Triple Crown

Belmont Stakes winners’ transcript

Jun 9th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

TRANSCRIPT FROM THE WINNING CONNECTIONS OF THE 144th BELMONT STAKES

THE MODERATOR:  Okay.  We are now joined live in the interview room by the winning jockey and trainer of Union Rags on the left, jockey John Velazquez, his second the Belmont Stakes victory, having captured the Stakes with Rags to Riches. Michael, his second Triple Crown race victory.  Of course, he won in the Kentucky Derby in 2006 with Barbaro.  Mrs. Phyllis Wyeth, by the way, preferred that just John…



I’ll Have Another must make his own history

Jun 6th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

I'llHaveAnotherhead250webRon Correll
Senior columnist
Tracksideview.com

In the 34 years since Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes in 1978 to cap off his Triple Crown run, 11 horses have come into the mile-and-a-half “Test of Champions” with a chance to duplicated that feat; all have failed.

There were some very talented horses in that group of 11 colts that won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the first two jewels, only to come up short in the last. That list



I’ll Have Another settles in – 12 challengers so far

May 20th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

I'll-Have-Another-05-08275wRon Correll
Senior columnist
Tracksideview.com

(Updated May 31)

Godolphin Racing’s Alpha will miss the June 9 Belmont Stakes after developing a fever, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Thursday, May 31.

“He spiked a temperature on Tuesday evening,” McLaughlin said. “103. He was fine by 11 p.m. that evening after treatment, fine yesterday, and he’s fine today, but it’s too high a temperature too close to the race. It’s unfortunate.”

It appears a field of at least 11 is possible…



Transcript of post-race interview with winning connections

May 19th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

FastScripts by ASAP Sports

THE MODERATOR:  We are now joined in the interview room by the winning owners of I’ll Have Another, two thirds of the way to the Triple Crown.  On the left, J. Paul Reddam.  On the right, his wife, Zillah.  Congratulations to both of you.  As I mentioned earlier, we’ll be joined later on by trainer Doug O’Neill and rider, Mario Gutierrez.

But to Paul and Zillah, tell us, please, first and foremost, your thoughts while watching…



I’ll Have Another, Bodemeister set for rematch

May 14th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

Ron Correll
Senior columist
Tracksideview.com

Horses still under consideration for the 137th running of the Preakness on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

GUYANA STAR DWEEJ – Shivmangal Racing Stable’s son of Eddington was declared from the Preakness after a left front leg injury failed to improve sufficiently, trainer Doodnauth Shivmangal reported from Belmont Park Wednesday morning.

“We looked at the horse where he had grabbed his quarter a little bit galloping, and it…



Preakness starting gate only has 14 spots

May 9th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

Ron Correll
Senior columist
Tracksideview.com

(Updated May 13)

The Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown, has 14 spots in the starting gate for the May 19 race at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md.

I’ll Have Another leads all Preakness prospects with $2,060,600 on the graded-earnings list, on which the first seven automatically earn a berth in the 14-horse field. I’ll Have Another, Bodemeister (2nd),  Went the Day Well (4th), and Creative Cause (5th) qualified for an automatic…



I’ll Have Another settles in, walks Pimlico shedrow

May 8th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

I'll-Have-Another-05-08275wMike Gathagan
Vice President-Communications
Maryland Jockey Club

BALTIMORE, Md. – Reddam Racing’s Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another was settled into his new home in Barn D at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday morning as the focus has shifted toward the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 19.

Following what is standard procedure for a horse in



Derby winner I’ll Have Another arrives at Pimlico

May 7th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

I'll-Have-Another-Arrives27Mike Gathagan
Vice President-Communications
Maryland Jockey Club

BALTIMORE, Md. – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner I’ll Have Another completed his journey to the Preakness Stakes at 5:07 p.m. Monday afternoon, 12 days before he will compete in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 137th running of the Preakness® Stakes (G1) is Saturday, May 19.



Field coming together for second jewel

May 7th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

Mike Gathagan
Vice President-Communications
Maryland Jockey ClubMike Gathagan

KENTUCKY DERBY CHAMPION JOURNEYS TO PIMLICO, I’LL HAVE ANOTHER EARLY ARRIVAL FOR PREAKNESS; WENT THE DAY WELL CONFIRMED FOR MIDDLE JEWEL

BALTIMORE, Md. – Reddam Racing’s I’ll Have Another boarded a van at Churchill Downs at 1:19 p.m. Monday for the first leg of a journey to Pimlico Race Course, where his quest for a sweep of the Triple Crown will resume in the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes…



I’ll Have Another heading to Pimlico on Monday

May 6th, 2012 | By TrackSide View

Derby-photo275webMike Gathagan
Vice President-Communications
Maryland Jockey Club

BALTIMORE, Md. – I’ll Have Another finished fast to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) Saturday and he isn’t wasting any time getting to Pimlico Race Course to begin preparations for the 137th running of the Preakness® Stakes (G1) on Saturday, May 19.

Breaking the recent form of Kentucky Derby winners, I’ll Have Another is scheduled to travel from