all in The Sport

Making the Grade, which will run through the 2019 Belmont Stakes, focuses on the winners or top performers of the key races, usually from the previous weekend, who could impact the Triple Crown. We’ll be taking a close look at impressive winners and evaluating their chances to win classic races based upon ability, running style, connections (owner, trainer, jockey), and pedigree.

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail. With the second leg of the Triple Crown completed, find out the latest 2019 top 3-year-old rankings as we look to the Belmont Stakes.

When Julie Krone was riding, it was always on to the next race, on to the next day, on to the next track, allowing precious little time to celebrate her accomplishments, no matter how unprecedented they were.

“When you are younger,” she said, “you are so in the moment.”

Now that she is 55 years old, a wife to Daily Racing Form executive columnist Jay Hovdey and a doting mother to 13-year-old Lorelei, she has time to put perspective on it all.

“I went through all these different phases. Now I look at it that it’s really cool. I really did that,” she said.

Mark Casse showed up at Pimlico Race Course before 6:00 a.m. May 19 to check on War of Will, his Preakness Stakes winner.

Tom Pedulla presents five key takeaways from Preakness Stakes Day on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course:

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