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Triple Crown

All kind of information about the Triple Crown from racing info to history to tickets.
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2014 Road to the Kentucky Derby Points List
A list of the current points earned by 3-year-olds prepping for a spot in the 2014 Kentucky Derby field. The point system replaced the old graded stakes earning method of determining which horses can get in the Kentucky Derby when entries are taken in 2013.

Kentucky Derby Entry Rules Changed for 2013
The Road to the Kentucky Derby points systems will be used for the second time in 2014 to determine which horses can enter the big race. This year there are 24 stakes races, including 16 races over a 10-week period to be known as the "Kentucky Derby Championship Series."

Kentucky Derby Central
A complete guide to finding out Derby info online from history to handicapping to traditions.

2014 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Info about all the latest prospects on the trail to the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown updated regularly.

2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Four
The fourth and final pool for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open March 27-29 and San Felipe Stakes winner California Chrome is the favorite at 5-1 with Cairo Prince second choice at 6-1. Get the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

Book Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2014
by Jim Mazur. An excellent publication for anybody wanting to bet the tough Triple Crown races, or for newer horseplayers wanting to learn more about the use of angles and biases when selecting their horses.

2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three
The third pool for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open from February 27 to March 1 and the field is once again the favorite but only at 6-1 this time. Also running this time is the only Future Wager pool for the Kentucky Oaks. Get the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances for both here.

2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool One
The first pool for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open from November 27-30 and the field is once again the favorite at 2-5 given how far in advance this pool is. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two
The second pool for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open from February 6-8 and the field is once again the favorite at 7-5 followed by Cairo Prince at 8-1. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

2013 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap rankings for colts and fillies who were 2-year-olds in 2013. This list, along with their dosage index, determines the dual qualifiers for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

Churchill Downs will have the world's largest 4K video board
Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, is now constructing a new Panasonic video board capable of displaying 4K ultra-high definition images. It will be the world's largest in an outdoor stadium or arena.

2014 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager Dates
This year there will be four future wager pools for the Derby on Nov. 27-30, Feb. 6-8, Feb. 27-March 1, and March 27-29 with both exacta and win wagering. There will be a single pool for the Oaks on Feb. 27-March 1 with win and exacta wagering also.

Analyzing the Top 2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Using trends and angles to try and select a winner for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders
A look at the 21 3-year-olds entered in the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4th. Includes post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances.

2013 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security
New enhanced stricter rules will be enforced for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Be sure to read the rules as many have changed this year and more things are banned. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons and many things, including coolers and large cameras are no longer allowed. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything that will be confiscated.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 29, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes Index
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs in the days leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Daily barn notes listed by date.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 28, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 27, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 25, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 24, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 23, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 22, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 21, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 21, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 18, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 17, 2013.

2013 Road to the Kentucky Derby Points List
A list of the current points earned by 3-year-olds prepping for a spot in the Kentucky Derby field. The point system replaces the old graded stakes earning method of determining which horses can get in the Kentucky Derby when entries are taken.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 16, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 15, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 14, 2013.

Book Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013
by Jim Mazur. An excellent publication for anybody wanting to bet the tough Triple Crown races, or for newer horseplayers wanting to learn more about the use of angles and biases when selecting their horses.

2013 Triple Crown Late Nominations
A list of the 13 horses made eligible for the 2013 Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the March 23 late nomination deadline.

2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three
The third and final pool for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open from March 22-24. Undefeated Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Verrazano is the favorite at 7-2 followed by the mutuel field of all other 3-year-olds at 6-1. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two
The second pool for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager and the only pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will be open from March 1-3. The field is once again the favorite at 3-1 for both wagers, with no single horse lower than 10-1. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

Road to the Kentucky Derby Races
The Kentucky Derby started a new points system in 2013 to determine which horses can entere the race. Here is a list of all the point earning races.

2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool One
The first pool for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open from February 8-10 and the field is once again the favorite at 9-5 with Shanghai Bobby and Violence at 12-1. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

2013 Triple Crown Nominations
A list of all the 398 thoroughbred race horses nominated for the 2013 Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.

