The eyes of the racing word shift from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course as the Visa Triple Crown players set their sights on Baltimore for the 128th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Buffythecenterfold and jockey Victor Espinoza looped the leaders on the turn for home and went on to win the $107,200 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Hollywood Park.
Les Bois Park shattered its all-time on-track handle by more than 34 percent on opening day May 3.
Elusive Thought wasted little time in getting the jump on her five rivals in winning Sunday's $162,750 Fury Stakes for 3-year-old Canadian-bred fillies at Woodbine.
Paraneck Stable's Lord ofthe Thunder split front-running Mr. Determined and rallying Union One in the lane at Aqueduct on Sunday afternoon to win the $81,325 King's Point Handicap for New York breds at 1 1/8 mile by 4 1/2 lengths.
Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert said that Indian Express appeared to come out of his rugged Kentucky Derby journey well and would consider a run in the Preakness for the colt.
A day after the Kentucky Derby, trainer Ron Ellis lamented the fourth-place finish of Atswhatimtalknbout.
Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel said he, like his horses, came out of Saturday's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in good shape.
Russian Rhythm , once the future book favorite for Sagitta 1,000 Guineas Stakes (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies, woke up for trainer Sir Michael Stoute Sunday to defeat Six Perfections by 1 1/2 length at Newmarket.
No one claimed the $5 million prize for picking the exact order of finish in this year's "Run for the Roses" as part of the first-ever international promotion connected to the Kentucky Derby.
One day after Funny Cide upset the Kentucky Derby at odds of nearly 13-1, his trainer said the New York-bred gelding came out of the race unscathed and will move on to Baltimore, Md. to contest the Preakness Stakes on May 17.
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority will formally begin the process of selling or leasing Monmouth Park and Meadowlands in June, a move that could put more than $250 million in the financially strapped state agency's coffers, according to published reports.
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