preakness

‘Need To Give Him A Rest’: Country House Won’t Race Again In 2019

Trainer Bill Mott told drf.com that the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not race again this season, because he has been unhappy with the colt’s progress since being moved up via the historic disqualification of Maximum Security on the first Saturday in May. Country House was originally ruled out of the Preakness and the […]

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Baltimore Mayor Withdraws Lawsuit Against Pimlico’s Owner Over Possible Preakness Move To Laurel Park

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young announced on Wednesday that the city has dropped a lawsuit against the owner and operator of Pimlico racetrack, host of the Preakness Stakes. In March, then-Mayor Catherine Pugh sued The Stronach Group and its Maryland racing division, the Maryland Jockey Club, which owns and operates both Pimlico and Laurel Park. […]

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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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‘Sharp’ Bourbon War To Remove Blinkers, Start In Belmont Stakes

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War, trained by Mark Hennig, will make his next start in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, June 8. Bred in Kentucky by Conquest Stables, Bourbon War is the first foal out of Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory and was […]

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‘Big Heart And A Lot Of Try’: Reliving Easy Goer’s Belmont Triumph

Less than an hour to post time in the 1989 Belmont Stakes, trainer Shug McGaughey walked over to the Belmont Park paddock area alongside Easy Goer with a sense of confidence. He said to his assistant Buzz Tenney, “If this race goes the way I think it will, it’s going to be a fun one […]

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Alwaysmining Thriving After Preakness, May Shorten Up For Next Start

Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining, who had his six-race win streak snapped in the 144th Preakness (G1) May 18, emerged from the race in good order and returned to the track this week, trainer Kelly Rubley said. Alwaysmining had his first gallop Thursday at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., five days after […]

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Brad Cox Wins Top Prize In Preakness Weekend’s Trainer Bonus Program

Brad Cox edged Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 bonus program offered to trainers for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course. Cox led the way with 36 points, three more than two-time defending champion Asmussen, to earn a $50,000 […]

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Pimlico’s Thursday Card Features $198,373 Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot

Coming off a spectacular weekend that saw records fall on both Preakness (G1) and Black-Eyed Susan (G2) days, live racing returns to Pimlico Race Course Thursday, May 23 with a carryover jackpot of $198,373.42 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6. No single bettor solved the Rainbow 6 sequence that ended with War of Will’s $14.20 upset […]

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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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