Mid-Atlantic Region

News and features for Mid-Atlantic farm owners, racehorse owners, and breeders

  • Love the Chase, California Chrome's dam.

    California Chrome Boasts Maryland Connection

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner California Chrome's first two dams were bred in Maryland by Dr. Thomas Bowman in partnership with Milton Higgins III. Both mares are products of Northview Stallion Station sires.

  • Tepin won the 2013 Delta Downs Princess.

    Tepin to Open Season in Miss Preakness

    Grade III winner Tepin will open her second season of racing Friday, May 16 at Pimlico Race Course she faces an expected nine other 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Miss Preakness Stakes.

  • California Chrome aboard a flight bound for Baltimore on May 12. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-139/i-XkN7JHN/A">Order This Photo</a>

    California Chrome to Arrive at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome boarded a van at Churchill Downs at 10:17 a.m. Monday, May 12 for the first leg of his journey to Pimlico Race Course to headline the 139th Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 17.

  • Social Inclusion

    Social Inclusion, Bayern Prep for Preakness

    A pair of grade I-placed colts who will make their Triple Crown racing debuts in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) wrapped up their serious exercise before the Maryland classic with workouts Monday, May 12.

  • FBI Probes Complaints About Ticket Broker

    As the FBI in Louisville, Ky., continues an investigation into whether customers who bought Kentucky Derby tickets were duped by an online broker, Preakness fans are being warned to check out third-party sellers.

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    Will Speed Threaten 'Chrome' in Preakness?

    California Chrome had no trouble handling the plethora of speed horses in the Kentucky Derby. Will the new wave of talented speed horses expected for the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) pose a bigger problem for him?

  • Social Inclusion, Ron Sanchez, and trainer Manny Azpurua at Pimlico.

    Social Inclusion Arrives at Pimlico

    If Social Inclusion was still having problems with the foot bruise that kept him out of the Sir Bear Stakes at Gulfstream Park, he showed no signs of it when he arrived at Pimlico the morning of May 8.

  • Colonial Downs

    Virginia Horsemen and Track Move Bit Closer

    While no agreement is in place and the two sides still disagree on some important details, Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have moved closer to an agreement.

  • California Chrome and William Delgado in front of the twin spires at Churchill Downs.
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    Preakness a Maryland Homecoming for Delgado

    The $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course will provide a joyous homecoming for Willie Delgado, the exercise rider of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome.

  • Commanding Curve at Kentucky Derby 140.
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    Derby Runner-Up to Target Belmont Stakes

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve, second in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to California Chrome, will target a run in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), his connections said May 5.

  • Genting Group Reveals Plans for NY Casino

    The Genting Group has revealed its plans for a full-blown casino in New York, and as expected, it joins a growing list of would-be casino operators who want to come as close to New York City as legally possible.

  • Jim Miller

    Aurelia's Belle Helps Owner Realize Dream

    It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle.

  • Safely Kept

    HOF Member Safely Kept Dies at 28

    Hall of Fame member and champion sprinter Safely Kept was euthanized the morning of April 22 at Lyn Burleson's Burleson Farms near Midway, Ky., due to the infirmities of old age. She was 28.

  • HRRN, Yahoo! Sports Radio Reach Agreement

    Horse Racing Radio Network announced April 22 it has reached an agreement with Yahoo! Sports Radio to carry the network's 2014 Triple Crown broadcasts on more than 70 Yahoo! Sports Radio affiliates across the U.S.

  • Imperative goes by Game On Dude to win the Charles Town Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3190473451&k=7HFL9SB">Order This Photo</a>

    Dude! Imperative Shocks Charles Town Classic

    Imperative pounced on a softened-up Game On Dude rounding the final turn and proved best in the drive to land a $1 million payday at odds of 26-1 in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 19 at Charles Town Races.

  • Flattering Bea leads the way to victory in the Sugar Maple Stakes.

    'Bea' Changes Tactics, Captures Sugar Maple

    Jim Arrison's Flattering Bea, usually well off the early pace, changed tactics and came away with a neck victory in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of April 19.

  • Game on Dude won the 2013 Charles Town Classic by a half of a length.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2467946651&k=9vjZM3W">Order This Photo</a>

    Dude Back On Game for Charles Town Classic

    His reputation restored with a superb win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Game On Dude looks for a repeat victory in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) the night of April 19 at Charles Town Races.

  • Kid Cruz

    Eight Rivals Try Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

    Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Flattering Bea faces 9 in the Sugar Maple Stakes.

    Flattering Bea Needs Hot Sugar Maple Pace

    James Arrison's homebred Flattering Bea, a stakes winner locally, will hope for a quick early pace when she faces nine other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at at Charles Town April 19.

  • WV to Tackle Latest Round of Model Rules

    Thoroughbred industry stakeholders in West Virginia will meet May 6 to consider changes in the state's racing rules, including a few related to the National Uniform Medication Program.