Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2012 Peter Pan Stakes; Zenyatta announced in foal again

In sticking with the Triple Crown theme this time of year, in this weekend’s Horse Racing preview we will be looking at the 2012 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. This years running of the Grade II, one and one eight mile race will be led by Mark Valeski and the speedy The Lumber Guy. As a side note, 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta was announced in foal again. (More...
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: ‘Valeski on the Mark in Peter Pan Stakes; 2012 Preakness News and Notes

Mark Valeski used a strong four wide, sweeping move to the lead on the turn for home to capture the 2012 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park in New York on Saturday in this past weekend’s Horse Racing highlighted race. In doing so, he set himself up perfectly for his (possible) next start, the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Later, we will be looking at the 2012 Preakness doings also. At the...
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

138th Kentucky Derby recap & a look forward

The 138th Running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky took place on May 5, 2012. Well, let's go back to last Saturday, on May 5, 2012 at Churchill Down, in Louisville, Kentucky, shall we? Related posts: The 138th Kentucky Derby Pick & Preview An Early Look At The Kentucky Derby 2012 Contenders The 1986 Kentucky Derby Winner Ferdinand Revisited...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Bodemeister Draws Post # 7; Installed as 8/5 Favorite for 2012 Preakness Stakes

Horse Racing’s 2012 Triple Crown series continues this Saturday where Kentucky Derby runner-up, the fleet Bodemeister, has drawn post position #7 and has been installed as the 8/5 morning line favorite for the second leg of the Triple Crown, the 2012 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland. 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another was made the 5/2 second...
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

137th Preakness: Contenders

The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, a Grade 1 event for 3-year-olds at Pimlico Race Course; Distance: 13/16 miles; Purse: $1 million; When: Saturday; Post time: 6:18 p.m.; TV: Ch. 4

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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: 2012 Preakness Race

I'll Have Another once again caught Bodemeister down the stretch to win the 137th Preakness Stakes and a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. I'll Have Another finished the 1 3/16 miles (1,900 meters) in 1:55.94. Trainee Doug O'Neill, jockey Mario Guiterrez and I'll Have Another have their sites at a Triple Crown with only a victory...
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May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Could I'll Have Another be the Next Secretariat?

With come-from-behind wins at both the 2012 Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, Reddam Racing's I'll Have Another has captured the nation's attention and is on his way to the Belmont Stakes in a quest for the Triple Crown. It's interesting to compare I'll Have Another to a horse considered by many to be the greatest horse of all time, Secretariat. I'...
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May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

I’ll Have Another Wins Preakness; Moves onto Belmont for Triple Crown attempt

In a race eerily similar to the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, I’ll Have Another gunned down a loose on the lead Bodemeister in deep stretch to win the 2012 Preakness Stakes at Pimilco Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland last Saturday evening. I’ll Have Another will now move on to Belmont Park in New York to attempt to become the first horse in 34 years to capture Horse Racing...
May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: I’ll Have Another takes aim at Triple Crown

Horse Racing: I’ll Have Another takes aim at Triple Crown isportsweb These next two and a half weeks are a very exciting time in the sport of Horse Racing. With I’ll Have Another winning the first two legs of the 2012 Triple Crown, the build up and anticipation to the 2012 Belmont Stakes on June 9 is, in my opinion, like no other in the sports world. As I looked back at the...
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing Breaking News: Doug O’Neill, Trainer of I’ll Have Another, Suspended for Drug Violation

The Horse Racing world was rocked Thursday afternoon when Doug O’Neill, who trains 2012 Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another, was handed down a 45 day suspension and a $15,000 fine as the result of a horse in his care testing positive for an “elevated level of carbon dioxide” in 2010. Following a seven-day hearing, California Horse Racing Board Executive Director Kirk...
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Doug O’Neill Fires Back at Secretariat’s Former Owner

Trainer Doug O’Neill said that he is “disappointed” in the comments made by Secretariat’s former owner, Penny Chenery, when she criticized the connections of 2012 Triple Crown candidate I’ll Have Another for employing him as the horse’s trainer. ‘’It’s disappointing because of how much respect I have for Mrs. Chenery,’’ O’Neill said Tuesday from the Belmont...
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

I'll Have Another Gallops at Belmont Park

Belmont Stakes: I'll Have Another was nearly taken out by a loose horse before his one-mile gallop on the Belmont main track Thursday. Isleta, a three-year-old maiden, unseated her rider and nearly took out I'll Have Another along with exercise rider Jonny Garcia. Trainer Doug O'Neil said once Isleta was under control everything went well for I'll Have Another....
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May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: the triple crown gods…They are real and they are ruthless

