Will it be I'll Have Another once again? Will Bodemeister get revenge? Or will one of the new players take the Black-eyed Susans? Predict the Order
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.
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.
A son of Midnight Lute was among the top performers May 17 during the second and final session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
One race before trainer Graham Motion saddles Went the Day Well in the May 19 Preakness (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course, he will send out Augustin Stables' Smart Bid, the 7-2 overnight favorite in the Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).
Evan Hammonds reports on the news of the day including horses on the track Thursday, and the Alibi Breakfast. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
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.
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.
Evan Hammonds reports on the news of the day including horses on the track Thursday, and the Alibi Breakfast. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.
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.
Zagora will be trying to pad her already impressive resume when she takes on six rivals in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 19 at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
Evan Hammonds and Jason Shandler handicap the Preakness Stakes track-side at Pimlico. Evan successfully picked I'll Have Another to win the Kentucky Derby; will he be correct this time? watch video
Dean's Kitten, a grade II winner and a stakes winner all three years he raced, has been retired from racing after suffering a bowed tendon while being prepared for his 5-year-old 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.
Stay Thirsty, last year's Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner, proved no match for Trickmeister in the Vanlandingham Stakes at Belmont Park May 17.
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.
Creative Cause just may turn out to be the overlay special of the Preakness. read blog
Roxy Gap, a gritty winner of the Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine last month, attempts to make it two in a row in the $150,000 Hendrie Stakes (Can-II) May 19.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 680 horses for its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses. The auction will be held June 19 and 20 in Central Florida.
Owner Mike Repole was on hand Wednesday to witness the return of his Grade 1 Travers star Stay Thirsty in the $88,200 Vanlandingham Stakes at Belmont Park, but didn't get to visit the winner's circle with his colt after Trickmeister wired the race by 1 3/4 lengths.
Leading rider titles at such diverse locations as Minnesota's Canterbury Park, Washington's Emerald Downs and Arizona's Turf Paradise are in his past, but at 32 years old, jockey Seth Martinez will be hanging his tack full-time at Arlington for only the second time in his career.
Larry Jones has been a looming presence on the backside of Pimlico Racecourse during the week leading up to the May 19 137th Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Sister Moon, a runaway winner in two of her three lifetime starts, steps into graded stakes company for the first time in the $100,000 Railbird (gr. III) on the Preakness day program at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19.
A Preakness tradition, the Alibi Breakfast gives trainers a chance to offer up an 'alibi' before the second jewel of the Triple Crown. This year there were few alibis and a lot more confidence from the connections.
The Turfway Aftercare Program has written its first checks, sending funds to four racehorse adoption groups in April and May.
Churchill Downs joins racing fans in celebrating the bid by I'll Have Another, winner of the 138th Kentucky Derby, to win the Preakness Stakes with an action-packed weekend of excitement headed by Saturday's simulcast of the second jewel of the Triple Crown and a giveaway of a commemorative print of the Derby 138 winner.
The Turfway Aftercare Program has written its first checks, sending funds to four racehorse adoption groups in April and May. The program was developed last year to assist groups that accept retiring racehorses.
The owner of Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Peninsula Gaming, which owns Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, for $1.45 billion.
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
Tampa Bay Downs ended its 86th racing season with a decline in average daily all-sources handle during the 92-day meet that began Dec. 3, 2011, and ended May 6.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission reported successful Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) programs from an equine safety standpoint.
PREAKNESS DRAW THEY SAID IT
More than $81.95 million was bet through Instant Racing machines at Kentucky Downs from Sept. 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012, according to the latest figures from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Love and Pride, who has made it a habit of getting out to the lead, will be trying for her second stakes win of the year when she takes on eight rivals in the Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (gr. III).
An experienced field of older runners face off at Arlington in the grade III Hanshin Cup May 19 with a slew of recent winners set to go in a very competitive heat.
Graham Motion discusses Went the Day Well and being back for Preakness after experience with Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom last year. watch video
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. watch video
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. watch video
Robert Abbo Racing Stable's Immortal Eyes, who just missed winning last year's Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) after rating a bit early, will try again when the six-furlong event is held May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.
NBC will implement all-access social media strategy along with TV and live online streaming for the Preakness May 19 from Baltimore.
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.
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 Western Veterinary Conference held in February.
Sagamore Farm's Tiger Walk is a 30-1 chance in the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after drawing post 1 for the second jewel in the Triple Crown. The colt was a longer shot than that to ev
Super Easy will attempt to keep his winning streak alive when he takes on a dozen challengers in the Singapore Guineas at Kranji Racecourse May 18.
Heavy rain from a tropical thunderstorm plagued track work hours May 17 at Kranji as the foreign contingent for Sunday's Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sin-I) and KrisFlyer Sprint (Sin-I) stretched their legs.
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.
Graham Motion discusses Went the Day Well and being back for Preakness after experience with Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom last year.
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