Preakness Stakes

I’ll Have Another Returning To America, To Stand At Ballena Vista Farm In California

I’ll Have Another, a U.S. champion and dual classic winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is returning to the United States, relocating to Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for the 2019 breeding season after standing his first six seasons in Japan. After winning the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, I’ll Have Another […]

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‘An Unforgettable Weekend’: 2019 Preakness Tickets Now On Sale

The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced Thursday that facility and Preakness Village tickets to the 144th Preakness Stakes are on sale. The Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore, Maryland. The 95th Black-Eyed […]

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Tale Of Verve Retired To C.F. Farms In Kentucky For 2019

Classic-placed Tale of Verve has been retired, and will enter stud at Charles Fipke’s C.F. Farms in Paris, Ky., for the 2019 breeding season, BloodHorse reports. The 6-year-old Tale of Ekati horse will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000. Tale of Verve parlayed a maiden win at Keeneland in the spring of his 3-year-old […]

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Social Inclusion, Eastwood To Diamond B Farm In Pennsylvania For 2019

Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, Penn., will add two new stallions to its roster for the 2019 breeding season, with the relocation of classic-placed Social Inclusion and the retirement of Grade 3-placed Eastwood. Social Inclusion will stand for an advertised fee of $5,000, and Eastwood will stand for $2,500. Social Inclusion, an impressive track record-breaker […]

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Old Friends: A P Valentine Euthanized Due To Colic Complications

A P Valentine, a Gr. 1 winner, was euthanized due to complications from colic on September 1 at Park Equine Hospital in Woodford County. The 20-year-old son of A.P. Indy had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm in Georgetown, KY. Campaigned by Rick Pitino’s Ol’ Memorial Stable (formerly Celtic Pride Stables) and […]

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Preakness Winner Cloud Computing Returns To Brown’s Care At Belmont Park

Winner of the 2017 Preakness Stakes, Cloud Computing last ran fourth in the G3 Westchester Stakes on May 5 of this year. Following that start, the 4-year-old son of Maclean’s Music was being pointed to the G1 Met Mile, but was diagnosed with an ankle chip which required surgery to remove. According to drf.com, Cloud Computing […]

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‘More Important Knowing What You Can’t Do’: Lukas Saddles 20th Travers Starter With Bravazo

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will hit a milestone on Saturday when Bravazo becomes his 20th horse to compete in the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga. Through the Triple Crown trail and beyond, Bravazo has remained sound through his 12 career starts. The Awesome Again colt – the only active 3-year-old to have […]

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Triple Crown-Winning Smith Voted Jockey Of The Week

With a win in the Belmont Stakes that made Justify the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, Mike Smith was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 4 – 10, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which […]

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Fiske On Tenfold: ‘No Better-Bred Belmont Horse In The Crop’

David Fiske has been declaring for months that Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Preakness Stakes third-place finisher Tenfold has the best pedigree for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes of any horse in this 3-year-old crop. “I guess it’s put up or shut up,” Fiske, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ long-time racing and bloodstock manager, said recently with a laugh. “I’ve been telling people […]

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Mike Smith’s Bid For Racing History A Long Time In The Making

Mike Smith was a ninth-grade student when he decided to become a jockey. The son of a rider – with an uncle who trained and grandparents who owned racehorses – he appeared destined to fall in love with the sport. The rest would be up to him. Smith left his home in Roswell, New Mexico […]

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