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Preakness Stakes 143

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 08:54
Justify wins the 143rd running of the Grade I Preakness Stakes.

Preakness Stakes Press Conference

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 23:32
Comments from the connections of Preakness Stakes winner Justify, including trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith.

Ritvo: Preakness Could Become Elite Event at Laurel

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 23:32
The only thing that will keep Pimlico Race Course in business as a racetrack is if the Preakness Stakes (G1) stays. But the only thing that will keep the Preakness at Pimlico is if the racetrack gets revamped by the Maryland Stadium Authority.

Preakness Stakes Wrap

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 23:32
Claire Crosby recaps the foggy Preakness Stakes, which saw Justify fight for the victory in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.

Nootka Sound Gets First Stakes Score in Soaring Softly

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 23:32
Hat Creek Racing's Nootka Sound started strong and finished even better, going nearly gate-to-wire to notch her first career stakes win in the $100,000 Soaring Softly (G3) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park May 19.

Miss Mo Mentum Scores Graded Win in Selene Stakes

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 23:32
Gary Barber's Miss Mo Mentum chased down 8-5 favorite Dixie Moon in the stretch of the $125,000 Selene Stakes (G3) to win her first graded race by a neck May 19 at Woodbine.

Ax Man Cuts Through Competition in Sir Barton

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Cutting through dense fog over a sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course, 3-year-old Ax Man lead from gate-to-wire to snag the May 19 $100,000 LARC Sir Barton Stakes and take home his third win of the season. 

Justify Emerges From the Fog to Win Preakness

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
In an intense, white fog at Pimlico Race Course, Justify and Good Magic—the top two finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1)—dueled for the second prize in the Triple Crown.

Vettori Kin Leads McPeek Exacta in Louisville

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Vettori Kin (BRZ) rallied past stablemate Harlan Strong (ARG) in the final furlong to win the $100,000 Louisville Handicap (G3T) by a widening 2 1/2 lengths May 19 at Churchill Downs.

Ultra Brat Dominates Gallorette Stakes

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Alex Campbell Jr.'s homebred Ultra Brat unquestionably got a hold of the tiring, boggy turf course May 19 in the $150,000 Gallorette Stakes (G3T). The others? Not so much.

Abyssinian First Winner for Cairo Prince

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Hat Creek Racing's Abyssinian made it a one-horse race to become the first winner for her sire, Cairo Prince, in a Belmont Park $100,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies May 19.

Mitole Runs Them Off Their Feet in Chick Lang

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Mitole earned his fourth career victory in what has become his trademark blowout fashion, when he headed every point of call of his 6 1/4-length cakewalk in the $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

Fire Away Takes Rail to Victory in Off-Turf Dixie

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
The connections of Fire Away were looking forward to running in the $250,000 Dixie Stakes (G3T) May 19 at Pimlico Race Course even before champion male turf horse World Approval scratched in rainy Baltimore.

Tap Daddy Takes Field Gate to Wire in Murphy

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred Tap Daddy went gate-to-wire for a commanding 6 1/2-length victory in the off-the-turf James W. Murphy Stakes on the Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

Rhododendron Edges Lightning Spear, Males in Lockinge

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Filly Rhododendron (IRE), campaigned by owners associated with Coolmore, just pipped Lightning Spear (GB) in a thrilling finish to the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Group 1) at Newbury May 19.

Preakness Scene Setter with Claire Crosby

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Preakness day video update with Claire Crosby on May 19, 2018.

Fasig-Tipton Under Tack Show Set for Sunday

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
Fasig-Tipton has announced that the third and final under tack workout session in preparation for the Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale will begin at 10 a.m. ET May 20.

McCrocklin Tests the Midlantic Juvenile Market

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
For the first time, Ocala, Fla.,-based horseman Tom McCrocklin has sent a group to Timonium, Md., for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds that takes place May 21-22.

Rain Continues to Affect Pimlico on Preakness Day

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:31
The poncho will replace the fascinator as the fashion of choice for the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Song of Spring Goes Last to First in DuPont Distaff

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:02
Slathered in mud and bounding for home, Song of Spring proved that a sloppy track was no issue as she sprinted from last to get up in the final strides of the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3).

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