2013 Triple Crown

Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, & UAE Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 4 months ago
Visit our new home for TCI at TripleCrownInsider.com to Comment with Jon & Joel, view the new interactive TCI Top 10, and more! Read More...

Spiral Stakes and Sunland Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 4 months ago
Jon and an under-the-weather Joel talk American Pharoah and tell you a new shooter on the TCI Top 10, now with Texas Red officially out. They also preview two win-and-you’re-in Derby preps: Saturday’s contentious Spiral S. (G3), and Sunday’s lucrative Sunland Derby (G3) where Firing Line will be looking for a breakthrough performance. Read More...

Rebel Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 5 months ago
The TCI guys discuss the big-picture impact of last weekend’s many Derby contenders in action, and tell you who looks best going forward. They also discuss the Over/Under on margin of victory for American Pharoah’s return in this Saturday’s Rebel S. (G2). How big of a show will the champ put on? Read More...

Gotham, San Felipe, & Tampa Bay Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 5 months ago
The Derby preps are in full force this weekend, and we breakdown the first wave of key 85-point races coast to coast. Several top colts are in action from the TCI Top 10, including the highly-anticipated seasonal debut from our No. 1 – Carpe Diem. Which stars will emerge as prime Derby contenders Saturday? Read More...

John Battaglia S. preview

2013 Triple Crown | 5 months ago
Jon & Joel analyze the first real shake-up in the TCI Top 10 after a wild weekend of key Derby preps and telling performances. Who are the risers, and whose stock fell? They make sense of it all, and preview Saturday’s John Battaglia Stakes too. Read More...

Fountain of Youth & Risen Star preview

2013 Triple Crown | 5 months ago
Jon & Joel discuss the cancellation impact on the Southwest Stakes, and preview the first major weekend of 50-pt preps with key showdowns in the Fountain of Youth and Risen Star. Can the newly-blinkered Frosted turn the tables on Upstart? Can Imperia solidify his legitimacy on dirt? Read More...

Southwest Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 6 months ago
Jon & Joel discuss the impact of last weekend’s awesome display of racing coast to coast, and preview the final round of 10-point prep races this coming weekend with the El Camino Real (G3) and Southwest (G3). You may not believe how the TCI Top 10 changed…or did it? Read More...

Robert Lewis S. & Withers S. preview

2013 Triple Crown | 6 months ago
The TCI guys quickly recap the San Vicente and Sam Davis, and discuss their impact on the TCI Top 10. They also preview this weekend’s Withers S. and Robert B. Lewis S. and tell you what to look for. Read More...

San Vicente & Sam F. Davis Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 6 months ago
Jon & Joel unveil the first TCI Top 10 of the season, as well as give thoughts on the Holy Bull, and this weekend’s Sam Davis and San Vicente, which features the 3yo debut of Breeders’ Cup champ Texas Red. Who’s going to defeat Texas Red on Super Bowl Sunday? We’ll tell you. Read More...

Holy Bull preview

2013 Triple Crown | 6 months ago
Jon & Joel kick off the sixth season of TCI with a preview of Saturday’s Holy Bull Stakes, and briefly catch up on the current 3-year-old picture. Read More...

2014 Breeders’ Cup picks

2013 Triple Crown | 9 months ago
The time has come. Breeders’ Cup is here, and the TCI guys quickly run through all 13 divisions to give out their final Top 5s, and, of course, the picks. They also reveal the Best Bet and Best Longshot on the two-day program. You won’t believe some of these picks… Read More...

2014 Breeders’ Cup Longshots

2013 Triple Crown | 9 months ago
With only one week to go, Jon & Joel decide to opine on 7 longshots that could be primed to light up the toteboard in next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup. Considering the full fields and lack of top-heavy races, parity could very well abound in 2014. Looking for some live longshots this year that are up […] Read More...

2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf, F&M Turf, & Mile preview

2013 Triple Crown | 10 months ago
Jon & Joel study the possible European contingent for this year’s Breeders’ Cup, which again looks to have a stronghold in such major grass divisions as the Turf, F&M Turf, and the Wise-Dan-defected Mile. So which Euros should the American public become familiar with in the next couple of weeks? Read More...

Breeders’ Cup preview

2013 Triple Crown | 10 months ago
Jon & Joel recap the final major weekend of Breeders’ Cup prep races, and discuss how they impacted the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies divisions. They also launch new TCI Top 5s for the Mile and Dirt Mile divisions. Read More...

Fall Stars Weekend preview

2013 Triple Crown | 10 months ago
Fall Stars Weekend is here. The final series of major Breeders’ Cup prep races with several big names in action from New York, to Lexington, to L.A. The guys break down the key races and update the TCI Top 5 for the all-important Classic division. They also launch a Top 5 for the Sprint, and […] Read More...

