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.
Animal Kingdom gave jockey John Velazquez and trainer Graham Motion their first Kentucky Derby wins amid a series of missteps.
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, finished down the field as Declaration Of War won the Queen Anne Stakes on the first day of England’s Royal Ascot meeting.
Union Rags, the co-favorite after Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another was retired with an injury, won the Belmont Stakes.
Hall of Famer John Velazquez became the 28th jockey to earn his 5,000th victory when he rode Galloping Giraffe to victory in the sixth race at New York’s Belmont Park.
Undefeated Zenyatta may earn the tag as “the best horse of all time” if she gets her 20th consecutive win in the $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the richest thoroughbred horse race in North America.
Kentucky Derby champion Animal Kingdom was installed as the 2-1 favorite in the 143rd Belmont Stakes, the third leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Thoroughbred racehorse owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher each won their third consecutive titles at the 40-day meet at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association Inc. said.
Kentucky Derby champion Animal Kingdom was made the 2-1 favorite in the 136th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Shackleford outran Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to claim the 136th Preakness Stakes and ensure that thoroughbred racing will have to wait at least another year for a 12th Triple Crown winner.
"He went up to the start perfectly well and he came out of the gates fine."
- John Velazquez on Jun 18, 2013