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California Chrome Owner: Tonalist Took 'Coward's Way Out'

Horses shouldn't be allowed to crash Belmont with fresh legs, says Steve Coburn

(Newser) - Let us just say that California Chrome's co-owner isn't taking his pony's lost Triple Crown bid lightly or gracefully. Immediately after his colt placed fourth in yesterday's Belmont Stakes , Steve Coburn blasted Tonalist as having taken "the coward's way out" to victory—that is,... More »

California Chrome Will Run After All

NY Racing Association OKs colt's nasal strip

(Newser) - California Chrome will indeed make his run—nasal strip and all—to be the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, reports ESPN . The New York Racing Association said today it would allow the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes to also use the strip in the Belmont... More »

Triple Crown Bid's Undoing: Nasal Strip?

New York has blocked previous horses from using nasal strips

(Newser) - California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes, said trainer Art Sherman today. "I'd have to leave it up to the owners. I know they'll be upset." The... More »

California Chrome Now One Win From History

Wins Preakness, will go for Triple Crown

(Newser) - California Chrome won the Preakness today to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing's Triple Crown. As a follow-up to his victory in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Art Sherman's horse justified his stature as the overwhelming favorite by outrunning Ride On Curlin to the finish today. Ridden... More »

No Triple Crown: Oxbow Wins Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Orb is fourth

(Newser) - Oxbow won the Preakness today, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown. Oxbow led from start to finish in the race, which ended up being the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and his 15th Triple Crown victory, the most in horse-racing history.... More »

39 Years Later, Secretariat Nabs Preakness Record

Racehorse now holds records for all 3 Triple Crown races

(Newser) - Legendary racehorse Secretariat has notched a posthumous victory: The Maryland Racing Commission says he did indeed set a race record at the Preakness in 1973 , making him the record holder for all three Triple Crown events. Owner Penny Chenery, now 90, championed the effort for official recognition of the horse'... More »

Under Review: Secretariat’s Preakness Time

Electronic timer at Pimlico might have shorted the champ a record run

(Newser) - About 40 years after Secretariat ran away with the Triple Crown, the long-dead stallion is getting a chance to break—or at least tie—another record, reports Bloomberg . The Maryland Racing Commission is reviewing his 1973 Preakness victory at the request of owner Penny Chenery to see if video technology... More »

I'll Have Another Wins Preakness

Bodemeister loses down the stretch in repeat of Kentucky Derby

(Newser) - I'll Have Another overtook Bodemeister down the straight to win the Preakness Stakes and keep alive his hopes of winning the US Triple Crown. In a race that was a virtual repeat of the Kentucky Derby, I'll Have Another raced from behind today to beat pace-setter Bodemeister, who... More »

No Triple Crown: Shackleford Wins Preakness

Animal Kingdom comes up short after late charge

(Newser) - No Triple Crown again this year: Shackleford won today's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. He fended off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who finished just a half-length behind, ahead of third-place finisher Astrology. Shackleford also ran in the Derby, but he finished fourth after leading most... 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 »

Lookin At Lucky Wins Preakness (Over First Dude)

Derby winner Super Saver didn't finish in the money

(Newser) - The Triple Crown will go unclaimed for another year. Lookin at Lucky won the Preakness today, denying Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (who didn't finish in the money) a shot at the honor. Jockey Martin Garcia guided Lookin at Lucky down the stretch to a close victory over First Dude... More »

Preakness Winner Rachel Alexandra Won't Run in Belmont

(Newser) - Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will not run in the Belmont Stakes, opening the way for jockey Calvin Borel to return to Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in his quest for a personal Triple Crown. Co-owner Jess Jackson said today the filly "deserves a well-earned vacation." More »

Rachel Alexandra Blows by Boys at Preakness

(Newser) - Filly Rachel Alexandra held off Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to win the 134th Preakness Stakes today and become the first female horse to win the race since 1924. Calvin Borel, who rode Mine that Bird to victory 2 weeks ago at Churchill Downs, had the filly in first... More »

Mine That Bird's Ex-Jockey Says Filly Will Smoke Him

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird has no chance of beating the Preakness favorite, filly Rachel Alexandra, says her jockey Calvin Borel. Borel ought to know; he’s the one who rode Bird to victory, before jumping ship to Alexandra, the Daily News reports. “I don’t think he... More »

Triple Crown Bid Means Millions for Belmont

(Newser) - The New York Racing Association has a lot riding on the outcome of tomorrow’s Preakness, Bloomberg reports. If Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird prevails, the resulting Triple Crown shot at Belmont could bring the association, which operates New York's three thoroughbred tracks, an extra $3 million in ticket,... More »

Mine That Bird May Skip Preakness

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird may pass over the Preakness and aim for a strong Belmont Stakes run in June instead, the AP reports. "The Preakness tends to be a little more speed-biased and I don't know that that's going to fit our horse," said trainer Bennie... More »

Derby-Winning Filly Dead at 31

Genuine Risk only filly to finish in top 3 of all Triple Crown races

(Newser) - Genuine Risk, one of only three fillies to win the Kentucky Derby, died this morning in Virginia. She was 31. The 1980 Derby winner died peacefully after eating a hearty breakfast and being turned out in her paddock, said an administrator at Newstead Farm, adding that the chestnut mare had... More »

Big Brown, Big Favorite: Inside Post, 2-5 Belmont Odds

Trainer confident he'll win the Triple Crown

(Newser) - Big Brown drew the inside post for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, meaning he'll run closest to the rail as he tries to become the first horse in 20 years to win the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner is the heavy favorite, with 2-5 odds. The horse given... More »

Big Brown Back on Track

Belmont fave does 9 furlongs easily after hoof crack sidelined him

(Newser) - Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown looked to be on the mend from his foot injury yesterday, making his longest practice run yet at the Belmont track. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner galloped 1 1/8 mile under the careful supervision of an exercise rider, ESPN reports. A crack in his... More »

Sweet Spot May Be Big Brown's Key

White dot may hold answer to amazing colt's victories

(Newser) - There is something unique about Big Brown, and it’s not just his decimation of the fields at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. It's a silver-dollar sized white spot at the top of his left front leg. “Some good horses have something about them that's totally different from... More »

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