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Preakness Stakes 141

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Exaggerator with jockey Kent Desormeaux win the 141st running of the Grade I Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Read More...

Trace Creek Pulls Hanshin Cup Upset

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Shortleaf Stable's homebred Trace Creek made his Polytrack debut a success when capturing the grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup May 21 at Arlington International Racecourse, Read More...

Exaggerator Turns the Tables, Wins Preakness

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
After four losses to undefeated Nyquist, Exaggerator turned the tables with an off-the-pace victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Awtaad Dominates Irish Guineas

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Galileo Gold couldn’t complete a Guineas double at The Curragh May 21, which produced a triumph for the recently pensioned sire Cape Cross and a popular local trainer. Read More...

Unbeaten Lightstream Takes Soaring Softly

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A first try on turf proved no problem for undefeated Lightstream as she rallied to victory in the $100,000 Soaring Softly Stakes May 21 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Takeover Target Closes for Dixie

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Takeover Target overcame a wide trip and trailed in last turning for home, but found the highest gear in the final sixteenth May 21 to capture the $250,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT). Read More...

Take Over Target Closes for Dixie

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Takeover Target overcame a wide trip and trailed in last turning for home, but found the highest gear in the final sixteenth May 21 to capture the $250,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT). Read More...

Mizz Money Holds on for Gallorette Victory

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Mizz Money held off a stiff challenge in deep stretch and outgamed 70-1 longshot Vielsalm for a head victory in the Stella Artois Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the May 21 Preakness Stakes undercard at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Justin Squared Speeds to Chick Lang Victory

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Undefeated Justin Squared retained that status with a front-running two-length victory in the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes on the Xpressbet.com Preakness (gr. I) undercard May 21. Read More...

Preakness at Pimlico Gets Bit of a Push

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A Maryland Jockey Club official May 21 said the company would prefer to keep the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, and much could depend upon a study that will be conducted on behalf of the Maryland Stadium Authority. Read More...

Lady Shipman Strong in The Very One

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman overcame the outside post in a 12-horse field to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico Race Course for her second victory in as many starts since her trip to Dubai in March. Read More...

Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The world-famous Budwesier Clydesdales are a fixture at Pimlico for Preakness weekend. Go behind the scenes for a special look at their daily routine and on-track performance. Read More...

PA Governor Makes Commission Appointments

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The nine members of a reconstituted Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission have been appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf under legislation he signed into law in late February. Read More...

Bettors Support Canterbury Park Opener

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
While the success of its move to lower takeout across the board will be determined over time, bettors did support opening night of the low-takeout Canterbury Park meet May 20. Read More...

Always Sunshine Wins MD Sprint in Slop

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Ned Allard was high on Always Sunshine coming into the $150,000 Sagamore Spirit Maryland Sprint Stakes (gr. III), and the Parx Racing shipper did not disappoint May 21 on a cloudy day at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

California Chrome Drills for Del Mar Return

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California Chrome got an early wake-up call May 21 at Los Alamitos Race Course to record his second timed workout since returning to Southern California after his standout victory in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). Read More...

Homeboykris Dies After Win at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Preakness day began on a somber note May 21 at Pimlico Race Course with the death of grade I winner Homeboykris following his victory in the first race. Read More...

Soggy Start to Preakness Day

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
It was a soggy start to Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day as steady to heavy rain fell at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, and more of the same was forecast throughout the day May 21. Read More...

Record Attendance for Black-Eyed Susan Card

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and an increase in handle for the May 20 card at Pimlico Race Course, highlighted by Go Maggie Go’s impressive Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) score. Read More...

Old Friends Try First Classic with Uncle Lino

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Gary Sherlock, now 70 years old, is making his first classic start with high-school friend Tom Mansor. Read More...

Black-Eyed Susan-Preakness Double Payoffs

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Stakes double payoffs with Go Maggie Go Read More...

Lost Raven Makes the Grade in Miss Preakness

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Repole Stable's Lost Raven showed a new dimension May 20 at Pimlico Race Course and it paid off for her first graded stakes victory. Read More...

Dialed In’s First Starter is a Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Maximum Edge shows competitive spirit in first win. Read More...

Dialed In’s First Starter is Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Maximum Edge shows competitive spirit in first win. Read More...

