Triple Crown Newcomer We The People Is Favorite For Belmont Stakes, Derby Winner Rich Strike The 3rd ChoiceThere are no horses this year that are set to take part in all three legs of the Triple Crown, after Derby and Preakness runner-up Epicenter was given time off to prepare for races this summer.
Rich Strike Yes, Preakness Champ Early Voting No For BelmontTwelve hours before Early Voting won the Preakness, Kentucky Derby champion Rich Strike was back on the track at Churchill Downs to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes.
After Derby Scratch, Ethereal Road To Run In Sir Barton At Pimlico, Target Belmont StakesEthereal Road, the horse that was a late scratch for the Kentucky Derby, opening up a spot for the eventual winner, 80-1 shot Rich Strike, will run in the Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.
Epicenter Opens As 6-5 Favorite In Preakness Stakes, Draws Post 8Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter was set Monday as the 6-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness Stakes, which will be run without Rich Strike.
Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Will No Longer Run In Preakness Stakes, Owner SaysIn a statement released by the Maryland Jockey Club, owner Rick Dawson said the horse will continue to rest and point to the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes.
Derby Runner-Up Epicenter, Kentucky Oaks Winner Secret Oath Enter Preakness, Maryland Jockey Club SaysEpicenter will head to Pimlico Race Course hoping to turn the tables on Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike in the Preakness Stakes. And there's an intriguing new runner: Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath.
Rich Strike Resting Before Possible Preakness Run, Field Starts To Take ShapeFresh off his historic Kentucky Derby win, Rich Strike is getting some rest ahead of a potential bid for the second jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes.
EXPLAINER: How 81-1 Shot Rich Strike Won The Kentucky DerbyThis doesn’t happen. Horses at odds of nearly 81-1 don’t win the Kentucky Derby. Jockeys who have never won any big stakes race of any kind don’t win the Kentucky Derby. Owners with fewer than 10 career wins don’t win the Kentucky Derby.
Rich Strike's Team Considering Preakness Options After UpsetRich Strike’s stunning Kentucky Derby upset has the sports world buzzing and led to a sleepless night of celebration that Eric Reed was still recovering from Sunday morning.