This year is the first time that colts making the field in the Kentucky Derby qualified under a new points system. In years past, colts qualified based on graded stakes earnings.
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.
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.
J. Paul Reddam says he sold his Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner to a farm in Japan for $10 million, a price that far exceeded any amount he was offered in the United States.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another paraded between races at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday, giving fans at the colt’s home track a chance to cheer him one last time before he heads off to stud.
It happened again Saturday, when Union Rags nipped the trainer’s front-running Paynter at the wire and won the Belmont Stakes.
I’ll Have Another retired from racing on Friday, and the decision has everything to do with economics.
The elusive Triple Crown will have to wait at least one more year as I’ll Have Another will not race in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.
There have been 11 horses since 1978 to take the first two jewels of the Triple Crown, only to falter at the Belmont Stakes. I’ll Have Another has a chance to make history — or become No. 12.
Union Rags, along with Derby third-place finisher Dullahan, are given the best chances of knocking off 4-5 morning-line favorite I’ll Have Another. Dullahan is 5-1, Union Rags 6-1 in the 12-horse field.
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.
Trainer Doug O’Neill delayed the detention barn check-in for Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another.
Trainer Doug O’Neill welcomed an uneventful day at training for Belmont Stakes favorite I’ll Have Another.
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 took another tour around Belmont Park on a rainy Friday, this time galloping a mile under exercise rider Humberto Gomez.