Two Preakness-bound starters, Peace Rules and Kissin Saint, turned in workouts over Belmont's main track this morning. Derby Trial (gr. III) Midas Eyes, recorded his first workout since winning at Churchill Downs.
A pair of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) competitors, Santa Catarina and Lady Tak, returned to the Churchill Downs track for workouts on Sunday.
Jockey Patricia Cooksey, the all-time leading female rider at Churchill Downs, has been named as a finalist for the New York Racing Association's (NYRA) 2003 Mike Venezia Award, which goes to riders who "exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship."
William S. Farish's Mineshaft, winner of the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) at the Fair Grounds and the Ben Ali (gr. III) at Keeneland, tuned up for a run in Friday's $600,000 Pimlico Special (gr. I) with a sharp six-furlong breeze on Sunday at Churchill Downs.
Unbeaten Awesome Humor, a finalist for the Eclipse Award for champion 2-year-old filly of 2002, will make her anticipated return to competition in Wednesday's featured eighth race at Churchill Downs.
Jockey Patrick Husbands won Sunday's $182,950 George C. Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine aboard El Prado Essence, a horse that carries special significance for him on Mother's Day.
Bohemia Stable's Shine Again and jockey Jean-Luc Samyn bolted past heavy favorite Carson Hollow near the eighth pole and drew off to win Sunday's $145,000 Geniune Risk Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at fog-shrouded Belmont Park.
A hard winter contributed to a significant decline in Aqueduct's on-track handle and attendance at the recently-concluded 83-day winter-spring meeting, while total handle dipped slightly, the New York Racing Association reported.
Jockey Christophe Soumillon recorded a remarkable Group I triple at Longchamp Sunday in the biggest day of French racing of the 2003 season so far.
An Associated Press photo that appeared in Sunday's New York Post all but puts to rest the investigation of Jose Santos. The photo clearly shows the green Juddmonte Stables' silks of Empire Maker through Santos' outstretched fingers as he is about to raise his whip in triumph.
The New York jockey colony released a statement Sunday defending the integrity of fellow rider Jose Santos, who has been under investigation by the Churchill Downs stewards based on a photo and article that appeared in the Saturday Miami Herald.
Bob Baffert said Sunday that Indian Express will not run in the Preakness due to a minor foot problem that will prevent him from working the colt this week.
With the additions of Kissin Saint and Alysweep, the field for the 128th Preakness Stakes is now up to 10, with several others also eyeing the race.
Bobby Frankel finally has his Preakness starter confirmed. Frankel informed Pimlico stakes coordinator David Rollinson Sunday morning that Peace Rules will be his only runner in the second leg of the Triple Cown.
Daniel Borislow, whose grade I winner Toccet was taken off the Triple Crown trail because of an injury, has accepted the offer to stand the son of Awesome Again at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm.
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