May 2, 2020.Reading time 1 minute.
The betting public was 100% on the money: Secretariat won the Triple Crown Showdown with style. No real surprise, as Secretariat still holds the track record for the Derby at 1:59 2/5. The 1973 Triple Crown champion ran down 1977 champ and early leader Seattle Slew in the stretch. Citation, the 1948 Triple Crown winner, […]
May 1, 2020.Reading time 4 minutes.
Tomorrow we will have the chance to watch the best thoroughbreds of all time come together in the dream race of a lifetime, but it comes as no surprise that Secretariat is the odds-on favorite for the Triple Crown Showdown tomorrow with current odds of 7-2. Citation follows him at 4-1; Affirmed and Seattle Slew […]
June 3, 2012.Reading time 6 minutes.
The next four Triple Crown winners all achieved their success in the 1940s — amazing to have so many winners so close together in time. Who knew in 1948 that it would be 25 years before there was another! Whirlaway — 1941 To win the Kentucky Derby, trainer Ben Jones had to correct Whirlaway’s habit […]
November 3, 2010.Reading time 1 minute.
From The New York Times: How would Zenyatta perform against great racehorses like Citation and Cigar? To answer that, Horse Racing Simulation and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have created a virtual simulation of Zenyatta racing against nine top thoroughbreds throughout history. The simulation used more than 100 data elements in a proprietary computer program, […]