Graded stakes-placed Cherry Wine turned in a typically steadfast move in preparation for his expected start in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), working five furlongs May 14 in a handy 1:01 3/5 at Churchill Downs.
The 83rd running of the Kentucky Derby, however, is itself, a subplot in a much larger story, one that was revealed in the research for this BH 100 moment.
The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was better the second time around for Mario Gutierrez, even though he won it both times.
Four horses on the May 13 card at Belmont Park will run for purse money only after they were taken out of the wagering pool by error.
The undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, who was ridden by exercise rider Jonny Garcia, backtracked with a pony to the top of the first turn before reversing direction and galloping approximately a mile May 13.
Stradivari, Uncle Lino, and Collected—a trio of new faces to the Triple Crown campaign expected to start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I)—had their final serious tune-ups May 13.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Triple Crown series of 1966 when one horse almost swept the prize, but another horse who never ran in any of those races was named champion 3-year-old male.
For Demonstrative to nail down his third Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes May 14, the 2014 champion steeplechaser will have to beat a pair of stakes winners from the barn of Ireland's champion steeplechase trainer Willie Mullins.
Speedway Stable’s multiple grade III winner Collected punched his ticket to the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) when he breezed seven furlongs in 1:24 4/5 over a track labeled “good” May 13 at Churchill Downs.
Participants earn credit for the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Code of Standards.
Cunco wins by nearly a length over six challengers
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.
Steady performers Thrilled and Caren face well-bred stakes winner Treasuring, from the family of Better Than Honour.
Trainer Doug O'Neill believes Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist will be tough to defeat under normal circumstances in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), though he doesn't underestimate the competition.
The Triple Crown trail didn't work out for much of the Lazaro Barrera (gr. III) field, and all seven entrants will seek their first graded stakes win in the $100,000 seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds May 14 at Santa Anita Park.
Exaggerator, Galileo Gold, Effinex, and Found were new additions to the list since the early April edition was released.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) featuring Governor Malibu, Unified, Decorated Soldier, and Adventist. Sponsored by Equibase
The auction offers horseshoes worn by Afleet Alex and First Samurai, a VIP Three Chimneys tour, and autographed race photos. All proceeds help with the mission of racehorse retirement and rescue.
Two of Southern California's standout horses of 2015 took early steps toward their season debuts May 10 at Santa Anita Park, and both figure to return to racing sometime over the summer at Del Mar.
Management and horsemen at Belterra Park Gaming plan to meet later in the morning of May 12 to discuss a plan to resurface the main track only two weeks after the meet began.
Grade I winners Cavorting and Include Betty will face off in the $250,000 Ruffian Stakes (gr. II) May 14 at Belmont Park and each will be looking to claim their first race as a 4-year-old filly.
Ongoing issues with track resurfacing and inclement weather have forced Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Racing to cancel racing May 13-14.
- By Steve Haskin
Part Two of Canonero's story, covering the Preakness and Belmont.
TOC president Nick Coukos believes surface changes should be made before multi-race wagers are initiated.
The Sovereign Award winner posted a bullet work at Woodbine May 1, and will be the one to beat if he's rounding back into top form.
Recepta, owned by Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin, leads the clutch of females who found mixed success in graded stakes last year and look again to prove themselves in top company.
Adventist and Unified may find a tough contender in Federico Tesio runner-up Governor Malibu in the May 14 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.
What would become the world's richest race will be run at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28, 2017.
Officials with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races told the West Virginia Racing Commission May 11 the usual protocol was followed for a track resurfacing project stalled by rainy weather and the discovery of rocks in the new material.
Grade I winner and dual classic-placed Bodemeister got his first winner as a sire May 11 in the second race at Gulfstream Park, where Bode's Dream won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event by 3 3/4 lengths.
Trainer Chad Brown appears to hold a strong hand in the $400,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) May 14 at Belmont Park with three entrants: Morandi, Money Multiplier, and Wake Forest.
Nyquist returned to the track May 11 for the first time since scoring an impressive triumph in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), acquainting himself with Pimlico Race Course.
The New York State Gaming Commission has levied a $2,500 fine and 20-day suspension against veterinarian Carl E. Juul-Nielsen for falsifying veterinarian records for the horse Street Shark, who was scratched from the first race at Aqueduct March 19.
Wright won each Triple Crown race in separate years, and rose to prominence by number of wins and earnings quickly in his career. Tom Ochiltree also put together an excellent career early, winning the Preakness in his second start.
- By Frank Angst
The Nebraska Racing Commission on May 5 decided to hand out mostly warnings for 14 recent medication positives involving nine trainers at Fonner Park.
Ramsey Farm's homebred stallion gets three graded stakes winners May 6-7
Wertheimer and Frere's Solow, a five-time group I winner last year, will not make a scheduled start in the June 16 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner appears to be well-poised, based on his class and pedigree, to capture the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
The two organizations have teamed up for this fundraising effort to offer the goggles signed by Victor Espinoza, Gary Stevens, and John Velazquez.
Three cases of EHM were found at the track last month, which just concluded its racing season on May 7.
A late change in the status of a horse entered May 10 at Parx Racing created confusion and ultimately frustration for bettors.
Based on what the sale company called preliminary results, Rodney Verret landed a 2-year-old D'wildcat colt named D'digger for $57,000 to top the the Equine Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale May 10 in Opelousas, La.
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel ended May 10 the additional equine herpesvirus-1 biosecurity protocols implemented April 18.
Proper feeding important at stressful time of a young horses' development
Joe and Terri Carter commit to Oklahoma through a variety of ventures
Reddam Racing's Nyquist is scheduled to make his first visit to the track at Pimlico Race Course the morning of May 11 as he begins preparations for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Illinois HBPA members say problems still need to be addressed.
Betfair, operator of the world's most popular exchange wagering platform, has become title sponsor of New Jersey's most prestigious race, the $1 Million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.
When Monmouth Park begins a new season of racing Saturday, May 14, fans will notice a few new items around the racetrack, including a banner for Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, this year's inductee into the Oceanport, N.J. track's Hall of Champions.
Director Louise Osmond's interviews and story-telling capture the joys and pains of horse ownership, as well as the fun and challenges of being involved in a partnership.
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