Stories by Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, July 22, 2016

Horse racing set for big summer

Horse racing's summer season kicks off in a big way this weekend at two of the sport's most treasured racetracks, Del Mar and Saratoga.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Creator had some help getting to Belmont's winner's circle

NEW YORK - A little gamesmanship, a celebrity chef added to the mix, and a stirring finish paid huge dividends all around when Creator came through in the Belmont Stakes.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Creator produces dramatic victory in Belmont

NEW YORK - Creator closed with a rush and caught Destin at the wire to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, with Preakness winner Exaggerator finishing well back in the field.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, June 10, 2016

Exaggerator a heavy favorite in Belmont

NEW YORK - Even without a Triple Crown on the line, there's always a slice of history waiting at the finish line of the Belmont Stakes.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Exaggerator trainer savoring success

NEW YORK - While he always says he's thankful just for being able to train horses, Keith Desormeaux stops short of characterizing his newfound success as a dream come true.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Preakness winner is on the outside position in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK - Preakness winner Exaggerator is the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 13 entered for Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Belmont Stakes loses luster with no Triple Crown on line

Preakness winner Exaggerator will go up against a field that could total 10 3-year-olds when post positions are drawn on Wednesday for the Belmont Stakes.
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
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