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How to Choose the Real Triple Crown Winner

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The road to the grandest horse racing tournament this year is underway and lots of horse racing fans are on their feet to take part in betting. As you may know, the Triple Crown series is about to unfold. It comprises the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the final leg which is the Belmont Stakes. A lot of horse racing fans have been looking forward to this year’s entry of competent horse racers.

While these horse racing events are attended by lots of competitive horses across the country, it is inevitable the difficulty of picking the right winner deems the first-hand problem even if you are experienced. Bear in mind that in a horse racing show, even if you hold the complete probability and statistics of each horse racer, their destiny won’t be decided until they reach the finish line.

Hence, it is important that before you partake to these horse racing tournaments, you have to understand the whole racing show study each racehorse. So, along with your critical research and study conducted to the possible horse racers which will join the upcoming horse racing competition, here are some realistic tips you can consider on how you should be able to pick the right racehorse winner.

Review the Horse Trainer’s Profile

The whole horse racing show is not all about the horses, the jockeys, and the owners. Take note that each racehorse won’t earn their full stamina on the day of racing if not because of their trainers. Often we forget that horse racers take the highest percentage in the pie with regards to the success of every horse racer.

It’s easy to check the records and backgrounds of each trainer. One is going to sites which records the history of Triple Crown series winners, which is https://www.tvg.com/promos/preakness-stakes/. You can also read reviews from horse racing experts or even talk directly to the trainers of the entries you are betting.  Make sure that you consider in finding a trainer that has recorded a successful career in any horse racing tournament for quite some time.

Examine Each Horse Racer Equipment

The equipment of every horse racer uses can also affect the whole performance of a racehorse. If a racehorse is not trained with updated equipment, he is more likely to fail in reaching the finish line. Through the history of horse racing, those racehorses who finished in the top 5 were racehorse wearing new and state-of-the-art equipment.

It’s best that you have to assess if a horse racer is using a modern and high-end headlight. The headlight is important when a horse is running almost at night because they have the ability to clearly see the course they are running and the distance they need to complete to they will end a place in the finish line.

Scrutinize the Last Ten Races

Looking back to the racing history of your entry means you are carefully studying their ability to win. Also, when we talk about looking back their racing history, we are not talking about two or three racing histories, but the last ten races of your bet.

Your ability to compare their odds in the last ten races will give you a clearer picture as to how they’re going to perform in the upcoming races. Also, this is a wiser way of betting which means that you do not bet for money to lose easily.

Recognize a Healthy-Looking Horse

It’s always a must that once you bet for the right racehorse you have to observe how healthy they are before the competition starts. If you see that a racehorse is tired and exhausted minutes away before the race will start, stay away from betting them. You might end up losing your game and a tired racehorse will not make it to the finish line most probably.

Remember that if a racehorse is healthy, he is ready enough to compete and beat others. He would more likely end up reaching the finish line with flying colors. He is more likely to finish the race course without a hitch and when you bet for a healthy horse racer, you are making a profit in single penny you bet.

Bet for the Race Favorite

Although the Triple Crown series has not started yet, horse racing experts had already come up with their favorites to win in said racing. Though sometimes favorite horse racers rarely finishes the top spot, they would more likely to end in the Top 5. So if you would like a profitable betting, then you should bet for the racing favorites.

Mike Smith and Justify Carry American Equus to Flawless Triple Crown Victory

Mike Smith piloting Justify to become the 13th Triple Crown winner. Photo: Adam Coglianese.

Gilbert, AZ – June 14, 2018 – American Equus rode into history with longtime sponsored rider Mike Smith as he and Justify swept the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, making them only the 13th horse and rider pair to win the coveted Triple Crown. A crowd of 90,000 cheering fans, as well as millions of television viewers hoping to see a repeat of American Pharaoh’s historic 2015, went wild as the pair broke from the gate and led the entire field around the historic Belmont Park. American Equus is proud to have carried Smith on his journey with Justify to win the triple crown and solidify his place in horse racing history.

“If you had asked me two years ago, when I founded American Equus, if we would have not only won the richest single race in horseracing, but also the Triple Crown, I would have said ‘absolutely not’,” commented David Shano, Founder of American Equus. “Working with Mike [Smith] has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. American Equus is honored by his support of company, unwavering belief in our irons, and to have helped him effectively ride this incredible horse to the biggest victory in his incredible career.”

From his very first race, Justify has been nothing short of incredible. The chestnut stallion, owned by China Horse Club, WinStar Farm, and SF Racing, and trained by Bob Baffert, completed the mile and a half on a fast track in 2 minutes 28.18 seconds and became the second undefeated Triple Crown winner, since with Seattle Slew in 1977. Justify has handily won six straight G1 races since beginning his competitive career only four months ago.

