Zayat Stable's American Pharoah gave himself a shot at the Triple Crown after a commanding victory in the $1.5 million Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.
Todd Pletcher looks likely to send out three runners in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Mubtaahij took to Belmont's inner turf course along with along with stablemate Umgiyo and posted a bullet five-furlong breeze May 17.
After a second-place finish in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), longshot runner Tale of Verve is headed to New York for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Hall of Fame trainer talks May 17 after American Pharoah's Preakness (gr. I) win. watch video
Jockey Victor Espinoza will try for a third time to complete a Triple Crown sweep, this year June 6 aboard Zayat Stables' homebred American Pharoah.
- By The Associated Press
- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Kentucky
Secretariat owner Penny Chenery and Affirmed jockey Steve Cauthen believe American Pharoah could be that special horse capable of ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought. Ron Turcotte agrees.
Claire Novak tells us how American Pharoah exited the Preakness Stakes, the plan for American Pharoah to prep for the Belmont Stakes, and when he will ship to Belmont Park. watch video
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, dominating winner of the May 16 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), came out of the race in good order and will ship to Churchill Downs May 18 to prepare for his bid for the Triple Crown.
Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. view interactive
Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah with trainer Bob Baffert the morning after winning the Preskness Stakes, getting a bath May 17. watch video
A visual recap of American Pharoah's victory in the Preakness Stakes from the walkover, to the race, to the celebration afterwards. View Slideshow
Tom LaMarra recaps American Pharoah's victory in the Preakness Stakes at rainy Pimlico. Watch Video
The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance of 131,680 for the May 16 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course as well as an increase in pari-mutuel handle from last year's event.
Early reports from the Maryland Jockey Club the afternoon of May 16 indicated business was strong for this year's Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) program and related infield activities.
Juddmonte Farms' Fame and Power won the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes for 3-year-olds May 16 at Pimlico Race Course, while Jerry Durant's Holy Boss took the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes later on the card.
Claire Novak sets the scene for Preakness Day 2015, including a look at the weather. Watch Video
With the serious work over, it was a quiet morning on the backside of Pimlico Race Course early May 16 as connections of Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) awaited the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Mr. Z is the troubled one of the bunch. He's the kid who is found throwing baseballs through windows instead of pitching toward home plate, whose focus often seems to wander, the wild-card player.
Several newcomers were on the year's third edition of the Longines World Best Racehorse Rankings released May 14, including Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner American Pharoah and runner-up Firing Line.
Steve Haskin analyzes the Preakness Stakes. Will American Pharoah win again? read blog
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) participants Frosted and Keen Ice breezed May 15 at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs, respectively, in their first workouts since the Run for the Roses.
TimeformUS Preview of the 2015 Preakness Stakes read blog
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including the first Pimlico appearances of the week from Bodhisattva and Divining Rod, as well as American Pharoah, Dortmund, and Firing Line. Also, an early weather forecast. Watch Video
As he prepares his longshot Bodhisattva for the May 16 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Jose Corrales makes no apologies for the unusual name that is a tongue twister.
The operator of Pimlico Race Course is considering moving the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) to Sunday from its traditional Saturday spot in the future as a way to attract more fans for the annual two-day affair.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. read blog
California horses have been more than effective at the highest levels of U.S. racing in recent years, and the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was just the most recent example.
Lenny Shulman talks with Ahmed Zayat about his Derby win with American Pharoah, and previews the 140th Preakness Stakes. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions Watch Video
Trainer Bob Baffert discusses Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contenders American Pharoah and Dortmund. Watch Video
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course. Does Tom see bets of value in the race, and who will the duo choose outside the top 3 Kentucky Derby finishers? watch video
The star on the racetrack Thursday was no doubt American Pharoah. read blog
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas was headed to Maryland to race some horses the weekend of May 15-16 and, though he didn't officially know the status of Mr. Z for Preakness, he thought the colt could use a change of scenery.
"You've got to know when to back up or lean on them. It's just a fine line, but you have to see them every day." -- Bob Baffert, trainer of Preakness (gr. I) contenders American Pharoah and Dortmund.
The May 14 Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course had its usual moments of levity, but this year thankfulness set the tone given the recent unrest in the city of Baltimore.
Heading into the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this weekend, trainer Simon Callaghan said there are several factors that could enable his charge Firing Line to pull off a victory over American Pharoah.
American Pharoah gets bath on his first morning at Pimlico on May 14, 2015. Watch Video
The top three Kentucky Derby finishers have only all hit the board in the Preakness twice since Affirmed, Alydar, and Believe It filled the frame in both races in 1978.
- By Evan Hammonds
- Thoroughbred Racing, Horse Health, Triple Crown, Midwest Region, Off Track Thoroughbreds
Irish Tom, a 25-year-old son from the last crop of '65 Preakness winner Tom Rolfe, is a stable pony for Canadian trainer Myckie Neubauer and a riding horse for 11-year-old Julia Ezra.
Claire Novak recaps the Preakness Stakes Post Position Draw held on May 13, 2015. Watch Video
Zayat Stable's American Pharoah drew the rail and was installed the 4-5 morning-line favorite in a field of eight for the $1.5 million Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.
Hall of Fame trainer discusses arrival of American Pharoah and Dortmund May 13 at Pimlico. watch video
A group of Preakness contenders arrive at Pimlico Race Course after a flight from Kentucky. watch video
On the 25th anniversary of their plucky colt's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) win, Dogwood Stable's Cot Campbell recalls the thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows of campaigning a top 3-year-old along the 1990 Triple Crown trail. Read Feature
Logic tells us that American Pharoah's lightly raced career and pair of easy Derby preps at Oaklawn will be beneficial coming back in two weeks for the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I). read blog
The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: breed Triple Crown runners. read longform
Relive American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. view interactive
Classic winner American Pharoah leads field as NBC Sports Group presents 6 1/2 hours of Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) coverage May 15 and May 16 from Pimlico Race Course.
Mr. Z, who finished a troubled 13th in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been entered in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and will run in the colors of Calumet Farm.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas discusses why he wants Mr. Z to be entered in the Preakness Stakes. watch video
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