The Belmont Stakes caps off the Triple Crown racing season, aptly dubbed 'The Third Jewel of the Triple Crown'. It's also the longest leg of all three races, stretching at 1.5 miles long. Makes for a worthy finale.
The headlines won't just read 'War of Will' won the Preakness Stakes after the 144th running. Reason being, we all saw something that's never happened before and it demands your attention - the maiden horse Bodexpress ran the entire race, without a jockey. And it was awesome.The horse bucked off his jockey from the very start of race as the gates opened.
To watch all the action of the Preakness Stakes, use this guide. It includes TV info, live streaming and replay links to all events for the Preakness including: post position draw, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Preakness undercard races, the pre-show and the main event.Preakness Stakes Watching Guide.
The Kentucky Derby kicks off the first leg of the Triple Crown, in style. This entry provides all the info you need to watch the entire Kentucky Derby event on TV or online, including replay links to all the races and popular events surrounding the spectacle that is The Derby.Kentucky Derby Watching Guide.
Roughly half of all thoroughbreds that have won the Kentucky Derby in the 21st century went on to win the Preakness Stakes. Most of the time with ease. And yet these same horses routinely fail at winning the last leg of the triple crown at Belmont.
It's called the "Test of Champions" for a horse to win all three legs of the Triple Crown. A test so hard in fact that it's only happened really three times under the current formatting (or lack thereof) of the 3-leg event: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. That was in 1948, 1977, and then 1978. Hasn't happened since.
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