2012 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap rankings for colts and fillies who were 2-year-olds in 2012. This list, along with their dosage index, determines the dual qualifiers for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

2013 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager Dates
There will again be three future wager pools for the Derby on February 8-10, March 1-3, and March 22-24 with both exacta and win wagering. There will be a single pool for the Oaks on March 1-3 with win and exacta wagering also.

2013 Triple Crown Trail
Prep races and results leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby Entry Rules Changed for 2013
The Kentucky Derby is doing away with the old graded stakes earnings criteria it has used since 1986 to determine which 20 horses get into the starting gate and going to a new points systems for 2013. The new point system will feature 36 stakes races, including 17 races over a 10-week period to be known as the "Kentucky Derby Championship Series."

2012 Belmont Stakes Results
Union Rags stalked pacesetter Shackleford then took over in stretch to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes by 3/4 lengths over Paynter and Atigun. Favorite Dullahan was last early and closed to finish 6th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2012 Belmont Stakes Undercard
There were 5 other graded stakes on the Belmont Stakes undercard: The Easy Goer won by Teeth of the Dog, the True North won by Caixa Eletronica, the Woody Stephens won by Trinniberg, the Just a Game won by Tapitsfly, and the Manhattan Handicap won by Desert Blanc. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five races here.

2012 Belmont Stakes Entries
Info about all the horses entered in the 144th Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park in New York City, the second jewel of the Triple Crown which will be held on June 9, 2012.

2012 Preakness Undercard Results
There were seven other stakes on the card, several of them graded, including the Dixie Stakes (G2) won by Hudson Steele, the Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) won by Awesomemundo, and the Gallorette Handicap (G3) won by Zagora. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven races here.

2012 Preakness Results
I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister by a head at the wire to win the 2012 Preakness with Creative Cause third. He will now go for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes in 3 weeks Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2012 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico
Friday at Pimlico, In Lingerie drew off win the 2012 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico by 2 1/2 lengths over Disposable Pleasure and Wildcat's Smile. Also on the card were 4 other stakes, the Legends for the Cure race with retired female jockeys, and the inaugural Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

Thursday Preakness Photos
A gallery of 9 photographs from the morning works at Pimlico before the 2012 Preakness.

2012 Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico
The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday May 17, 2012, before the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of most of the 11 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horse as well as watch the presentation of the annual awards.

Analyzing the Preakness Stakes Contenders for 2012
Trying to pick a winner for the 137th Preakness by matching the contenders to the profile of the Preakness winner.

Preakness Central
A complete guide to finding out Preakness info online from history to handicapping to traditions.

2012 Preakness Entries
Info about all the horses currently planning to enter the 2012 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 19, the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.

2012 Kentucky Derby Results
Animal Kingdom rallied from 12th early to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Nehro and Mucho Macho Man with pacesetter Shackleford fourth. Lukewarm favorite Dialed In never fired and finished 8th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2012 Kentucky Derby Undercard Results
There were five other stakes on the 2012 Derby undercard including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1), the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1), the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G3), the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3), and the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2). Get the results, chart, and photos for all 5 races here.

2012 Kentucky Oaks Results
Believe You Can wore down pacesetter Broadway's Alibi to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by 3/4 of a length with favorite Grace Hall getting up for third. Winning jockey Rosie Napravnik became the first female rider to win the race. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2012 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results
There were five additional stakes on the 2012 Kentucky Oaks undercard including the La Troienne, the Edgewood, the Eight Belles, the Alysheba Stakes, and the American Turf. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five here.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2012.

Thursday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 12 photographs from the morning works and paddock schooling on the Thursday before the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

2012 Kentucky Derby Entries
A field of 20 plus one also eligible were entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby with 4-1 favorite Bodemeister drawing post 6. Get the post positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2012.

Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 12 photographs from the morning works and paddock schooling on the Wednesday before the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on May 1, 2012.

Tuesday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 11 photographs from the morning works and paddock schooling on the Tuesday before the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

2012 Kentucky Oaks Entries
A field of 14 fillies plus one also-eligible were entered for the 2012 Kentucky Oaks on Friday, with Gulfstream Oaks winner Grace Hall the favorite at 5-2 on the morning line drawing post 2. Get the post positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2012.

Triple Crown
The Triple Crown - Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes - are the biggest events of the year in North American racing for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds and are followed by both serious and casual fans. Here you will find previews and news leading up to each event, coverage and photos of the event, and historical information including past...

