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  • Mamma Kimbo fires bullet for Black-Eyed Susan

    Peachtree Stable's Mamma Kimbo, undefeated in two starts and winner of the Grade 2 Fantasy Stakes in her most recent outing, worked a bullet five furlongs at Churchill Downs in :59 3/5 in preparation for an anticipated start in Friday's Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico.

  • Team O'Neill, Lava Man participate in Preakness 5K

    Preakness week unofficially started Saturday morning at Pimlico Race Course with the running of the "Down the Stretch for SGK" Preakness 5K. All 643 runners began the race by breaking off through the starting gate. The entire 3.1 mile race took place on Pimlico property, which included one trip around the dirt course, finishing in the famed Infield.

  • Black Caviar makes 21

    Australian phenom Black Caviar extended her unbeaten sequence to 21 with another risibly easy victory Saturday, cantering home by a measured 1 1/4 lengths in the Group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville. Now the planet's top-ranked sprinter will indeed take on the world in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot June 23.

  • Dullahan to skip Preakness, point toward Belmont

    Jerry Crawford, managing partner of Donegal Racing, announced Friday that Dullahan, the two-time Grade 1 winner and third place finisher in this year's Kentucky Derby, will race next in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

  • I'll Have Another thriving; Hansen hopes to regain championship

    "I'm looking for energy and for him to maintain his stride. He has such a long stride. He continues to keep that," O'Neill said. "He's got great energy and a great appetite. Those are the basic things I'm looking to maintain."

  • Believe You Can targets Mother Goose

    Trainer Larry Jones revealed Friday that he will likely point Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can to Belmont Park's Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes, run at 1 1/16 miles on June 23.

  • Tax Ruling seeks third straight win in Iroquois

    The longest Grade 1 steeplechase in the country, the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/iroquoisjump12">Calvin Houghland Iroquois</a> over three miles, will be renewed Saturday at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Seeking an unprecedented third straight win in the Iroquois is Tax Ruling, a nine-year-old son of the recently deceased Dynaformer.

  • Pluck retired to stud at Vinery Australia

    Pluck, a sensational last-to-first winner of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, will enter stud at Vinery Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Standing alongside his sire, More Than Ready, he will serve for a fee of A$11,000, including GST (goods and services tax).

  • Belmont Notebook

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  • Saratoga plans festivities for 150th anniversary in 2013

    Next year, Saratoga will go back 150 years to celebrate the birth of Thoroughbred racing at the Spa, with technology and activities that could never have been imagined when Saratoga racing was founded in 1863.

  • O'Neill: I'll Have Another looks 'fantastic'

    Trainer Doug O'Neill took a red-eye flight from California to watch I'll Have Another on the track at Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning and, in a matter of minutes, his Preakness-bound colt made the overnight trip worthwhile.

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • Preakness Report

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  • Mark Valeski one of a dozen entered in Peter Pan

    A little more than a week removed from an historic victory in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks aboard Believe You Can, jockey Rosie Napravnik will guide potential favorite Mark Valeski in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/peterpan12">Peter Pan</a> for three-year-olds at Belmont Park. The 1 1/8-mile test is often used as a springboard to the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in the Triple Crown, which is scheduled for June 9.

  • Monmouth opens meet under direction of horsemen

    Monmouth Park, a storied name in American Thoroughbred racing, will open for the 2012 season on Saturday under the auspices of Darby Development LLC, the management company representing the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.&nbsp;

  • I'll Have Another gets in a jog at Old Hilltop

    Members of trainer Doug O'Neill's staff liked what the saw Wednesday morning when Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another made his first trip to the track at Pimlico, the site of his next start, the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 19.

  • Kelly named Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior

    Kathleen Kelly has been named Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior for the 137th Preakness Stakes. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior will serve as the official Preakness ambassador at all events leading up to and including the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown.

  • Arlington to host summer-long handicapping seminars

    Arlington Park continues in its efforts to promote fan education with a series of 16 &quot;Learn to Win&quot; seminars to be held in the track's Park area during the 2012 season that began May 4.

  • Hollywood Notebook

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  • I'll Have Another arrives at Pimlico

    Reddam Racing's I'll Have Another boarded a van at Churchill Downs at 1:19 p.m. (EDT) Monday for the first leg of a journey to Pimlico Race Course, where his quest for a sweep of the Triple Crown will resume in the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 19. Following a flight from Louisville International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Airport scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. arrival, the 2012 Kentucky Derby champion will be provided an escort to Barn D on the Pimlico backstretch by the Baltimore City Police Department.

  • On the Maryland worktab

    Grade 1 winner <b>Toby's Corner </b>(Bellamy Road), third in both the Grade 2 New Orleans and Grade 2 General George this year, breezed five furlongs in 1:03 over the fast track at Fair Hills on Saturday.

  • Elliston named Breeders' Cup COO

    The Breeders' Cup announced Monday that Robert N. Elliston, President and CEO of Turfway Park since 1999, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Breeders' Cup Ltd.

  • Xtension repeats in Champions Mile as Cityscape fails to fire

    And this latest victory also marked a notable hat-trick for the handler, with Able One, his 2007 hero, having taken the spoils in 2010 ahead of Xtension's back-to-back wins. Moore, the winning-most trainer in the Champions Mile's 11-year history, is now considering overseas targets with the game five-year-old.

