triple crown

The Two-Way
12:04 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

California Chrome To Run In Belmont, Nasal Strips And All

California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the Preakness Stakes on May 17 in Baltimore.
Jim Dietz Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 2:16 pm

California Chrome will be able to race after all.

There had been some doubt about whether the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby and the Preakness would compete in the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of horseracing's Triple Crown.

The thoroughbred has run and won his last six races wearing equine nasal strips. It was uncertain whether the stewards who oversee the June 7 event in New York would allow the strips, out of concern they offer the horse an unfair boost.

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Culture
3:35 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome to Contend for Triple Crown Championship

California Chrome at the 2014 San Felipe with Victor Espinoza on board
Credit Wikimedia Commons

California Chrome's rather easy Kentucky Derby win is once again prompting speculation about a Triple Crown threat. 

The easy winner, with far fewer dollars invested compared to a typical Derby champion, will head to Maryland two weeks from now to compete in the Preakness.

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Sports
2:55 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another Retired; Dullahan New Belmont Favorite

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 3:02 pm

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another’s racing career is over.

The colt’s handlers withdrew him from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes after a swollen tendon was discovered in his left foreleg.     Owner Paul Reddam says he'll be retired. 

I’ll Have Another was the 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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Sports
11:43 am
Fri June 8, 2012

I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 10:57 am

Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another has been scratched from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes.

Trainer Doug O’Neill says he pulled the colt from the race after he showed early signs of tendonitis in his left front leg.    O’Neill told radio talk show host Dan Patrick that he’s not sure how I’ll Have Another was injured, but he’s not taking any chances by running him Saturday.

I’ll Have Another was positioned to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since

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Horse Racing
1:52 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Post Positions Set for Belmont Stakes

The post positions are set for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the third leg in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. 

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Afternoon Update
4:33 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/21/12

Illustration in a 1517 book showing a then method for treating a depressed skull fracture.
Hans Von Gersdorf Wellcome Library, London
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Sports
2:55 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Triple Crown Possibilities

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Excited talk on the possibility of a Triple Crown winner in thoroughbred racing resurfaced Saturday evening… just after ‘I’ll Have Another’ won the Preakness.  

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Science
3:24 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Track Tech Equine Health

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We’re in Triple Crown season with the Preakness next Saturday. Some of the finest equine health care in the world is centered in the Kentucky Bluegrass, and advances in veterinary medicine give those who can afford it an edge at the track. Kentucky Public Radio’s Leslie Guttman reports on how advances in veterinary medicine give those who can afford it an edge at the track.

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