2013 Triple Crown

Travers Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel recap the Arlington Turf Festival before setting up a huge weekend of racing that is sure to have a major impact on many Breeders’ Cup divisions, including the prestigious Travers S. (G1) for 3-year-olds, as well as many other “Win And You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge stakes this Friday thru Sunday. Read More...

Arlington Million & Beverly D preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI boys preview the first big collection of preps for multiple turf divisions in this year’s Breeders’ Cup picture, breaking down the Arlington Million (G1), Beverly D (G1) for fillies and mares, and Secretariat (G1) for 3-year-olds on Saturday’s International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park. Brisnet’s Ed DeRosa joins on-location from Chicago with […] Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic & Dirt Mile Top 5s

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel recap the Whitney and tweak the TCI Top 5 for the Classic 3-year-olds and Classic Older Males. The guys also launch a new Top 5 list for the Dirt Mile division, and preview champions Wise Dan and Groupie Doll in action this weekend. Read More...

Whitney Handicap preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel recap a power-packed weekend that included Verrazano’s special win in the Haskell, and preview this weekend’s exciting showdown in the Whitney at Saratoga. Are Cross Traffic and Fort Larned vulnerable? They also launch a Top 5 for the Ladies’ Classic division on the eve of the Clement Hirsch – a Breeders’ Cup […] Read More...

Haskell Invitational & Jim Dandy preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys dissect the Haskell & Jim Dandy for 3-year-olds, as well as Paynter’s return to graded company in the San Diego, and last but not least, the Bing Crosby – a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” prep for the Sprint. They also release another Top 5 for the Breeders’ Cup – this […] Read More...

First look at the Breeders’ Cup Sprint contenders

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel take a first look at this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint contenders heading into the second half of the year. They talk about the impact of the Triple Bend and Smile Sprint results, which were the first two “Win And You’re In” preps for this year’s BC Sprint, and launch a Top 5 […] Read More...

Who are the top early contenders in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic picture?

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel launch Top 5 rankings for both the Classic 3-Year-Olds and Classic Older Males divisions as each relates to the all-important, season-ending Breeders’ Cup Classic. As we enter the second-half of the year and many big races to come, which 3-year-olds and older horses are poised for a run as top contenders leading […] Read More...

Stephen Foster recap

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
With the focus turning towards Breeders’ Cup for the second half of 2013, Joel and Jon discuss the early players in the Classic division following the major returns last week of such top contenders as Fort Larned, Paynter, Royal Delta, Mucho Macho Man, and others. Read More...

Belmont Stakes & Triple Crown recap

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel tie a bow on the 2013 Triple Crown season – a very productive one for the TCI Boys that culminated with a 13-1 winner of the Belmont Stakes. They discuss Palace Malice, Oxbow, Orb and the rest of the 3-year-olds to watch heading into the second half of the year, and tell […] Read More...

Belmont Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel look to wrap up the Triple Crown season in style, as the dissect Saturday’s Belmont Stakes at the “Test of Champions” distance of 1 1/2 miles at Belmont. With a sizable field of 14 going to post, which 3-year-olds are set up best to handle this trying test, and which ones will […] Read More...

Belmont Stakes Panel Discussion

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys welcome back special guest Ray Paulick for a discussion on this year’s Belmont Stakes, as well as a historical view of the final leg of the coveted-but-elusive Triple Crown. Does pedigree matter most when going 1 1/2 miles? Or does it just take the right horse and the right ride? Read More...

Preakness Stakes recap

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel recap the Preakness and the breakout performance by Oxbow, a colt that remained in the TCI Top 4 after the final Derby preps despite his poor Arkansas Derby showing. They also discuss TCI’s Pre-Derby No. 1 – Orb – and his disappointing performance at Pimlico. Lastly, they take an early look at […] Read More...

Preakness Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys discuss all of the Preakness contenders and who’s most likely to give Orb his toughest challenge on Saturday. They also dive into the pace scenario and what kind of trip to expect from Orb’s much-talked-about rail draw, as well as talk about a longshot they think will fire big in the Preakness. […] Read More...

Kentucky Derby recap & Peter Pan preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel do some brief house cleaning on the Derby before turning the page and taking a first look at next Saturday’s Preakness. They also preview this weekend’s Peter Pan Stakes in New York, and tell you which up-and-coming 3-year-olds you need to pay attention to as potential Belmont Stakes contenders next month. Read More...

