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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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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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Casse: ‘Extremely Good Shot’ War Of Will To Contest Belmont Stakes

Gary Barber’s War of Will exited his 1 ¼-length victory over the late-running Everfast in Saturday’s144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., in good order and will run in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 8 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.,  if the colt continues to show all the right signs, […]

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Record Preakness Day Wagering Just Shy of $100 Million

The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., set an all-time total handle record Saturday of $99,852,653. Saturday’s record handle topped the previous mark of $97,168,658 set in 2017. Attendance was 131,256, according to the Maryland Jockey Club. War of Will, who was placed seventh in the Kentucky Derby (G1) […]

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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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‘Willing To Put My Money Where My Mouth Is’: West Issues $20 Million Challenge To Four Derby Runners

In an unprecedented move in thoroughbred racing, Gary West is offering up $20 million of his own money to the owners of Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress if any of those horses finish ahead of Maximum Security the next time any of them race against him through Dec, 31, 2019. […]

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Preakness Notes, May 17: Centeno ‘Lucky And Blessed’ To Retain Mount On Alwaysmining

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining got his first look at Pimlico Race Course with a jog around main track at 7 a.m. Friday, the morning after arriving from his home at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Alwaysmining has won five consecutive stakes and six straight races overall, all since being united with jockey Daniel Centeno, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Preakness Stakes

The middle leg of the Triple Crown steals focus this weekend as the 144th edition of the Preakness Stakes takes place May 18 at historic Pimlico Race Course. NBC Sports will present coverage of the Black-Eyed Susan and its undercard stakes on May 17 from 3-5 p.m. The Preakness Stakes undercard will be broadcast on […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Time to analyze the 2019 Preakness Stakes field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – War of Will On the business end Of a historic DQ Two straight rough trips now #2 – Bourbon War Honest and […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kirkwood Stables: Shiny New Things

Horses competing in the Preakness Stakes that also ran in the Kentucky Derby have an excellent track record in the second leg of the Triple Crown. But you only have to go back two years to find a Preakness winner that skipped the Derby (Cloud Computing). This year’s field of 13 is split 9 to […]

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