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So Far, Seven Pointing for Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The New York Racing Association May 22 listed seven 3-year-olds, including the top three finishers in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), as pointing toward the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Post Preakness Stakes News Update

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claire Novak gives us updates on Preakness contenders Exaggerator, Nyquist, Cherry Wine, and more! Learn who is heading to the Belmont Stakes and when. Read More...

Preakness Stakes: Cherry Wine Day After

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Preakness Stakes runner up Cherry Wine the morning after. In good form other than stitches over the right eye from hitting gate. Read More...

Golden Gate: Golden Pick 6 grows to $934,832

DRF | 4 days ago
For the 47th consecutive race, the Golden Pick 6 at Golden Gate Fields was not won on Saturday, meaning Sunday’s jackpot payout will begin with $934,832 in the pool. Read More...

Exaggerator, Nyquist Set for Belmont Rematch

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
There may not be a Triple Crown on the line June 11 at Belmont Park, but a budding rivalry between the top two 3-year-old colts in the country is probably the next-best option. Read More...

2016 Preakness Stakes Race Sequence

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Relive Exaggerator's victory in the 2016 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. Read More...

Mohawk: L A Delight, Caprice Hill among SBOA elim winners

DRF | 5 days ago
A crowd of thousands packed Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night for Fireworks and Family Fun Night and got to enjoy an action-packed ten-race card. The eliminations for the S.B.O.A Stakes for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies highlighted the card and featured the return of a pair of divisional champions. Read More...

Northfield: Wiggle It Jiggleit rolls in Battle of Lake Erie

DRF | 5 days ago
It didn’t take more than 28 seconds to realize who would be the winner of the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park on Saturday night. Driver Montrell Teague was able to get away with that soft opening quarter behind Wiggle It Jiggleit and the rest was history. Read More...

Meadowlands: Miller sweeps Graduate Trots; Artistic Major scores in Graduate Pace

DRF | 5 days ago
Driver David Miller made the best of his opportunity, sweeping two $50,000 divisions of the Graduate series for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. Miller piloted 7-1 shot Crazshana to an upset in the first division and came back with 30-1 shot Maestro Blue Chip to upset odds-on favorite Pinkman in the process. Read More...

Vernon: Smalltownthrowdown, Sir Royson victorious in New York Sire Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Vernon Downs hosted a pair of $61,300 New York Sire Stakes races for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Saturday night, and Smalltownthrowdown and Sir Royson went home with the victories. Read More...

Yonkers: Missile J takes Rooney elim; Bee A Magician, Bit Of A Legend N shine in opens

DRF | 5 days ago
Missile J delivered as part of a 1-9 favored entry, winning the lone $40,000 Art Rooney elimination for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway in 1:53 2/5. Read More...

MJC: Preakness Set Handle, Attendance Records

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Maryland Jockey Club reported attendance and total pari-mutuel handle records for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) program at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Preakness Stakes 141 Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Listen to Keith and Kent Desormeaux and the connections of Exaggerator following their Preakness Stakes victory. Read More...

Wild Dude Rallies to Kona Gold Victory

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Two-time grade I-winning sprinter Wild Dude secured a graded stakes win in a third straight season May 21 when he rallied from fifth to score a clear victory in the $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Preakness Stakes News Wrap

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Claire Novak reports on Exaggerator's Preakness Stakes win trackside at Pimlico Park. Hear about Exaggerator's future plans and other Belmont Stakes probables, plus an update on Uncle Lino. Read More...

Wild Dude wins, San Onofre breaks down in Kona Gold

DRF | 5 days ago
Wild Dude won his third graded stakes in the last year in Saturday’s $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes at Santa Anita, a race marred by a fatal injury to leading contender San Onofre. Read More...

Watchmaker: Nyquist lost, but he ran courageously

DRF | 5 days ago
The Preakness’s early pace is the reason why Nyquist remains a fine racehorse, even in defeat. Read More...

Handle on Preakness rises sharply

DRF | 5 days ago
Betting on the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday was up sharply and set a record, buoyed by a larger field and a comparison with depressed figures from last year’s edition of the race. Read More...

Paulassilverlining Delivers in Vagrancy

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Vincent Scuderi's homebred Paulassilverlining picked up her second graded stakes victory of the year with a win in the grade III, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap May 21 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Paulassilverlining Delivers in Vagrancy

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Vincent Scuderi's homebred Paulassilverlining picked up her second graded stakes victory of the year with a win in the grade III, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap May 21 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Preakness Stakes 141

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Exaggerator with jockey Kent Desormeaux win the 141st running of the Grade I Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Read More...

