Headlines for Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Let Faith Arise won the 2014 Santa Margarita.

    Let Faith Arise One to Beat in Adoration

    Let Faith Arise, winner of the Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I) in March, stands out among 10 fillies and mares set for the $100,000 Adoration Stakes (gr. III) May 18 at Santa Anita Park.

  • My Conquestadory <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2814748240&k=nS6C2Vq">Order This Photo</a>

    My Conquestadory, Cool Faith Clash in Selene

    My Conquestadory, a grade I winner on Polytrack last year, makes her 2014 debut in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine. She will face just three other sophomore fillies in the 1 1/16-mile test.

  • Joint Return

    Joint Return Among 11 in Black-Eyed Susan

    Main Line Racing Stable's Joint Return, four-for-five with two stakes victories, seeks her first graded win in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico Race Course May 16.

  • Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas

    Chuckas Wants Change in Triple Crown Spacing

    With only three horses from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contesting the Preakness Stakes (gr. 1) May 17, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said he will initiate discussions to change the spacing between races.

  • That Handicapping Show: Preakness Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Preakness Stakes trackside from Pimlico. Is California Chrome the real deal? Will blinkers off help Bayern? Will up and coming Kid Cruz hit the board? All of these questions and more in this week's episode! Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Preakness Stakes.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Remembers His Maryland Roots

    Ramon Dominguez, who retired last June because of head injuries he sustained in a spill at Aqueduct early in 2013, returned to Maryland May 15 and was honored by the Maryland Jockey Club with its Special Award of Merit.

  • Eric Guillot and Moreno at Pimlico.

    Guillot Has Big Goals This Year for Moreno

    With the potential for heavy rain in Maryland May 16, trainer Eric Guillot likes his chances even more in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) with Moreno, a 4-year-old gelding he hopes is sitting on a big year.

  • Preakness News Update for May 15, 2014

    Claire Novak updates us on the Preakness Stakes new arrivals, how the athletes looked on the track and other developing news. Ring Weekend, California Chrome, Ria Antonia, Bayern, Pablo Del Monte, Dynamic Impact and more!

  • Ria Antonia went to the track in the morning fog. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-139/i-vPfqcTh">Order This Photo</a>

    New Arrivals Stretch Legs at Pimlico

    After traveling together from Louisville to Baltimore May 14, Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contenders Ria Antonia, Bayern, Dynamic Impact, and Pablo Del Monte all stretched their legs May 15 on a cloudy day at Pimlico.

  • Divine Light Dies in Turkey

    Turkey-based stallion Divine Light died May 12 at Adana Seyhan Covering Station due to complications from a lipoma tumor being coiled around his intestines. The son of Sunday Silence--Meld Sport, by Northern Taste, was 19.

  • Preakness Stakes News Update for May 15, 2014

    Claire Novak updates us on the Preakness Stakes new arrivals, how the athletes looked on the track and other developing news. Ring Weekend, California Chrome, Ria Antonia, Bayern, Pablo Del Monte, Dynamic Impact and more!

  • Preakness Stakes: Norm Casse on Dynamic Impact

    Assistant trainer talks about the Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner on his first morning at Pimlico. Norm also comments on the speed in the race, the plan for Dynamic Impact, and the Illinois Derby win.

  • Lemon Drop Dream

    Lemon Drop Dream Heads Maryland Sprint H.

    Lemon Drop Dream and Action Andy are co-highweights at 115 pounds for the Maryland Sprint Handicap, with Lemon Drop Dream entering the race off a victory in the Count Fleet Sprint H. (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Kid Cruz at Pimlico

    Winner's Circle: Cruz-ing to Baltimore

    Each time Steven Brandt would acquire a new horse, his mother Shirley would respond somewhat skeptically, "Oh, no, you didn't spend more money on horses." Until he bought Kid Cruz, that is.