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  • Kentucky Derby Winner War Emblem breaks from post position 8 in Saturday's Preakness.

    Steve Haskin's Preakness Report (5/17): War Zone

    A war zone. That's what posts 8 through 12 are going to be in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, as a five-horse stampede is going to come charging out of the gate and down the Pimlico stretch for the first time. And it's all the result of Bob Baffert and Company choosing post 8, resulting in the connections of the other speed horses to all select outside posts.

  • Zito Looks for Encore with Quatorze

    Having won the 1996 Preakness with Louis Quatorze, trainer Nick Zito is looking for another big payday with a daughter of the renowned horse. Aly Quatorze, who won twice at Gulfstream this winter, will take on favored Chamrousse in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) on Friday.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Sizzles at Belmont Park; Others on Track at Pimlico

    With Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey aboard, Preakness Stakes favorite Medaglia d'Oro sizzled three furlongs in :35 at New York's Belmont Park as he prepared for Saturday's second leg of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Fresh Horses Expected in Second Leg of Triple Crown

    With only the top two Kentucky Derby finishers and fourth-place Medaglia d'Oro confirmed for the Preakness (gr. I), a crowd of new shooters are expected for the second leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Straight Gin Works; U S S Tinosa's Arrival Delayed

    Marylou Whitney's Straight Gin put in a five-furlong work at Churchill Downs Saturday and fellow Kentucky Derby hopeful U S S Tinosa's arrival in Louisville has been delayed until Tuesday.

  • Straight Gin Works; U S S Tinosa's Arrival Delayed

    Marylou Whitney's Straight Gin put in a five-furlong work at Churchill Downs Saturday and fellow Kentucky Derby hopeful U S S Tinosa's arrival in Louisville has been delayed until Tuesday.

  • Edgar Prado guides Harlan's Holiday to victory in the Blue Grass Stakes.

    Harlan's Holiday Romps in Blue Grass

    Harlan's Holiday stalked the early pace then pounced in the stretch to pull clear to a 4 1/2-length win in Saturday's $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Danthebluegrassman Sizzles in Workout; Other 3-Year-Olds See Action

    Danthebluegrassman zipped five furlongs in :58.6 at Santa Anita Park on Monday as he posted the fastest time of the day among the 49 horses working at that distance. His workout was the highlight of a busy workday Monday for 3-year-olds at tracks across the country.

  • Came Home comes home victorious in the San Rafael.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report (3/4): Lost Weekend

    For a weekend in which we had five races of note for 3-year-olds, we learned very little. Three of the five races were run on sloppy or muddy tracks, and in the highlight event, the San Rafael Stakes, we really didn't learn much more about Came Home than we knew before, other than he can now get a mile with no problem.

  • Big Test For Nokoma in Gulfstream Allowance Saturday

    Michael Tabor's Nokoma, runner-up in the Remsen Stakes to Saarland, will attempt to rebound from a disappointing effort in the Holy Bull Stakes when he takes on 12 opponents in a mile and 70-yard allowance race at Gulfstream Saturday.