Turner (green silks) and Manrrique-Guerrero in the stretch run at Will Rogers Downs
Suspension, Anger Management Class Result From Mid-Race Jockey Altercation

You could say this is a case of a horse race breaking out in the middle of a fight. Jockey Freddy Jose Manrrique-Guerrero has been suspended 30 days and ordered to attend an anger management class by Will Rogers Downs stewards for an altercation with fellow jockey Natalie Turner in the stretch run of the […]

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TCI: Exaggerator’s Preakness Good, But Colt Isn’t On Hosts’ Top Five For Belmont

The TCI guys recap the Preakness Stakes and analyze how Exaggerator was able to finally turn the tables on Nyquist and foil a 2016 Triple Crown bid. They also look forward to the final classic – the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes – and give an early Top 10 based on potential contenders considering a run […]

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Finger Lakes HBPA Launches Ad Campaign Requesting Assistance From Lago Casino

The Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has begun a statewide ad campaign this week, aimed at encouraging state officials to protect the racetrack’s purses as they face intense competition from the new Del Lago Casino under construction nearby, according to the TimesUnion. While the Tioga Downs harness track, 129 miles away, is set […]

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Yutaka Take and A Shin Hikari cruise to the wire in the Hong Kong Cup
Japanese Star A Shin Hakari Rolls To 10-Length Win In Prix d’Ispahan

Japan’s A Shin Hakari made his European debut a winning one when he romped to a 10-length victory in the Group 1 Prix d’Ispahan at Chantilly May 24. The 5-year-old son of Deep Impact was making his first start since winning the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Cup in December. Ridden confidently by Yutaka Take, […]

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Nyquist (Uncle Mo) trains for the Preakness Stakes (Gr I) at Pimlico Racecourse 5/20/16.
Elevated White Blood Cell Count Rules Nyquist Out Of Belmont Stakes; Summer Campaign Planned

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will be forced to miss an anticipated rematch with Preakness winner Exaggerator after recent blood tests revealed an elevated white blood cell count. The colt’s temperature was just over 102 F on Monday morning, but the horse’s connections said that it had returned to normal later in the day. Blood was […]

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Exaggerator's victory in the 2016 Preakness was watched by more than nine million viewers on NBC
Exaggerator Turns The Tables On Nyquist In The Preakness

Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners and Rocker O Ranch’s Exaggerator got a clean trip from just off the pace in Saturday’s 141st running of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, and used it to his advantage, rallying to a 3 1/2-length victory over his rival Nyquist. The sophomore by Curlin had lost to the […]

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Go Maggie Go (Ghostzapper) and jockey Luis Saez win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr II) at Pimlico Racecourse 5/20/16. Trainer: Dale Romans. Owner: Mike Tarp
Go Maggie Go Shakes Free Late To Take Black-Eyed Susan

Mike Tarp’s homebred Go Maggie Go was the hard-fought winner of Friday’s Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan, marking the second consecutive year that trainer Dale Romans has won the race. The sophomore daughter of Ghostzapper dueled for the lead throughout the race, just shaking free of her rivals in the final sixteenth of a mile to […]

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Sloppy conditions or not, can Nyquist follow in American Pharoah's footsteps?
The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Preakness Now, Preakness Future?

For well over a century, the second leg of the Triple Crown has been contested at Pimlico Race Course. That’ll be the case again this year as Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist makes his bid for the Triple Crown, a feat accomplished by American Pharoah last year following a 37-year drought. However, based on recent developments, […]

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alibi breakfast keith desormeaux
Preakness Alibi Breakfast: Just Enjoying The Ride

The Alibi Breakfast is a Preakness tradition dating back to the 1930s. It has evolved over the years into a chance for fans and connections to rub elbows while trainers crack jokes and make predictions about the weekend’s race. The event has expanded to include a handful of awards for industry and media members, as […]

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Exaggerator and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Santa Anita Derby
TCI: Weather Makes It A Three-Horse Race

Jon & Joel preview Saturday’s second jewel of the Triple Crown, and tell you why this year’s Preakness is shaping up to be a three-horse race (in the mud). Will Nyquist head to New York with a potential back-to-back Triple Crown on the line? Can Exaggerator finally get the pace to turn the tables late on Nyquist […]

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