Headlines for Thursday, May 16, 2013

  • Orb - Pimlico May 16, 2013

    Preakness: Orb at Pimlico, 5/16/2013

    Orb was the center of attention today at Pimlico as he prepares to take on the competition in the 138th Preakness Stakes. Watch him gallop, graze, get a bath, and walk the shedrow.

  • TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 16 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 31-June 2. All aspects of breeding will be presented and farm tours will be included.

  • Nipissing preps for the Selene Stakes at Woodbine on May 15.

    Sophomore Fillies Clash in Woodbine's Selene

    Perfect in four starts over the Woodbine Polytrack last year, Nipissing faces seven other 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 19, a first step toward next month's Woodbine Oaks.

  • Goldencents will try to win the Preakness after coming up short in the Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2516160396&k=z5TCQqV">Order This Photo</a>

    Five Derby Also-Rans Take Aim at Preakness

    The connections of five horses who finished behind Orb in Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hope their starter can become 20th horse since 1973 to win the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after coming up short in Derby.

  • New York Casino Deal Made With Upstate Tribe

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a deal with an upstate Native American tribe to block casino competition in return for settlement of long-standing land claim issues and the state getting a share of tribal casino's revenue.

  • TCI: Preakness Stakes Preview - 05/16/2013

    The TCI Boys discuss all of the Preakness contenders and who's most likely to give Orb his toughest challenge on Saturday. They also dive into the pace scenario. Watch it. Comment.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Rosie Napravnik Joins Board of Old Friends

    Two days before riding Mylute to a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby May 5, jockey Rosie Napravnik was appointed to the board of directors of Old Friends Farm. They are "thrilled to have her," said Michael Blowen.

  • Preakness: Orb at Pimlico, 5/16/2013

    Orb was the center of attention today at Pimlico as he prepares to take on the competition in the 138th Preakness Stakes. Watch him gallop, graze, get a bath and walk the shedrow.

  • TCI: Preakness Stakes Preview - 05/16/2013

    The TCI Boys discuss all of the Preakness contenders and who's most likely to give Orb his toughest challenge on Saturday. They also dive into the pace scenario. Watch it. Comment.

  • Lady of Fifty

    Hollendorfer Trio Looks Strong in Everett

    With three of the seven entrants in the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap including grade II winner Lady of Fifty, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer brings a strong hand to the featured event at Hollywood Park May 18.

  • Departing at Pimlico on May 16.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2516000772&k=hfbp7nk">Order This Photo</a>

    Departing Sees Pimlico for First Time

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Departing got his first taste of Pimlico Race Course the morning of May 16 by galloping 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Trina Pasckvale.

  • That Handicapping Show - Preakness Stakes 2013

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the field of the Preakness Stakes. Will Orb hold off Departing and former Kentucky Derby rivals? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Preakness Stakes

  • Preakness News Minute: 5/16/2013

    Steve Haskin reports on the news of the day including Orb's gallop, the condition of the racetrack, the appearance of Goldencents, and more.

  • Optimizer is the 7-2 morning line favorite for the Dixie.

    Lukas Has Two in Dixie on Preakness Day

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has three starters in the May 18 Preakness Stakes and five in races on the undercard, including Optimizer and Skyring as part of a 13-horse field for the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Samitar

    Grade I Winner Samitar Heads Gallorette Field

    Already the most accomplished horse entered in the May 18 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico Race Course, Irish classic winner Samitar appears to be entering top form after flashing a strong late kick in previous effort.

  • Orb shows off his Maserati blanket.
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    Orb Sponsorship to Benefit Charities

    Two charitable entities of The Jockey Club Foundation will benefit from a sponsorship arrangement between the Maserati car company and Orb, the even-money favorite for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Singapore International Preview Show

    Singapore race caller Craig Evans and Grant Knowles handicap and preview the weekend race card of the Singapore Gold Cup. View footage of the horses, watch reactions from their trainers at the post position draw, and more!

  • Shug McGaughey at Pimlico.

    'All Systems Go' for Orb, McGaughey Says

    Orb, the expected heavy favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), jogged and then galloped the morning of May 16 at Pimlico Race Course to give trainer Shug McGaughey every reason to be positive about the colt's chances.