Posts Tagged ‘ kentucky derby ’

A Tribute to the First Triple Crown Winner

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on June 16, 2014

The level of excitement generated for the Belmont Stakes was largely driven by the hope that California Chrome would become the first winner of the Triple Crown since Affirmed's victory in 1978, but to the disappointment of many, this was not the outcome. Tonalist crossed the finish line in first place, followed by Commissioner, Medal Count, and the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner finished the race in fourth place...

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California Chrome Aims for Triple Crown Title

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on June 2, 2014

Since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978, becoming the eleventh Thoroughbred in history to achieve this honor, twelve competitors have come close to adding their names to the list by winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but failed to win the third and final race of the series, the Belmont Stakes...

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California Chrome Wins Preakness, Belmont Up Next

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on May 19, 2014

With crowds cheering him on enthusiastically, California Chrome passed the winning post in first place by a length-and-a-half in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. With a time of 1:54.84 he was just less than two seconds short of the track record of 1:53.00 set by Secretariat in 1973. Having won the Kentucky Derby, the next obvious goal for California Chrome would be the Belmont Stakes on June 7, with a shot at the Triple Crown title...

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California Chrome Claims Kentucky Derby Victory

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on May 5, 2014

As the first leg of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, more commonly referred to simply as the 'Triple Crown', the Kentucky Derby is a highly competitive and exciting event. Trainers from all over the United States enter their horses with a view to winning and moving on to compete in the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, with the ultimate goal of claiming the prestigious Triple Crown title...

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Saratoga Celebrates 150 Years of Racing Action

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on July 18, 2013

Saratoga Race Course is celebrating its 150th anniversary this season, and there is plenty of racing action lined up for horse racing enthusiasts during the forty day meet which starts on Friday July 19. The lineup for the season includes winners of the Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes ...

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Goldencents Heads for Kentucky Derby

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on April 11, 2013

Run at Churchill Downs over a distance of one and a quarter miles, the Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. The race is sometimes referred to as "The Run for the Roses", being a reference to the blanket of roses the winner...

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National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

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on February 28, 2013
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The National Museum of Racing has announced the finalists for the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot. The finalists were selected by the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee from a total of 86 candidates put forward by members...

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Belmont Stakes Goes on as NYRA Restructured

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on May 24, 2012

As competitors prepare for the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, taking place on June 7 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is being put under state control by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in an effort to reform an industry that generates significant revenue for New York State. Meanwhile the racing industry and horse racing fans...

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Triple Crown: Smarty Jones, Real Quiet

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on May 14, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 – Part Six

2. Smarty Jones (2004)

Smarty Jones is generally the first horse that springs to most minds when it comes to recent near misses at the Belmont Stakes. Perhaps no horse since 1978 has captured the public's imagination as strongly as the little colt from Pennsylvania. Smarty’s road to the Kentucky Derby was a strange one.

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Triple Crown: Funny Cide, Spectacular Bid

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on May 14, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 - Part Five of Six

4. Funny Cide (2003)

The first gelding to win the Kentucky Derby in 74 years and the only New York-bred horse to ever win, Funny Cide was given little chance to come out on top, but it was nothing personal - Kentucky's own Empire Maker was the overwhelming favorite to win at 6-5...

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