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Saudi Poetry Retired to Old Friends

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
Multiple graded stakes winner sold for seven-figures three times at auction. She produced three winners but never reproduced a runner as brilliant as her.

Baffert’s Simple Method Leads to Preakness Success

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
Dozens of factors can go into winning a major horse race. Yet Bob Baffert said there's one vital principle behind his amazing run of seven victories in the Preakness Stakes (G1) since 1997. Quite simply, he arrives in Baltimore with the best horse.

Serengeti Empress Targets Acorn Stakes

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
Joel Politi's Serengeti Empress has demonstrated flashes of brilliance in her brief career, winning five of eight starts, including the May 3 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) last time out at Churchill Downs.

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under Tack Show Concludes

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
With two horses equaling the fastest quarter-mile time of :21 3/5 and four working in the co-fastest eighth-mile time of :10, the under tack show workouts for next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale drew to a close May 16.

Empire Racing Club to Campaign Spendthrift Filly

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
The Empire Racing Club today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Spendthrift Farm to campaign a filly bred by the Lexington nursery this year.

Automatic Berths Boost Preakness Field

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
While the Breeders' Cup may have ownership of the "Win and You're In" tagline, the concept of having automatic qualifying races for a major race has also struck a chord with the Maryland Jockey Club and The Stronach Group.

Telecaster Takes Morrison to a New Level in Dante

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
Britain has needed a serious challenger to Aidan O'Brien's Investec Derby (G1) battalion. That horse might well have been found at York May 16, but the Derby in which Telecaster seeks to thwart Ballydoyle might yet be at the Curragh, not Epsom.

Preakness Stalwarts Savor Alibi Breakfast

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
With the future of Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness Stakes (G1) in Baltimore in doubt beyond next year, the racing community gathered in the clubhouse dining room May 16 to share in the tradition of the old track's Alibi Breakfast.

Lael Stables Commits 5% of Earnings to Education

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) announces a newly conceived gift of 5% of Lael Stables' winnings for 2019.

Public Can Visit Maximum Security May 18 at Monmouth

Fri, 2019-05-17 01:27
Maximum Security, whose popularity has soared since he was disqualified from first place in the Kentucky Derby, will make a public appearance for racing fans May 18 at Monmouth Park when he schools in the paddock.

Del Mar Announces American Youth Racing Experience

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced it will serve as the host for the inaugural American Youth Racing Experience this summer, a unique opportunity for young men and women to get up close and personal in the Thoroughbred industry.

Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Preakness Winners' Party

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
For the second consecutive year, Fasig-Tipton, North America's oldest Thoroughbred auction house, will be the title sponsor of the Preakness Stakes Winners' Party Saturday, May 18 following the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). 

Churchill Notes: Stephen Foster Seeking the Soul Target

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
Charles Fipke's grade I-winning homebred Seeking the Soul remains on track for the $600,000 Stephen Foster presented by GE Appliances (GI) on Saturday, June 15 following an easy half-mile move in :49.60 Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs.

Chick Lang, Maryland Sprint Add Speed to Undercard

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
The six-furlong Chick Lang Stakes (G3) and Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) should kick up some dust on the Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Canadian Champion Bold Script to Start in Selene

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
Last year's Canadian champion 2-year-old filly Bold Script, who is being considered for this year's Queen's Plate Stakes against males, will try for her first graded stakes win in the $125,000 Selene Stakes May 18 at Woodbine.

Preakness Favorite Improbable Takes to Track at Pimlico

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
With all but two of the Preakness Stakes (G1) starters on the grounds at Pimlico May 16, most horses made their way to the main track to stretch their legs.

Mucho Gusto Draws Rail in Lazaro Barrera Stakes

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
In his first start since finishing third as the favorite in the Sunland Derby (G3), Michael Petersen's Mucho Gusto will return to sprinting in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (G3) May 18 at Santa Anita Park.

Vettori Kin Aims for Louisville Handicap Repeat

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
A year ago Vettori Kin (BRZ) gave trainer Ken McPeek his fifth victory in the Louisville Handicap (G3T).

Soaring Softly Graded Stakes Debut for Seek and Destroy

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
After winning a pair of off-the-turf races in her past two starts, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds' Seek and Destroy will make her graded stakes debut in the Soaring Softly Stakes (G3T) May 18 on the Widener Course at Belmont Park.

Public Can Visit Maximum Security at Monmouth May 18

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
Maximum Security, whose popularity has soared since he was disqualified from first place in the Kentucky Derby, will make a public appearance for racing fans May 18 at Monmouth Park when he schools in the paddock.

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