Articles posted May 17, 2012

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Frankel to face six in Lockinge

Unbeaten superstar Frankel will line up against no more than six opponents when returning to action in Saturday's Group 1 Lockinge Stakes over a mile at Newbury. Two of those are pacemakers -- his own, Bullet Train, and Aidan O'Brien's Windsor Palace, who hopes to set the stage for stablemate Excelebration, the presumptive second choice behind Frankel's odds-on favoritism.

Cozzetti feeling feisty

Albaugh Family Stable's Cozzetti went out after the renovation break and galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Mary Doser Thursday morning at Pimlico Race Course. The gray colt flew in from Louisville on Wednesday.

Motion rates I'll Have Another the one to beat

Team Valor International and Mark Ford's Went the Day Well galloped a mile, stood in the starting gate and galloped another mile at Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning. Fourth in the Kentucky Derby, he joins Derby also-rans Creative Cause, Daddy Nose Best and Optimizer in the Preakness.

Gutierrez getting used to the spotlight

Jockey Mario Gutierrez proved again Thursday morning that he could handle himself on stage. The Kentucky Derby-winning rider showed confidence and a good sense of humor during a news conference for Saturday's Preakness outside the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course.

Preakness News Minute 5/17/2012

Preakness News Minute 5/17/2012

Evan Hammonds reports on the news of the day including horses on the track Thursday, and the Alibi Breakfast. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

Bodemeister takes first tour of Pimlico

Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister made his first visit to the main track at Pimlico Thursday morning, galloping 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider George Alvarez after the renovation break.

Byrne looking forward to Positively's debut

The Kentucky Derby journey for Take Charge Indy ended with the three-year-old dark bay son of A.P. Indy finishing 19th of 20 in the Run for the Roses, but his connections are hoping to get right back on the Derby trail with Positively, a two-year-old son of Distorted Humor who is scheduled to make his career debut in Friday's 6TH race at Churchill Downs.

THS: Preakness Stakes

THS: Preakness Stakes

Evan Hammonds and Jason Shandler handicap the Preakness Stakes trackside at Pimlico. Evan successfully picked I'll Have Another to win the Kentucky Derby, will he be correct this time? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Preakness Stakes.

Paul Reddam - Owner I'll Have Another

Paul Reddam - Owner I'll Have Another

Paul Reddam, owner of Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another, comments on life after the Derby, Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez, and I'll Have Another

Three Chimneys Stallions Exercise

Three Chimneys Stallions Exercise

Exercise Rider Brian VanSteenbergh describes how he got into Thoroughbreds and how he uses his horsemanship to work with Three Chimneys' stallions. Including Flower Alley, sire of Kentucky Derby 138 winner I'll Have Another.

Bob Baffert Preakness Comments 5/17/2012

Bob Baffert Preakness Comments 5/17/2012

Ron Mitchell catches Bob Baffert trackside at Pimlico. Bob is asked his thoughts on the post position draw and competition between Bodemeister and I'll Have Another.

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