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Belmont-Bound Derby Winner Rich Strike Dazzles In Churchill Breeze Between Races

RED-TR Racing’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Rich Strike dazzled fans Monday at Churchill Downs with a five-furlong move in :59 between Races 5-6 in his final major preparation toward the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 11. With rider Gabe Lagunes in the saddle, Rich Strike clipped off eighth-mile fractions of :11.80, :23.20, and […]

We The People ‘Maturing At The Right Time’ For Third Jewel Of Triple Crown

WinStar Farm, CMNWLTH and Siena Farm’s We the People put in his penultimate work Friday in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, covering a half-mile in 48.39 seconds over the Belmont main track. “It was an easy half, very routine for him,” said trainer Rodolphe Brisset, who was aboard for […]

Nest, Mo Donegal Post ‘Stamina-Building’ Breeze For Belmont Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher conveyed a strong sense of satisfaction after Mo Donegal and Nest worked in company Friday in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 11. Nest, a filly by Curlin with Jose Ortiz aboard, and Mo Donegal, who was piloted by Irad […]

Rich Strike Will Breeze Between Races At Churchill Monday

RED TR Racing’s Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) winner Rich Strike will breeze between Races 5 and 6 on Memorial Day, Monday afternoon at Churchill Downs in preparation for his next start in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1). The timed workout will occur at approximately 3 p.m. First post for the nine-race program is 12:45 […]

Tampa Bay Derby Winner Classic Causeway Transferred From Lynch To McPeek

Classic Causeway, 11th last out in the Kentucky Derby, has been transferred from the barn of trainer Brian Lynch to that of Kenny McPeek, reports the Daily Racing Form. The 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway is owned by his breeders, Kentucky West Racing and Clarke M. Cooper Family Living Trust, who had no prior relationship with […]

Charge It Undergoes Throat Procedure After Finishing 17th In Kentucky Derby

Mandy Pope’s homebred Charge It looked like a promising up-and-coming 3-year-old when he finished second in the Grade 1 Florida Derby, such that the son of Tapit was bet down to odds of 16-1 in the Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately, Charge It did not perform to expectations, fading to finish 17th of 20 while beaten 28 […]

‘Saint Gabriel’: Rich Strike’s Exercise Rider Known For So Much More Than His Skill With Horses

There is one important face you won’t see in the winner’s circle photographs from this year’s Kentucky Derby. Perhaps one of the most vital parts of the team, Rich Strike’s regular exercise rider Gabriel Lagunes watched the race from the clocker’s tower on the Churchill Downs backstretch. “I cried after he won,” Lagunes said. “Before […]

Preakness Winner Early Voting Was A Late Bloomer In Early Training For Brennan Team

It was already going to be a big week in Maryland for Niall Brennan Stables. The Ocala, Fla.-based operation had a sizable consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Having Early Voting, a Brennan training graduate, entered in the Preakness Stakes at nearby Pimlico Race Course was a nice bonus. Then, Early Voting […]

Five Join Rich Strike On List Of Probable Starters For Belmont Stakes

With the $1.5-million Belmont Stakes (G1) set for June 11, the New York Racing Association has released a list of likely starters as well as several possible for the third jewel of the Triple Crown. The list of six probables for the 1 1/2-mile classic is topped by upset Kentucky Derby winner (G1) Rich Strike, […]

Preakness, New York Racing Share Strong Connection In Addition To Belmont Stakes

The legacy and importance to the sporting public intrinsically links the three legs of the Triple Crown. With Saturday’s 147th running of the Grade 1 Preakness at famed Pimlico Race Course, a plethora of media attention turned to the connection the middle jewel has with the upcoming $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 11. […]