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Jose Ortiz won his first Preakness Stakes (G1) with Early Voting, the rider's second win in a Triple Crown race.
Driving from sixth to third at the sixteenth pole was Cellist, the 4-year-old gelding trained by Rusty Arnold, who pulled into first in the stretch and held off Reigning Spirit to cross the wire first in the $200,000 Louisville Stakes (G3T).
Klaravich Stables' Early Voting pressed the early pace, took over on the second turn, and withstood an inside rally from favored Epicenter to win the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 21.
The absence of the Fred Darling winner means that James Ferguson's Mise En Scene and Purplepay are the only British raiders, with ante-post market leaders Tuesday and Homeless Songs set to take their place in the €500,000 group 1 event.
There have been some slightly underwhelming editions of the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1) in recent years but the 2022 running looks a cracking race featuring five group 1 winners and a classy Royal Ascot group 2 scorer to boot.
Ethereal Road, whose scratch from the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) cleared an opening for also-eligible Rich Strike to race and score an upset, picked up a consolation prize May 21 by capturing the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Team Hanley and Parkland Thoroughbreds' Joy's Rocket looked like a winner all the way around historic Pimlico Race Course May 21 during a dominant 4 1/4-length triumph in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes over six furlongs.
Set Piece was in the zone May 21 in the $250,000 Dinner Party Stakes (G2T) at Pimlico Race Course and that focus paid dividends for the Juddmonte homebred.
As much as Preakness Stakes (G1) morning-line favorite Epicenter stands as the 9-5 choice in win pool wagering May 21, some rather startling trends have arisen.
In a sport where pace makes the race, trainer Chad Brown liked what he saw as his filly, Technical Analysis (IRE), cruised along on the lead in the $150,000 Gallorette Stakes (G3T).
Trainer Charlie Appleby and owner Godolphin created history on a damp Curragh afternoon, as the victory of Native Trail in the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (G1) gave them an unprecedented clean group 1 sweep of Two Thousand Guineas events this spring.
Maryland-bred Jaxon Traveler, a son of top sire Munnings, wired the field in the grade 3 Maryland Sprint Stakes; Lea Farms' Lightening Larry pulled off a 12-1 upset in the $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds.
Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Rich Strike returned to the work tab May 21 at Churchill Downs, clocking four furlongs in :47 1/5 in his first move since his upset victory in the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Staton Flurry's Interstatedaydream took command in the stretch and cruised to a 1 1/4-length victory over 12 sophomore fillies in the May 20 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.
It is days like May 20 at Pimlico Race Course that highlight why West Point Thoroughbreds will chase million-dollar yearlings at sales.
John Oxley and Breeze Easy's Boppy O, a 2-year-old half brother to graded stakes winner Pappacap, graduated in style at Gulfstream Park May 20.
It was an exciting scene for Major League Baseball player Alex Bregman May 19 as he and several Houston Atros' teammates gathered around a ballpark television to watch Cadillac Candy win a maiden race at Churchill Downs.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay made his first visit to Royal Ascot in 2011 when he ran Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2T) winner More Than Real in the Coronation Stakes (G1) at the legendary English racecourse.
Buyers shopping the yearling and juvenile sales are always on the hunt for the classic two-turn horse, and 2020 was the perfect storm for six of this year's Preakness Stakes (G1) contenders.
Marylou Whitney Stables' Super Quick lived up to her name in the $148,500 Allaire DuPont Distaff (G3) at Pimlico Race Course May 20, while Lady Scarlet rebounded from a fourth last out to take the $150,000 Miss Preakness Stakes (G3).