Triple Crown

Tickets Now On Sale For 145th Running Of Preakness Stakes

The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced today that facility and Preakness Village tickets to Preakness 145 are on sale.  The Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, May 16th and the 96th Black-Eyed Susan (G2) will take place on […]

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Churchill Downs Unveils Art For 2020 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

Churchill Downs today released the 2020 “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” by beloved Louisville artist Keith Anderson. Anderson’s oil and acrylic paintings capture a perspective of the iconic race that is unlike any ever featured, sharing the energy and color that will be on display during each the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby presented […]

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Juvenile Standout Independence Hall No Longer Targeting Remsen

Posting a 101 Beyer Speed Figure in his 12 1/4-length victory in the G3 Nashua Stakes earlier this month, 2-year-old Independence Hall was initially under consideration for the G2 Remsen Stakes on Dec. 7. Instead, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com that the son of Constitution will race again before his stable ships south for the winter, […]

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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Storm The Court Leads The Early Charge

Storm the Court scored a massive upset on the track and at the betting windows when he won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park at odds of 45-1. However, the colt is no stranger to defying what’s expected of him, often resulting in rousing success. The Court Vision colt has earned 22 qualifying […]

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High Velocity Outduels Favored Strongconstitution In Bob Hope

Gary and Mary West’s High Velocity, a $350,000 purchase as a yearling, appeared worth every cent Saturday as he outdueled highly-regarded Strongconstitution to win Del Mar’s featured Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes in convincing fashion. High Velocity, a son of Quality Road sent off at odds of even-money, went to the front at the […]

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Juvenile Winner Storm The Court ‘Just Chilling,’ Could Target February Return

As a consequence of Storm The Court’s victory in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 1 at Santa Anita, the Peter Eurton-trained colt will be one of, if not the early favorites for the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Even though the win, under jockey Flavien Prat, was at odds of 45-1 and came after even-money favorite […]

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‘Lucky So Far,’ Tagg Says Tiz The Law On Target For Kentucky Jockey Club

Sixteen years after the gutsy New York-bred gelding Funny Cide’s memorable victories in the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, trainer Barclay Tagg and Sackatoga Stables were back in the spotlight when Tiz the Law glided home under a hand ride to win the Grade 1 Champagne on Oct. 5 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. By WinStar […]

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Overnight At The Downs: Churchill Planning On-Track Hotel, Other Improvements

Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky., has announced a number of major capital investments offering a variety of new VIP guest experiences, including the construction of permanent stadium seating, a hotel and historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in the first turn at the legendary racetrack as well as a renovation project of Millionaires Row. Hotel, […]

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Historic Agreement Reached To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

A multi-party agreement dependent on legislative change has been reached to keep the Preakness, middle jewel of American racing’s Triple Crown, at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore for at least 30 years. The deal, which relies on an extension of the Racetrack Facilities Renewal Account funded by casino revenue, would lead to a new grandstand at […]

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