Road to the 2011 Triple Crown

Road to the 2011 Triple Crown

Published Apr. 7, 2011 11:36 p.m. ET

The major stakes and Derby prep races leading up to horse racing's Triple Crown series (top three finishers in parentheses):


Jan. 15 — Sham, Santa Anita, 1-1/16 miles (Tapizar, Clubhouse Ride, Anthony's Cross)
Jan. 22 — Lecomte, Fair Grounds, 1 mile (Wilkinson, Pants On Fire, Action Ready)
Jan. 30 — Holy Bull, Gulfstream, 1 mile (Dialed In, Sweet Ducky, Gourmet Dinner)



Feb. 5 — Whirlaway, Aqueduct, 1-1/16 miles (Toby's Corner, J J's Lucky Train, Preachintothedevil)
Feb. 12 — El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate, 1-1/8 miles (Silver Medallion, Jakesam, Positive Response)
Feb. 12 — Robert B. Lewis, Santa Anita, 1-1/8 miles (Anthony's Cross, Riveting Reason, Quail Hill)
Feb. 12 — Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay Downs, 1-1/16 miles (Brethren, Too Experience, Watch Me Go)
Feb. 19 — Risen Star, Fair Grounds, 1-1/8 miles (Mucho Macho Man, Santiva, Rogue Romance)
Feb. 20 — San Vicente, Santa Anita, 7 furlongs (The Factor, Sway Away, Premier Pegasus)
Feb. 21 — Southwest, Oaklawn Park, 1 mile (Archarcharch, J P's Gusto, Elite Alex)
Feb. 26 — Borderland Derby, Sunland Park, 1-1/16 miles (Fusa Code, Behold de Buy, Special Kid)
Feb. 26 — Fountain of Youth, Gulfstream Park, 1-1/8 miles (Soldat, Gourmet Dinner, To Honor and Serve)
Feb. 26 — Hutcheson, Gulfstream Park, 7 furlongs (Flashpoint, Travelin Man, Little Drama)


March 5 — John Battaglia Memorial, Turfway Park, 1-1/16 miles (Positive Response, Taptowne, Son of Posse)
March 5 — Gotham, Aqueduct, 1-1/16 miles (Stay Thirsty, Norman Asbjornson, Toby's Corner)
March 12 — San Felipe, Santa Anita, 1-1/16 miles (Premier Pegasus, Jaycito, Bench Points)
March 12 — Tampa Bay Derby, Tampa Bay Downs, 1-1/16 miles (Watch Me Go, Crimson Knight, Brethren)
March 12 — Timely Writer, Gulfstream, 1 mile (Uncle Mo, Rattlesnake Bridge, Gallant Dreams)
March 19 — Rebel, Oaklawn Park, 1-1/16 miles (The Factor, Caleb's Posse, Archarcharch)
March 26 — Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds, 1-1/8 miles (Pants On Fire, Nehro, Mucho Macho Man)
March 26 — UAE Derby, Meydan, 1-1/8 miles (Khawlah, Master of Hounds, Mahbooba)
March 26 — Spiral Stakes, Turfway Park, 1-1/8 miles (Animal Kingdom, Decisive Moment, Twinspired)
March 26 — Rushaway, Turfway Park, 1-1/16 miles (Swift Warrior, Crimson China, The Ole Gen)
March 27 — Sunland Derby, Sunland Park, 1-1/8 miles (Twice the Appeal, Astrology, Ruler On Ice)


April 3 — Swale, Gulfstream Park, 7 furlongs (Travelin Man, Indiano, Little Drama)
April 3 — Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, 1-1/8 miles (Dialed In, Shackleford, To Honor and Serve)
April 9 — Bay Shore, Aqueduct, 7 furlongs (J J's Lucky Train, Vengeful Wildcat, Justin Phillip)
April 9 — Wood Memorial, Aqueduct, 1-1/8 miles (Toby's Corner, Arthur's Tale, Uncle Mo)
April 9 — Illinois Derby, Hawthorne Park, 1-1/8 miles (Joe Vann, Zoebear, The Fed Eased)
April 9 — Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita, 1-1/8 miles (Midnight Interlude, Comma to the Top, Mr. Commons)
April 16 — Blue Grass, Keeneland, 1-1/8 miles (Brilliant Speed, Twinspired, King Congie)
April 16 — Arkansas Derby, Oaklawn Park, 1-1/8 miles (Archarcharch, Nehro, Dance City)
April 23 — Lexington, Keeneland, 1-1/16 miles (Derby Kitten, Prime Cut, Casper's Touch)
April 23 — Jerome, Aqueduct, 1 mile (Adios Charlie, Astrology, Justin Phillip)
April 30 — Derby Trial, Churchill Downs, 1 mile (Machen, Dominus, JJ's Lucky Train)


May 7 — Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, 1-1/4 miles (Animal Kingdom, Nehro, Mucho Macho Man)
May 21 — Preakness Stakes, Pimlico, 1-3/16 miles (Shackleford, Animal Kingdom, Astrology)


June 11 — Belmont States, Belmont Park, 1-1/2 miles (Ruler On Ice, Stay Thirsty, Brilliant Speed)