Keyword: Preakness Stakes

  • Mr. Z
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    Mr. Z Camp Still Undecided on Preakness

    Whether Zayat Stables' Mr. Z runs in the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) remains up in the air, with Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas lobbying for the colt to contest the race at Pimlico Race Course.

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    Average of 16 Million Viewed KY Derby on NBC

    NBC Sports reported that its live coverage of the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC averaged 16 million viewers, up 4% from 15.3 million last year, according to information from The Nielsen Company.

  • Major Decisions Looming in Maryland

    As the Maryland Jockey Club prepares for the May 16 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, there's a lot going on behind the scenes--and much of it involves the status of the historic track in suburban Baltimore.

  • Bill Cooke & Calumet Farm's Trophy Collection

    Kentucky Horse Park Museum Director Bill Cooke expands on the historical significance and dominance of Calumet Farm and talks about their trophy collection on display at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Frammento worked a half-mile in :48 at Keeneland on April 24.

    Derby Hopeful Frammento Works at Keeneland

    Frammento, fourth in the April 4 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :48 under jockey Joe Bravo April 24 at Keeneland. Clockers caught the Midshipman colt in fractions of :12 1/5, :24, :48 and out in 1:02 2/5.

  • Ghost Bay won the the Maryland Juvenile Futurity in 2014.

    Tesio Tops Six-Stakes Card at Pimlico

    Stakes winner Ghost Bay and the consistent Noteworthy Peach top the seven-horse field entered for the April 18 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, the local prep for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16.

  • New Horsemen's Incentives at Pimlico Meet

    Live racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday, April 2, for the opening of its 37-day spring meet, highlighted by the 140th renewal of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, May 16.

  • Champion 2-year-old male American Pharoah heads the list of early nominees to the Triple Crown.

    Early Nominees to Triple Crown Races Increase

    American Pharoah and Take Charge Brandi, last year's respective champion 2-year-old male and female, head the list of 429 Thoroughbreds made eligible to compete in the 2015 Triple Crown during the early nomination phase.

  • Trainer todd Pletcher at the2013 kentucky Derby Post Position Draw...
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    Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

    Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.

  • Haskin: Welcome Home, Silver Charm

    Many racing fans today who have lived through nine Triple Crown sweep attempts since 1997 take for granted the 3-year-old media star who reaches out to mainstream America to capture the attention and the hearts of the public.

  • Catching Up with Hansel

    Hansel, at the ripe old age of 26, is the oldest living Preakness and Belmont winner.

  • Kid Cruz won the 2014 Easy Goer Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Kid Cruz Draws Rail for Belmont's Dwyer

    Kid Cruz, overpowered in the Preakness (gr. I) this spring but a sparkling winner last time out in the Easy Goer, returns to Belmont Park in the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) July 5.

  • Funny Cide Still Draws a Crowd

    Eleven years after Funny Cide's Triple Crown attempt was spoiled by Empire Maker, he and his connections are still a hot item. Catch up with the New York-bred gelding with a day in his life at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Whoa Nellie, Maybe Coburn's Right

    In their rush to heap ridicule on upstart horse owner Steve Coburn for complaining about the Triple Crown series, the racing press and, apparently, most of the sport's fans, are missing an important point.

  • California Chrome
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    California Chrome Draws Post 2 for Belmont

    Dual classic winner California Chrome drew post position 2 and was installed the 3-5 morning-line favorite for his attempt at the coveted Triple Crown when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • After the Wire: Belmont Stakes Preview

    Evan Hammonds examines Seattle Slew's Belmont Stakes and compares his racing style to that of California Chrome. Compare footage from Seattle Slew's Belmont win and California Chrome's first two victories in the Triple Crown.

  • Art Sherman with California Chrome

    Haskin: Chrome Sweet Chrome

    Once again, we have reached the gates of the pantheon. Beyond beckons the ghosts of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Citation, and the seven other Triple Crown winners who have attained immortality.

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    California Chrome Looks Good Walking Shedrow

    California Chrome, who will try to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 7, walked the shedrow May 19 in the Preakness stakes barn first with Alan Sherman and then with Raul Rodriguez.

  • 2014 Preakness Stakes Race Sequence

    2014 Preakness Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive California Chrome's victory in the 2014 Preakness Stakes. See where your favorite horse was at six points of the race with our interactive slideshow.