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Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags rallies along rail to defeat Paynter

DRF | 3 years ago
Dave Litfin Tom KeyserUnion Rags (right), with John Velazquez up, gets by Paynter and Mike Smith to win the Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – Union Rags, the only Grade 1 dirt winner in the fie... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Dullahan 9-5 favorite in early betting

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. - With the scratch of I’ll Have Another from Saturday’s 144th Belmont Stakes, Dullahan has inherited the favorite’s role after the early wagering at B... Read More...

Belmont Stakes-Brooklyn daily double shows Dullahan slight favorite over Union Rags

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening ELMONT, N.Y. - The scratch of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another from Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will likely leave Dullahan as the favorite for the thi... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Rival trainers react to I’ll Have Another’s scratch

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch ELMONT, N.Y. − While the defection of I’ll Have Another will certainly enhance their chances of winning Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, trainers Dale Romans, Michael Matz... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: I’ll Have Another’s scratch takes luster out of Triple Crown finale

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another, at Belmont on Wednesday, was scratched from the Belmont Stakes on Friday, leaving the race with a field of 11.ELMONT, N.Y. – The scratch ... Read More...

Countdown to the Crown: Week 23 – June 8, 2012

DRF | 3 years ago
Jeremy Plonk Countdown to the Crown today completes a seventh season online as one of the most comprehensive handicapper’s scouting reports of the 3-year-old scene. Posted each Friday at DR... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012 workout reports: Dullahan stands out

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserDullahan impressed with his training ahead of Saturday's Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – A dozen horses will line up for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, but of that gro... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Dullahan tops cast of Triple Crown spoilers

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserDullahan is the 5-1 second choice on the morning line for the Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. – On June 9, 2011, Dullahan made his first career start at Churchill Downs.... Read More...

Post Positions Drawn for Belmont Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Post positions for Saturday’s 144th running of the Belmont Stakes were drawn on Wednesday at Belmont Park. I’ll Have Another, attempting to become the first Triple Crown winner since Florida-bred Affirmed in 1978, drew post position No. 11 ... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: O’Neill ‘confident’ ahead of I’ll Have Another’s Triple Crown bid

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Doug O’Neill looks out from a Belmont Park barn on Monday. O’Neill will try to end a 34-year Triple Crown drought on Saturday.ELMONT, N.Y. – For... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Guyana Star Dweej fails to impress in final workout

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonDullahan, with jockey Javier Castellano up, was very impressive working four furlongs in 45.82 seconds on Sunday at Belmont Park.ELMONT, N.Y. – Guyana Star ... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Dullahan makes fast workout look easy

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another schools Sunday on a beautiful morning at Belmont Park. He followed with a strong one-mile gallop for Saturday's Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. - Jo... Read More...

Belmont Stakes Contenders Expected to Breeze on Sunday

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
With the main track listed as sloppy following overnight rain, no Belmont Stakes contenders worked out at Belmont Park on Saturday. Instead, the majority of the field will have their final breezes on Sunday, according to NYRA Press. Dullahan had a leis... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Union Rags, Dullahan among those to have works postponed on Saturday

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonStreet Life trains at Belmont Park on Saturday. He had his work postponed because of the wet track.ELMONT, N.Y. – Five of the 11 likely starters in next Sat... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Having Dullahan fresh for Belmont looks good to Romans now

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer PhotographyIn order to avoid the heat, Dullahan and exercise rider Tammy Fox went out for a one-mile gallop at dawn Saturday at Churchill Downs.LOUISVILLE,... Read More...

2012 Preakness: Dullahan, Trinniberg drop out, replaced by Teeth of the Dog, Zetterholm

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserZetterholm, a winner of three straight against New York-breds, will be scratched from Saturday's Peter Pan to run in the Preakness.ELMONT, N.Y. – While a large field... Read More...

Dullahan to Bypass Preakness; Belmont Stakes Next

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Jerry Crawford, managing partner of Donegal Racing, announced Friday morning that Dullahan will make his next start in the Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 9. “Dale Romans loves the way Dullahan came out of the Kentucky Derby and believes we could win the... Read More...

Derby winner I’ll Have Another’s family full of luck

DRF | 3 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Lee Thomas PhotographyFlower Alley nearly died the night he was born in May 2002. Ten years later, his son I’ll Have Another won the Derby. LEXINGTON, Ky. − Emilie Foj... Read More...

Photos: Kentucky Derby 2012, start to finish

DRF | 3 years ago
Photos from the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5, show how the race unfolded. Union Rags gets pinched between Dullahan and the No. 3 horse, Take Charge Indy, at the start of the 138th Kentucky Derby and was never able to recover.... Read More...

Churchill Downs: Romans up close and personal

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It was yet another respectable effort, albeit another losing one. In the last three runnings of the Kentucky Derby, horses trained by Dale Romans have finished... Read More...

