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.
Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, giving jockey Calvin Borel a record third victory in four years and trainer Todd Pletcher his first in the top U.S. thoroughbred race.
Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, giving jockey Calvin Borel a record third victory in four years and trainer Todd Pletcher his first after 24 failures in the top U.S. thoroughbred race.
Jockey Calvin Borel, who won a record three Kentucky Derby races in four years, will be inducted today into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.
Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel was involved in a fight with another rider after the opening race of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships .
Super Saver won the Kentucky Derby, giving jockey Calvin Borel his second straight victory and trainer Todd Pletcher his first.
Three seconds into the 138th Kentucky Derby, jockey Mike Smith threw the reins wide open at his horse, Bodemeister, and sent a signal to the 19 other horses in the race: Prepare to be run off your feet.
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra outran five competitors today to capture her second consecutive 2010 win in the $400,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Bodemeister, trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, was installed as the 4-1 favorite for the 138th Kentucky Derby, with Michael Matz’s Union Rags close behind at 9-2.
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.
"I will win a lot of other races with this horse."
- Calvin Borel on May 15, 2010