Analyzing the Top 2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Using trends and angles to try and select a winner for the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on April 29, 2012.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on April 28, 2012.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on April 27, 2012.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on April 26, 2012.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on April 25, 2012.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on April 24, 2012.

2012 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby contender workouts at Churchill Downs on April 23, 2012.

2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three
The third and final pool for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager is closed and Union Rags was the favorite at 9-2 despite losing the Florida Derby on Saturday. Get all the horses, final odds, will-pays, and free past performances here.

2012 Triple Crown Late Nominations
A list of the 20 horses made eligible for the 2012 Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the March 24 late nomination deadline.

2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders Graded Stakes Earnings
Graded earnings determine who can get in the starting gate on Derby day. Here is a list of the top earners in order of earnings.

2012 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Ticket Prices
The advance sale prices for 2012 Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets will remain the same as they have been since 2001, but prices at the gate will go up to $50 for the Derby and $30 for the Oaks.

2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two
The second pool for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed and the field wound up the favorite at 3-1 once again with Union Rags next at 4-1. The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager only had a single pool this year and the field was also the favorite there at 4-1 with Princess Arabella next at 6-1. Get all the horses, final odds, and...

2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool One
The first pool for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was open from February 10-12 and the field closed as the 3-2 favorite. Get all the horses, final odds, will-pays, and free past performances here.

2012 Triple Crown Nominations
A list of all the 398 thoroughbred race horses nominated for the 2012 Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.

2011 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap rankings for colts and fillies who were 2-year-olds in 2011. This list, along with their dosage index, determines the dual qualifiers for the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

2012 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager Dates
There will again be three future wager pools for the Derby on February 10-12, March 2-4, and March 30-April 1 with both exacta and win wagering. There will be a single pool for the Oaks on March 2-4 with win and exacta wagering also.

2012 Triple Crown Trail
Prep races and results leading up to the 2012 Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown.

2011 Belmont Stakes Results
Ruler on Ice stalked pacesetter Shackleford then took over in stretch to win the 2011 Belmont Stakes by 3/4 lengths over Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed. Favorite Animal Kingdom was last early and closed to finish 6th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2011 Belmont Stakes Undercard
There were 5 other graded stakes on the Belmont Stakes undercard: The Acorn won by It's Tricky, the True North won by Trappe Shot, the Woody Stephens won by Justin Phillip, the Just a Game won by C.S. Silk, and the Manhattan Handicap won by Mission Approved. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five races here.

2011 Belmont Entries
A field of 12 was entered on Wednesday, headed by Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom from post 9 and Preakness winner Shackleford from post 12. Get the entires, post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances plus profiles for all the horses here.

Belmont Stakes Workout Photos
A gallery of 7 photographs from the morning works on the weekend before the 2011 Belmont Stakes, including Shackleford and Animal Kingdom.

2011 Preakness Results
Shackleford pressed the pace then took the lead in the stretch, holding off the late close of Animal Kingdom to win the 2011 Preakness by a half length with Astrology third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2011 Preakness Undercard Results
There were seven other stakes on the card, several of them graded, including the Dixie Stakes (G2) won by Paddy O'Prado. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven races here.

2011 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico
Friday at Pimlico, Royal Delta drew off win the 2011 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico by 2 1/2 lengths over Buster's Ready and Hot Summer. Also on the card were 4 other stakes, the Legends for the Cure race with retired female jockeys, and the inaugural Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2011 Preakness Entries
Info about the 14 horses entered the 2011 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 21, the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.

Analyzing the Preakness Stakes Contenders for 2011
Trying to pick a winner for the 136th Preakness by matching the contenders to the profile of the Preakness winner.

When will we get another Triple Crown winner?
It has been a very long time since the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978. We have had several come close in the last decade but no horse has managed to get the job done. When will it finally happen again?

2011 Kentucky Derby Results
Animal Kingdom rallied from 12th early to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Nehro and Mucho Macho Man with pacesetter Shackleford fourth. Lukewarm favorite Dialed In never fired and finished 8th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2011 Kentucky Derby Undercard Results
There were five other stakes on the 2011 Derby undercard including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1), the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1), the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G3), the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3), and the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2). Get the results, chart, and photos for all 5 races here.