“The Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes were certainly less than ideal conditions to race in,” said Smith. “In the Preakness especially, Justify jumped the tracks a couple of times and my foot never slipped. The American Equus irons keep my ride smooth and solid and almost like I am standing on the ground. They definitely make all the difference.”

“Big Money Mike” Smith is considered one of the most successful and influential riders in the sport, with over 5,300 victories and total purse earnings topping $312,243,585. He has held a place in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame since 2003 and has secured wins in two Derby’s, two Preakness’s, two Belmont’s and a record 26-Breeders’ Cup races, as well as the Pegasus Cup, and Dubai World Cup.  At an unbelievable 52 years old, Smith now has the distinction of becoming the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown.

“American Equus is looking forward to many more races with Mike and continuing our relationship of success for many years to come. For as long as Mike wants to race, American Equus will be there to make sure he is as safe and competitive as possible,” commented Shano.

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Justify Has Triple Crown Quality

Photo: KentuckyDerby via Twitter.

Justify produced an outstanding performance to win the Kentucky Derby, delivering on the pre-race expectations to triumph at the event. The bay colt was considered the favourite for the meet, although there was perceived threat of a challenge from the emergence of Aidan O’Brien’s Mendelssohn. However, O’Brien’s charge endured a miserable time at the Churchill Downs as Justify confirmed his dominance of the field, securing the victory ahead of Good Magic by two-and-a-half lengths. It was Bob Baffert’s fifth triumph in the Derby, leaving him just one behind Ben A Jones at the top of the all-time list.

Justify has the talent to build on his success, boasting similar qualities to that of Baffert’s previous victor at the Derby – American Pharoah. The horse would win the Triple Crown, adding further victories at the Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic. The three-year-old’s performance has seen him installed as the leading contender for the next race of the trilogy – the Preakness Stakes. As a result, he does not have great value in the betting odds, although given the dominance of his performance at the Churchill Downs, the bookies will be confident in their assertions.

However, given the difficulty of achieving the Triple Crown, it could be worth considering an outsider for the crown. In recent years, both California Chrome and I’ll Have Another have won two of the events but, ultimately, fell short of etching their place in history. Justify may have the quality to rise to the occasion on the two race days, but it could be worth considering another horse for the Preakness Stakes such as Good Magic. He does have a victory at the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, defeating Solomini and Bolt D’Oro. Good Magic could be worth backing with a free bet at 7/2, with https://freebets.uk/ offering a variety of sign-up offers, including with Bet365 to get up to £100 in free credits.

Baffert’s charge has known nothing other than victory and is rightly the leading contender for the Preakness Stakes. He has four races under his belt in his limited career, becoming the first horse since 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby having not competed as a two-year-old since 1882. Justify has won four of his meets by comfortable margins. In his final outing before the Derby he put a marker down against one of his rivals for the crown, defeating Bolt D’Oro by three lengths.

One of the criticisms levied at Justify ahead of the Derby was his lack of action away from Santa Anita. Conditions were tricky due to heavy rainfall at the Churchill Downs, but Mike E Smith ensured that he kept his charge on course for the victory. He made his move four furlongs from the end of the race and was able to maintain his surge down the straight to see out a comfortable win, finishing two-and-a-half lengths ahead of Good Magic. The next challenge for Justify will come at Pimlico where his rival could end his attempt for a historic run towards the Triple Crown.

“Secret Lives of the Super Rich: The Triple Crown” at 10p ET/PT June 4, 2015

CNBC has been documenting American Pharoah’s journey as he races towards the Triple Crown this Saturday at the Belmont Stakes. We will take viewers behind the scenes with “Secret Lives of the Super Rich: The Triple Crown” at 10p ET/PT.

This special presents thoroughbred racing like you’ve never seen it before, with unprecedented access on and off the track, including thrill-filled moments inside the VIP winner’s circle. It’s an exclusive and up close look inside the unforgettable journey of the father and son team who own American Pharoah as they win the most prestigious races in America, take home millions in prize money, and race against history for the most elusive title in all of sports: The Triple Crown.

