Morning-line favorite Orb wins the 139th Kentucky Derby.
Questions remain over whether winning the Triple Crown can reinvigorate a sport that has experienced precipitous drops in fan interest, gambling dollars and prestige in the American sports landscape.
The 25-year-old jockey made his first trip to the Big Apple on Tuesday. Gutierrez and the colt will try to win the Triple Crown for the first time in 34 years on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.
A loose horse nearly collied with I’ll Have Another at Thursday’s Belmont Stakes practice. The Triple Crown hopeful avoided disaster.
Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another jogged around the 1½-mile Belmont Park oval for a second day in a row, and is scheduled to resume galloping on Friday.
After watching I’ll Have Another’s victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Cauthen thinks the Triple Crown drought might finally come to an end in the Belmont Stakes.