Tag: triple crown

My favorite sporting event of the year

The Kentucky Derby! Saturday afternoon is the “run for the roses.” The Kentucky Derby is the first in three races that make up the Triple Crown. The Preakness and the Belmont Stakes are the other two jewels in the Crown. Triple Crown winners are few and far between and that makes them all the more…

Breezing the Belmont

The 141st running of the Belmont Stakes is on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Post time is 5:27 p.m. CST. At 1 1/2 miles, the longest in the Triple Crown races, this race is know as the “Test of the Champion.” These contenders are striving for the blanket of white carnations. I am pulling for Mine…

The filly takes the Preakness!

Rachel Alexandra won the Preakness today, but only because it was a short race. Mine that Bird was right behind her and ready to take the lead. Both horses were incredible! Another great race, but sadly there will be no Triple Crown winner this year. Stay tuned for the Belmont. Here is a replay of…

Watch that filly in today’s Preakness

There are 13 horses scheduled to run in today’s Preakness. Calvin Borel has chosen to ride Rachel Alexandra instead of Mine That Bird. Borel says Rachel is the best horse he has ever ridden in 30 years of racing. Although it’s not looking good for a triple crown horse this year, we might see a…

The Preakness

The 134th running of the Preakness is Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 5:30 cst. As of Tuesday there are just 13 contenders for this second jewel of the Triple Crown. I’m pulling for Mine That Bird, but does he have what it takes to be the next Triple Crown winner? Although I’m partial to the…

Bird’s eye view of Mine That Bird

Mine That Bird is confirmed to run in the Preakness on May 16, 2009. While you’re waiting, watch this aerial video of Mine That Bird’s amazing win at the Kentucky Derby. Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.

Da’Tara Takes the Belmont!

I must say I was very disappointed that Big Brown didn’t get the Triple Crown. But I was even more dissapointed at the coverage, or I should say lack of coverage, that ABC gave to the Belmont Stakes winner, Da’ Tara. There are only a few minutes of glory in the winners circle, and we…

Go, Go, GO, Big Brown!

Don’t forget, the Belmont Stakes is Saturday. Get ready for post time with the official drink of the Belmont Stakes, the Belmont Breeze: 1 1/2 ounces of a good American blended whiskey 3/4 ounces Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry 1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice 1 ounce of simple syrup (1 ounce of sweet and sour…

Go, Big Brown!

Don’t forget, the Preakness is Saturday. Get ready for post time with Pimlico’s Black Eyed Susan Drink: 1oz Vodka 1oz Mount Gay Eclipse Rum 1/2 oz Cointreau 6 oz Orange Juice 3 oz Pineapple Juice Combine ingredients, stir, and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple, orange slice, and cherry brochette. Makes two 12oz…

It’s Big Brown!

A wonderful race by Big Brown and a very sad day for Eight Belles. It has been a long time since I have seen such a sad ending to a Derby. It lasts but a double minute At a thunder and lightening pace. And a horseman would rather win it Than any other race. from…

And, They’re Off!

For our family, the Triple Crown races are the most exciting sports events of the year. I inherited my love of horses from my Dad, and my love of horse racing from my Mom. In 133 years there have only been 11 Triple Crown winners. I have very exciting childhood memories of actually seeing three…