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Selcourt, Danuska's My Girl to Clash in Desert Stormer

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
Selcourt sets up for her first win of 2019, while Danuska's My Girl will attempt to extend her win streak when the two speedsters meet in the $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes (G3) May 19 at Santa Anita Park.

Six in a Row for Stradivarius in Yorkshire Cup

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
Flat racing's long-distance star Stradivarius launched his bid for a second Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers' Million series bonus in typical successful style by landing back-to-back runnings of the Matchbook Yorkshire Cup (G2).

Covfefe Sizzles Through Record-Setting Miss Preakness

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
LNJ Foxwoods' Covfefe, a 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, broke a 29-year-old track record in winning Pimlico's May 17 Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes (G3). She got the six furlongs in 1:07.70.

Chalon Starts Season Strong with Skipat Victory

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
A six-month layoff proved no obstacle for Lael Stables' Chalon, who stormed down the two-path to win the $100,000 Skipat Stakes May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

Dogtag Takes Hilltop, Completed Pass Wins McKay

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
Just one race after winning the Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) with Covfefe, the Roths returned to the winner's circle when their homebred War Front filly took home the $100,000 Maker's Mark Hilltop Stakes.

Preview: Road to Preakness Has Been Most Improbable

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
The path to the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) has taken many twists and turns since the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). It's time to put that in the rearview mirror.

Japanese Oaks Wide Open Without Gran Alegria

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
For the first time in three years, the grade 1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) will be run without the winner of the grade 1 Oka Sho (Japanese One Thousand Guineas) when it renews May 19 at Tokyo Racecourse.

Litfin: Black Eyed Susan and Preakness Edition

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
This year's Kentucky Derby (G1) has become a never-ending story, and with none of its first four finishers under the wire returning for the Preakness (G1), a baker's dozen will line up for the 144th running of the Baltimore classic May 18.

Humphrey Seeks His Own 'Triple Crown' in Preakness

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. bred and raised Kentucky Derby winner Genuine Risk with his wife, Sally, and co-bred Belmont Stakes winner Creme Fraiche. He co-bred Improbable with Ian Banwell, the owner of St. George Farm.

Preakness Win by Bodexpress Would Bolster Brick City

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
Victory by Bodexpress in the Preakness Stakes (G1) would be an exclamation point on an already booming year for the Brick City Thoroughbreds operation of J.R. and Katie Boyd.

West Issues $20M Challenge to Kentucky Derby Rivals

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
Gary West is offering a $20 million reward 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 the colt through Dec. 31, 2019.

Inflexibility Faces Half to Country House in Gallorette

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
Trainer Chad Brown has built his reputation on being able to fire fresh off the bench with his turf stars. That's one reason Inflexibility is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the Gallorette Stakes (G3T).

Laurens to Take on Deep Field in Lockinge Season Debut

Sat, 2019-05-18 01:36
Already a five-time group 1 winner, including the Prix de Diane Longines, Laurens sets out on what connections hope will be another dream season with the increasingly popular filly, starting with the May 18 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1) at Newbury.

Lord Glitters Set to Contest Lockinge Stakes

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:31
David O'Meara, who will send a strong team to York before unleashing stable star Lord Glitters in the May 18 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1), could not be going into the huge week in better shape.

Dixie Stakes a Starting Spot for Versatile Catholic Boy

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:31
The wide swath of emerald lawn on Preakness Stakes Day at Pimlico Race Course is not a likely place to find the horse who could electrify the dirt division later this year. Then again, Catholic Boy's career has hardly been run by the book.

Zenda, Classic Winner and Dam of Kingman, Dead at 20

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:31
Juddmonte has announced the death of one of the very best members of its broodmare ranks in Zenda, whose descendants have been in a rich vein of form at York this week.

Opinion: Pimlico, Baltimore, and Property Rights

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:31
Hosting the Preakness Stakes (G1), which will take place May 18, is ordinarily a source of great pride for my hometown of Baltimore. It's not just a great party but a time to show the city off as an up-and-comer, a desirable destination, a winner.

Current Returns to Turf in James W. Murphy

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:31
It's not unusual for a promising young horse to wind up in a dirt race at some point before the first Saturday in May of their 3-year-old year. Yet for Current, it's the grass that's surely seems greener.

Suffolk Downs Begins Curtain Closing Race Meeting

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:31
It will be homecoming weekend May 18-19 at Suffolk Downs as local horsemen who had dispersed to tracks along the East Coast in what is the last season of live racing at the 84-year-old landmark.

Longtime Owner John Ed Anthony Joins WHOA

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
Longtime Owner/Breeder John Ed Anthony Joins the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019.