Horses head out to the track at  the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Belmont, New York. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Triple Crown or Not, 5 Things to Watch for in Belmont

A rematch between the Derby and Preakness winners sure didn’t scare off the competition for the Belmont Stakes. The field of 14 matches the largest since 1996, one shy of the record set in 1983.



Belmont Stakes: Kentucky Derby And Preakness Winners Set For A Rematch

This Saturday’s Belmont Stakes in New York lacks a Triple Crown attempt but it does include the next best thing: a rematch between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners.


Gary Stevens celebrates atop of Oxbow #6 as he crosses the finish line to win the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Credit: Justin Heiman/Getty Images)

Oxbow Upsets Orb to Win 138th Preakness

Oxbow has won the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, meaning there will be no Triple Crown winner for the 35th consecutive year.


Trainer Shug McGaughey walks in front of Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness entrant Orb after the horse got a bath following a workout in preparation for the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Orb Trainer Shug McGaughey Fights Nerves at Preakness

The trainer of Orb says he’s experienced a variety of emotions during the week leading up to the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, and those mixed feelings have remained as the race at Pimlico draws near.



How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

Since 2000, seven post-time favorites have won the Preakness. There is no doubt that this year’s post-time favorite will be Kentucky Derby winner Orb.



Preakness Stakes: Orb Pursues Part Two Of The Triple Crown

It’s hard to surmise a scenario where we aren’t talking about yet another pending attempt to end racing’s long wait for the twelfth Triple Crown winner after this year’s Preakness.


MAY 04: Joel Rosario atop Orb on his way to winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Credit: Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

Orb Wins After Surging Among Bettors

Orb has won the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs to become the newest contender for a Triple Crown.



Kentucky Derby: A Solid Field Of Colts Set For The 2013 Edition

By Kevin Martin This year is the first time that colts making the field in the Kentucky Derby qualified under a new points system.  In years past, colts qualified based on graded stakes earnings.   A total […]