It is never too early to look at the horses that will be competing for this years Triple Crown.Â The Kentucky Derby will run on May 7th, followed by the Preakness on May 21, ending with the June 11th Belmont Stakes.
Led by champion Uncle Mo, a total of 364 3-year-olds have been nominated to the 2011 Triple Crown. The impressive roster of nominees to the Triple Crown provides proof that the desire to achieve horse racing’s ultimate dream of a Kentucky Derby win and Triple Crown sweep of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes is as strong as ever.
Trainers Todd Pletcher and Bob Baffert have both nominated 20 3 year-old horses for the Triple Crown.Â Trainer Steve Asmussen has nominated 17. Pletcher is looking for his second straight Derby triumph after winning it last year with Super Saver. Super Saver’s half-brother, Brethren, remained undefeated for Pletcher after easily taking the race at Tampa Bay Downs, running the mile-and-a-sixteenth in 1:45.07.
One horse that will not win the Kentucky Derby is Boys At Tosconova, who has been taken out of training. Despite not having raced since Dec. 21, Coax Liberty returned full of run to easily outdistance favored Breathoffreshheir to take the $65,000 Dearly Precious Stakes at Aqueduct by two lengths.Â Look for that horse to be a contender in the Triple Crown races.
Each day the racing odds are up at sportsbook.com from over 20 race tracks including Aqueduct, Santa Anita, Tampa Bay Downs and Dover Downs.Â Also, be sure to check out the Daily Race Analysis offered by sportsbook.com.Â Lots of great information is available to you on the website including track information and the weekly racing calendar.Â All this extra preparation will give you an advantage when betting on horses.Â The harder you work in your pre-race studies the better chance you will be at being profitable when betting on the ponies.