The question that I keep being asked via email, text message and in person, is can I’ll Have Another win the 2012 Belmont Stakes and become Horse Racing’s 2012 Triple Crown winner? No horse has done it since Affirmed in 1978. In fact, the last 11 horses that have gone to Belmont Park having won the first two legs, have failed. This in turn makes us 0 for our last 11 attempts...
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Belmont Stakes Early Odds

Belmont Stakes is less than a week away and the hype is beginning to build as I'll Have Another will go for the Triple Crown. The watchmaker odds for Belmont have I'll Have Another the 3-5 favorite (via 2012 Possible Belmont Stakes Starters Horse    Trainer          Jockey  Watchmaker    Odds    Atigun      K. McPeek        ...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Which Triple Crown is Harder to Win…Horse Racing’s or Baseball’s?

I guess if I’ll Have Another fails to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes this Saturday at Belmont Park in New York and, in turn, fails to win Horse Racing’s 2012 Triple Crown, I can always watch Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers. I mean, he certainly has a shot to be a Triple Crown winner; it’s just in a different sport. Then again, I’m not sure winning the Triple Crown in Major...
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

I’ll Have Another draws post #11, is odds-on favorite to win Triple Crown

2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another has drawn post position 11 and has been installed as the odds on 4/5 morning line favorite in his attempt on becoming Horse Racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner in Saturday’s 2012 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. The chestnut colt by Flower Alley will face 11 other rivals, which would be the most ever defeated...
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

I'll Have Another moves into secured barn at Belmont

Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another was made the 4-5 favorite as he drew post position 11 for the 1.5 mile Belmont Stakes race.  He was the last of 12 horses to move into the secured barn called before Saturday's 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million. Upon arrival to the secured barn each horse will be required to have a blood test that will be sent to the state...
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June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Belmont Stakes Odds: Rags Could Pay Riches in Triple Crown Bid

*Editor Note: I'll Have Another was scratched Friday and will not run in the Belmont Stakes. It was the Disco Era, a gallon of gas cost 63 cents, we did not have cell phones, and to get our news we actually had to pick up a newspaper. Since 1978, we have seen (and unfortunately heard) Justin Bieber, gas is more than $3 bucks a gallon, we surf the web on our smart phones, and...
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June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A complete preview of the 2012 Belmont Stakes

This weekend’s Horse Racing preview will obviously take us to Belmont Park in New York to see if we can witness a little history as I’ll Have Another will take on 11 other rivals in the 2012 Belmont Stakes in hopes to securing the Triple Crown, a feat that has not been executed since the great Affirmed in 1978. I hope you will forgive me in the sense that there are several other...
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont Stakes

Horse Racing- Trainer Doug O'Neil said Friday on the "Dan Patrick Show" that I'll Have Another will not run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes due to injury.  The New York Racing Association will hold a 1:00pm ET news conference on the matter. I'll Have Another will not get his chance to win the Triple crown. The 3-year-old chestnut colt may have tendonitis...
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June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

144 Belmont Stakes shocker – I’ll Have Another scratched & retired

Well, unfortunately, this blog is about a horse who won't even get INTO the starting gate for tomorrow's running of the 144th Belmont Stakes, and this scratch is HUGE. The scratch is I'll Have Another, the Kentucky Derby, and Preakness winner. Related posts: 2012 Belmont Stakes Pick & Preview – Will There Be Another Triple Crown Winner? The 137th Preakness Stakes...
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June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

I'll Have Another will have ceremonial retirement before the Belmont Stakes

Horse Racing: Before today's 144th Belmont Stakes, I'll Have Another will have a ceremonial retirement in the Belmont Park winner's circle.   On Friday, owner of the 31st horse to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness J. Paul Reddam announced that I'll Have Another has a tendon injury and will be retired one day before he would have a chance to win a Triple Crown...
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June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Union Rags wins Belmont Stakes in great finish

Union Rags won the Belmont Stakes in a great photo finish. The race may have lacked a Triple Crown bid, but it included suspense.

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June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Secretariat's time in '73 Preakness could change

The owner of the most famous racing horse in history, Secretariat is seeking to have the horses time changed in its winning run at the 1973 Preakness Stakes, according to The Associated Press. Owner Penny Chenery and Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas, say Secretariat ran the 1 3/16 mile race in 1 minute, 53 and 2/5 seconds, which they say can be proven by modern video technology...
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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer look at the 2012 Stephen Foster Handicap

With the 2012 Triple Crown series now behind us, and with most of the top three year old colts on hiatus until at least late July, this weekend’s Horse Racing action focuses on the older male division. More specifically, the 2012 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Entry mates Wise Dan and Successful Dan have been installed as the 8/5 morning line...
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

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