Steve Haskin reports on the Preakness post position draw, new arrivals, and I'll Have Another. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Steve Haskin reports on the Preakness post position draw, new arrivals, and I'll Have Another. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.
Grade 2 winners Casino Host and Smart Bid are top contenders in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Dixie Stakes, one of six stakes races on the Preakness undercard at Pimlico. The 1 1/8-mile affair will feature a field of 11 turf horses.
Zazu was knocked out of Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic contention after developing inflammation in her shoulder last fall, but has been given plenty of time to recover and prepare for her four-year-old debut, which will finally come in Saturday's renamed Marjorie L. Everett Handicap at Hollywood Park.
Bodemeister, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been made the 8-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19 and will break from post 7.
Grade I winners Zazu and Include Me Out will battle in the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19 in a race that also attracted multiple grade II winner Ellafitz.
A daughter of Successful Appeal was among the standouts May 16 during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Better Life, a daughter of Smarty Jones, is taking on the colts in the Singapore Guineas May 18. She showed trainer Hideyuki Takaoka early that 1 1/4 miles would suit her fine.
Lenny and Steve discuss all things Preakness, including I'll Have Another, Went the Day Well, Bodemeister, new players, including Teeth of the Dog and Tiger Walk, NY Times coverage, and the Picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.
On Wednesday, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) responded to criticism about its Monday appointment of Ellen McCalin as president and Kenneth Handal as secretary by issuing the following statement:
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 16 kept alive a proposed regulation to phase out over three years race-day furosemide for graded and listed stakes, but not before the Equine Drug Research Council voted to reject it.
Jockey Julien Leparoux who guided Daddy Nose Best to victories in both the El Camino Real and Sunland Derbies (both gr. III), will be reunited with the son of Scat Daddy for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Doug O'Neill said Wednesday that a horse will win the elusive Triple Crown again and that I'll Have Another might be the right horse in the right situation to complete the sweep.
Regular rider Julien Leparoux will return to the saddle for Daddy Nose Best's attempt in Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
Fillies and mares, both equine and human, will be in the spotlight for the third consecutive year on Friday as The People's Pink Party takes over Pimlico Race Course.
Native Dancer's stall bears little memory of the "Gray Ghost," other than a wooden plank across the door, deformed by years of gnawing and still bearing The Dancer's teeth marks. read blog
Casper Fownes comments on his second in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Sing-I) and the horse Thumbs Up. watch video
Top state officials continued to pound the New York Racing Association, a day after regulators suggested its exclusive franchise to operate the state's major Thoroughbred tracks could be in jeopardy.
Dr. Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari, are hoping that I'll Have Another will help them complete a personal Triple Crown this weekend.
Although he insists he is taking it one race at a time, trainer Doug O'Neill admitted May 16 that he and the others in his team are thinking about the possibility that I'll Have Another could win the Triple Crown this year.
Maryland Jockey Club racing officials said May 16 that Guyana Star Dweej would not be entered in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Casper Fownes comments on his second in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) and the horse Thumbs Up.
A municipal bond trader by day, Tony Grey knows a thing or two about playing percentages. The Florida-based breeder/owner will take a calculated risk May 19 with his Zetterholm in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Doug O'Neill discusses throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles baseball game May 15, 2012. watch video
Jane Chapel-Hyam, trainer of Secret Asset in the G1 KrisFlyer, talks about racing in Singapore this weekend.
Breeders' Cup said May 15 it will continue a partnership with professional poker play Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi that began in 2011.
Trainer Steven Burridge has a runner in each of the big Singapore races this weekend.
An executive with Woodbine Entertainment Group has told local officials its Woodbine racetrack will not survive if slot machines are removed from the facility in March of next year.
Singapore trainer Patrick Shaw examines how his horses will perform in big races this weekend.
Trainer Doug O'Neill discusses throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles baseball game May 15, 2012.
A team of British researchers recently completed a study examining the prevalence of post-general anesthesia cardiac arrhythmias and found that irregularities are common in horses' hearts during the post-surgical recovery period.
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