California Chrome’s Belmont Stakes Date with Triple Crown Destiny

As June 7 draws ever nearer, Triple Crown anticipation and discussions are reaching a fever pitch. Only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing in the United States, claiming the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont the same year. And of those winners and losers of the past, many think …

California Chrome Hits the Preakness with Triple Crown Visions

California Chrome is better than even money to win the Preakness Stakes this weekend, and the legendary Calvin Borel is once again riding a filly in the second leg of the US Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing. We also have a female trainer and a female jockey in this year’s Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, …

Kentucky Derby 2014 – 3 Rising, 3 Falling for The 140th Run For the Roses

3 up, 3 down may sound like the result of one inning of major league baseball with a great pitcher, but we are referring of course to the 140th Kentucky Derby. It seems like this time of year there are one or two three-year-old thoroughbreds which look like locks to make a run for the …

Belmont Stakes Says I’ll Have Another – Favorite That Is

Wow. It has been a very busy week on the thoroughbred horse racing scene. With the Belmont Stakes, the most difficult and final leg of horse racing’s hallowed Triple Crown, going June 9, a late piece of sad news scratches the favorite. There evidently will not be an end to the 34 year Triple Crown …

I’ll Have Another’s Triple Crown Hopes Get a Boost at Belmont

An absolute unknown underdog in the Kentucky Derby and piloted by the relatively unknown 25 year old jockey Mario Gutierrez, I’ll Have Another waited until the last few hundred yards of the Run for the Roses before overtaking Bob Baffert’s Bodemeister in the shadow of the storied Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. Then, in an …