Brian Monzo gives you the lowdown on this weekend’s horse racing action.
Trainer Shug McGaughey is still thinking Belmont Stakes for his Kentucky Derby winner after Orb had no problems galloping a mile Thursday morning at Belmont Park.
It appears a rematch is in the making. Both trainers are giving every indication their classic-winning colts will run in the Belmont on June 8.
Oxbow led from start to finish. It was the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.
Saturday’s feature of the day is the Preakness Stakes. We took a long look at that, but there are a few races I like at Belmont Park and Monmouth Park as well that we can discuss.
Orb drew the unfortunate rail, taking the first post. Let’s break down the field, starting with the Kentucky Derby winner.
Monzo previews the racing action at Monmouth Park.
Morning-line favorite Orb wins the 139th Kentucky Derby.
Black Onyx has been scratched from the 139th Kentucky Derby. The field is now down to 19.
Rain and extra security measures aren’t hindering thousands of poncho-covered racing fans from filling Churchill Downs.
Honestly, I can look at the field and find a reason for 15 of the 20 horses to win.
If nothing else, the Kentucky Derby is an excuse to dress your preppiest and enjoy a Mint Julep. We may not be in Louisville, but the best Kentucky Derby parties are taking place in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Mariano Rivera will visit the upstate New York thoroughbred track on Friday, where the third race will be named “The Spa Welcomes Mo!” He’ll appear in the winner’s circle to address the crowd and present the trophy to the winner.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another was ailing well before he was retired from racing with a tendon injury the day ahead of his bid to win the Belmont Stakes.
Photos from the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.
Photos from the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NY.
Photos of Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another.
Previews to the 2012 Belmont Stakes
Photos from the 137th Preakness Stakes
Photos from the 2012 Kentucky Derby