Triple Crown Trail

Tonalist shifts sights to Jim Dandy

DRF | Triple Crown Trail | 1 month ago
Trainer Christophe Clement said the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 26 – and not the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth on July 27 – would be the next start for Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, whose major goal this summer is the $1.25 million Travers on Aug. 23. Read More...

Hovdey: A fraction away from joining the 1 percenters

Triple Crown Trail | 2 months ago
Mickey Taylor knows just how Steve Coburn and Perry Martin feel, coming from a place in the Thoroughbred world so far removed from the bluegrass of Kentucky and the ivied walls of Belmont Park to try and win the Triple Crown. Read More...

First Impressions of Kentucky Derby Contenders

After several mornings on the Churchill Downs backside, Jon and Joel give their first impressions of the Derby contenders that are currently on the grounds in Louisville, including the ones who have physically looked the best, trained the best, and given off the most positive signs to date. Who looks to be sitting on a […] Read More...

Gotham Stakes & Swale Stakes preview

Jon & Joel recap what could have been the biggest weekend to date in the 2014 Triple Crown picture, including key outcomes in last Saturday’s Fountain of Youth and Risen Star Stakes, as well as explain how they effected the TCI Top 10. They also preview Havana’s comeback in this weekend’s Swale, and break down […] Read More...

Belmont Stakes Recap

Jon and Joel put a wrap on the Belmont Stakes and 2012 Triple Crown season, which was stacked full of exciting highs and disappointing lows. They discuss the potential for the second half of the year for this talented group of sophomores, along with the retirement of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another. Read More...

Preakness Stakes panel preview

Jon and Joel bring back Ray Paulick and Ed DeRosa for a mini-panel discussion on all things Preakness. What historical trends can be applied to figure out this year’s Preakness? Will I’ll Have Another keep his Triple Crown bid alive? Or is another three-year-old primed and capable of defeating him and prolonging the 32-year-old curse […] Read More...

OBS April Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
Top Ten Sires to Watch The OBS juvenile sale season continues April 23-26 with the annual OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training with sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale of 2YOs in Training

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
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Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
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Ever So Lucky and Motor City top Swale

Augustin Stable’s Ever So Lucky and Lantern Hill Farm’s Motor City were last seen under colors running second and first, respectively, in separate graded stakes races last fall at Churchill Downs. The two will meet Saturday as likely favorites in a field of 10 3-year-olds drawn for the $150,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mutuel field closes as favorite in Derby Future

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
The mutuel field closed as a slight 3-1 favorite over the top individually listed option, Union Rags, when Pool 2 of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Sunday at 6 p.m. Click here for story. Read More...

Hansen solid third choice in Derby Future

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
After two days of wagering, the mutuel field remained the favorite over Union Rags in Pool 2 of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, while the smashing victory in the Gotham Stakes by Hansen made him the solid third choice. Click here for story. Read More...

Hansen impressive in Gotham

Last year’s Juvenile Champion Hansen returns to the winner’s circle in his second start of the season. Read More...

Field narrow favorite over Union Rags

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
Union Rags was challenging the mutuel field for favoritism as betting closed Friday in the first of three days of wagering into Pool 2 of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Click here for story. Read More...

McNairs partner with Hidden Brook on Street Life

By MICHAEL COMPTON OneFastHorse.com has learned today that Hidden Brook Farm and Dan Zucker have a new partner in their promising 3-year-old colt Street Life. According to Hidden Brook’s Jack Brothers, Robert and Janice McNair have bought into the Street Sense colt under the banner of Magnolia Racing Stable, the name the McNairs gave their […] Read More...

Eclipse Champion Hansen tops Gotham

By MICHAEL COMPTON Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and Eclipse Award champion Hansen headlines Saturday’s Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct. The son of Tapit faces 12 rivals in the 60th renewal of the $400,000 event. Read More...

Six new horses added to Derby Future Wager

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
Six new horses are in the lineup of 23 separately listed wagering interests in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its three-day run Friday at noon Eastern. Click here for story. Read More...

Algorithms officially off Derby trail

By MICHAEL COMPTON X-rays taken on Tuesday morning revealed that Starlight Stables’ Algorithms has a fractured splint in his right front leg. The injury will require surgery, and he is shipping to Ocala on Wednesday where Dr. John Madison of Ocala Equine Hospital will perform the procedure. Read More...

Busy weekend for Gotham probables

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
Led by the 2-year-old champion Hansen, seven horses pointing to Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct put in workouts Sunday morning at four different facilities. Click here for story. Read More...

Pletcher still evaluating Algorithms

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher said it will probably be several days before he knows exactly where he stands with Algorithms, who was scratched from Sunday’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth due to a splint injury on his right front leg. Click here for story. Read More...

Union Rags dominates Fountain of Youth foes

By MICHAEL COMPTON Union Rags’ reputation may have taken a hit when he lost last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Churchill Downs by a nose to Hansen. On Sunday at Gulfstream Park, the mammoth son of Dixie Union left little doubt who is the leading 3-year-old in the country with a breathtaking performance in […] Read More...

All eyes on Union Rags in return

Triple Crown Trail | 2 years ago
On a February weekend unusually chock full of appearances by 2011 Eclipse Award winners and contenders, the unveiling of greatest interest will come Sunday when Union Rags makes his first start as a 3-year-old in the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park. Click here for story. Read More...

Travel plans set for Hansen

By NYRA PRESS Champion Two-Year-Old Male Hansen’s ravel plans for next Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham are set, co-owner Dr. Kendall Hansen said Friday. Dr. Hansen said the colt will fly to New York on Feb. 29, the Wednesday before the Gotham, after turning in his final breeze at Gulfstream Park, possibly on Monday. Read More...

El Padrino invades for Risen Star

Mardi Gras may have ended Tuesday, but in this city, the rallying cry is always “laissez les bons temps rouler.” At Fair Grounds on Saturday, a stakes-packed Louisiana Derby preview card is highlighted by the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes in which the locals will try to defend their honor against visiting El Padrino. Click here […] Read More...

Pletcher’s turn to show off his talent

Like gunslingers inexorably moving toward one another for an old-fashioned shootout, Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher have been dominating the 3-year-old preps this year. Baffert swept both divisions of the Southwest Stakes on Monday. This weekend it’s Pletcher’s turn to send out live runners in key Kentucky Derby preps. Click here for story. Read More...

Pulled-up lame: Bloopers & outtakes from the TCI boys

Triple Crown Trail | 4 years ago
The recently-completed Triple Crown season usually represents greatness in our sport. But not every day is a horse at its best – as seen in this video of bloopers and outtakes from the inaugural season of Triple Crown Insider. Joel & Jon are captured in their lowest of claiming-level form. Watch and comment. Read More...