The Triple Crown

Looking back at 2019 Triple Crown

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Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Churchill Downs Wins Approval To Open “Racetrack Extension” at New Louisville Thoroughbred Society

The new Louisville Thoroughbred Society — a private membership club dedicated to promoting and enhancing the horse industry in Kentucky and set to open in downtown Louisville in the next few months — got a giant victory on Tuesday afternoon. A giant victory. On Tuesday, the Kentucky Racing Commission voted unanimously to approve Churchill...

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Breeding

Keeneland Sales Grads Report: Owendale Wins G3 Ohio Derby & Other News

(Owendale gets a bath at his home base of Churchill Downs / Photo by Holly M. Smith) From the Keeneland Media Team: Keeneland September Yearling Sales graduates Hunter O’Riley and Owendale notched graded stakes wins on Saturday. Hunter O’Riley rallied through the stretch to win the United Nations (G1) at Monmouth. Owendale, winner of Keeneland’s Stonestreet Lexington (G3) in April, found...

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Handicapping

Asmussen Running Away With Churchill Downs’ Training Title — Again

(Steve Asmussen got his 700th career win at Churchill Downs this meet / Photo by Holly M. Smith) As the late, great Don Meredith — the former NFL quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and the better broadcaster for “Monday Night Football” — used to say… You can turn out the lights. The party is...

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OPINION: Let’s Just Hope That Breeders’ Cup Board Does The Right Thing; Moves Championship Event

(Will the Breeders’ Cup be moved? If so, where? A photo of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup venue / Photo by Holly M. Smith) This will be the shortest “Opinion” piece in the history of Gene McLean. Promise. And, there is a simple reason. We simply don’t think that it takes a whole lot of...

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Latest News

Opinion

OPINION: Cleaning Out the Ole’ Muck Pit: Santa Anita Is A “Mucking” Joke; The “Joker’s” Club; & Other Thoughts

(Battle of Midway was trained by Jerry Hollendorfer / Photo Courtesy of Churchill Downs) Every so often, we will be addressing a few things: comments, decisions, people, whatever that – for one reason or another – should be tossed into the literary “muck pit.” It is in the spirit of cleanliness, recycling, and protecting...

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Perspective

We All Need a Little Rain Sometimes: Even At Lake Time

I guess the song is right. We all do need a little rain sometimes. A lot of rain? Maybe no so much. Tremendous wind and storms? I could do without. But thank goodness I’m not in charge of the weather. If you think global warming is bad — and, it is — then you...

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Podcast

The Pressbox Show Saturday June 15

The Pressbox Show Saturday June 81. The Pressbox show is hosted by world renowned broadcaster Dave Baker and Gene McLean. Drop us an email or give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook as we entertain and educate on this week’s great upcoming Stakes schedule.

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Workouts

Work Tab for Tuesday, June 25: Binoculars Focused On Dak Attack, New York Central, Seven Trumpets & Others

(Dak Attack in the paddock at Keeneland / Photo by Gene McLean) Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country.  We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race fans and handicappers.  Some of the horses we will be tracking,...

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