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  • Derby Runner-Up Commanding Curve Retired

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve has been retired from racing and will begin retraining for a second career with Olympic level three-day event rider Phillip Dutton, according to a May 24 release.

  • Nyquist at Pimlico Park

    Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes with Fever

    Nyquist, third in the Preakness Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby, will be heading home to California to recuperate instead of to New York for the Belmont Stakes, said trainer Doug O'Neill May 24.

  • Just after the start of the 44th Running of the Hilltop Stakes at Pimlico on May 20, 2016.

    The Week in Photos for 5/24/2016

    Preakness , Black-Eyed Susan, Longines Dixie, Kona Gold, Californian, Pimlico Special, Jim Mckay Turf Sprint, Allaire duPont Distaff, Adena Springs Miss Preakness, Maryland Sprint, Very One, Gallorette, Hanshin Cup and Vagrancy H.

  • Exaggerator returns to the track after winning the Preakness Stakes

    Exaggerator Returns to Track at Pimlico

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator was in fine fettle the morning of May 24 when he returned to the track at Pimlico Race Course for the first time since his impressive victory May 21.

  • Two Experienced Runners Offered at Midlantic

    Buyers at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale looking for race-ready juveniles have the opportunity May 24 to buy two fillies that have already placed in high-level maiden races in New York and Kentucky.

  • The Ex Terminator

    Did you ever have a recurring dream that you were chasing someone or some thing and just as you were about to catch it you woke up?

  • A colt by Medaglia d’Oro sold for $600,000

    Medaglia d’Oro Colt Tops F-T Midlantic Opener

    Topped by a Medaglia d’Oro colt sold for $600,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale got off to a rocky start May 23 in Timonium, Md., with major downturns in every key statistical category from the 2015 first session.

  • Hip 5 by Tapit out of Indian Way

    Top Horses to Watch at Day 1 F-T Midlantic

    When the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale kicks off May 23 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, two of the first horses in the ring, Hip 5 and Hip 12, both sons of leading sire Tapit, could be among the sale-toppers.

  • Hip 445 Scene from the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale in Maryland.

    Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Gets Underway May 23

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training gets underway May 23 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium and there is expected to be stiff competition for the upper echelon lots and an uncertain market for the middle price range.

  • Second Summer wins the California Stakes.

    Second Summer Breaks Through in Californian

    A day after he took some harsh criticism for his ride aboard Nyquist in the May 22 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Mario Gutierrez deftly guided Second Summer to an upset victory in the $200,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II).

  • Songbird wins the 2016 Santa Ysabel Stakes.

    Songbird Fleet in First Work Back

    The June 18 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park is the hopeful target for Songbird's return, if all goes well as she gears up in training. After that, owner Rick Porter said, "there's a lot of good races on the East Coast."

  • post Preakness News update vid

    Post-Preakness Stakes News Update

    Claire Novak gives us updates on Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator, runner-up Cherry Wine, third-place Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor Nyquist, and more! Learn who is heading to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and when.

  • Wild Dude and Rafael Bejarano win Kona Gold Stakes.

    Wild Dude Rallies to Kona Gold Victory

    Two-time grade I-winning sprinter Wild Dude secured a graded stakes win in a third straight season May 21 when he rallied from fifth to score a clear victory in the $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Preakness News wrap vid

    Preakness Stakes News Wrap

    Claire Novak reports on Exaggerator's Preakness Stakes win trackside at Pimlico Park. Hear about Exaggerator's future plans and other Belmont Stakes probables, plus an update on Uncle Lino.

  • Awtaad Dominates Irish Guineas

    Galileo Gold couldn’t complete a Guineas double at The Curragh May 21, which produced a triumph for the recently pensioned sire Cape Cross and a popular local trainer.

  • Takeover Target Closes for Dixie

    Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Takeover Target overcame a wide trip and trailed in last turning for home, but found the highest gear in the final sixteenth May 21 to capture the $250,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Mizz Money Holds on for Gallorette Victory

    Mizz Money held off a stiff challenge in deep stretch and outgamed 70-1 longshot Vielsalm for a head victory in the Stella Artois Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the May 21 Preakness Stakes undercard at Pimlico Race Course.

  • The infield at Pimlico on Preakness day

    Preakness at Pimlico Gets Bit of a Push

    A Maryland Jockey Club official May 21 said the company would prefer to keep the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, and much could depend upon a study that will be conducted on behalf of the Maryland Stadium Authority.

  • Lady Shipman wins The Very Stakes May 21 at Pimlico

    Lady Shipman Strong in The Very One

    Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman overcame the outside post in a 12-horse field to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico Race Course for her second victory in as many starts since her trip to Dubai in March.

  • Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales

    The world-famous Budwesier Clydesdales are a fixture at Pimlico for Preakness weekend. Go behind the scenes for a special look at their daily routine and on-track performance.

  • Always Sunshine Wins MD Sprint in Slop

    Trainer Ned Allard was high on Always Sunshine coming into the $150,000 Sagamore Spirit Maryland Sprint Stakes (gr. III), and the Parx Racing shipper did not disappoint May 21 on a cloudy day at Pimlico Race Course.

  • California Chrome worked a half-mile in :49 4/5 on May 21.

    California Chrome Drills for Del Mar Return

    California Chrome got an early wake-up call May 21 at Los Alamitos Race Course to record his second timed workout since returning to Southern California after his standout victory in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).