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Undefeated Triple Crown Champ Justify Retired

July 25, 2018 |

  Thirteenth Triple Crown Winner Retires With Six Career Victories By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired after a perfect record of six wins from six starts and earnings of $3,798,000. The handsome son of Scat Daddy developed some filling […]

Justify Achieves Immortality As Racing’s 13th Triple Crown Winner

June 10, 2018 |

  Chestnut Colt Joins Exclusive and Legendary Club By Margaret Ransom There was a good reason why there were only 12. Since Sir Barton in 1919 became the first winner of the three races now known as horse racing’s Triple Crown – The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes – only 11 […]

Nine Try To Deny Justify A Triple Crown In Belmont Stakes

June 8, 2018 |

Dual Classic Winner Looks To Become 13th Triple Crown Winner By Margaret Ransom It hardly seems like three years since the world witnessed American Pharoah capture the first Triple Crown in 37 years, but here we are again with Justify, as he attempts to become the 13th horse in history to win all three jewels — […]

Two Down, One To Go For Justify

May 20, 2018 |

Baffert Colt Will Seek Triple Crown In Belmont Stakes After Derby, Preakness Victories By Margaret Ransom By the time the Kentucky Derby (GI) winner makes it to the second jewel of the Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes (GI) every year, it’s no secret he wears a giant bullseye on his back — the target […]

Justify Defies, Makes History In Kentucky Derby 144

May 6, 2018 |

Colt Breaks Curse Of Apollo Giving Trainer Bob Baffert A Fifth Derby WInner By Margaret Ransom For such a highly regarded Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Justify sure had a lot of people asking a lot of questions about whether he was up to […]

Two Weeks Off to Fly for Starlight Racing in Peter Pan

May 7, 2015 |

Two Weeks Off to Fly for Starlight Racing in Peter Pan: Traditionally a prep race for the historic Belmont Stakes next month, the nine furlong GII Peter Pan is scheduled for this Saturday at Belmont Park. The race only attracted a field of five horses, perhaps a minor disappointment considering the graded status and decent purse. […]

Controversy Clouds Itsaknockout’s Win Over Upstart in Fountain of Youth

February 22, 2015 |

Controversy Clouds Itsaknockout’s Win Over Upstart in Fountain of Youth: Disqualifications work on a scale in horse racing. When fouls occur near the finish line, a change to the order of finish occurs more frequently because stewards determine how the incident affected the order of finish. When the incident happens near the beginning, stewards seem hesitant […]

General A Rod; Connections Happy with Belmont Stakes Post Position

June 4, 2014 |

General A Rod; Connections Happy with Belmont Stakes Post Position: The 146th Running of the Belmont Stakes takes place Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The oldest and longest of the three Triple Crown races draws in eleven contenders including General A Rod, who will break from post position number […]

General A Rod Heads to Baltimore for Preakness Stakes

May 9, 2014 |

General A Rod Heads to Preakness Stakes: General A Rod, who finished 11th in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, is scheduled to fly from Kentucky to Baltimore at approximately 1:45 PM on Monday in preparation for the Preakness Stakes. The three-year-old colt has been confirmed as a contender in the 139th Running of the Preakness Stakes […]

Kentucky Derby 2014; Intense Holiday takes it easy at Barn 34

April 29, 2014 |

Kentucky Derby 2014; Intense Holiday takes it easy at Barn 34: Intense Holiday is ranked as number 13 out of 29.350 horses this year and is on the leader board with 94 points as a major contender for this year’s 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby, held at the famous Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky […]