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  1. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to have surgery, finished fo...

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is through racing this year after being diagnosed with a slab fracture in his left hock, it was announced Wednesday by Barry Irwin, who heads the Team Valor International partnership that owns the colt.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  2. Awesome Maria gets first Grade 1 win in Phipps Handicap

    Marty McGee

    Awesome Maria continued her ascent up the ladder in the extremely deep older filly and mare division with a three-length victory over Payton d'Oro in Saturday's Grade 1, $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  3. Nehro works sharply at Churchill

    Marty McGee

    Nehro, the Kentucky Derby runner-up who figures as one of the favorites for the Belmont Stakes, had a sharp workout early Monday at Churchill Downs when going six furlongs in 1:12.20 in the company of Dominus, his Steve Asmussen-trained stablemate.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2011
  4. Santiva works five furlongs, still not fully committed to race

    Marty McGee

    Santiva warmed up for a probable start in the 143rd Belmont Stakes by breezing five furlongs Saturday morning at Churchill Downs, finishing in 1:00.60 over a fast track while in the company of stablemate Golden Gulch.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2011
  5. Canadians invade in force for Elkhorn Stakes

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky is regarded as a border state, but not in regards to Canada. Yet when the Keeneland spring meet ends Friday with the Grade 2 Elkhorn Stakes, it just might be all Canada all over the board.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  6. Field favored over Uncle Mo in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1...

    Marty McGee

    Uncle Mo, Mutuel field, horse, horse racing, Kentucky Derby Futures Wager Pool 1, To Honor and Serve, Dialed In, Churchill Downs

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  7. Hall of Fame trainer Elliott Burch dies

    Marty McGee

    Elliott Burch, a Hall of Fame trainer who won the Belmont Stakes three times and hailed from a family of revered horsemen, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia in Newport Hospital in Rhode Island. He was 86.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2011
  8. Belmont winner Drosselmeyer back in training following ankle inju...

    Marty McGee

    Drosselmeyer, unraced since winning the Belmont Stakes last June, has had two easy three-furlong breezes at Payson Park and could make his return to racing within a couple of months, said trainer Bill Mott.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  9. Dublin to bypass Belmont

    Marty McGee

    Dublin has been withdrawn from consideration for the 142nd Belmont Stakes on June 5, meaning no horse will have run in all three Triple Crown events this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  10. Romans figures, why not send two?

    Marty McGee

    Dale Romans has never run a horse in the Preakness. But since he is having Paddy O'Prado sent to Baltimore later this week for the second jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico, Romans figured he might as well double his chances and send First Dude, too.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  11. Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes, Keeneland, Gozzip Girl, ...

    Marty McGee

    A replay of the Garden City Stakes at Belmont Park is required watching for horseplayers trying to get some context on what might happen Saturday when Keeneland runs the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup for the 26th time.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2009
  12. Mine That Bird, Chip Woolley, Churchill Downs, West Virginia Derb...

    Marty McGee

    Mine That Bird was sent through his second workout since his last race, the June 6 Belmont Stakes, when he breezed a half-mile in 49.40 seconds Tuesday morning over a fast track at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2009
  13. Mine That Bird, Mike Smith, Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown, Kentuck...

    Marty McGee

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has committed to ride Mine That Bird for at least his next two races, trainer Chip Woolley announced Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2009
  14. Calvin Borel, Mine That Bird, Belmont, West Virginia Derby, Mount...

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will have a new jockey when he makes his next start on Aug. 1 in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2009
  15. Calvin Borel, Mine That Bird, Belmont, West Virginia Derby, Mount...

    Marty McGee

    A potential conflict could lead to jockey Calvin Borel snubbing Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird once again.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  16. A day in the life of Calvin Borel

    Marty McGee

    or Calvin Borel, the week of the Belmont Stakes is unfolding like none other.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2009