Kentucky Derby 139 Recap

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI boys break down Kentucky Derby 139 on location from Churchill Downs. Watch it. Comment. Read More...

2013 Kentucky Derby – Final Preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel dissect the critical parts that will assuredly become keys to the eventual outcome of Kentucky Derby 139 in this fast-paced preview show, including analysis on the break, pace scenario, track condition, contenders primed for a big effort, and more. Read More...

Kentucky Derby 139 preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
After a week of seeing many of the Derby contenders train at Churchill, the TCI boys opine on the condition and training of the top contenders, as well as others that have made notable first impressions. They also briefly discuss Saturday’s Derby Trial S., and how that race could easily have a strong impact on […] Read More...

Kentucky Derby First Look

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
With all of the final major preps in the books, the TCI boys review the likely field and solidify a Top 10 heading into the critical final two weeks of training at Churchill Downs, where they will look forward to being on location with first-hand accounts of the contenders in coming shows. Read More...

Arkansas Derby & Blue Grass Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel recap last weekend’s Wood Memorial (G1) & Santa Anita Derby (G1) and talk about each race’s effect on the TCI Top 10. They also break down Saturday’s final round of major Kentucky Derby preps – the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and tell you what to […] Read More...

Santa Anita Derby & Wood Memorial preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel recap last weekend’s Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby and UAE Derby, but did any performances affect the TCI Top 10? They also breakdown this Saturday’s ever-important Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Wood Memorial (G1), and let you know what to watch for from the top contenders in each race. Read More...

Florida Derby & Louisiana Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
With Jon on assignment in Dubai, handicapper Ed DeRosa from Brisnet.com joins Joel on the set this week to discuss one the biggest weekends on the Kentucky Derby Trail, as the final round of major preps swing into action this Saturday with 170 points up for grabs in both the Florida Derby (G1) and Louisiana […] Read More...

Spiral Stakes & Sunland Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys quickly recap the significance of the Rebel Stakes before breaking down this weekend’s final round of “quarterfinal” preps worth a total of 85 points – the Spiral S. (G3) and Sunland Derby (G3). Both will likely produce Kentucky Derby starters, but will they produce real Kentucky Derby contenders? Read More...

Rebel Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon and Joel discuss a shakeup in the TCI Top 10 after Flashback’s loss in the San Felipe Stakes. Did Verrazano’s Tampa Bay Derby score finally prove enough to move him into the top spot? The TCI boys also look forward to Saturday’s important $600,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn, and talk about how the […] Read More...

San Felipe & Tampa Bay Derby preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel discuss the importance of Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes (G2) and Tampa Bay Derby (G2) – two races with the potential to put the No. 1 spot on the line in the TCI Top 10. Will Flashback hold the top spot against Goldencents in the San Felipe? Or will Verrazano continue his otherworldly […] Read More...

Gotham Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys recap the Fountain of Youth & Risen Star stakes and discuss their shake-up in the TCI Top 10. They also look forward to Saturday’s $400,000 Gotham S. (G3) at Aqueduct, where another 85 points are up for grabs towards the Kentucky Derby. Can a new shooter break Vyjack’s undefeated streak and upset […] Read More...

Fountain of Youth & Risen Star preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel analyze the first pair of “Second Round” prep races Saturday, with 85 Kentucky Derby points up for grabs in each race. Can Violence come back strongly in his 3-year-old debut in Gulfstream’s Fountain of Youth S. (G2)? Who will emerge out of a loaded field in Fair Grounds’ Risen Star S. (G2) […] Read More...

Southwest Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
After a week off, Jon & Joel return from South Florida to unveil the first TCI Top 10 of the year, and take a quick look at the upcoming President’s Day weekend action on the Kentucky Derby prep trail, headlined by Monday’s Southwest S. (G3) at Oaklawn. Read More...

Robert Lewis, Sam Davis & Withers preview

2013 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
The TCI boys preview Saturday’s Robert Lewis (G2), Sam Davis (G3) & Withers (G3), and tell you why all three preps have the potential to feature breakout performances that could rival that of Itsmyluckyday’s in last weekend’s Holy Bull S. Watch it. Comment. Read More...

Holy Bull Stakes preview

2013 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel launch the fourth season of TCI by previewing the 3-year-old debut of early Kentucky Derby favorite Shanghai Bobby in Saturday’s Holy Bull S. (G3) at Gulfstream. Is the┬áchamp’s biggest obstacle his trip or his competition? The guys also briefly catch up on the Sham, LeComte and Smarty Jones Stakes, and tell you […] Read More...