Preakness Stakes

Bloodlines: War Of Will’s ‘Depth Of Family’ Bodes Well

War Front could be pardoned for a bit of pride because the big bay horse from Claiborne Farm had a pretty good weekend. War of Will won the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes on Saturday; Etoile won the G3 Fillies Sprint at Naas in Ireland on Sunday, with Peace Charter second (both by War Front); and […]

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Right Place, Right Time: Half-Brother To Preakness Winner War Of Will On Offer At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

When it comes to timely catalog updates, the effects on a hammer price can range from benign to potentially life-changing. Where exactly Hip 575 of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale will fall on that spectrum remains to be seen, but having half-brother War of Will win the Preakness Stakes just three days before […]

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Maximum Security Still Leads War Of Will In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

War of Will’s statement-making victory in the 144th Preakness Stakes was heeded as the Mark Casse-trained colt earned 18 first-place votes and 411 points to move up to second overall in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. War of Will came into the middle leg of the Triple Crown after avoiding […]

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Stringhalt: War Of Will’s Post-Preakness Motion Isn’t Lameness

Savvy racing fans may have noticed a strange “hitch” in War of Will’s stride after his triumphant Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday, and several took to social media to express their concern about the colt’s well-being. There’s no need to worry about the 3-year-old son of War Front, trainer Mark Casse confirmed to the media […]

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Preakness Field: Improbable ‘Came Out Good,’ Signalman Bled

The top four finishers in the 144th Preakness all exited the race in good condition, and the top three are expected to carry on to next month’s Belmont Stakes. Meanwhile, fourth-place finisher Warrior’s Charge is not under consideration for the Test of the Champion due to potential distance limitations, according to trainer Brad Cox. The […]

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Gaffalione: War Of Will’s Preakness Win ‘Really Hasn’t Sunk In Yet’

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione returned back to his “new home” in the Churchill Downs jockey colony following his victory aboard War of Will in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (Grade I) at Pimlico Race Course. Gaffalione, a 24-year-old native of Davie, Fla., was on the Churchill Downs backstretch early Sunday morning to work horses and was named to […]

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War Of Will Vindicated; Casse Emotional After First Classic Victory

First, there was fear. Then disappointment. Later, it was indignation. Two weeks after the history-making 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby, War of Will finally got the one thing his trainer and jockey had been asking for. “We were this close to never seeing him again,” said Mark Casse, referencing the Derby incident with Maximum […]

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English Bee Runs Down Real News In James W. Murphy

Calumet Farm homebred English Bee earned his first stakes win on Saturday, out-kicking 2-1 favorite Real News to win by a half-length under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 3-year-old son of English Channel, conditioned by Graham Motion, was sent to post at odds of 9-2 after a disappointing fifth in his first start in stakes company. […]

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Equibase Analysis: One Of Two Brad Cox Trainees Could Spring Preakness Upset

Only four of the 13 horses entered to run in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes ran in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, leaving more than two-thirds of the Preakness field consisting of horses which did not run in the Derby for various reasons. Of the group which ran in the Derby, fifth […]

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Economics Professor Takes $150,000 ‘Gamble’ With Warrior’s Charge In Preakness

It wasn’t until after the Kentucky Derby that economist Marshall Gramm even began to consider starting a horse in the 2019 edition of the Preakness Stakes. According to the Daily Memphian, the Rhodes professor took on the idea after learning that neither Country House nor Maximum Security would be starting in the middle jewel of […]

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