Preakness Stakes

New Direction: Goal To ‘Preserve And Enhance’ Preakness At Pimlico

The Stronach Group appears to have changed its mind about moving the Preakness away from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, according to Maryland Matters. The track is in need of significant renovations, and Stronach has spent the past several years devoting the majority of its resources to nearby Laurel Park, but Pimlico’s 144-year history may not […]

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‘Stronger, Faster’ Owendale Could Target Haskell, Travers

This weekend’s Ohio Derby winner Owendale, previously third in the G1 Preakness Stakes, will return to Grade 1 company for his next start, reports bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old’s potential targets include the Haskell (July 20 at Monmouth), the Travers (Aug. 24 at Saratoga), and/or the Pennsylvania Derby (Sept. 21 at Parx), according to trainer Brad Cox. […]

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Owendale Delivers As 1-2 Favorite In Ohio Derby

Rupp Racing’s Owendale, most recently third in the G1 Preakness Stakes, returned to earn his second graded stakes triumph in Saturday’s G3 Ohio Derby at Thistledown. The 1-2 favorite had to work harder than his odds might have suggested, but Owendale and Florent Geroux were able to turn back 5-1 chance Math Wizard by a […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Media Glare, Sophomore Class?

The harsh spotlight of media attention continues to shine on the horse racing industry — and not just in California and at Santa Anita Park. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest developments in Thoroughbred racing. Plus, with the Triple Crown races in the rear view, how […]

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War Of Will ‘Acted Fine’ When Pair Of Horses Got Loose During Belmont Training Session

Trainer Mark Casse’s pair of contenders for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets paddock schooled before heading to the Belmont Park main track Tuesday morning. Grade 1 Preakness-winner War of Will and Grade 3 Peter Pan runner-up Sir Winston were sent to Big Sandy from the paddock shortly before 9 […]

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Late-Running Everfast ‘Plenty Fit’ For Belmont; Bourbon War Back For More

Preakness Stakes runner-up Everfast flaunted speed and fitness in his final serious preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets when he covered five furlongs in 1:01 flat at Churchill Downs Monday morning. With exercise rider Faustino Aguilar at the helm, Everfast broke off from the half-mile pole and clocked […]

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Next Start Still Undetermined For Preakness Runner Alwaysmining

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining exited his first work since the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 in good order, as his connections continue to examine their options for the multiple stakes winner’s next start. Trainer Kelly Rubley, who won Sunday’s fifth race at Laurel Park with Gunpowder Farms’ homebred Boundary Pass ($4.60), said she was pleased […]

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Field Of Nine, Led By Tacitus, War Of Will, Shaping Up For Belmont Stakes

Preakness winner War of Will and third-place Kentucky Derby finisher Tacitus will likely be the solid top two choices in a probable field of nine for the Belmont Stakes June 8. The field won’t officially be set until Tuesday, when the post position draw takes place, but word from potential contenders points to a nine-horse […]

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War Of Will Takes Over NTRA’s Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Gary Barber’s War of Will has a new bragging right to go along with his classic victory in the Preakness Stakes as the son of War Front earned 16 first-place votes and a total of 322 points to take over the lead position in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. War […]

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Casse’s Belmont Duo: Sir Winston Puts In ‘A+ Work,’ War Of Will ‘Feeling Good’

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle both War of Will and Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes. Casse said Gary Barber’s War of Will, who was a powerful winner of the Grade 1 Preakness, is in good order in Kentucky where he is currently preparing for the third leg of the Triple […]

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