Trip Notes: Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Kentucky Oaks, and more

DRF | 3 years ago
Michael Hammersly Friday, May 4, 2012 Churchill Downsread more Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Romans very much his own man

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee Barbara D. LivingstonDale Romans shoots for his first Derby victory Saturday, when he sends Dullahan.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – At some point, the little boy grows up and establishes his... Read More...

Donegal Racing Back in Kentucky Derby Spotlight

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing knows what it’s like on the Kentucky Derby stage. Crawford’s Donegal Racing will be represented in Saturday’s Derby with Dullahan, a half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. The partnership group fini... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Woolley rooting for Take Charge Indy, but picking Bodemeister

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee Benoit & AssociatesChip Woolley, who won the 2009 Kentucky Derby with 50-1 longshot Mine That Bird, is back in Louisville pulling for jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Pat Byrne with th... Read More...

Crist: Here’s why picking Kentucky Derby winner is so hard

DRF | 3 years ago
Steven Crist The 21st century horseplayer trying to handicap the Kentucky Derby is equipped with tools that were almost unimaginable 25 years ago – unlimited replays of every prep race, lif... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Desormeaux eyes a 4th Derby win with Dullahan

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee Keeneland/Coady PhotographyBlue Grass Stakes winner Dullahan is "as live as they come," said jockey Kent Desormeaux.LOUISVILLE. Ky. - Kent Desormeaux has had two Kentucky Derby rides ... Read More...

Dullahan’s dam could make Kentucky Derby history

DRF | 3 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Barbara D. LivingstonDullahan and her dam, Mining My Own, in 2009 with Judy Needham (left) and Emilie Fojan, owner of Bona Terra Farm.LEXINGTON, Ky. − Bena Halecky, an e... Read More...

Dullahan Reported to be in Fine Shape after Blue Grass

The top three finishers in Saturday’s Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland exited Lexington in a hurry. Winner Dullahan returned to Dale Romans’ base at Churchill Downs and Hansen and Gung Ho returned to trainer Mike Maker’s barn at the Trackside ... Read More...

Keeneland: Romans gives Dullahan his nod as favorite for Kentucky Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee Keeneland/Coady PhotographyBlue Grass Stakes winner Dullahan earned a 98 Beyer Speed Figure.LEXINGTON, Ky. – Dullahan earned a 98 Beyer Speed Figure for his victory Saturday in ... Read More...

Blue Grass: Dullahan uses powerful late kick to reel in Hansen; Kentucky Derby is next

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee Keeneland/Coady PhotographyDullahan, with Kent Desormeaux riding, goes past the favored Hansen to win the Blue Grass.LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dullahan stamped himself as one of the favorites ... Read More...

Blue Grass: Hansen could face some early pressure

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee LEXINGTON, Ky. – A crush of horses bearing down from his outside would be something brand new for Hansen. As fast as he is, the nearly white colt has grown accustomed to free&#4... Read More...

Weekend Warrior for April 14: Blue Grass should set up for closer Dullahan

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Watchmaker Barbara D. LivingstonWith as many as a half-dozen horses fighting for the early lead, Dullahan should get sufficient pace to launch his rally in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland... Read More...

Blue Grass: Hansen gets post 4 in field of 13 at Keeneland

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee Barbara D. LivingstonHansen will have Ramon Dominguez up in the Blue Grass Stakes, his final Kentucky Derby prep.LEXINGTON, Ky. – Hansen was assigned post position 4 as the 6-5 ... Read More...

Hansen to Work Saturday for Blue Grass Stakes

Horses considered as probable starters for the 88th running of the $750,000 Toyota  Blue Grass (G1) are scheduled to work Saturday morning. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing’s Hansen, champion 2-year-old of 2011, is scheduled to have his final work ... Read More...

Hansen Tops Blue Grass Hopefuls

Hansen, champion juvenile colt of 2011, heads 11 horses being pointed to the 88th running of the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland on April 14. Owned by Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing, Hansen won the Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct in his most rece... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Dullahan works toward Blue Grass Stakes

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserDullahan breezed five furlongs in 1:02.19 on Sunday at Gulfstream Park as he prepares for the Blue Grass Stakes.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Working for the first time sin... Read More...

Gulfstream: Dullahan recuperates in time to make Blue Grass

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonDespite missing several days of training with a splint injury, Dullahan should be good to go for the April 14 Blue Grass Stakes.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Dul... Read More...

Gulfstream: Palm Beach win puts Howe Great on Kentucky Derby trail

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Bob CoglianeseGraham Motion, who trained 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, says Howe Great will be pointed to next month's Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fl... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: BC Juvenile looking key

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Shigeki KikkawaCreative Cause's third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile is looking better and better.In the 28 times the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile has been run since 1984,... 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...