Todd Pletcher

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Tapwrit Wins Belmont Stakes

6th-place Kentucky Derby finisher skipped Preakness, gives trainer 3rd Belmont victory

(Newser) - The road to the winner's circle in the Belmont Stakes ran through the Kentucky Derby, even if the Derby and Preakness winners skipped the final leg of the Triple Crown. Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win by two lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd... More »

Derby, Preakness Champs Will Skip the Belmont

Super Saver, Lookin at Lucky will sit out third leg of Triple Crown

(Newser) - The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners will not run in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the June 5 Belmont Stakes, their trainers said today. Lookin at Lucky's victory in yesterday's Preakness made 2011 the 32nd straight year without a Triple Crown winner, notes USA Today . It also took... More »

Monba, Cowboy Cal Run 1-2 in Blue Grass

Trainer Pletcher has two horses make Kentucky Derby field

(Newser) - Todd's squad came through in the nick of time at Keeneland. Down to perhaps his last chance to return to the Kentucky Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher now has two contenders after Monba beat stablemate Cowboy Cal by a neck in the Blue Grass Stakes today. "I was hoping for... More »

Victorious Filly Races Into History

Rags to Riches Captures Belmont at the Wire

(Newser) - The cry of "girl power!" echoed throughout stately Belmont Park today as a filly won the Belmont Stakes for the first time in 102 years. Rags to Riches, a half-sister of 2006 winner Jazil, overcame a stumble at the start to outduel favored Curlin by a neck and... More »

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