July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Churchill Downs to make a historical revamping of the qualifying system to deter
Churchill Downs makes a historical move to revamp the qualifying system for horses to get into the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.
In a move that the public can better understand and follow Churchill Downs has dropped the graded stakes earning criteria in favor of a point system to determine which 20 racehorses will run in the Kentucky Derby, and which 14 fillies will run in the Kentucky Oaks. This move was made in hopes of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Union Rags dusts Paynter in final strides of Belmont Stakes [Horse Racing]
Union Rags returns to his former glory with thrilling victory in final leg of Triple Crown.
In a thrilling stretch duel, Union Rags won Saturday’s $1,000,000 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes over Bob Baffert’s Paynter. A crowd of 85,811 were in attendance at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York to witness the race which should have seen a Triple Crown attempt by Kentucky Derby and Preakness...
June 8, 2012 - 2:34pm
I'll Have Another's spectacular run ends one day before the Belmont Stakes
A swollen tendon has forced I'll Have Another to retire from horse racing for good at a time when the industry desperately needed his now halted Triple Crown run.
I'll Have Another's trainer Doug O'Neill and owner J. Paul Reddam announced in a press conference in Belmont Park today that the horse will not only be scratched from the Belmont Stakes, but will retire from horse racing completely."You can see he's in good shape," Reddam...
June 8, 2012 - 12:10pm
Triple Crown hopeful will be scratched from the Belmont Stakes due to a burgeoning tendon injury and may even be headed for retirement.
Trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed this morning on the Dan Patrick Show that I'll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and Triple Crown hopeful, has been scratched from the 1-1/2-mile Belmont Stakes.The colt is suffering the beginnings of a tendon injury and will not...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another wins Preakness Stakes.
In a thrilling duel to the wire, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another won the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes over Bodemeister. A record crowd of 121,309 came out to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland to witness I'll Have Another win the 1 3/16 mile race and grab the second...