triple crown

  • October 4, 2012  

    Miguel Cabrera, pro baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, is the first in 45 years to claim the ‘triple crown’: he has the best annual batting average, the highest number of homeruns and the best RBI. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective from Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press on Cabrera’s record and his place in baseball history. Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012  

    There will be no Triple Crown winner this year. Ray Suarez speaks with Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form at Belmont Park on the bitter blow for horse racing as the colt “I’ll Have Another,” winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness, was scratched from the Belmont Stakes after a career-ending leg injury. Continue reading

  • May 20, 2011   BY Mike Fritz and Tom LeGro  

    The NewsHour’s series on horse racing continues as the second leg of the Triple Crown series gets underway Saturday at the Preakness. Continue reading

  • May 6, 2011   BY Mike Fritz and Tom LeGro  

    Ahead of horse racing’s Triple Crown series, which begins with Saturday’s 137th Kentucky Derby, the NewsHour begins a series of looks at the sport. Continue reading

  • May 5, 2008  

    This year’s Kentucky Derby was marred by the events following the filly Eight Belles’ second place finish when she collapsed on the track and was subsequently euthanized. Two experts discuss the state of horse racing and the extremes to which owners must go to win. Continue reading