Triple Crown Races
2012 Kentucky Derby
- Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
- Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville KY
- Post Time: 6:15 PM (EST)
- TV Network: NBC, TBC (EST)
The Run for the Roses. The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports. Welcome to the Kentucky Derby, one of the best-known races for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds worldwide. This year, the 138th edition of the Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 5, and will be hosted as usual by Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. It is a Grade 1 stakes race and is 1 ¼ miles long, with a current purse of $2M. Who will win the 2012 Kentucky Derby?
2012 Preakness Stakes
- Date: Saturday May 19, 2012
- Location: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD
- Post Time: 6:05PM (EST)
- TV Network: NBC, 5:00PM (EST)
The Preakness Stakes is best known as the second and shortest leg of the Triple Crown. At just 1 3/16 miles, the Preakness Stakes is held annually on the third Saturday in May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., with the winner getting the lion's share of the $1M purse and a blanket of black-eyed Susans. Speed and a trouble-free trip are the keys to winning the Preakness Stakes, and for the Kentucky Derby champion, the next step to Triple Crown glory. The 137th Preakness Stakes will take place on Saturday, May 19, at Pimlico Race Course.. Who will win the 2011 Preakness Stakes?
2012 Belmont Stakes
- Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012
- Location: Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
- Post Time: 6:30PM (EST)
- TV Network: ABC, 5:00PM (EST)
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The Belmont Stakes is the longest and last leg of the Triple Crown series. Hosted annually in early June by Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, the Belmont Stakes is a 1 ½ mile race for 3-year-olds with a purse of $1M. It is also known as the “Test of the Champion” for being the final and most challenging race for horses in pursuit of the Triple Crown. The 144th Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 9, at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY. Will 2012 be the year the Triple Crown drought ends? Who will win the 2011 Belmont Stakes?