" style="line-height: 1.5;">horse racing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is different now.</span></a></p><p>Trainers train differently. Horses are bred for different qualities. Fields are bigger.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The theories l</span>ead<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to a follow-up question: If the game has changed, shouldn't its biggest achievement change, too?</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 9506 at http://wfpl.org Should the Triple Crown Be Changed to Reflect Today's Horse Racing? Why Hasn't a Racehorse Won the Triple Crown Since 1978? http://wfpl.org/post/why-hasnt-racehorse-won-triple-crown-1978 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three racehorses won the Triple Crown in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and n</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">one have won the ultimate thoroughbred distinction in the subsequent decades. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:10:14 +0000 Joseph Lord 9502 at http://wfpl.org Why Hasn't a Racehorse Won the Triple Crown Since 1978? Will California Chrome Skip the Belmont Stakes? http://wfpl.org/post/will-california-chrome-skip-belmont-stakes <p>Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue a Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes if New York officials won't allow the colt to wear a nasal strip.</p><p>The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has worn one during his current six-race winning streak after co-owner Perry Martin suggested it. Sherman said Sunday he will talk to New York racing officials and the horse's owners.</p><p>Some horses, like humans, wear nasal strips to assist breathing.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 01:27:41 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9368 at http://wfpl.org Will California Chrome Skip the Belmont Stakes? Derby Champ California Chrome Leads 10-Horse Preakness Field http://wfpl.org/post/derby-champ-california-chrome-leads-10-horse-preakness-field <p>Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has been made the heavy 3-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew a favorable post position in the 10-horse field.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race.</p><p>Social Inclusion is the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post on Wednesday.</p><p>Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 10-1.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 01:06:48 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9346 at http://wfpl.org Derby Champ California Chrome Leads 10-Horse Preakness Field 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