Stories by Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dortmund is No. 1, filly No. 9 in AP's Run for the Roses

Dortmund is showing he's ready to race sooner than later - and trainer Bob Baffert isn't about to slow him down.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Developments create shuffling in Derby contenders list

A little bumping in Florida and a lot of rain in Arkansas created some shuffling in the AP's latest Run to the Roses Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Baffert's Dortmund tops Derby contenders list

With just over 10 weeks to go before Derby Day, The Associated Press begins its weekly Run to the Roses list of Top 10 contenders. Bob Baffert's Dortmund gets the nod at No. 1.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, Aug 23, 2013

Travers lineup strong with Derby winner Orb looking to top favorites Verrazano and Palace Malice

Travers Stakes lineup a strong one with Derby winner Orb looking to top favorites Verrazano and Palace Malice.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

Palace Malice second choice in morning line for Travers

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice is the second choice to favorite Verrazano in the opening line for Saturday's $1 million Travers Stakes.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Verrazano favored in Travers Stakes

Haskell Invitational winner Verrazano was made the favorite for Saturday's $1 million Travers Stakes over Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Belmont winner Palace Malice.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Race for 3-year-old champ is wide open

A day after Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice pulled off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, the race for a championship is wide open now that each of the classics has been won by a different 3-year-old.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, June 7, 2013

Belmont Stakes full of intrigue

NEW YORK - Even without a Triple try, the Belmont is still an intriguing race.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Derby winner favored to win Belmont

NEW YORK - Back home again, Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Orb ready for Belmont Stakes, rematch with Oxbow

NEW YORK - Kentucky Derby winner Orb is set to take on Preakness winner Oxbow in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday after a workout that had trainer Shug McGaughey declaring his colt ready for another ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Orb, Oxbox could meet again at Belmont

After Oxbow upset Kentucky Derby winner Orb in Saturday's Preakness to extend racing's Triple Crown drought to 36 years, the next best alternative for the Belmont Stakes is a rematch between the ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Veteran duo pulls off upset in Preakness

BALTIMORE - A pair of not so over-the-hill Hall of Famers pulled off a huge upset in the Preakness and ended any hopes of a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, May 17, 2013

All eyes on Orb entering Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Orb was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time off got Orb back on right track

BALTIMORE - Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd before experiencing some growing pains. Some time off righted his course.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, April 8, 2013

Odds against unbeaten Verrazano in Derby

NEW YORK - Verrazano will attempt to break a longstanding Kentucky Derby jinx - win the race without having run as a 2-year-old.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, April 1, 2013

Orb moves to No. 1 in AP's top-10 Derby list

Orb moved to the head of the 3-year-old class in the AP's latest Run to the Roses' top-10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders with a convincing win in the Florida Derby over the weekend.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top two Derby contenders remain the same

The road to the Kentucky Derby intensifies this weekend with qualifying points doubling for the remaining prep races in the final weeks before the Run for the Roses.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lukas has two serious Derby contenders

D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer, finds himself with not one but two legitimate chances after Will Take Charge and Oxbow ran 1-2 in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park over ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, March 4, 2013

Vyjack looks strong on road to Kentucky Derby

Vyjack improved to 4-for-4 by rallying to win the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct and has moved into the No. 6 spot in the AP's Run to the Roses list of top 10 Derby contenders.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

McGaughey might have another Derby starter

Shug McGaughey catches Derby fever every once in a while, and the Hall of Fame trainer just might have it again thanks to a 3-year-old colt named Orb.
By Richard Rosenblatt
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