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Fans can follow the Quest for the Crown with's Triple Crown Mania Web Site

LEXINGTON, KY--, the award-winning Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding web site, a division of Blood-Horse Publications, announces the launch of Triple Crown Mania 2003, at Triple Crown Mania 2003 provides up-to-the-minute news on American racing's most popular events-the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes-and exclusively features the insights and analysis of Triple Crown veteran Steve Haskin and the award-winning staff of The Blood-Horse magazine.

"With our senior correspondent Steve Haskin leading the way, our staff eats, sleeps and breathes the action and excitement of the Triple Crown," said Ray Paulick, editorial director of Blood-Horse Publications and editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse. "Our mission is to give racing fans and industry professionals a true 24/7 Triple Crown experience when they visit"

Triple Crown Mania 2003 Site Features:

ÿ Breaking News: Stay abreast of all the developments leading up to the first Saturday in May - from backside to trackside - with our award-winning writers and photographers.

ÿ Expert Analysis: Get up-to-the-minute insights and definitive ranking of the contenders from The Blood-Horse senior correspondent Steve "Mr. Kentucky Derby" Haskin in his patented "Kentucky Derby Watch" and weekly installments of the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" series.

ÿ History of the Crown: Look back on the colorful tradition of three races that have withstood the test of time and remain as much a part of the American way of life as the World Series or the Super Bowl.

ÿ Triple Crown Trail: Follow the Thoroughbred Class of 2003 as they move through the traditional slate of prep races in hopes of qualifying for that mythical Run for the Roses - including a searchable database of all 446 nominees for this year's quest plus a handy guide to televised prep races.

ÿ Handicapping the Crown: Keep up with all the latest handicapping info - updated BrisNet past performances of top Derby contenders and downloadable experimental free handicap for last year's 2-year-old crop of runners.

ÿ Triple Crown Heroes: Relive the magic of the elite eleven winners of the most-coveted prize in Thoroughbred racing as seen through the eyes of The Blood-Horse magazine.

When FORBES rated the best horse racing site on the Web in 2001, FORBES "Best of the Web" said, "The thoroughbred-racing industry's most highly regarded journal. Click on sections including Racing, Breeding, Ownership, Handicapping, Auctions and Horse Health, and daily news updates. Triple Crown coverage is predictably deep." is operated by Blood-Horse Publications, an international publishing house for top Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, and videos, and publisher of The Blood-Horse, the premier weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding magazine; The Horse, a monthly equine health care magazine; the official Kentucky Derby and World Thoroughbred Championship/Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also operates Eclipse Press, its award-winning book publishing division; Exclusively Equine, its e-commerce and mail-order catalogue division; and a family of leading Web sites including

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