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McPeek, Maker Send Out Trios in Louisville Handicap

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:49
The May 18  $100,000 Louisville Handicap (G3T) will feature a field divided, as trainer Ken McPeek sends out his trio of South American-bred contenders against Michael Maker's Kentucky-breds.

Roaring Lion Heads Field of Nine in Dante at York

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:49
John Gosden's Roaring Lion and Crossed Baton head a field of nine 3-year-old colts declared for the May 17 Betfred Dante Stakes (G2) at York.

Justify Draws Post 7 for Preakness Stakes

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:39
China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing, and WinStar Farm's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Justify drew post 7 at the Preakness Stakes (G1) draw May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

Preakness Weekend Marks MATCH Series Relaunch

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:39
Sure, the season's second classic will highlight the weekend's racing, but the Preakness Stakes (G1), as the Mid-Atlantic region's biggest race of the year, also provides some attention to the relaunch of the MATCH Series.

Give And Take Gets Up Late to Score in Musidora

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:39
Nicholas Jones' Give And Take outdueled Dancing Brave Bear late to land the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (G3) at York May 16. The race is a key trial for the June 1 Investec Oaks (G1).

Harry Angel Excels in Duke of York Season Debut

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:39
Champion sprinter Harry Angel made a perfect start to his 4-year-old campaign in the May 16 Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes (G2). The Clive Cox-trained colt will go next to the June 23 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot. 

Joe Bravo to Receive 2018 Venezia Award

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:39
The New York Racing Association has announced Joe Bravo as the 2018 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.

Owners of Multiple Classic Horses Plot Their Course

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:39
In this year's Triple Crown chase, a frequent topic of discussion has been ownership groups with multiple horses in the series. 

Jockey Health, Training Explored at Asian Conference

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:31
Professor Patrick Yung, director of the Hong Kong Centre for Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences, addressed the 37th Asian Racing Conference under the banner of "The Modern Elite Jockey - A Sports Medicine Perspective."

Blue Prize Seeks Second Season Win in DuPont Distaff

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:31
Merriebelle Stable's Blue Prize (ARG) will be able to tick off another state in her travel roster May 18, when she travels to Maryland to headline a field of eight in the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Approves Funding for Fair Hill Improvements

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:31
The Board of Public Works unanimously approved a Maryland Department of Natural Resources item that will authorize $1 million for design improvement services at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.

Hall of Fame Trainer Nick Zito Joins WHOA

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
"The game is bigger than we are," said Zito, who supports the Horseracing Integrity Act.

Churchill Deals Into Jersey; TVG Parent Eyes FanDuel

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
Churchill makes deal with Golden Nugget New Jersey; Paddy Power Betfair considering purchase of FanDuel.

Lukas Horses Take It Easy in Pimlico Slop

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
The D. Wayne Lukas-trained pair of Bravazo and Sporting Chance didn't do any exerting training May 16 at Pimlico Race Course, because their Hall of Fame conditioner didn't like the wet track in Baltimore.

ARC: International Leaders Emphasize Need for Integrity

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
A session of the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul tackled the ever-pressing issue of integrity, both in sport in general and more specifically in racing. 

Racing Leaders See Opportunity for Wagering Growth

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
With improving world economy, racing leaders see opportunity.

Gender Diversity Key to Expanding Racing's Fan Base

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
A panel during the third session of the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul was led by Victoria Carter, deputy chair of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, who opened with a frank discussion on how racing can stay relevant and drive diversity.

What's Going On Here: Hi Ho Pimlico

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
What will this year’s Preakness bring? We wouldn’t dare make a prediction, but we do know the race will be preceded by some good conversation and some tasty crab cakes.

Good Problem, Tough Decisions

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
In this year's Triple Crown chase, a frequent topic of discussion has been ownership groups with multiple horses in the series. 

Edgar Prado Celebrates Career Win 7,000

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:29
A look at the career of Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado as he celebrated his 7,000th win May 15 at Parx.

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