2012 Triple Crown

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...

Belmont Stakes Panel Preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel bring back Ray Paulick and Ed DeRosa for the Belmont round of our panel discussion. Will I’ll Have Another become the 12th Triple Crown winner, or the 12th horse to be denied since 1978? Read More...

Belmont By the Numbers

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa discuss the fastest contenders in the 2012 Belmont Stakes. I’ll Have Another will be the favorite for the first time in his career, but are there any other horses fast enough to end his Triple Crown run? Read More...

Preakness recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel recap last Saturday’s memorable Preakness and discuss the challenges in the way of I’ll Have Another’s quest to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 33 years. What makes I’ll Have Another and his chances different than the other Triple Crown hopefuls that have fallen short since Affirmed did it back […] 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...

2012 Kentucky Derby recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel recap Kentucky Derby 138 and hand out grades for the race. Did it live up to its lofty expectations? Who ran the best, and did the track play a factor in the outcome? Read More...

Kentucky Derby 138: So, who’s gonna win?

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI Boys analyze what is shaping up to be a Derby for the Ages in this fast-paced Kentucky Derby 138 Show. Grab a mint julep and take 8 minutes to see what they have to say and who they like. Read More...

IT’S LADIES DAY!

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel discuss a full field of Oaks contenders. Don’t overlook Friday’s Kentucky Oaks! Read More...

On-location impressions of KY Derby 138 contenders

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel give their impressions on several key horses they’ve observed training at Keeneland and Churchill Downs the last couple of weeks leading up to Kentucky Derby 138. Who is thriving physically? Which contenders are training well coming up to the race? Read More...

Part II of KY Derby panel discussion & workout report

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel talk to Ray Paulick and Ed DeRosa in the second part of their Kentucky Derby discussion, and they opine on the Derby contenders that have made the best physical impressions and best training impressions the past week at Churchill. Read More...

Kentucky Derby panel discussion & Derby Trial preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel host Ray Paulick and Ed DeRosa at Keeneland’s picturesque Directors Room for a panel discussion on some hot topics surrounding Kentucky Derby 138. Will this be a Kentucky Derby for the Ages? Will Saturday’s Derby Trial have any impact on the Run for the Roses? Read More...

Lexington Stakes and Jerome Stakes recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel put a wrap on the Kentucky Derby prep season and discuss the likely field that will be running for the roses in two weeks. They also discuss a big mover on the TCI Top 10. Read More...

Lexington Stakes and Jerome Stakes preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI Boys analyze the final pair of opportunities for connections to keep their Kentucky Derby dreams alive and gain much-needed graded earnings in the Lexington S. (G3) & Jerome S. (G2). Can any make the Derby field? Or are this weekend’s preps more for the Preakness? Read More...

Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel were at Keeneland on Saturday to witness both the Blue Grass Stakes and Hansen’s infamous “Tailgate” incident. Get their take on both, as well as their thoughts on just how good Bodemeister’s Arkansas Derby romp was. Do we have a new Derby favorite? Read More...

Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI boys were on location at Keeneland for the Blue Grass draw, which includes a full 13-horse field featuring two from the TCI Top 10. Can the champ Hansen be beaten? They also discuss the Arkansas Derby, and tell you why it’s the most critical Derby prep of the weekend. Read More...

This crop is good!

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel recap the stellar stretch runs in the Wood Memorial (G1) and Santa Anita Derby (G1), and tell you how each race shook up the TCI Top 10. They also discuss scenarios with the all-important Kentucky Derby graded earnings standings, and why this 3-year-old crop may be one of the most exciting in […] Read More...

Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby & Illinois Derby preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI boys evaluate the top contenders set to square off in Saturday’s mega-preps, including the Wood Memorial (G1), Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Illinois Derby (G3). Will Gemologist, Alpha and I’ll Have Another earn their way into the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby? Which young guns could spoil their party? Watch it. Comment. […] Read More...

Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel analyze the results of the Florida and Louisiana Derbies, and opine on the impact each will have on the Kentucky Derby trail. Can the disappointments from Union Rags, El Padrino and others be reversed next month? Who is now lacking in graded money and in jeopardy of missing the Run for the Roses? Watch it. […] Read More...

