HORSE RACING

Kentucky Derby winners to miss Preakness Stakes: Rich Strike the latest to forgo chance at Triple Crown

Kentucky Derby winners to miss Preakness Stakes: Rich Strike the latest to forgo chance at Triple Crown

Rich Strike stunned the world at the 2022 Kentucky Derby when it won the race as an 80-1 underdog. On Thursday, his team has shocked the world again. Rich Strike owner Rick Dawson said that his horse will not race in the 2022 Preakness Stakes on May 21, ending the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner since 2018.

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Why Medina Spirit was stripped of 2021 Kentucky Derby win, replaced by Mandaloun

Why Medina Spirit was stripped of 2021 Kentucky Derby win, replaced by Mandaloun

It was an unfortunate end in the saga of Medina Spirit, the now-deceased winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby who on Feb. 21 was stripped of the victory. Under controversial (and now-suspended) horse trainer Bob Baffert, Medina Spirit earned a tainted, half-length victory over runner-up Mandaloun, who is now the official 2021 Kentucky Derby winner.

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Belmont Stakes payout breakdown: How much prize money will the winner get in 2021?

Belmont Stakes payout breakdown: How much prize money will the winner get in 2021?

Prizes for the sports world’s largest competitions were cut down in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re already going back up in 2021. The latest example: the 2021 Belmont Stakes.

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