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Who won the Belmont Stakes the year you were born?

The third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, with have its 149th running in on June 11, 2017. The following is a rundown of every winner in history, including each horse and jockey able to complete the rare and coveted Triple Crown feat.
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettor wins more than $857K on $2 Kentucky Derby bet

One very lucky person spent a measly $2 and won $857,335.40 on a Kentucky Derby bet, correctly getting the winner of the top six races, also known as a Pick 6. Always Dreaming won by a mile, showing some serious stamina to pull ahead of the field by so much on the muddy track at Churchill Downs. He finished 2 3/4 lengths ahead of Lookin At Lee and 7 3/4 ahead of Battle of Midway...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Meet the one-eyed horse everyone will be rooting for on Saturday' quiz

The 143rd annual Kentucky Derby will take place this Saturday, in case you're wondering why all of your sports friends are now suddenly really into horse racing odds, mint juleps and patently absurd headwear. But there is another reason folks might want to tune in this weekend, as this year's race will feature Patch, a one-eyed underdog (underhorse?) who has quickly emerged as this...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Triple Crown winners and close calls

The Triple Crown is the Holy Grail of horse racing and for good reason. While several horses have managed to two of the three Triple Crown races — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes — only 12 have been able to complete the trifecta. Here we chronicle those dozen horses, along with a baker's dozen that came close.
20 days ago  |  Discuss

A racehorse named Harambe will make his debut at Churchill Downs next week

Harambe will never die. One of the great cultural icons of 2016, Harambe has now inspired the name of a racehorse that will be running at Churchill Downs next week. Social media alert: #Harambe (the Thoroughbred) makes his debut in race 3 next Wednesday at #ChurchillDowns. pic.twitter.com/E4S4l59QhT — Marty McGee (@DRFMcGee) November 18, 2016 Owner Muzeyyen Karabulut named...
Via The Comeback
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphus Morrison, breeder of Rachel Alexandra, dies at 82

Dolphus Morrison, a longtime horseman and the breeder of the great filly Rachel Alexandra, has died. He was 82.
Via CSN Chicago
October 27, 2016

Dolphus Morrison, breeder of Rachel Alexandra, dies at 82

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Dolphus Morrison, the breeder of the great filly Rachel Alexandra, has died. He was 82. His wife, Ellen, said he died Wednesday at a nursing home and had been suffering from Alzheimer's. Morrison was involved in thoroughbred racing for more than three decades when he and longtime trainer Hal Wiggins struck gold with Rachel Alexandra in 2009. After Wiggins decided...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nyquist out of Belmont due to health complications

Just days after losing the Preakness Stakes, Nyquist has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes race due to health complications, TMZ reports. Already dealing with a fever, a new complication arose that caused Nyquist’s trainers to pull the plug. “We spoke with Nyquist’s assistant trainer, Jack Sisterson, who tells us … Nyquist has an elevated white blood cell count,...
Via Sportsnaut
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Two horses die and jockey breaks collarbone on Preakness Stakes undercard

Preakness Stakes day began on a tragic note as two horses died on Pimlico Race Course and a jockey suffered a broken collarbone on a rainy Saturday in Baltimore. The first incident occurred in the opening race of the day, as Homeboykris suddenly collapsed and died not long after winning the Preakness undercard’s first of four races on the day. After entering the race as a 9...
Via The Comeback
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Horse dies after win at Preakness Stakes track

Saturday was supposed to be a great day for horse racing with the 2016 Preakness Stakes set for 6:45 p.m. ET at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Unfortunately, the day began with a very sad event. Homeboykris, a nine-year-old horse who won the first race of the Preakness schedule Saturday, died of an apparent heart attack shortly after leaving the winner’s circle. #Homeboykris...
Via NESN.com
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Who won the Preakness Stakes the year you were born (and before)?

The second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, has taken place since 1873. Here we display the winner every year of the Preakness because a true fan of horse racing would want to know the winner the year he or she was born — as well as all the winners that came before and after.
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Who won the Kentucky Derby the year you were born?

