With two-thirds of the Triple Crown season down, here’s a brief, and unconventional, look back at the first two races and a look ahead to the final leg, the Belmont Stakes on June 7.
Plum Pretty, trained by Bob Baffert , held off a late charge along the rail by St. John’s River to win by a neck in the 137th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Belmont Stakes, the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, won’t feature Lookin At Lucky and Super Saver, the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby winners.
Union Rags, the co-favorite after Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another was retired with an injury, won the Belmont Stakes.
Lookin At Lucky’s win in the 135th Preakness Stakes extended thoroughbred racing’s wait for a Triple Crown winner to at least 33 years.
Trainer Todd Pletcher will look for his first victory at the Preakness Stakes with Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, the 5-2 favorite in the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, running from the eighth post position, was made the 5-2 favorite in the 135th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Monterosso, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s stables, won the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race.
Michael Matz says he likes his chances with Union Rags in the Kentucky Derby as much as he did six years ago with Barbaro.
Mucho Macho Man won a three-way duel to the finish line by a nose to capture the 30th running of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, North America’s richest thoroughbred race.
"I was not sure turning for home because I told Rosario that she usually runs 1- 2- 3, but ride her the way you feel you should ride her."
- Bob Baffert on May 17, 2013