Triple Crown

Local News
4:09 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Jockey Rosie Napravnik Likely to Make History Again

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.

Trainer Todd Pletcher says Napravnik is "very, very likely" to be his rider for the filly Unlimited Budget in the Belmont Stakes on June 8.

Pletcher says a final decision on whether Unlimited Budget takes on the boys in the Belmont will be made after a scheduled workout over the weekend.

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Local News
6:45 pm
Sat May 18, 2013

No Triple Crown This Year: Oxbow Wins Preakness Stakes

Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.

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.

It was the third Preakness win for 50 year old jockey Gary Stevens, who returned to riding this year after seven years in retirement.

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Local News
4:34 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Orb is the Solid Favorite in Nine-Horse Preakness Field

Despite a less-than-ideal post position draw, Kentucky Derby winner Orb remains the solid favorite for tomorrow’s  Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

Orb is coming off a two-and-a-half length Derby victory and trainer Shug McGaughey says he “couldn’t  be more pleased” with the colt’s workouts over the past two weeks.

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Local News
7:09 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Draws Rail Position for Preakess Stakes

Credit kentuckyderby.com

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.

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.

Govenor Charlie, trained by Bob Baffert, was added to the list Wednesday for the 1 3/16th-mile race.

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Sports
3:46 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite

Photo by Adam Coglianese, from belmontstakes.com

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another’s racing career is over.

The colt’s handlers withdrew him from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes after a swollen tendon was discovered in his left foreleg.     Owner Paul Reddam says he'll be retired. 

I’ll Have Another was the 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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Sports
2:55 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont

Today at 1pm there was a press conference at Belmont Park where the tendon injury of I'll Have Another was discussed, and the decision to remove him from the running in the Belmont Stakes was explained.

Sports
11:56 am
Fri June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes

Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes.

Trainer Doug O’Neill says he pulled the colt from the race after he showed early signs of tendonitis in his left front leg.    O’Neill told radio talk show host Dan Patrick that he’s not sure how I’ll Have Another was injured, but he’s not taking any chances by running him Saturday.

I’ll Have Another was positioned to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since

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Sports
11:38 am
Fri June 8, 2012

BREAKING NEWS--Trainer: I'll Have Another Won't Run in Belmont Stakes

Trainer Doug O'Neill said this morning that Triple Crown contender  I'll Have Another will not run in tomorrow's Belmont Stakes.

O'Neill told radio host Dan Patrick that the colt has the start of tendonitis in his left front leg and has been pulled from the race.

O'Neill and the horse's connections will hold a press conference at 1:00pm. 

This story will be updated.

 

Sports
1:13 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

I'll Have Another Favored To Win Belmont, Triple Crown

Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another is the 4-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes.

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner leads a 12 horse field.    He’ll run from post position No. 11, which is fine with trainer Doug O’Neill.    

"Being in the 11 hole, we’re able to kind of see how the pace sets up and if they’re crawling we’ll be hopefully leading the crawl and if they’re flying we’ll be sitting in behind the horses flying," O'Neill said at today's post position draw at Belmont Park in New York.

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