Stories by Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nyquist scratched from the Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won't run in the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown after developing a fever and having an elevated white blood cell count, trainer Doug O'Neill said ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Two horses die in Preakness undercard

BALTIMORE - Two horses die in undercard of the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Exaggerator overtakes Nyquist to win the Preakness

BALTIMORE - Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner's circle with ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, May 20, 2016

Nyquist might have to splash way to Preakness victory

BALTIMORE- Let it rain again on the Preakness. Team Nyquist doesn't seem concerned.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Excitement builds as unbeaten Nyquist prepares for Preakness

He'll have another. Happy, healthy and hangin' in his new home, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is gearing up for another big race, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore next ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, May 2, 2016

NBC Sports, Larry Collmus agree to new five-year deal

NEW YORK - His voice already belongs to history, and now Larry Collmus has another five years to see if he gets to call another Triple Crown.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, April 11, 2016

Top 10 sees some big changes, but Nyquist still No. 1

Brody's Cause can win races at Keeneland. The bigger question is whether he's ready to win again at nearby Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kentucky Derby field starting to take shape

NEW YORK - In just over an hour, in three races from coast to coast, the field for the Kentucky Derby mostly came into focus.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, March 28, 2016

Japan-based Lani headed to Kentucky Derby

Lani is about to embark on a 7,380-mile journey back to his old Kentucky home for a chance to Run for the Roses.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, March 21, 2016

Cupid's arrow pointing in right direction

There's nothing not to love about Cupid.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, March 14, 2016

Danzing Candy, Destin in; Nyquist still on top

Slowly but surely, Todd Pletcher's talented 3-year-olds are beginning to emerge from the pack less than eight weeks before the Kentucky Derby.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, March 11, 2016

Top contenders set for Kentucky Derby preps

Brody's Cause tops a 10-horse field entered for the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby, a prep race for the May 7 Derby at Churchill Downs. Also entered are the first two finishers in the Sam F. Davis ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, March 7, 2016

One stable, two Top 10 horses for the Kentucky Derby

Rick Nichols, Shadwell’s general manager, believes Shagaf is rapidly moving into the same league as Mohaymen after the colt rallied for a 1 1/4 length win in his stakes debut.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Shagaf in hunt for Derby after victory at Gotham Stakes

NEW YORK - Shagaf closed with a rush and won the $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday to improve his record to 3-0 and move into contention for the Kentucky Derby.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Unbeatens Nyquist, Mohaymen still 1-2

Let the campaigning begin. The leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby, Nyquist and Mohaymen, are on schedule for a fight to the finish line on April 2 in Florida, racing at full throttle for 1 ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Derby contenders have a lot to prove

Three-year-old Mohaymen is primed to put his unbeaten record on the line this weekend.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Winner of Saturday's race will be a lock for Derby

The winner of the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds today will earn enough points to qualify for the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on May 7.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Nyquist solidifies spot as Derby favorite

Nyquist remains No. 1 in the AP's latest Run to the Roses Top 10 list of Derby contenders.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Nyquist first out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

He's an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What's not to like about Nyquist?
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Baffert entries headline field for Kentucky Derby prep race

Kentucky Derby prep season is warming up, and there's none hotter in horse racing than Bob Baffert.
By Richard Rosenblatt
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