The Kentucky Derby has taken place for more than 140 years and counting, with the 2017 edition taking place Saturday, May 6. The first leg of the Triple Crown is arguably the most famous, and the winners are remembered for ages. So who won the year you were born? Take a look at the Kentucky Derby winners since the race's inception.
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra named to Racing Hall of Fame

Steve Asmussen and Rachel Alexandra, the great mare he trained to Horse of the Year honors, as well as Horse of the Year Zenyatta and jockey Ramon Dominguez will be inducted this year into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.The four were selected in the contemporary category and will be inducted Friday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga...
Via FOX Sports
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Triple Crown winner in the history of horse racing

The horse racing Triple Crown is when a horse wins The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness Stakes and The Belmont Stakes in a single year. Can you name every Triple Crown winner in the history of the sport?
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Can you name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867? Note: There was no race in 1911 and 1912.
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873

Can you name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873? Note: No races from 1891-1893. Note: In 1918, 26 horses were entered into two heats, and there were two winners for the only time in history.
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Kentucky Derby winner since 1875

Can you name every horse to win the Kentucky Derby since 1875?
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2016 Risen Star Stakes; Rachel Alexandra Stakes and more

Our focus this weekend will be strictly at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana as they will be running the 2016 version of the Risen Star Stakes, a major three year old prep race for, not only the 2016 Kentucky Derby, but also their premier race of the meet, the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 26. The once beaten Airoforce, the stretch running Mo Tom and 11 others will contest 8 ...
Via isportsweb.com
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: American Pharoah will make $35 million as stud in 2016

It pays to win. For American Pharoah, the 2015 American Triple Crown winner, this is quite a literal statement. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, the now-retired race horse is set to make a fortune as a stud: American Pharoah will make $35M in the breeding shed this year. His stallion career began this morning https://t.co/jiVlijN4dO — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Rachel Alexandra’s 1/2 brother in 2016 Lecomte Stakes; 2016 Sunshine Millions Classic and more

We will be looking at three more races in this weekend’s Horse Racing Races of the Week, highlighted by the 2016 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park in Florida. The Millions Classic is a nine furlong test for four year olds and up that carries a $250,000 purse with Mr. Jordan and Maxikoma spearheading the field. We also be looking at a pair of races for newly turned three...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

American Pharoah’s Triple Crown chosen as top AP sports story of the year

American Pharoah may have lost out to Serena Williams for SI’s Sportsperson of the Year, but those angry horse racing fans will be much happier with The Associated Press, which named the horse’s Triple Crown win as the sports story of the year Thursday. That came from a vote of 82 editors and news directors across the U.S., who ranked their top five stories of the year (with...
Via Awful Announcing
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Rome-owned thoroughbred horse dies

If you’ve been a regular listener of Jim Rome, you’ll know that he has become a player in horse racing, owning all or partly owning shares in several champion horses. One of those was Shared Belief which beat 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome this year in the San Antonio Invitational Stakes as well as winning the San Anita Handicap. After recovering from a hip fracture...
Via Awful Announcing
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Rome’s racehorse Shared Belief dies after colic surgery

Shared Belief, the champion racehorse owned by sports media personality Jim Rome, died on Wednesday, Rome’s racing group announced. Shared Belief was a four-year-old horse who had enjoyed tremendous success in the racing world. The gelding won his first eight races before losing at the Breeders Cup last year. He had posted a victory over 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: American Pharoah wins Breeders’ Cup in final race

American Pharoah did it again. The legendary horse won racing’s Grand Slam with a victory at the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. American Pharoah dominated the race from start to finish, winning it by an impressive 6 1/2 lengths. Now the Triple Crown winner heads off into retirement. “I think it’s time for him to step out and have a nice life,” jockey Victor Espinoza...
Via NESN.com
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Jess’s Dream, Rachel Alexandra’s son, to miss the rest of 2015

Jess’s Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is out for the remainder of the 2015 season with a right hind leg injury, according to a Daily Racing Form. The colt, who broke his maiden at first asking with an electrifying stretch run, is nearly halfway through a two-month break at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington, Ky. From there the Kiaran McLaughlin...
Via isportsweb.com
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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