A solid, evenly matched field of nine, including five graded stakes winners, was entered for the $300,000 Pimlico Special Stakes (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course May 16.
My Conquestadory, a grade I winner on Polytrack last year, makes her 2014 debut in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine. She will face just three other sophomore fillies in the 1 1/16-mile test.
Main Line Racing Stable's Joint Return, four-for-five with two stakes victories, seeks her first graded win in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico Race Course May 16.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). read blog
TimeformUS Friday Stakes Plays for Pimlico, including the G2 Black-Eyed Susan and G3 Pimlico Special. read blog
With only three horses from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contesting the Preakness Stakes (gr. 1) May 17, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said he will initiate discussions to change the spacing between races.
Caroline Forgason's Somali Lemonade has spent her fair share of time on a horse van, and will add Pimlico Race Course to her resume when she faces nine others in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Two turf stakes on the Preakness Stakes day undercard May 17, The Very One and the James W. Murphy, feature big fields and numerous betting opportunities at Pimlico Race Course.
Ramon Dominguez, who retired last June because of head injuries he sustained in a spill at Aqueduct early in 2013, returned to Maryland May 15 and was honored by the Maryland Jockey Club with its Special Award of Merit.
With the potential for heavy rain in Maryland May 16, trainer Eric Guillot likes his chances even more in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) with Moreno, a 4-year-old gelding he hopes is sitting on a big year.
All that is left for the son of Lucky Pulpit is another gallop May 16 and perhaps a light jog the morning before he runs in the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
Social Inclusion a 'True Contender' Against California Chrome read blog
Claire Novak updates us on the Preakness Stakes new arrivals, how the athletes looked on the track and other developing news. Ring Weekend, California Chrome, Ria Antonia, Bayern, Pablo Del Monte, Dynamic Impact and more! Watch Video
Pablo Del Monte, third in the grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes in April, will attempt to go even longer, and this time on dirt, in the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.
Connections from the camp of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome said May 15 the colt has a minor throat irritation and is not becoming ill.
After traveling together from Louisville to Baltimore May 14, Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contenders Ria Antonia, Bayern, Dynamic Impact, and Pablo Del Monte all stretched their legs May 15 on a cloudy day at Pimlico.
Turkey-based stallion Divine Light died May 12 at Adana Seyhan Covering Station due to complications from a lipoma tumor being coiled around his intestines. The son of Sunday Silence--Meld Sport, by Northern Taste, was 19.
Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds takes on highweights Hamp and Hey Leroy May 17 in the $400,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico Race Course.
Assistant trainer talks about the Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner on his first morning at Pimlico. Norm also comments on the speed in the race, the plan for Dynamic Impact, and the Illinois Derby win. watch video
Lemon Drop Dream and Action Andy are co-highweights at 115 pounds for the Maryland Sprint Handicap, with Lemon Drop Dream entering the race off a victory in the Count Fleet Sprint H. (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.
Preakness (gr.I) contender Ria Antonia, the lone filly in the field, grazes at Pimlico after training May 15. watch video
Each time Steven Brandt would acquire a new horse, his mother Shirley would respond somewhat skeptically, "Oh, no, you didn't spend more money on horses." Until he bought Kid Cruz, that is.
Ten horses tied for the fastest furlong breeze May 14 at the first of two under tack shows for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md.
Making his second start for new owner/trainer David Jocobson, multiple grade II winner Slim Shadey looks to end a long dry spell in the $100,000 Red Bank (gr. IIIT) on the turf May 17 at Monmouth Park.
Post positions and morning line odds for the 2014 Preakness Stakes.
Looking for a repeat victory, grade I winner Obviously will battle the likes of Winning Prize, Silentio, and Chips All In in the American Stakes, to be contested for the first time on the Santa Anita Park turf May 17.
Claire Novak checks in with a quick update from the post position draw for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Watch Video
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome drew post 3 for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
After finishing second in her 2014 debut, Kauai Katie appears ready for a top effort in the $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. III) May 17 at Belmont Park.
Santa Anita Park has canceled live racing for Thursday, May 15, due to the effects of extremely dry conditions and temperatures that are expected to be more than 30 degrees above normal.
After the vans pulled in late the afternoon of May 14, all the contenders for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) were on the grounds at Pimlico Race Course except for Ring Weekend, who will arrive May 15 before noon.
The California Horse Racing Board, in an effort to curb "apparently indiscriminate use" of thyroid medications, has issued new instructions to veterinarians and horsemen regarding thyroid hormones.
Gaming and Leisure Properties, a real estate investment trust spinoff of Penn National Gaming Inc., said May 14 it has an agreement to purchase The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in western Pennsylvania for $465 million.
Five of the past 10 Belmont winners skipped the Preakness after starting in the Derby. read blog
Handicapping Who's Fastest Today, Not Who's Historically Fast read blog
Four-time grade I winner Little Mike will return to the scene of his very first stakes victory when he starts in the $75,000 Flying Pidgeon Stakes at Gulfstream Park May 17.
Claire Novak updates us on location at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes. Learn about Ride On Curlin's work with comments from Billy Gowan. See Kid Cruz, California Chrome, General a Rod, Social Inclusion and more! watch video
The 2014 Canterbury Park live racing season, the 20th since the Minnesota track reopened in 1995, begins Friday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. CDT, in Shakopee.
The Oak Tree Racing Association will move from its longtime offices at Santa Anita Park into a wing of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association office sometime in June.
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) announced Monday it will return to Pimlico Race Course for the seventh consecutive year with exclusive radio coverage of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, May 17.
California Chrome had his first gallop over the Pimlico main track May 14 prior to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit has put on 35 pounds since the Run for the Roses.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner California Chrome's first two dams were bred in Maryland by Dr. Thomas Bowman in partnership with Milton Higgins III. Both mares are products of Northview Stallion Station sires.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contender Ride On Curlin breezed four furlongs in :49 3/5 on an overcast morning at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is collecting information on corticosteroid elimination times following specific uses of the medications provided by participating racetrack veterinarians.
Betfair Group on May 14 announced the appointment of Kip Levin as the new chief executive officer of its U.S. businesses comprising TVG and Betfair Casino.
Trainer of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner California Chrome addresses the media three days before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). watch video
The Meydan Group will replace its synthetic track with a dirt surface by the beginning of the 2014-15 meeting.
Veterinarians and farriers apply a wide variety of horseshoes to treat the plethora of hoof problems that come our horses’ way, not to mention issues farther up the limb. Injuries to the suspensory ligament (a structure crucial to a horse's limb support system) are notoriously difficult to treat, so veterinarians recently tested a modern version...
A historical comparison of Kentucky Derby winners foaled in Kentucky with those foaled outside the Bluegrass State suggests that they win additional Triple Crown races at an identical rate.
Churchill Downs Inc. officials told Louisiana lawmakers May 13 the company will reinvest in Fair Grounds, thus staving off legislation that would have forced a portion of the track's annual slots revenue to track improvements
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