Headlines for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

  • Preakness News Minute 5/16/2012

    Steve Haskin reports on the Preakness post position draw, new arrivals, and I'll Have Another. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Preakness News Minute 5/16/2012

    Steve Haskin reports on the Preakness post position draw, new arrivals, and I'll Have Another. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Dixie highlights Preakness undercard

    Grade 2 winners Casino Host and Smart Bid are top contenders in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Dixie Stakes, one of six stakes races on the Preakness undercard at Pimlico. The 1 1/8-mile affair will feature a field of 11 turf horses.

  • Zazu returns in Marjorie L. Everett

    Zazu was knocked out of Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic contention after developing inflammation in her shoulder last fall, but has been given plenty of time to recover and prepare for her four-year-old debut, which will finally come in Saturday's renamed <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/marjorieeverette12.html"> Marjorie L. Everett Handicap</a> at Hollywood Park.

  • Zazu takes on Include Me Out and 5 others in the Marjorie L. Everett Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Zazu, Include Me Out Head Marjorie Everett

    Grade I winners Zazu and Include Me Out will battle in the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19 in a race that also attracted multiple grade II winner Ellafitz.

  • Better Life is headed for the Singapore Guineas

    Filly Takes on the Boys in Singapore Classic

    Better Life, a daughter of Smarty Jones, is taking on the colts in the Singapore Guineas May 18. She showed trainer Hideyuki Takaoka early that 1 1/4 miles would suit her fine.

  • And They're Off: Preakness Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss all things Preakness, including I'll Have Another, Went the Day Well, Bodemeister, new players, including Teeth of the Dog and Tiger Walk, NY Times coverage, and the Picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • NYRA responds to criticism on appointments

    On Wednesday, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) responded to criticism about its Monday appointment of Ellen McCalin as president and Kenneth Handal as secretary by issuing the following statement:

  • Split Over Race-Day Salix Continues in KY

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 16 kept alive a proposed regulation to phase out over three years race-day furosemide for graded and listed stakes, but not before the Equine Drug Research Council voted to reject it.

  • Jockey Julien Leparoux and Daddy Nose Best will be reunited for the Preakness Stakes.

    Leparoux Reunited With Daddy Nose Best

    Jockey Julien Leparoux who guided Daddy Nose Best to victories in both the El Camino Real and Sunland Derbies (both gr. III), will be reunited with the son of Scat Daddy for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Kranji Racecourse

    Singapore Racing Wrap 5/15/2012

    Casper Fownes comments on his second in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Sing-I) and the horse Thumbs Up.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    NYRA Getting Pounded by New York Officials

    Top state officials continued to pound the New York Racing Association, a day after regulators suggested its exclusive franchise to operate the state's major Thoroughbred tracks could be in jeopardy.

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    O'Neill, Team Still Thinking Triple Crown

    Although he insists he is taking it one race at a time, trainer Doug O'Neill admitted May 16 that he and the others in his team are thinking about the possibility that I'll Have Another could win the Triple Crown this year.

  • Belmont Notebook

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  • Singapore Racing Wrap 5/15/2012

    Casper Fownes comments on his second in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) and the horse Thumbs Up.

  • Zetterholm at Pimlico

    Zetterholm Adds a Touch of Grey to Preakness

    A municipal bond trader by day, Tony Grey knows a thing or two about playing percentages. The Florida-based breeder/owner will take a calculated risk May 19 with his Zetterholm in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Trainer Doug O&#39;Neill discusses throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles baseball game May 15, 2012.

    Trainer Doug O'Neill's First Pitch

    Trainer Doug O'Neill discusses throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles baseball game May 15, 2012.

  • Woodbine Racetrack

    Woodbine Official Warns of Loss of Slots

    An executive with Woodbine Entertainment Group has told local officials its Woodbine racetrack will not survive if slot machines are removed from the facility in March of next year.

  • Trainer Doug O'Neill's First Pitch

    Trainer Doug O'Neill discusses throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles baseball game May 15, 2012.