Super Saturday preview

2013 Triple Crown | 10 months ago
The TCI guys break down the key final preps for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic and Distaff divisions on this Super Saturday at Belmont and Santa Anita. They also unveil a TCI Top 5 for the Distaff division. Who is going to step up and assert his-or-herself as top contenders in this year’s Breeders’ Cup? Read More...

Pennsylvania Derby & Cotillion preview

2013 Triple Crown | 11 months ago
Jon & Joel preview Saturday’s premier 3-year-old action with California Chrome and Untapable heading the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) and Cotillion (G1), respectively. The guys also launch a new Top 5 for the Filly & Mare Sprint division as we officially move into the final prep stage for this year’s Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Woodbine Mile preview

2013 Triple Crown | 11 months ago
Jon & Joel recap the Iroquois and Pocahontas, and unveil a new TCI Top 5 for the 2-year-old fillies division. They also take a look at the upcoming weekend’s biggest Breeders’ Cup Challenge race – Sunday’s Grade 1 Woodbine Mile. Read More...

Iroquois & Pocahontas Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 11 months ago
Jon & Joel take a first look at the 2014 two-year-olds, always one of the most intriguing divisions leading up to the Breeders’ Cup and next year’s Triple Crown trail. They launch a Top 5 for the Juvenile Colts division and discuss Saturday’s Iroquois (G3) & Pocahontas (G2), two Breeders’ Cup Challenge races at Churchill. […] Read More...

Woodward, Forego, Hopeful preview

2013 Triple Crown | 11 months ago
Jon and Joel launch the season’s first Top 5 for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, while recapping the Travers and Pacific Classic, as well as previewing this Saturday’s Woodward. How did/will those races impact the Classic picture? They also take a first look at 2-year-olds in the Hopeful, as well as preview the lone Breeders’ Cup […] Read More...

Travers & Pacific Classic preview

2013 Triple Crown | 11 months ago
The TCI guys are back for an 11-week run leading up to the Breeders’ Cup. Jon & Joel pick up right where they left off – covering the 3-year-old division which is in action Saturday with the prestigious Travers (G1) at Saratoga. While Sunday’s Pacific Classic (G1) isn’t a 3-year-old race, champion Shared Belief is […] Read More...

Belmont Stakes recap

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
Jon and Joel have returned to the studio from their trip to the Belmont Stakes and the end of another Triple Crown season. They talk about why California Chrome came up short, and offer some reasoning as to why it continues to be elusive after 36 years. They also discuss why Tonalist, who was #1 […] Read More...

Belmont Stakes Preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The time has come. Can the 36-year drought of a racing Triple Crown finally be broken Saturday? With the spotlight heavy on California Chrome’s chance at history, Jon and Joel discuss his biggest obstacles and most dangerous challengers. So, what’s in store for this year’s Test of a Champion? History, or disappointment? Read More...

Belmont Stakes Top 10

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
Jon & Joel launch a TCI Top 10 for the final leg of the 2014 Triple Crown. Will we see history or disappointment in this year’s Belmont Stakes? The TCI guys break down the top contenders with a week to go until the big day. Read More...

Preakness recap

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The TCI guys discuss another Triple Crown bid after California Chrome’s popular victory in last Saturday’s second jewel – the Preakness Stakes (G1). Jon and Joel objectively break down the performance and try to make sense of the Triple Crown picture up to this point before they look forward to the Belmont S. (G1). Read More...

Preakness preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
Jon & Joel break down the Preakness field and talk about the challengers and challenges facing Derby winner California Chrome. Can the big favorite be beaten, and if so, who is good enough to spoil his Triple Crown bid? Read More...

Kentucky Derby 140 wrap-up

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
Jon & Joel recap Kentucky Derby 140 from gate to wire and discuss the fortunes and misfortunes of some of the key runners. They also talk about California Chrome’s Triple Crown prospects, and who may be lining up to give him a run for his money in two weeks in the Preakness. Read More...

Kentucky Derby 140 preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The big one is here. Jon and Joel give an account of the physical looks and training of all the top contenders in this year’s Kentucky Derby, and they work through the pretenders and how the race is setting up to identify the most likely 3-year-olds that will fire the biggest under the Twin Spires. […] 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...

Lexington S. preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
With all major preps in the books, Jon and Joel adjust the TCI Top 10 based on the realistic contenders that can make the Derby gate. Did Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate and Arkansas Derby winner Danza do enough to forge onto the list? The guys also preview Saturday’s final chance for Derby points […] Read More...

Arkansas Derby & Blue Grass Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The TCI guys recap the Wood Memorial & Santa Anita Derby, and discuss the great impact both races had on the TCI Top 10 and overall Derby picture. They dedicate most of the show previewing the final major weekend of Derby preps, with a look at Saturday’s Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes. Who are […] Read More...

Wood Memorial & Santa Anita Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
Jon and Joel talk about whether or not the Florida and Louisiana Derbies delivered, as well as how they impacted the TCI Top 10. They also tell you why this weekend will be the most important to date on the 2014 Derby Trail. Read More...

Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The TCI guys briefly recap the Spiral Stakes and Sunland Derby before moving on full bore to this Saturday’s first major weekend of final preps for the Run for the Roses with the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby. Can you believe it’s that close? Many of the colts that will seriously impact this year’s Kentucky […] Read More...

Spiral Stakes and Sunland Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
Jon and Joel make big changes to the top 3 colts in the TCI Top 10 based on last weekend’s results, and preview what to watch for in this weekend’s Spiral S. and Sunland Derby. Can either one of these Grade 3 events produce legitimate Kentucky Derby contenders? Read More...

Rebel Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The guys of TCI try to put the pieces together after an up-and-down week that included the injury of Top Billing, a 10-length loss by Honor Code, the continued disappearance of Shared Belief, among other things. They also preview Saturday’s Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn. Read More...

San Felipe Stakes & Tampa Bay Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The TCI guys recap Samraat’s win in the Gotham S. (G3) before diving into this Saturday’s San Felipe S. (G2) and Tampa Bay Derby (G2). Can this weekend’s pair of Grade 2 preps produce some new shooters on the Kentucky Derby trail? And can a top contender like Conquest Titan score a breakthrough win to […] 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...

Fountain of Youth & Risen Star preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The guys at TCI briefly recap the Southwest Stakes and how it affected the TCI Top 10, and then turn their full attention to this Saturday’s all-important Fountain of Youth Stakes and Risen Star Stakes to opine on what to watch for. But there is another key 3yo race Saturday that could prove to be […] Read More...

Southwest Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
Jon & Joel recap recent key races in the 3-year-old division, including last week’s Robert Lewis Stakes, and update the TCI Top 10. They also look forward to Monday’s Southwest Stakes and discuss what to expect from the top contenders. Read More...

Holy Bull recap, Withers & Sam Davis preview

2013 Triple Crown | 1 year ago
The TCI boys enter the show’s 5th season of covering the Triple Crown by revealing the first TCI Top 10 rankings of 2014. They also briefly discuss the impact of the Holy Bull card at Gulfstream, and preview this weekend’s Withers S. (G3) and Sam F. Davis S. (G3). Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Recap

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
In this TCI finale for 2013, Jon & Joel opine on the best performances from this year’s Breeders’ Cup, and debate championship honors in several contentious divisions. Thank you to everyone who watched and supported another year of TCI, and we look forward to bringing you bigger and better things in 2014 – starting with […] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Selections Show

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
It’s that time. The TCI guys provide a brief analysis of six major Breeders’ Cup races – Classic, Distaff, Turf, Mile, Dirt Mile, and Juvenile – in this special selections show. Who’s the most likely winner? Which favorite is most vulnerable? Who’s the best bet? Which 30-1 shot has a real chance of lighting up […] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries first look

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel review the Pre-Entries for next week’s Breeders’ Cup and give first impressions on the storylines shaping up in the major divisions. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Turf Talk

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are all in the books, but there are still major races overseas this weekend with the potential to impact several Breeders’ Cup races. Jon & Joel take a look at this year’s “Big 3″ grass divisions – the Turf, F&M Turf, and Mile – and evaluate the top European contenders […] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
With most of the key final preps in the books, the TCI boys adjust several of the Top 5s for this year’s Breeders’ Cup divisions, as they recap the happenings from Fall Stars weekend. Read More...

Fall Stars Weekend preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys break down the final major weekend of Breeders’ Cup prep action, and update the Top 5s in the major divisions after the results of “Super Saturday” last weekend. Which contenders are on the rise, and which fell, in the shake-up of this week’s TCI Top 5s? Read More...

Super Saturday

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon and Joel quickly preview an action-packed “Super Saturday” full of Grade 1 final preps that will have huge implications on next month’s Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Pennsylvania Derby & Cotillion preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel recap two record-setting performances from this past weekend by two reigning Breeders’ Cup winners – Wise Dan & Groupie Doll. They also launch a new TCI Top 5 for the Mile division, and preview this weekend’s Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion for 3-year-olds at Parx. Are any Euros good enough to take down […] Read More...

2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile & Juvenile Fillies Top 5s

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
On location at the annual Keeneland September sale this week, the TCI boys reveal the first Top 5s of the season for the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies divisions, and talk about Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s defense of this weekend’s Woodbine Mile. Are the boys on the right 2-year-olds this year? Or do you […] Read More...

Woodward preview with Paynter’s owner Justin Zayat

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI boys quickly recap a busy weekend in Breeders’ Cup prep action that included star performances from Game On Dude and Royal Delta, as well as the Travers. Zayat Stables’ Justin Zayat joins for an interview on Paynter, Justin Phillip & Fast Bullet — all top contenders slated for key Saratoga Grade 1 events […] Read More...