Go Maggie Go Soars in Black-Eyed Susan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Lightly raced but perfectly primed for a big effort, Mike Tarp's homebred Go Maggie Go soared to her second grade II victory May 20 in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Ahh Chocolate Captures Allaire DuPont Distaff

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ahh Chocolate, owned and bred by Stoneway Farm, earned her second graded stakes victory May 20 in the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes presented by Maker's Mark at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Private Zone, Destin Work at Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Private Zone breezed six furlongs in 1:13 2/5 May 20, marking his second workout at Belmont Park this month as he prepares for the June 11 True North Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont. Read More...

Noble Bird Returns to Form in Pimlico Special

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
John Oxley's Noble Bird rebounded from a disappointing effort at Churchill Downs two weeks earlier with a dominant victory in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Owner/Breeder Fred Bradley Dies at 85

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fred Bradley, a former Kentucky state senator, attorney for the state's horse racing commission, and the owner/breeder of stars Groupie Doll and Brass Hat, died May 20 at age 85. Read More...

Trainer Umarov Ejected From Churchill Downs

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Owner and trainer Otabek Umarov has been ejected and excluded from Churchill Downs and suspended by Kentucky stewards. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Does It Again in McKay Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
For the fourth year in a row and fifth overall, 10-year-old warrior Ben's Cat won the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 20 and did it in dramatic fashion under the bright sun at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Consignor SAB Deals in Wide Range of Prices

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Scott Bergsrud's 12-horse consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training embodies his pinhooking philosophy of buying a wide range of price levels as long as he feels they can turn a profit. Read More...

‘McKenney’ Scratched From Pimlico Special

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Adam Staple and Jalin Stable's Page McKenney, the likely favorite for the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 20, was scratched the morning of the race by trainer Mary Eppler for what she described as a filling in a tendon in his left foreleg. Read More...

Preakness News Update for May 20

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak reports on the horses training Friday for the Preakness, including Lani, Abiding Star, Exaggerator, Uncle Lino, and Nyquist. Read More...

Follow Me Crev Takes His Shot in Californian

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Follow Me Crev's connections were disappointed when a severe quarter crack knocked him out of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), but he's made his way back and will seek his first graded stakes score May 22 in the Californian (gr. II). Read More...

Nyquist Jogs Two Miles at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Reddam Racing’s Nyquist went twice around the Pimlico Race Course main track the morning of May 20 in his final preparations for the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Speedy Conclusion to F-T Under Tack Show

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Either the track at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic was playing faster or the horses were just faster as the under tack show for the May 23-24 sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded May 19 with five of the eight fastest clockings. Read More...

Salutos Amigos Tops Maryland Sprint Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Salutos Amigos will look to win what has been an elusive graded stakes score outside of his favorite venue of Aqueduct Racetrack May 21 in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Will Nyquist Win Again in the Preakness?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. Read More...

As Usual, Weather Forecast Breakfast Topic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The weather forecast for Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day not surprisingly generated talk during the May 19 Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Last Preakness Runners Arrive at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The last three horses expected for the May 21 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) arrived at Pimlico Race Course May 19 and settled into their stalls at the Baltimore racetrack. Read More...

O’Neill: Nyquist Will ‘Run Big’ Saturday

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
He says all indications are Nyquist is "sitting on go" and he expects a big effort Saturday, as befitting his morning line odds. Read More...

Page McKenney a ‘Special’ Story

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The ordinary horse has a grinding tenacity that wears out lesser animals and gives faster, better-bred horses fits. Read More...

Preakness Questions Abound…Or do They?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Although Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, the overwhelming 3-5 morning line favorite, looks to be a standout as he takes his eight-race unbeaten streak into the Preakness Stakes, it is still a horse race. Read More...

Twelve Already Committed to Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Organizers of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup planned for January 2017 said they already have 12 ownership groups on board at $1 million each. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Preakness Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Preakness Stakes. Hear wet track suggestions and why Uncle Lino or Abiding Star could prove an upset. Sponsored by Equibase Read More...

Nyquist on Cruise Control for Preakness

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The morning of May 19 left trainer Doug O'Neill pleased with Nyquist's strong gallop under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. Read More...

Backer Shared His Love of Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
William M. "Bill" Backer, who after teaching the world that sharing a Coke could bring people together imparted his passion for Thoroughbreds, died Friday, May 13, in Warrenton, Va. Read More...

Preakness News Update for May 19

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak reports the news of the day including Nyquist's activities, Collected on the track, and the arrivals of Lani and Stradivari. Read More...

San Onofre Heads Kona Gold

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kona Gold's family connections out to win namesake race with homebred San Onofre. Santa Anita's 6 1/2-furlong Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) to run right after the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Read More...