The connections of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford said a decision on the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) will be made after the Forestry colt breezes at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 4.
A 35-slide review of the many races from the holiday weekend! View Slideshow
- By Esther Marr
Beyond the Blinkers presents video from the 2011 Preakness. read blog
Preakness (gr. I) winner Shackleford arrived at Belmont Park just before 10 a.m. May 30 in advance of a possible start in the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in less than two weeks.
There is no denying that NBC analysts Donna Brothers and Gary Stevens both became concerned by the way Shackleford was sweating and acting up before the Preakness. read blog
Undefeated Australian mare Black Caviar and British star Frankel share the to weight of 130 pounds in the latest World Thoroughbred Rankings.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford was foaled in Kentucky and his trainer, Dale Romans, is based there, but the colt also has close ties to South Carolina.
A look back at the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes Top 10 and, comments from Michael Lauffer, co-owner/co-breeder of Shackleford. Watch Video
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford is expected to ship to New York in the next couple of days and will have a workout over the Belmont track before a final decision is made about running in the Belmont.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES: The 2011 Preakness Stakes winner gives Forestry a boost the same year the stallion's stud fee dropped to its lowest point. Shackleford also has pedigree ties to Mr. Prospector and Dr. Fager.
- By Steve Haskin
Fortnight Follies: Trainers, don't sweat the two weeks. read blog
The loss of Paddy O'Prado is a big loss in a year that's already without a superstar. Read Blog
'This race puts you in the history books. Horse racing is built around these three races.' Read Blog
Shackleford ends Kingdom's Triple Crown bid Read Blog
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford returned to Churchill Downs in Kentucky May 22, and trainer Dale Romans said there's a "better than 50-50 chance" the colt will race in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Tom LaMarra recaps Shackleford's win in Preakness 136. Watch Video
Shackleford holds off a late-charging Animal Kingdom. Astrology finished third.
After Shackleford lost the lead and finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Dale Romans never thought twice about giving Jesus Castanon a second chance to win a Triple Crown race.
The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was supposed to clear up the confusing 3-year-old picture. Well, did it or didn't it? read blog
Jason Shandler's picks for Saturday's big race. Read Blog
Evan and Steve Pallardy hold the fort while Tom and Jason are on location at Pimlico. Listen to all four handicapper's Preakness picks and contender thoughts. Watch Video
- By Steve Haskin
With Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom not scheduled to arrive at Pimlico until Saturday, the focus was on...well, everyone else. Read Blog
Steve Haskin talks with Dale Romans, trainer of Preakness Contender Shackleford. Watch Video
Meet the horses running in the 2011 Preakness Stakes. View Slideshow
Animal Kingdom was a surprise winner of the Derby and came out of the race in great shape. But will the pace of the Preakness, which will likely be much swifter, be a benefit or a hindrance to the Triple Crown hopeful?
Will Animal Kingdom win again? One of his Derby foes? Or a new shooter? Predict the Order
A slew of participants for the May 21 Preakness Stakes arrived at Pimlico May 18 to contest the second jewel of racing's Triple Crown.
It is early to start talking pace strategy for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), but with the speedy Shackleford and Flashpoint heading for the second leg of the Triple Crown, you can bet the discussion is going to intensify.
A win in the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 21 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore would net Dialed In a $5.5 million bonus, in addition to the $600,000 winner's share.
Pimlico officials said on May 8 that as many as four starters from the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) could gather in Baltimore on May 21 for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
The morning after saddling Animal Kingdom to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Graham Motion was still trying to absorb the overwhelming feelings associated with winning America's biggest race.
Team Valor International's homebred Animal Kingdom roared down the stretch to win the 137th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Nehro was second; Mucho Macho Man third.
When logic and analysis gets you nowhere, be a contrarian. Read Blog
Jason Shandler gives his two cents on the Kentucky Derby. Read Blog
Ever since the four final major preps produced significant upsets, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) has painted a murky and muddled picture.
A visual look at the field for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. View Slideshow
Master of Hounds is big mystery horse of the Derby. Read Blog
Who will win this year's Kentucky Derby? Will there be a Decisive Moment to have Twice the Appeal? Will the winner be Dialed In, as you Watch Me Go? Or will you Stay Thirsty, watching Pants On Fire? Predict the Order
With a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Friday and Saturday, it may be time to start thinking about handicapping the race for an off track. Read Blog
When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable. Read Blog
Evan Hammonds reviews works for Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, Pants on Fire, Mucho Macho Man, Shackleford, and comments from Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole. Watch Video
Shackleford impressed observers at Churchill Downs the morning of April 30 when the son of Forestry sizzled five furlongs in a bullet :58 4/5 in his final preparations for the Kentucky Derby.
Jason, Evan, and Tim give an overview of Derby 137. Watch Video
The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is starting to become a little bit clearer; at least, as far as which horses will be in the starting gate on May 7 at Churchill Downs.
A few changes in the Derby Dozen this week with a new number one! Read Blog
Shackleford on Saturday reinforced trainer Dale Romans' belief that his colt is a strong contender to win the Kentucky Derby when he turned in a strong five-furlong work over a sloppy Churchill track April 23.
Sunland Park Derby (gr. III) winner Twice the Appeal breezed six furlongs over a fast track at Churchill Downs in 1:17 1/5 on April 22 as he prepped for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
History has shown that stretch leaders have a great chance to win the Derby. Read Blog
Stay Thirsty and Shackleford arrived at Churchill Downs with hopes of running in next month's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
- By Steve Haskin
No, not seats; tickets to the starting gate. Spaces are filling at a rapid rate and there aren't many left for all the horses scheduled to run over the next two weekends. Read Blog
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