Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Road to the Crown


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A compendium of information pertaining to the 2014 Triple Crown Trail. This post will be linked to subsequent posts about the racing season as we lead up to the Triple Crown trail which begins with the First Saturday in May and the 140th Kentucky Derby, May 3, the Preakness two weeks later on May 17, and the Belmont Stakes, June 7.

Untapable draws Post 13 as Oaks favorite
The field, with jockeys and morning line odds, for the $1 million race that will offer $570,400 to the winner is:
1Please Explain, Jose Lezcano, 50-1
2Ria Antonia, Mike Smith, 10-1
3Sugar Shock, Calvin Borel, 12-1
4Rosalind, Joel Rosario, 8-1
5Thank You Marylou, Julien Leparoux, 30-1
6Kiss Moon, Victor Espinoza, 30-1
7Fashion Plate, Gary Stevens, 6-1
8Aurelia's Belle, Channing Hill, 50-1
9Unbridled Forever, Robby Albarado, 12-1
10Empress of Midway, Corey Nakatani, 50-1
11My Miss Sophia, Javier Castellano, 8-1
12Got Lucky, John Velazquez, 20-1
13Untapable, Rosie Napravnik, 4-5

Replays, videos
DRF Top 20 - Handicapping, odds, name of horse linked to race replays Includes defections by virtue of injury or otherwise)
DRF Road to the Kentucky Derby - DRF's Kentucky Derby central - Includes replays/charts of preps
BloodHorse Triple Crown coverage including analysis - BloodHorse Triple Crown central
Daily Updates - BloodHorse - comprehensive info
BloodHorse Race Replays - search for all stakes races
Derby Preps Schedule - Replays
Oaks Preps Schedule - Replays
Horse Racing Nation Derby Contenders, replays, pedigree

Handicapping tools
Workouts - Link to works and resources
Jennie Rees' Why They Can...and Why They Can't Win
Countdown to the Crown - Jeremy Plonk's weekly race analysis
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen index
Hangin' with Haskin Index
Horse Racing Nation
HRN Kentucky Derby Contenders - Profiles and PPs Videos
HRN Kentucky Oaks Fillies
Official site for the Kentucky Derby/Oaks
Official site for the Preakness
Official site for the Belmont Stakes

NBC/NBCSports - All times Eastern
Saturday, May 2 Kentucky Oaks (G1) 5 - 6 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, May 3 Kentucky Derby undercard 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. NBCSN
Kentucky Derby (G1) 4 - 7 p.m. NBC
Kentucky Derby post show 7 - 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

PREAKNESS TV coverage, Saturday, May 17
Saturday, May 17, NBC Sports, 4:30 p.m. EDT

BELMONT TV coverage - Saturday, June 7
NYRA announces entertainment for Belmont Staks Day

HRTV's Pursuit of the Crown 2014 - Video - Updated daily

BloodHorse - Entries - Index
Equibase - Resource for Horse, Jockey, Trainer info
Equineline - Requires registration
Pedigree Query
DRF - Most content is by paid subscription only
Chef-de-Race 2014 Classic Contenders List
Chef de Race 2014 TC Trail: Winners, PFs, Winners
Chef de Race Triple Crown Trail Race Video Replays

Entries/Post Times/TV/Other
Post Times, TV, Wagering Menu

NBC will handle complete coverage of the Triple Crown series, plus added features at Saratoga and Keeneland's fall meets.

NBC Sports increasing coverage of Belmont Stakes

Saturday, May 2     Kentucky Oaks (G1)  5 - 6 p.m.  NBCSN

Saturday, May 3     Kentucky Derby undercard  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  NBCSN 
                               Kentucky Derby (G1)  4 - 7 p.m. NBC
                              Kentucky Derby post show  7 - 7:30 p.m.  NBCSN

Jockey Club Tour on Fox announced
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX covers the handicap division and includes the following races:

March 8, Santa Anita Handicap added to the Fox Sports1 lineup, 7-7:30 ET

Sunday, February 95-6:30 p.m. (EST)Donn HandicapGulfstream Park

Saturday, March 29
1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)Dubai World CupMeydan
Saturday, April 124:30-6 p.m. (EDT)Blue GrassKeeneland
Sunday, May 114:30-6 p.m. (EDT)Man o' WarBelmont Park
Sunday, July 65-6:30 p.m. (EDT)United NationsMonmouth Park
Sunday, July 205:30-7:30 p.m. (EDT)Coaching Club Am OaksSaratoga
  Eddie ReadDel Mar
Sunday, August 105-6:30 p.m. (EDT)Saratoga SpecialSaratoga
Sunday, August 175-6:30 p.m. (EDT)Sword Dancer InvitationalSaratoga
Sunday, September 145-6:30 p.m. (EDT)Woodbine MileWoodbine

Each telecast will include at least two top stakes races featuring the leading horses in North America. The complete list of all races, as well as the names of the on-air talent for the shows, will be announced in the near future, pending final approval from all necessary organizations.

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