2011 Kentucky Oaks Results
Plum Pretty just held off the late close of St. John's River to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by a head with Zazu in third, while favorite Joyful Victory finished fourth. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2011 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results
There were five additional stakes on the 2011 Kentucky Oaks undercard including the La Troienne, the Edgewood, the Eight Belles, the Alysheba Stakes, and the American Turf. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five here.

2011 Kentucky Derby Thursday Photos
A gallery of 12 photographs from the morning works on the Thursday before the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 12 photographs from the morning works on the Wednesday before the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

2011 Kentucky Oaks Entries
A field of 13 fillies was entered for the 2011 Kentucky Oaks on Friday, with Fantasy Stakes winner Joyful Victory the favorite at 5-2 on the morning line drawing post 1. Get the post positions, odds, and free past performances here.

Analyzing the Top 2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Using trends and angles to try and select a winner for the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

2011 Kentucky Derby Entries
Info about all the latest prospects on the trail to the 2011 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown updated regularly.

2011 Kentucky Derby Contenders Graded Stakes Earnings
Graded earnings determine who can get in the starting gate on Derby day. Here is a list of the top earners in order of earnings.

2011 Triple Crown Late Nominations
A list of the 13 horses made eligible for the 2011 Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the March 26 late nomination deadline.

2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three
The third and final pool for the 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open from April 1-3 and Uncle Mo is the favorite at 3-1. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three
The first pool for the 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open February 18-20 and as usual the field is the favorite. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

2011 Triple Crown Nominations
A list of all the 364 thoroughbred race horses nominated for the 2011 Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.

2010 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap rankings for colts and fillies who were 2-year-olds in 2010. This list, along with their dosage index, determines the dual qualifiers for the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

2013 Belmont Stakes Results
Union Rags stalked pacesetter Shackleford then took over in stretch to win the 2013 Belmont Stakes by 3/4 lengths over Paynter and Atigun. Favorite Dullahan was last early and closed to finish 6th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2011 Triple Crown Trail
Prep races and results leading up to the 2011 Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown.

2010 Preakness Undercard Results
There were six other stakes on the 2010 Preakness undercard, several of them graded, including the Dixie Stakes (G2) won by Strike a Deal. Get the results, charts, and photos for all six races here.

2010 Preakness Results
Last year's 2-year-old champion Lookin At Lucky finally had good luck for a change and wore down pacesetter First Dude to win the 2010 Preakness by 3/4 of a length with Jackson Bend in 3rd. Derby winner and favorite Super Saver came up empty and faded to 8th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2010 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico
Friday at Pimlico, Acting Happy led all the way to win the 2010 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico over No Such Word and Tidal Pool. Also on the card were 5 other stakes, the Legends for the Cure race with retired female jockeys, and the second annual Pimlico Jockey Challenge. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2011 Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico
The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday May 19, 2011, before the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of 10 of the 14 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horse as well as watch the presentation of the annual awards.

2010 Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico
The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday May 13, 2010, before the 135th running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of 10 of the 12 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horse as well as watch the presentation of the annual awards.

Analyzing the Preakness Stakes Contenders for 2010
Trying to pick a winner for the 135th Preakness by matching the contenders to the profile of the Preakness winner.

2010 Preakness Contenders
Info about all the horses currently scheduled to enter the 2010 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 16, the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.

2010 Kentucky Derby Undercard Results
There were five other stakes on the 2010 Derby undercard including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1), the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1), the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G3), the Eight Belles Stakes (G3), and the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2). Get the results, chart, and photos for all 5 races here.

2010 Kentucky Derby Results
Mine That Bird trailed the first 3/4 of the race then rallied to take the lead in the stretch and draw off to win the 2010 Kentucky Derby by 6 3/4 lengths over Pioneerof the Nile and Musket Man. He paid $103.20 to win, the second highest payoff in Derby history. Favorite Friesan Fire grabbed a quarter at the start and finished 18th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2010 Kentucky Oaks Results
Favorite Blind Luck was last early but came wide in the stretch to get up and win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by a nose over Evening Jewel with Tidal Pool in third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2010 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results
There were five additional stakes on the 2010 Kentucky Oaks undercard including the La Troienne, the Kentucky Juvenile, the Churchil Downs Turf Sprint, the Alysheba Stakes, and the American Turf. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five here.

Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 10 photographs from the morning works from the Tuesday before the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

Tuesday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 10 photographs from the morning works from the Tuesday before the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

2010 Kentucky Oaks Entries
A full of 14 fillies was entered for the 2010 Kentucky Oaks on Friday, with Fantasy Stakes winner Blind Luck the heavy favorite at 6-5 on the morning line.

2010 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Info about all the latest prospects on the trail to the 2010 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown updated regularly.

Analyzing the Top 2010 Kentucky Derby Contenders
Using trends and angles to try and select a winner for the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

2010 Kentucky Derby Contenders Graded Stakes Earnings
Graded earnings determine who can get in the starting gate on Derby day. Here is a list of the top earners in order of earnings.

2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two
The second pool for the 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed and the field is once again the favorite 3-1 with Eskendereya next at 5-1. The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager only had a single pool this year and Blind Luck wound up the favorite at 4-1. Get all the horses, final odds, and will-pays here.

2010 Triple Crown Late Nominations
A list of the 6 horses made eligible for the 2010 Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the March 27 late nomination deadline.

2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Three
The third and final pool for the 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed and, because of all the upsets this weekend, for the first time ever the field is favorite at 5-2 narrowly over Lookin at Lucky who is also 5-2. Get all the horses, final odds, and will-pays here.

2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool One
The first pool for the 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager was open from February 12-14 and the field wound up the favorite as usual at 3-2 with Looking At Lucky at 8-1. Get all the horses, final odds, and will-pays here.

2010 Triple Crown Nominations
A list of all the 366 thoroughbred race horses nominated for the 2010 Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.

2009 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap rankings for colts and fillies who were 2-year-olds in 2009. This list, along with their dosage index, determines the dual qualifiers for the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

2010 Triple Crown Trail
Prep races and results leading up to the 2010 Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown.

2009 Kentucky Derby Results
Mine That Bird trailed the first 3/4 of the race then rallied to take the lead in the stretch and draw off to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby by 6 3/4 lengths over Pioneerof the Nile and Musket Man. He paid $103.20 to win, the second highest payoff in Derby history. For the rest of my 2009 Derby coverage, check here.

2009 Preakness Results
Kentucky Oaks winning filly Rachel Alexandra beat the boys, leading most of the way, to win the 2009 Preakness. Kentucky Derby winner Mind That Bird closed late again but missed by a length, finishing second, with Musket Man third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

Belmont Stakes Central
The Belmont Stakes is the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown and held every year five weeks after the Kentucky Derby at Belmont Park in New York, New York. Known as "The Test of Champions," it is a grueling 1 1/2 miles with a purse of $1 million guaranteed. It can be a total frenzy if a Triple Crown is on the line, as with Big Brown in...

2009 Belmont Stakes Results
Summer Bird closed with a rush on the outside to win the 2009 Belmont Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths over Dunkirk and favorite Mine That Bird. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2009 Triple Crown Trail
Prep races leading up to the 2009 Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown update weekly with results.

2009 Triple Crown Late Nominations
A list of the eleven late nominations for the 2009 Triple Crown races, headed by Florida Derby winner Quality Road. Late nominations closed on March 28 and cost $6000 each.

2009 Triple Crown Nominations
A list of all the 301 early nominees for the 2009 Triple Crown races.

2008 Experimental Free Handicap
The Experimental Free Handicap ranks colts and fillies who were 2-year-olds in 2008. This ranking is what determines dual qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby.

2008 Triple Crown Photo Gallery
A gallery of photos from my 2008 Triple Crown race coverage.

Triple Crown Winners
Only 11 horses have won the elusive Triple Crown. Here are stats about those 11 champions plus the 21 horses who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail in the Belmont Stakes. When will we see the next Triple Crown winner?

Triple Crown Near Misses
Details about the horses who have won two of the three legs of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.

Top 10 Triple Crown Books
Here are some items you may enjoy during the Triple Crown season or any time of year when you want to taste a little Derby fever.

Triple Crown Spoilers
Info about the spoilers who upset bids by horses who where going for the Triple Crown and failed. Done in 2004 when Smarty Jones was going for the Triple Crown and failed.

