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Big Brown Injured, Heads Out to Stud

Colt won't get chance to run against Curlin in Breeders' Cup

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown injured his right front foot during a workout this morning in New York and will immediately be retired to stud, the Blood-Horse reports. The bay colt's retirement means he'll miss his eagerly awaited faceoff with Curlin in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic....

Fen-Phen Plaintiffs May Settle for Horse

Preakness winner Curlin could soon have 400 new owners

(Newser) - A Kentucky judge ruled that 400 plaintiffs, defrauded in a 2001 settlement of the fen-phen case, can seize the horse owned partly by two jailed laywers. Curlin, who won this year's Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic, already had five owners after attorneys William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. sold 80%...

Victorious Filly Races Into History

Rags to Riches Captures Belmont at the Wire

(Newser) - The cry of "girl power!" echoed throughout stately Belmont Park today as a filly won the Belmont Stakes for the first time in 102 years. Rags to Riches, a half-sister of 2006 winner Jazil, overcame a stumble at the start to outduel favored Curlin by a neck and...

Preakness Top 3 Head for Record at Belmont

Could be first 3 year olds to take all 3 races

(Newser) - As Preakness winner Curlin and his trainer, Steve Asmussen, enjoyed a rare day-after rest today, thoughts turned to Belmont, and the possibility that the trio of 3 year olds that took the top honors at both the Preakness and the Derby—Curlin, Street Sense and Hard Spun—may be rematched...

Curlin Foils Street Sense
Curlin Foils Street Sense

Curlin Foils Street Sense

Upset ends Triple Crown pursuit by a nose

(Newser) - Curlin won the Preakness by a nose today in Baltimore, upsetting favored Street Sense and ending the Kentucky Derby champion's chances of capturing the first Triple Crown since 1978. Street Sense rallied to the lead in the stretch, but Curlin found another gear and slipped past in the final strides...

Derby Bettors Use Their Heads
Derby Bettors Use Their Heads

Derby Bettors Use Their Heads

Never mind the horses—what will Queen Elizabeth wear?

(Newser) - Curlin is the early favorite for tomorrow's Kentucky Derby, but another thoroughbred—a human—is also the focus of some hot wagering. She's a well-known horse breeder and owner, with an inherited affinity for the sport of kings. Place your bets: What color hat will Queen Elizabeth II wear? And...

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