  • Homecoming's the Guineas Queen

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien completed a Guineas double at Newmarket Sunday, not with hot favorite Maybe, but with unheralded 25-1 shot Homecoming Queen. Unlike stablemate Camelot, who had to fight from off the pace for Saturday's Group 1 Two Thousand Guineas, Homecoming Queen ran her rivals ragged on the front end in Sunday's Group 1 One Thousand Guineas and romped by nine lengths.

  • Boisterous headed to Manhattan; Winter Memories targets Just a Game

    Both of Saturday's Grade 3 turf winners at Belmont Park were said to be doing well at their respective barns Sunday morning, with Phipps Stable's Boisterous resting comfortably after taking the $150,000 Fort Marcy, and Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories basking in the glow of her $150,000 Beaugay victory.

  • Record attendance, wagering highlight 138th Kentucky Derby Day

    It was a record-breaking 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby as a crowd of 165,307, the largest in history, gathered on a beautiful day at Churchill Downs to watch Reddam Racing LLC's California-based I'll Have Another rally to defeat favored Bodemeister and win the roses that go to the winner of America's greatest race.

  • Went the Day Well, Prospective suffer cuts but fine following Derby

    Team Valor International and Mark Ford's Went the Day Well sported a cut on his right front ankle suffered during his fourth-place Kentucky Derby finish that &quot;didn't seem like a big deal&quot; to trainer Graham Motion, who reported that his colt otherwise &quot;seemed fine.&quot;

  • Take Charge Indy scheduled for surgery

    Take Charge Indy will undergo surgery this week to remove a bone chip in his left front ankle, an injury he sustained during the running of Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Trainer Pat Byrne said that the injury is not career threatening and that the colt could be back under tack in about 60 days.

  • Take Charge Indy set for X-rays

    Grade 1 Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy, who finished a tailed-off 19th in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, will be sent for X-rays after showing signs of a problem during his cooling-out period.

  • Student Council gets first winner

    Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Student Council got off the mark as a freshman sire Saturday, as Private Tutor was awarded the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/studentcouncil1st.pdf"> 6TH</a> race at Pimlico. Following objections lodged by Private Tutor's rider Wesley Ho, and by Horacio Karamanos aboard Hamp, the stewards ruled that the first-past-the-post Video Storm caused interference entering the turn. Video Storm was demoted to fourth, and Private Tutor thus became the official winner.

  • Morning Line takes Mervyn LeRoy in debut for Shirreffs

    Morning Line successfully opened the new Southern California phase of his career in Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/mervynleroy12.pdf"> Mervyn LeRoy Handicap</a> at Hollywood Park, rolling to a front-running victory for new trainer John Shirreffs. Formerly a smart performer for Hall of Famer Nick Zito, the son of Tiznow had been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery last August, but had been trained to the minute for his comeback.

  • Castro gets 2,000th win on Winter Memories in Beaugay, Boisterous wins Fort Marc

    Jockey Eddie Castro gained 2,000th North American win as Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories captured an easy victory in Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/beaugay12.pdf">Beaugay Stakes</a> at Belmont Park. The odds-on favorite charged to the lead with ease passing the sixteenth pole, then was geared down for the final 70 yards, taking the victory by 2 1/4 lengths.

  • Pretension upsets Canonero II; My Adonis third

    Ridden by Javier Santiago for trainer Chris Grove, Pretension broke alertly in the 1 1/16-mile test but relinquished the lead to My Adonis as the field entered the first turn. Santiago kept after the favorite, pressing him closely to the top of the lane, where his mount edged to a narrow lead. The son of Bluegrass Cat battled My Adonis into defeat, while Brimstone Island rallied past the favorite to take second.

  • Little Mike leads throughout to upset Woodford Reserve

    The Romans-trained Silver Max had likewise dominated Friday's Grade 2 American Turf, and earlier Saturday, Shackleford landed the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes. Little Mike made it a hat trick, one race before Dullahan would represent the barn in Derby 138.

  • Bobina breaks down following Senorita win

    Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/senorita12.pdf">Senorita Stakes</a> at Hollywood Park took a tragic turn when Bobnia crossed under the wire a nose winner only to break down seconds later. The Malibu Moon sophomore miss suffered injuries to her right fore fetlock and had to be euthanized on the track, according to the <i>Daily Racing Form</i>.

  • Groupie Doll breaks track record in Humana Distaff

    Trainer Buff Bradley had his Bowman's Band filly Groupie Doll cranked to run a huge race Saturday in the Grade 1, $334,500 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/humanadistaff12.pdf">Humana Distaff</a> at Churchill Downs. Not only did Groupie Doll emphatically beat some of the nation's best older filly and mare sprinters, she set a new track record doing so.

  • Camelot raises hopes for legendary season with Guineas victory

    Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor's unbeaten Camelot lived up to his reputation with a battling victory in Saturday's Group 1 Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket, fueling already heady hopes that he could be European racing's next superstar. Bred more for the Group 1 Epsom Derby than this straight mile of the season's first British classic, the Aidan O'Brien pupil relished the fact that it turned into a test of stamina, as he stayed on strongly to outduel Gallic invader French Fifteen.