2013 Belmont Stakes Undercard
There were 5 other graded stakes on the Belmont Stakes undercard: The Easy Goer won by Power Broker, the True North won by Caixa Eletronica, the Woody Stephens won by Trinniberg, the Just a Game won by Tapitsfly, and the Manhattan Handicap won by Desert Blanc. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five races here.

Thursday Preakness Photos
A gallery of 10 photographs from the morning works at Pimlico before the 2013 Preakness including Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

2013 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico
Friday at Pimlico, Fiftyshadesofhay won the 2013 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico by a neck over Marathon Lady. Also on the card were 4 other stakes including the Pimlico Special won by Last Gunfighter, the Legends for the Cure race with retired female jockeys, and the Xpressbet Battle of the Sexes Jockey Challenge. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2013 Preakness Undercard Results
There were seven other stakes on the card, several of them graded, including the Dixie Stakes (G2) won by Skyring, the Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) won by Summer Applause, and the Gallorette Handicap (G3) won by Pianist. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven races here.

2013 Kentucky Derby Results
Favorite Orb rallied from 17th to win a muddy 2013 Kentucky Derby by 2 1/2 lengths over longshot Golden Soul with Revolutionary third and Normandy Invasion fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2010 Belmont Contenders
Info about all the horses currently scheduled to enter the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park in New York City, the second jewel of the Triple Crown which will be held on June 5, 2010.

2010 Belmont Contenders Analysis
Analyzing the top contenders for the 2010 Belmont Stakes to try and pick a winner by matching them with the profile of past Belmont winners.

2010 Belmont Stakes Results
Summer Bird closed with a rush on the outside to win the 2010 Belmont Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths over Dunkirk and favorite Mine That Bird. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2010 Belmont Stakes Undercard
This will have to be filled in after the races with appropriate comments. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five races here.

2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two
The second pool for the 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open for wagering on March 2-4 along with the single Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool for this year. Get all the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.

Book Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2012
by Jim Mazur. An excellent publication for anybody wanting to bet the tough Triple Crown races, or for newer horseplayers wanting to learn more about the use of angles and biases when selecting their horses.

2013 Preakness Results
Oxbow went to the lead and cruised to an easy 1 3/4 length gate-to-wire victory in the 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course over Itsmyluckyday and Mylute. Kentucky Derby winner Orb was fourth beaten 9 lengths. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2013 Kentucky Oaks Results
Princess of Sylmar rallied from ninth to win the 2013 Kentucky Oaks (G1) by a half length over Beholder with Unlimited Budget. Favorite Dreaming of Julia finished fourth after a rough start. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

2013 Belmont Entries
Info about all the horses entered for the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park in New York City, the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown which will be held on June 8, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Undercard Results
There were five other stakes on the 2013 Kentucky Derby undercard including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by Wise Dan, the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) won by Aubby K, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) won by Berlino di Tiger, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G3) won by Stephanie's Kitten, and the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) won by Delaunay. Get the results, chart, and photos for all 5 races here.

Analyzing the Preakness Stakes Contenders for 2013
Trying to pick a winner for the 138th Preakness by matching the contenders to the profile of the Preakness winner.

2013 Preakness Contenders
Info about all the horses currently planning to enter the 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 18, the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.

2013 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results
There were five additional stakes on the 2013 Kentucky Oaks undercard including the La Troienne, the Edgewood, the Eight Belles, the Alysheba Stakes, and the American Turf. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five here.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2013.

Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 18 photographs from the morning works and paddock schooling on the Wednesday before the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

Tuesday Kentucky Derby Photos
A gallery of 14 photographs from the morning works and paddock schooling on the Tuesday before the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

2013 Kentucky Oaks Entries
A field of 11 fillies was entered for the 2013 Kentucky Oaks on Friday, with Gulfstream Oaks winner Dreaming of Julia the narrow favorite at 3-1 on the morning line drawing post 8. Get the post positions, odds, and free past performances here.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on May 1, 2013.

2013 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes
Info about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders and workouts at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2013.

2011 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager Dates
There will again be three future wager pools for the Derby on February 18-20, March 11-13, and April 1-3 with both exacta and win wagering. There will be a single pool for the Oaks on March 11-13 with win and exacta wagering also.

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