Below are a few clips from the special:

Triple Crown All-Access Pass
CNBC gives you an inside look into American Pharoah’s race against history.
http://www.cnbcprime.com/super-rich/video/superrich-triple-crown-all-access-pass/

Air Horse One
American Pharoah doesn’t fly coach — his ticket is first-class on a custom Boeing 727 that’s been transformed into the ultimate stable in the sky!
http://www.cnbcprime.com/super-rich/video/superrich-air-horse-one/

American Pharoah’s Owner Runs for the Roses
Get up close and personal with the 23-year-old owner of American Pharoah, Justin Zayat, as he experiences the gut-wrenching thrill of winning the Kentucky Derby.
http://www.cnbcprime.com/super-rich/video/superrich-american-pharaohs-owner-runs-for-the-roses/

AmericanPharoah3“Secret Lives of the Super Rich: The Triple Crown” Promo
A look inside the unforgettable journey of the father and son team who own American Pharoah as they race against history for the most elusive title in all of sports: The Triple Crown.
http://youtu.be/pu_seNBis5s

Tune-in Details: “Secret Lives of the Super Rich: The Triple Crown” premieres Thursday 10p ET/PT on CNBC.

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Gallagher’s Belmont Steaks Dinner Thursday

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, who captured the ’89 Belmont with Easy Goer, will join a full field of eight prognosticators who will chime in on I’ll Have Another’s Triple Crown chances at Gallagher’s Steak House on Thursday night at 6:30 PM. Sirius Radio’s Dave Johnson will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 12th annual Belmont “Steaks” Seminar, and WFAN Radio/SNY television personality Marc Malusis, Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker, Gene Menez of Sports Illustrated, John DaSilva of the New York Post, Jerry Bossert of the New York Daily News, vegasinsider.com‘s Anthony Stabile, and a red hot “Gallagher’s Guru, ” New York PR exec John Cirillo, who has picked the first two legs of the crown, will all give their predictions. The three-course steak dinner is priced at $105, and includes DRF Belmont entries, a complimentary glass of wine, and a gift I’ll Have Another poster courtesy of TVG. For reservations call 212.245.5336. Gallagher’s is located at 228 West 52nd Street.

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Official Licensed Jewelry 1973 Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

Secretariat, America’s champion, fondly known as Big Red, became a hero and a symbol of hope during the early 1970s.  His legacy as the greatest racehorse of all time has endured to this day. From the cover of Time magazine to his very own United States postal stamp, Secretariat’s image has been an inspiration to those that have followed his career and continue to love him even now.

“I am honored to have the license to design jewelry for Secretariat. He followed his heart with his tremendous passion for running and has been an inspiration to me to continue to follow my own heart.”  The jubilation heard in the voice of Chic Anderson from CBS television during the 1973 Belmont Stakes said it all: “He is running like a tremendous machine!”

All Secretariat designs are made and hand finished in Arizona. The styles include a large and small pendant, charm, charm bracelet, brooch, and cuff links in silver and 14k gold. Each piece is stamped with the name Secretariat on the back and arrives in a gift box with a blue satin pouch and blue and white checkered commemorative card with the inscription:

“Keep the Big Red Flame Burning!”

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Scottsdale, AZ  85261

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Ellerstina Win 2010 Argentine Open Final and the Coveted Triple Crown

Ellerstina defeated La Dolfina 14-13 in the 117th Argentine Open Final on Sunday 12th December 2010, and thereby completed the final leg of the coveted Triple Crown in Argentina. Ellerstina won the Final in dramatic style, which was delayed a day after just one chukka due to heavy rain with Ellerstina holding an overnight lead of 2-1. Ellerstina’s Juan Martin Nero was named MVP.

The Triple Crown, 2010

The Argentine Open is the third tournament of the Triple Crown in Argentina, which was concluded on Sunday 12 December 2010 in Palermo.

Tournament: Tortugas Open, Argentina
Place: Tortuguitas
Club: Tortugas CC
Date: September 28 – October 16, 2010

Tournament: Hurlingham Open
Place: Hurlingham
Club: Hurlingham Club
Date: October 19 – November 6, 2010

Tournament: 117th Argentine Open, Argentina
Place: Palermo
Club: Palermo
Date: November 20 – December 11, 2010

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Legendary Jockeys to Appear at the International Equestrian Festival

Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day and Calvin Borel available for autographs

Lexington, KY (September 29, 2010) – The Pre-Vent Feeders International Equestrian Festival presented by HRTV today announced several special appearances planned to showcase Kentucky’s proud Thoroughbred heritage. Autograph sessions by legendary jockeys Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day and Calvin Borel, and a special signing by Kate Tweedy of her book, “Secretariat’s Meadow,” take place at the Horze stage and display at the International Equestrian Festival, which runs now through October 10 at the downtown Lexington Convention Center.

Sunday, October 3
1:30 p.m. – Triple Crown winning jockeys Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet and Steve Cauthen will share with festival goers reflections on their celebrated careers.

2:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet and Steve Cauthen autograph session

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