Fast opening quarter took its toll on Nyquist

DRF | 5 days ago
Live by his speed, die by his speed. That was the game plan trainer Doug O’Neill wanted to employ for his Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes at sloppy Pimlico. Read More...

Paulasvilverlining delivers as Vagrancy favorite

DRF | 5 days ago
Paulassilverlining looked best on paper, and when jockey Jose Ortiz worked out a perfect trip on the odds-on favorite, it was lights out in the Grade 3, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Trace Creek Pulls Hanshin Cup Upset

Blood-Horse | 5 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 finally beats Nyquist, wins Preakness

DRF | 5 days ago
On a cold, rainy, dreary afternoon, the wattage from the smiles of those connected to Exaggerator could have lit up the town, from the Inner Harbor to Camden Yards, to Fells Point, and all the way to Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Exaggerator Turns the Tables, Wins Preakness

Blood-Horse | 5 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...

Trace Creek connects at 44-1 in Hanshin Cup

DRF | 5 days ago
Since entries were taken for the Saturday card at Arlington, and Trace Creek was put in an allowance race as well as the Hanshin Cup, the word was his connections were likely to opt for the allowance. They didn’t, and that was a good call, as Trace Creek finished strongly to score a major upset the Grade 3, $150,000 Hanshin Cup. Read More...

Awtaad Dominates Irish Guineas

Blood-Horse | 5 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 | 5 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 up in time in Dixie Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Takeover Target was last for much of the 1 1/16-mile Dixie Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, but when set down by jockey Joel Rosario in upper stretch, he delivered a furious closing charge to overtake Ring Weekend by a neck at the wire of the Grade 2 turf race. Read More...

Takeover Target Closes for Dixie

Blood-Horse | 5 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 | 5 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...

American Freedom atones in Sir Barton Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert wanted to erase the memory of American Freedom’s sixth-place finish in the Pat Day Mile two weeks ago as fast as possible. So, he asked owner Gary West if he could run the horse back in Saturday’s $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico. Read More...

Bradester comes back strong in Majestic Light

DRF | 5 days ago
Bradester confirmed his affinity for Monmouth Park’s main track when he returned from a nearly seven-month layoff to score a front-running victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Majestic Light Stakes. Read More...

Sky and Sea wins Lady Slipper as heavy favorite

DRF | 5 days ago
Sky and Sea outdueled Rockin the Bleu’s to win the $60,000 Lady Slipper for Minnesota-bred filly-and-mare sprinters by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Canterbury Park. Read More...

Conquest Enforcer coasts to easy victory in Queenston

DRF | 5 days ago
Conquest Enforcer won the $150,000 Queenston Stakes with embarrassing ease under Patrick Husbands at Woodbine on Saturday. Read More...

Mizz Money by a head in Gallorette Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
Bernie Flint bred and owns Mizz Money in partnership, and he trains her, so he’s invested a lot of time and money. When she tenaciously held off all rivals through the lane to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico on Saturday, Flint found that he had invested quite a bit of emotion, too. Read More...

Mizz Money Holds on for Gallorette Victory

Blood-Horse | 5 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 wins Chick Lang Stakes to stay perfect

DRF | 5 days ago
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A 3-year-old owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert breaks from the rail on a wet track on the third Saturday in May and dominates a stakes race at Pimlico. Read More...

Justin Squared Speeds to Chick Lang Victory

Blood-Horse | 5 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 | 5 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...

Bullards Alley gives Glyshaw first graded stakes win in Louisville Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
Bullards Alley earned the first graded stakes victory for himself and his trainer Saturday when he drew off in the stretch run of the Grade 3, $100,000 Louisville Handicap over the Churchill Downs turf. Read More...

Lady Shipman Strong in The Very One

Blood-Horse | 5 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...

Marengo Road scores upset in James W. Murphy Stakes

DRF | 5 days ago
The versatile Marengo Road is now a stakes winner on both dirt and turf after holding off a furious rally from the favored Aquaphobia to pull off an upset in the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes for 3-year-olds on the Pimlico turf Saturday. Read More...

Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales

Blood-Horse | 5 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 | 5 days 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 | 5 days 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 | 5 days 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...

Noble Bird eyes Met Mile or Stephen Foster Handicap

DRF | 5 days ago
Noble Bird, the runaway winner of the $300,000 Pimlico Special on Friday, came out of his 11 1/4-length victory in good shape, Norm Casse said Saturday morning. Read More...

California Chrome works half-mile toward summer return

DRF | 5 days ago
California Chrome worked a half-mile in 49.80 seconds at Los Alamitos early Saturday, his second workout since his historic win in the $10 million Dubai World Cup in the United Arab Emirates on March 26. Read More...