Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb visited the Belmont Park paddock before galloping 1 1/2 miles on a sloppy surface May 12 and remained on schedule to ship to Maryland May 13.
Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Departing worked a half-mile in :50 2/5 over a fast track at Churchill Downs the morning of May 12 in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Itsmyluckyday worked a half-mile on the drying-out Monmouth Park main track in :47 1/5 between the third and fourth races May 12 as he prepares for his next start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.
Rick Porter, owner of Normandy Invasion, said May 12 the Tapit colt will not compete in the upcoming Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in favor of a summer campaign instead.
A wet track at Monmouth Park prompted trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. to postpone a scheduled pre-Preakness (gr. I) breeze for Itsmyluckyday the morning of May 11.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb galloped 1 1/4 miles under exercise rider Jenn Patterson May 10 at Belmont Park in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18 at Pimlico.
Jon & Joel do some brief house cleaning on the Derby before turning the page and taking a first look at next Saturday's Preakness. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb gave exercise rider Jenn Patterson all the right signs May 9 in his preparation for the 138th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.
On a rainy May 8 morning at Belmont Park, Orb went to the racetrack for the first time since his victory in the Kentucky Derby. The Malibu Moon colt jogged a mile in preparation for the May 18 Preakness Stakes.
Don't be surprised if two of the participants, who could go off as the two top choices, begin gaping at each other as two childhood playmates might do meeting years later. read blog
Graded stakes winner Itsmyluckyday, who finished 15th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was confirmed May 7 as a likely starter in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed May 7 that Titletown Five will be entered in the May 18 Preakness Stakes. Kentucky Derby runners Oxbow (sixth) and Will Take Charge (eighth) are also scheduled to compete.
Magdalena Racing's Bellarmine, winner of an entry-level allowance race for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs May 4, won't compete in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer Ken McPeek said May 7.
Shug McGaughey discusses how Orb looks after the Kentucky Derby, the game plan for the Preakness Stakes, if the Kentucky Derby win has sunk in, and more! watch video
Although several other horses that prepped at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots ran well in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Al Stall, Jr., has no regrets about having Departing skip the race in favor of the Preakness Stakes.
One day after Orb took the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), it appears only a few of the 18 other horses that ran in the Derby will run back in two weeks in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby winner Orb will van to Shug McGaughey's New York base May 5 and train there until the week before the May 18 Preakness, the Hall of Fame trainer said. The colt exited his May 4 Derby victory well.
Largely in response to the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon, the Maryland Jockey Club announced updated security policies for this year's Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.
The Maryland Jockey Club and Churchill Downs have announced sponsor partnerships with Longines, the Swiss watchmaker that has increased its involvement with Thoroughbred racing.
Events to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown championship have been scheduled for the Baltimore, Md., area during the week leading up to the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
This year's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner will ship to Churchill Downs to begin Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preparations but the most recent Triple Crown winner took a much different path.
Live racing in Maryland will shift to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday, April 4 for a 36-day spring stand, headlined by the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
The roster of 3-year-olds eligible for the 2013 Triple Crown has grown to 382 with the addition of 13 late nominations (pending late mail) to the three-race series of American classic races.
A late nomination deadline of Saturday, March 23 looms for owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds not yet eligible to compete in the 2013 Triple Crown races.
Maryland Jockey Club will continue efforts to boost interest in racing on the Friday before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) by again partnering with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for some special events.
A chance to meet Storm Cat is among the Thoroughbred-related items up for bid in the annual online auction to benefit the YMCA of Central Kentucky's High Street branch in Lexington.
The Horse Racing Radio Network announced Feb. 20 it has reached an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks for HRRN to provide the national radio broadcast of the 2013 Triple Crown races.
Led by 29 nominees from trainer Todd Pletcher, 369 horses were designated for the 2013 Triple Crown series prior to the Jan. 26 deadline for early nominations at a cost of $600 each.
A sortable list of all 369 horses nominated to the 2013 Triple Crown. View List
The deadline for early Triple Crown nominations is Jan. 26 at 11:59 p.m. (all times Eastern). Each nomination must be accompanied by a fee of $600.
Look back at the year of I'll Have Another's Triple Crown bid. view slideshow
Revisit the racing career of the Shack Attack. view slideshow
The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled the logo for the 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) that will have its 138th renewal May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.
Tickets for the 138th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) went on sale Oct. 15 and the Maryland Jockey Club announced a new vendor will be handling ticket sales for the May 18, 2013 event at Pimlico Race Course.
It is not an exaggeration to say that no Thoroughbred stallion has ever lived a life like 2002 champion and dual classic winner War Emblem. read blog
- By Steve Haskin
The following guest blog was written by I'll Have Another's owner Paul Reddam in response to some of the concerns of the public regarding the colt's injury and retirement. read blog
- By Steve Haskin
This free report is a look back at the 2012 Triple Crown by award-winning turf writer Steve Haskin. Download Report
So, after nearly 40 years, the Maryland Jockey Club, following two hours of testimony and forensic analyses, finally has awarded the Preakness stakes record to Secretariat. read blog
After investigating the timing of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat's Preakness Stakes, the Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously to change the official time from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53, a stakes record.
View the triple crown contenders with near misses. view slideshow
If watching I'll Have Another reel in Bodemeister in the Pimlico stretch during the second jewel of the Triple Crown didn't stir the soul, perhaps you're in the wrong business. read blog
The ominous shroud that has engulfed Thoroughbred racing recently is starting to lift, at least temporarily, thanks to the heroics of a golden chestnut colt named I'll Have Another... read blog
Trainer Doug O'Neill has full confidence in the potential for I'll Have Another to handle the grueling 1 1/2 miles of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after the colt captured the first two jewels of America's Triple Crown.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Special. Evan dissects the race run by I'll Have Another to achieve victory. watch video
Images from Preakness week 2012. View Slideshow
Evan Hammonds recaps the exciting victory by I'll Have Another over Bodemeister in the 2012 Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another gets a bath Friday morning at Pimlico. Watch Video
Paul Reddam, owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another, comments on life after the Derby, Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez, and I'll Have Another. Watch Video
I'll Have Another heads to Belmont Park in three weeks with a chance to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner after nipping a determined Bodemeister in a terrific renewal of the Preakness Stakes May 19.
As the Maryland Jockey Club hosts its biggest day of racing this year -- the 137th Preakness Stakes (gr. I)--the state's horse industry is bracing for changes on the horizon that could redefine how racing is conducted.
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