9 alumni compete against each other in the final stakes

The Triple Crown Tracker reviews the horses that competed in the most recent Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont and keeps track of what they’re up to after the Triple Crown season ends.

Kentucky Derby 2022

Five runners from the 2022 Kentucky Derby competed in the Breeders’ Cup on November 5th.

Although the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, Flightline, was a four-year-old who did not compete in the Kentucky Derby, the Classic’s third- and fourth-place finishers were both present at this year’s Run for the Roses. Taiba well behind the leading pair and continued to soar into third place, 8 3/4 lengths behind the winner but only half a length behind second-placed Olympiad. Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike used his usual late-running style to finish fourth. Epicenter, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, was pulled to the back stretch with a fractured condyle and is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair it.

Two other Kentucky Derby contestants competed in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. Cyberknife made an early move and led on the long corner but was caught late by favored Cody’s Wish, who won by a head. Simplification, relegated to midfield after a bumpy start, flattened out to finish seventh, 13 lengths behind the winner.

Rattle N Roll was also in action during the Breeders’ Cup weekend in Keeneland. He stretched and faced older horses in the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G2) where he was sent off as a favorite but finished fourth, thirteen lengths behind strong wire-to-wire winner Next.

In Japan, Crown Pride also tried older horses in the JBC Classic, a race that has Grade 1 status in Japan but is only listed internationally. He finished second to TO Keynes, a 5-year-old who won the Champions Cup (G1) in 2021.

derbies Horse last race Remarks
1 Rich punch 4th place Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) No work since the last race
2 epicenter DNF, Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Condylar Surgery Nov 6
3 Zandon 2nd Place, Pennsylvania Derby (G1) Worked 4f Friday at BEL
4 simplification 7th place, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) No work since the last race
5 Mon Donegal 1st, Belmont (G1) Retired to stud at Spendthrift
6 barber street 7th, Belmont (G1) Worked at TTC on 6 Nov 4f
7 Tawny port 10th, Pennsylvania Derby (G1) No work since the last race
8th smile happily 8th, Kentucky Derby (G1) No work since the last race
9 Tiz the bomb 4th, NMR Hall of Fame (G2) No work since the last race
10 Zozos 10th, Kentucky Derby (G1) Worked 4f Friday at CD
11 Classic dam 6th, Bryan station No work since the last race
12 Taiba 3rd place Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) No work since the last race
13 Crown Pride (JPN) 2., JBC Classic No work since the last race
14 Happy Jack 6th, H Allen Jerkens (G1) No work since the last race
fifteen messier 11th, alw OC (5th Nov at KEE) No work since the last race
16 White Abarrio 5th, Pennsylvania Derby (G1) Worked 5f Friday at GP
17 charge it up 1st, Dwyer (G3) Worked at BEL on 27 Sep 4f
18 cyber knife 2nd place, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) No work since the last race
19 Pioneer of Medina 8., alw OK (Thursday at KEE) Worked 4f Wednesday at CD
20 Summer is tomorrow 20th, Kentucky Derby (G1) No work since the last race
SCR Ethereal Road 5th, alw OC (4th Nov at KEE) No work since the last race
SCR Rattle N Roll 4th, T’bred Aftercare Alliance (G2) No work since the last race

2022 Preakness Stakes

Aside from the horses that competed in the Kentucky Derby, Secret Oath is the only other Preakness competitor to also compete in the Breeders’ Cup. In her first start against older horses she made an early move and was within reach of the furlong mark but flattened out and finished fifth, 5 1/2 lengths behind Malathaat.

preference Horse last race Remarks
1 Early vote 8th, trusses (G1) Retired to Ashford Stud
2 epicenter DNF, Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Condylar Surgery Nov 6
3 creative minister 6th, alw OC (20 Oct in KEE) Worked at CD on Nov 4th
4 secret oath 5th place Breeders’ Cup distaff (G1) No work since the last race
5 Hopper Longstocking 9th, Pennsylvania Derby (G1) Worked at PMM 3-Nov-5
6 simplification 7th place, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) No work since the last race
7 Armagnac 5. Shared Faith No work since the last race
8th Happy Jack 6th, H Allen Jerkens (G1) No work since the last race
9 Fenwick 6th, alw OC (30th Oct at WO) No work since the last race

2022 Belmont deployments

Aside from Rich Strike, the only Belmont Stakes horse to compete in the Breeders’ Cup was Nest, who made her second start against older mares and mares in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on November 5th. She sent off the 7-5 favorite against her as the eldest she turned home at close range but failed to keep up with the Malathaat, Blue Stripe and Clairiere battle late on. She crossed the wire fourth, 3 1/4 lengths from the fight line.

Belmont Horse last race Remarks
1 Mon Donegal 1st, Belmont (G1) Retired to stud at Spendthrift
2 nest 4th place Breeders’ Cup distaff (G1) No work since the last race
3 Hopper Longstocking 9th, Pennsylvania Derby (G1) Worked at PMM 3-Nov-5
4 We the people 8th, Pennsylvania Derby (G1) No work since the last race
5 creative minister 6th, alw OC (20 Oct in KEE) Worked at CD on Nov 4th
6 Rich punch 4th place Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) No work since the last race
7 barber street 7th, Belmont (G1) Worked at TTC on 6 Nov 4f
8th Golden Glider 6. Curlin Worked at CAA on November 2nd

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