Florida Derby & Louisiana Derby preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel join Brisnet handicapper Ed Derosa to break down the power trio – Union Rags, El Padrino & Take Charge Indy – that has taken their talents to South Beach for a heavyweight showdown in Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1). Can Union Rags remain the Kentucky Derby favorite? Also in the Big Easy, there’s […] Read More...

Spiral Stakes and Sunland Derby recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
From the new studio, the TCI boys wrap up the Spiral Stakes and Sunland Derby, and take a first look at Sunday’s wide-open Louisiana Derby. Watch it. Comment. Read More...

Spiral Stakes & Sunland Derby preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel tell you what to look for in this weekend’s first round of final prep races – the $500,000 Spiral S. & $800,000 Sunland Derby – and discuss graded earnings. Brisnet handicapper Ed Derosa joins in with his take on these two key races. Watch it. Comment. Read More...

Rebel Stakes recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel discuss three key races from the weekend, including the Rebel Stakes (G2). Which of the 3 winners – Secret Circle, Gemologist and Street Life – move up the TCI Top 10? You may be surprised. Read More...

Rebel Stakes preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI boys dive into Saturday’s $500,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn and talk about what to expect in Sabercat’s seasonal debut, along with favorite Secret Circle’s attempt at continuing to stretch out. They also discuss Gemologist vs. Currency Swap – Friday’s battle between a pair of undefeated juveniles making their 3yo debuts in a […] Read More...

San Felipe Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel explain why the San Felipe Stakes was the best Kentucky Derby prep race so far in 2012, and tell you why the Tampa Bay Derby wasn’t even the best Kentucky Derby prep run in Florida over the weekend. Find out which race was, and more. Watch it. Comment. TCI Top Ten with […] Read More...

Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel check in with Brisnet.com handicapper Ed DeRosa, and fill you in on everything to look for in this weekend’s key Kentucky Derby preps on both coasts, including the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe. Watch it. Comment. TCI Top Ten through 3/5/2012 1 Union Rags Clear-cut Derby favorite has yet to show […] Read More...

Gotham Stakes recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel reveal the TCI Top 10 brought to you by TwinSpires.com, and discuss the champ’s return to the winner’s circle in the Gotham Stakes. But does Hansen make the Top 10, and who is #1? Watch it. Comment. TCI Top Ten through 3/5/2012 1 Union Rags Clear-cut Derby favorite has yet to show […] Read More...

Gotham Stakes preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel talk about the recent attrition on the Kentucky Derby trial, and bring in Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa to help break down Saturday’s Gotham Stakes. Read More...

Let’s Get Serious

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel preview a serious weekend of Kentucky Derby preps, headlined by Sunday’s Fountain of Youth. The guys discuss what to expect from early Derby fave Union Rags in his seasonal debut, along with the Pletcher duo – Algorithms and Discreet Dancer. They talk El Padrino, the rest of the Risen Star cast and […] Read More...

Maiden Madness

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel talk about the continuation of new shooters onto the Kentucky Derby trail, and interview the owner that potentially holds the strongest hand in this year’s Kentucky Derby picture. Read More...

Who’s Taking the Money?

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI guys take a look at betting trends in the Derby Future Wager pools, and also preview the major preps in California and Arkansas this Presidents Day weekend. Read More...

More Young Guns

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Quick recap of the Hutcheson S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park and several other races that produced more Young Guns on the Kentucky Derby Trail. Is it too late for a maiden winner to make it to the Kentucky Derby? Wait till you see what Bob Baffert thinks. Read More...

Fast-Paced Derby Snapshot

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI boys quickly catch you up on the progress of major Triple Crown contenders yet to make their 3-year-old debuts, and tell you where they will likely surface. They also discuss a couple of races this weekend that could have an impact on the Triple Crown Trail. Read More...

Still wide open

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel discuss the trio of key three-year-old prep races over the weekend in Florida, New York and California. Who stepped up? Who disappointed? And who looks best moving forward on the Triple Crown Trail? Read More...

Prep Preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel preview Saturday’s trio of key Derby preps, and explain why this weekend could be the biggest so far in this young Triple Crown season. Which 3yos will step up? Watch it. Comment. Read More...

Season Premiere

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel kick off the third year of TCI – aka Triple Crown Insider – and catch up on the three-year-old picture through the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream. Read More...