Articles posted June 19, 2012

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Secretariat credited with stakes-record Preakness time

The Maryland Racing Commission voted Tuesday afternoon in a special hearing at Laurel Park that 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who set records that still stand at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont States, also set the record in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course 39 years ago.

Velazquez released from hospital

Jockeys' Guild Chairman John Velazquez was released by his doctors at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday afternoon. Velazquez was transported to the hospital on Saturday after the horse he was riding in the ninth race at Churchill Downs broke down.

Royal Ascot - Craig Williams (Ortensia)

Royal Ascot - Craig Williams (Ortensia)

Comments from jockey Craig Williams after Ortensia's 9th-place finish in the King's Stand Stakes. Plus comments about future plans for horse and rider.

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