Baffert: The Factor has hairline fracture, targeting summer return

Trainer Bob Baffert tells the Blood-Horse a nuclear scan of The Factor revealed a slight hairline fracture of the hind ankle – probably suffered in the Arkansas Derby but undetected until this week. Baffert said the colt should be ready for a late summer and fall campaign, with one target being the King’s Bishop Stakes […]

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Presious Passion aims for another UN Stakes at age nine

Press Release Patricia Generazio’s Presious Passion, who gave trainer Mary Hartmann her first Grade 1 victory when he took the 2009 United Nations Stakes, is back at Monmouth and aiming for the top turf event of the season on July 2.      The 9-year-old son of Royal Anthem, who won the Grade 1 Clement […]

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Shared Account’s return among Preakness card highlights

Animal Kingdom isn’t the only Graham Motion-trained horse that could make a splash Saturday at Pimlico.  He’s also been preparing for Shared Account’s five-year-old debut in the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap on the Preakness undercard. Shared Account was last seen winning the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at 46-1 last November.  The Gallorette is […]

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Suffolk Downs opens meet Preakness day

Press Release Opening Day of the 2011 live racing season at Suffolk Downs is this Saturday, May 21, Preakness Stakes Day.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and first post time for the nine-race program is 1:15 p.m.  Parking and admission will be free on Opening Day and for the duration of the live meet. In […]

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Napravnik, Sutherland to face off in female jockeys race

Six of the world’s top female riders are set to square off in the inaugural $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday, May 20, at Pimlico Race Course. The challenge is part of The People’s Pink Party, a joint effort between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest […]

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The “Budapest Bullet” storms into Britain

Hungary isn’t exactly known as being a hotbed of racing, but Hungarians have at least one horse with a reputation for brilliant speed and dominance.  Overdose, otherwise known as “The Budpest Bullet,” will put his 15-1 record on the line Saturday at Haydock when he makes his British debut. Hungarians are apparently in a feverish […]

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Santa Anita to overhaul dirt surface mixture

Santa Anita’s new dirt surface will undergo a renovation in the coming months to change the mixture of sand, silt and clay used when the surface was installed last year.  At a meeting Tuesday, California Horse Racing Board officials and others agreed that the silt and clay content of the track is too high. Ted […]

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Retired female jockeys to race for breast cancer awareness

Press Release For both the camaraderie and the cause, an elite group of retired champion female jockeys return to Old Hilltop on Friday, May 20, to compete in the Lady Legends for the Cure Race II at Pimlico Race Course. Seventh on a 13-race card (post time 3:05 p.m. EST) anchored by the Grade 2 […]

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Pimlico earns NTRA safety alliance re-accreditation

Press Release The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Pimlico received an initial provisional accreditation from the Alliance in May 2009. The track received full […]

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