The 2019 Triple Crown Horses: Where Are They Now?



The Triple Crown series ended with Sir Winston crossing the wire first in the Belmont Stakes. 19 horses ran in the Kentucky Derby, 13 ran in the Preakness, and 10 ran in the Belmont Stakes. So, where are all of these horses now?


Maximum Security: Maximum Security crossed the wire first in the Kentucky Derby but was disqualified to 17th place. He didn’t race in any of the other two legs of the Triple Crown and instead raced in the Pegasus Stakes, finishing second. He is racing next in the Gr.1 Haskell Invitational on July 20th.


Country House: Country House, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, developed an illness and missed the other two legs of the TC series. He has been given time off and will likely return to the races early next year.


Code of Honor: Code of Honor finished 2nd in the Kentucky Derby. He skipped the other two legs of the TC series and returned to the races on July 6th with a last-to-first win the Gr.3 Dwyer Stakes (even with his jockey dropping the whip). He is pointed towards both the Gr.2 Jim Dandy on July 27th and the Gr.1 Travers on August 24th.


Tacitus: Tacitus finished 3rd in the Kentucky Derby and 2nd in the Belmont Stakes. He may run in the Gr.2 Jim Dandy on July 27th or the Gr.1 Travers on August 24th.


Improbable: Improbable finished 4th in the Kentucky Derby and 6th in the Preakness Stakes. Trainer Bob Baffert is still unsure where he will be running Improbable next.


Game Winner: Game winner finished 5th in the Kentucky Derby and did not race in the other two legs of the Triple Crown series. He is running on July 13th in the Gr.3 Los Alamitos Derby. He may then be entered in the Gr.1 Travers Stakes.


Master Fencer: This Japanese horse finished 6th in the Kentucky Derby and 5th in the Belmont Stakes. He switched to turf for his latest start in the July 6th Gr.1 Belmont Derby, finishing 13th. He was aimed to participate in the whole Turf Trinity (Saratoga Derby and Jockey Club Derby), but it is now unclear if he will run in those races.


War of Will: War of Will finished 7th in the Kentucky Derby, 1st in the Preakness Stakes, and 9th in the Belmont Stakes. He is probable for the Gr.2 Jim Dandy on July 27th and the Gr.1 Travers on August 24th could be his long-term plan.



Plus Que Parfait: Plus Que Parfait finished 8th in the Kentucky Derby. He recently switched back to turf, running 6th in the Gr.1 Belmont Derby on July 6th.


Win Win Win: Win Win Win finished 9th in the Kentucky Derby and 7th in the Preakness Stakes. He was switched to the turf on July 4th, winning the Manila Stakes. His next start hasn’t been announced yet, but the Gr.1 Saratoga Derby is a potential target if trainer Mike Trombetta decides to keep his horse on the turf.


Cutting Humor: Cutting Humor finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby. He has yet to return to the work tab for trainer Todd Pletcher.


By My Standards: By My Standards finished 11th in the Kentucky Derby. He developed a tender foot in June and will be resting at a nearby farm for a few months.


Vekoma: Vekoma finished 12th in the Kentucky Derby. He missed his next slated start in the Gr.3 Dwyer due to a hoof problem and will likely make his next start sometime during Saratoga’s meet.


Bodexpress: Bodexpress finished 13th in the Kentucky Derby before losing his jockey at the start of the Preakness Stakes. No plans for him have been announced yet.


Tax: Tax finished 14th in the Kentucky Derby and 4th in the Belmont Stakes. He is listed as possible for the Gr.1 Haskell Invitational on July 20th.


Roadster: Roadster finished 15th in the Kentucky Derby. He recently finished 2nd in the Gr.3 Affirmed Stakes on June 16th.


Long Range Toddy: Long Range Toddy finished 16th in the Kentucky Derby. He then finished 3rd in the Gr.3 Ohio Derby on June 22nd. He is making his next start in the Gr.3 Indiana Derby on July 13th.


Spinoff: Spinoff finished 18th in the Kentucky Derby and 6th in the Belmont Stakes. He made his latest start on July 6th in the Gr.1 Belmont Derby on the turf, finishing 11th. Pletcher is unsure if he will keep the horse on turf or take him back to the dirt.


Gray Magician: Gray Magician finished 19th in the Kentucky Derby. He will be running in the Gr.3 Indiana Derby on July 13th.


Everfast: Everfast finished 2nd in the Preakness Stakes and 7th in the Belmont Stakes. He is aimed to make his next start in the Gr.1 Haskell Invitational on July 20th.


Owendale: Owendale finished 3rd in the Preakness Stakes. He then defeated his foes in the Gr.3 Ohio Derby. He currently has three races he is possibly starting in: the Gr.1 Haskell Invitational on July 20th, the Gr.1 Travers Stakes on August 24th, and the Gr.1 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 21st.


Warrior’s Charge: Warrior’s Charge finished 4th in the Preakness Stakes. He developed a case of colic and recovered, but he is out for the rest of the Summer to rest at WinStar Farm.



Laughing Fox: Laughing Fox finished 5th in the Preakness Stakes. He is listed as “possible” for the Gr.1 Haskell Invitational on July 20th.


Bourbon War: Bourbon War finished 8th in the Preakness Stakes and 10th in the Belmont Stakes. He is switching to turf for his next start, which will likely be the Gr.1 Vanderbilt Stakes on July 27th.


Signalman: Signalman ran 9th in the Preakness Stakes. He recently ran 2nd in the Gr.3 Matt Win Stakes on June 15th. He will likely take a shot at the Gr.2 Jim Dandy on July 27th and the Gr.1 Travers Stakes on August 24th.


Anothertwistafate: Anothertwistafate ran 10th in the Preakness Stakes. No information has been released on his next possible start.


Alwaysmining: Alwaysmining finished 11th in the Preakness Stakes. He then ran 3rd in the Easy Goer Stakes on June 8th. He is making his next start in the Gr.3 Indiana Derby on July 13th.


Market King: Market King finished 12th in the Preakness Stakes. He was run in an Allowance race at Churchill Downs on June 21st, finishing 6th. He will be running in an Allowance race at Saratoga on July 13th.


Sir Winston: Sir Winston won the Belmont Stakes as a longshot. He then developed a minor ankle issue and will be receiving time off in Ocala, Florida for the rest of the summer.


Joevia: Joevia finished 3rd in the Belmont Stakes. He will probably be making his next start on July 20th in the Gr.1 Haskell Invitational.


Intrepid Heart: Intrepid Heart finished 8th in the Belmont Stakes. He is now targeting a start in the Curlin Stakes on July 26th or the Gr.2 Jim Dandy Stakes on July 27th.



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