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Triple Crown Preview: I’ll Have Another Thrives Under Pressure, Chance at History Awaits at Belmont

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

For the first time since 2008, horse racing has an athlete with an opportunity to win the Triple Crown. I'll Have Another, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, put together another dazzling performance on Saturday, coming through down the stretch to win the Preakness. Up next is the Belmont Stakes ...

Trainer of I’ll Have Another Says Horse Is Versatile Enough to Contend in Any Race

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

The odds were stacked against I'll Have Another in the Kentucky Derby Saturday. The horse was coming out of post position number 19 and it wasn't purchased for some crazy amount of money like many Derby horses are. It didn't matter as I'll Have Another came from behind to become ...

The Preakness Makes a Bid at Boasting the Most Ridiculous Mascot Ever Created

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The popularity of horse racing is almost universally accepted to be at an all-time low. The mascot for the upcoming Preakness Stakes only lends support to that notion.  The second leg of the Triple Crown recently unveiled "Kegasus," an epic and legendary centaur used to promote Infieldfest at this weekend's ...

Animal Kingdom Owner Barry Irwin: “This will be the freshest horse in the history of racing that won the Derby and went into the Preakness.”

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Barry Irwin won't deny that he has been very vocal over his career in horse racing. To many, it was hardly a surprise that he created a stir in the winner's circle following the Kentucky Derby victory by Animal Kingdom -- a horse owned by a syndicate that is managed ...

Jockey Mike Smith Continues to Take Some Blame for Zenyatta’s Loss

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Zenyatta's film vault has plenty of clips of her winning amazing races. The most compelling of all, however, may be the one where she lost. After starting her career 19-0, Zenyatta's legacy was to be capped off with career-ending victory in the Breeder's Cup Classic. Instead, she started poorly or at least ...

Todd Pletcher Wins the Big One

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Bud Allen. Marv Levy. Karl Malone. Dan Marino. Patrick Ewing. Ted Williams. Barry Sanders. Not Todd Pletcher. That list may sound impressive, but Todd Pletcher is glad to be off of the list of the "best never to win the big one." Pletcher's horse, Super Saver, won the star trainer's ...

Calvin Borel On Super Saver’s Chances To Win The Elusive Triple Crown: “I think he’s got a hell of a shot to do it.”

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The 136th racing of the fastest two minutes in sports is in the books. I'm referring of course to the Kentucky Derby, which was won Saturday at Churchill Downs by Super Saver. In the lead up to the race, Super Saver was as high as a 15:1 favorite to win ...

Jockey Calvin Borel Confirms Mine That Bird Will Run In The Preakness

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Like every year, I put some dough on the Derby.  Unlike the past few years, I got buried this year.  I never play my own picks and I've been able to receive good advice.  This year, everyone I spoke to said that there were some horses that didn't belong in ...

The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports…Dick Jerardi Like Friesan Fire And I Want Revenge In The Derby

Friday, May 1st, 2009

I'd be lying if I said I know much of anything about horse racing.  I know I like to gamble on just about anything, and I know that I always watch the Kentucky Derby.  Match made in heaven!   Something about the anticipation of those two minutes and all the hoopla ...