Posts Tagged ‘Touch Gold’

Triple Crown Race Runners Do Well in the Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, Other Events, | No Comments >>

Haskell Invitationals have included a Triple Crown race winner three times since 2008, but injuries have taken their toll this year. First, Kentucky Derby-Preakness victor I’ll Have Another developed swelling in his left front tendon, was scratched from the Belmont and then retired because of early tendinitis. Then Union Rags won the Belmont, but following […]

Summer Stakes Lie Ahead for Three-Year-Olds

Two summer stakes races rich in history and purse money lie ahead for 3-year-olds. Each contest is worth $1 million. The 45th Haskell Invitational, scheduled on July 29, is named for the first president and chairman of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club who served for two decades until his death in 1966. The track on […]

Run for the Triple Crown

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 23, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Another 3-Year-Old Chases Elusive Triple Crown By GREG MELIKOV Nineteen times since World War II horses went into the Belmont Stakes and a possible date with destiny to become a Triple Crown champion. Nineteen times the racing gods crushed dreams since 1944 when Pensive lost by a half-length to Bounding Home. Actually, Belmont Park has […]