Wire to Wire: Justify wins the Triple Crown with Stunning Belmont

Justify Wins the Belmont

Wow. I’m so glad I got to watch that live. Justify ran a fabulous race, ridden brilliantly by Mike Smith. After a clean break, Justify followed Smith’s plan — they broke first, then settled into a good rhythm and just kept going. At the end, Smith was fanning his whip, but Justify was still galloping […]

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Will Justify pull it off?

Justify at Belmont

Tomorrow Justify runs on the “Big Sandy” with the chance of bringing us another Triple Crown Winner. There was a 27 year drought before American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in 2015. Could we see another super horse so soon? The first winner of all three Triple Crown races was Sir Barton in 1919 — […]

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Did this impact California Chrome’s Belmont?

It appears that California Chrome may have injured himself leaving the starting gate at the Belmont yesterday. The horse was bleeding from his right front heel and trainer, Art Sherman, thinks he caught it with a hind leg coming out of the gate. Jockey Victor Espinoza tweeted this photo of the injury last night. My […]

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California Chrome falls short in bid for Triple Crown

Sadly, California Chrome was not able to pull off a Triple Crown win at today’s Belmont Stakes. Looking tired, he finished fourth in a dead heat with Wicked Strong. The win went to Tonalist — who ran a good race and fought for the win. Many of us were hoping to see another Triple Crown […]

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Chrome fever!

California Chrome has certainly captured the hearts and minds of even the smallest racing fans! Will they be rapping at Belmont Park on Saturday?  

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California Chrome Cruising at Belmont

Here he is, in his last breeze before the upcoming Belmont Stakes. California Chrome looks powerful and bursting with energy. It would be so awesome to see another Triple Crown Winner. I didn’t realize, when I watched Affirmed win the Belmont back in 1978 that it would become an almost impossible feat. Here’s hoping that […]

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Feed by weight, not by volume

Most of the time when you ask someone how much they feed their horse, they answer in terms of quarts — or coffee cans. It’s an easy way to measure when scooping it out of a bin, but unless you take feed density into account, it’s a highly variable strategy. You will always end up […]

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