It was 25 years ago this spring. There hadn't been a sweep of the Triple Crown in what then seemed to be an interminable 11 years. read blog
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The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2014 Pimlico Race Course spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting Feb. 18. The headline event of the 10-week meeting is the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 17.
In Maryland's efforts to comply with the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication and Drug Testing program, the Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a five-year contract with Truesdail Laboratories of Tustin, Calif.
The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that 2013 double Grammy Award winner Lorde will headline the 2014 Preakness InfieldFest concert.
Led by a record 42 nominees from Todd Pletcher's barn, 413 3-year-olds were nominated to the 2014 Triple Crown series during the early nomination period, which closed Jan. 25.
What great things might come from the combination of eventing legend Phillip Dutton and track hero Icabad Crane? read blog
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlanic Region
Early nominations are being accepted from owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds who hope their young horses have the talent to compete in the 2014 Triple Crown.
The purse for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the third jewel of the Triple Crown, will be $1.5 million for the 146th renewal June 7, 2014, the New York Racing Association announced Dec. 28.
The Maryland Jockey Club has increased the purse for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) from $1 million to $1.5 million, it was announced Dec. 12. This is the first hike for the Triple Crown classic since 1998.
Infield seats include Preakness InfieldFest, a multi-entertainment festival featuring national headlining artists on two stages and unique attractions throughout the day to give fans an unparalleled entertainment experience.
Calumet Farm's Oxbow, winner of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), likely will not run again this year, according to trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
So, we're breeding fragile horses who cannot stand up to rigid racing and training programs. At least that's what we keep hearing. read blog
The 2013 Triple Crown left us much to celebrate. read blog
Thoroughbred racing has its own unique way of transporting the past into the present, recycling great achievements and sometimes surpassing them. read blog
Though Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness winner Oxbow did not manage to get the money in a Belmont Stakes won by Palace Malice, they combined for a statistic that is difficult to achieve.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas will send out a classic winner in Oxbow against another classic winner in Orb in this year's $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 8 at Belmont Park.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Belmont Stakes full field, which includes Kentucky Derby winner Orb on his home track, and Preakness winner Oxbow. watch video
When D. Wayne Lukas sends Preakness winner Oxbow in the Belmont Stakes June 8, the Racing Hall of Fame trainer believes his competitors will be tangling with a much more mature horse.
- By Steve Haskin
Wayne Lukas knew he had pulled a fast one on his opponents and on the bettors. read blog
Jon & Joel recap the Preakness and the breakout performance by Oxbow. They also discuss Orb's disappointing performance at Pimlico, and take an early look at the Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
10 questions about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to inspire thought. read blog
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Nearly 10 million viewers tuned in to see Oxbow win the 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18 from Pimlico Racecourse near Baltimore, as ratings for the second jewel of the Triple Crown improved markedly over year-ago numbers.
Tizamazing, dam of Preakness winner Oxbow with her 2013 Unbridled's Song colt born on April 16, 2013, at Burleson Farm in Kentucky. watch video
Experience an interactive turn-by-turn slideshow of the 2013 Preakness Stakes. View Experience
Tizamazing, dam of Preakness winner Oxbow with her 2013 Unbridled's Song colt born on April 16, 2013, at Burleson Farm in Kentucky.
Viewers tuning in to see if Orb could continue his Triple Crown run in the Preakness moved overnight ratings up for the Preakness during NBC's coverage of the second jewel of the Triple Crown May 18.
Experience an interactive turn-by-turn slideshow of the 2013 Preakness Stakes.
Evan Hammonds recaps Oxbow and his Preakness Stakes win and how Orb performed. watch video
Hall of fame trainer Shug McGaughey shares his thoughts on Orb's fourth-place finish in the May 18 Preakness (gr. I) on the morning of May 19, and speaks of plans for the future including a potential Bemont Stakes run. watch video
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas supervises the loading of Preakness winner Oxbow at Pimlico May 19. watch video
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas supervises the loading of Preakness winner Oxbow at Pimlico May 19.
The 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. view slideshow
Tom LaMarra recaps Oxbow's victory in the Preakness Stakes. Watch Video
The 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Comments from trainer D. Wayne Lukas after Oxbow's win in the 2013 Preakness Stakes. Watch Video
Comments from Gary Stevens after winning the Preakness Stakes aboard Oxbow. Watch Video
Zayat Stables' Zee Bros among the stakes winners at Pimlico during the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day program.
Images of the week that lead up to the big day at Pimlico. View Slideshow
The Maryland Jockey Club expects to begin construction on new barns at Laurel Park this year as part of a long-term capital improvement plan, but it is holding off on announcing details of renovations at Pimlico Race Course.
Can the Kentucky Derby winner hold off eight challengers -- including five wheeling back from that race two weeks ago -- in the May 18 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico? Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey thinks so.
Ron Turcotte looks back on Secretariat's victory in the Preakness.
With the forecast calling for a high temperature of 70 degrees and a strong possibility of rain for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Maryland Jockey Club could be hard-pressed to surpass last year's record crowd of 121,309.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb eats some breakfast early Preakness morning at Pimlico. Watch Video
Trainer Shug McGaughey gives Orb a bath on the morning of Preakness Stakes. Watch Video
Rosie Napravnik remembers galloping horses at Pimlico Race Course before she even earned her jockey's license. On May 18 aboard Mylute, she'll become just the third woman to ever ride in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Orb was the 3-5 favorite in very early wagering on the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), according to the Maryland Jockey Club.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert says that a victory by Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) would be a major boost to horse racing.
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