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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.

BackTrack: Tom Rolfe Stays Up After Preakness Objection

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:27
This week is a recap of the 1965 Preakness Stakes won by Tom Rolfe at Pimlico Race Course. The recap, written by Kent Hollingsworth, ran in the May 22, 1965 magazine.

Maryland Jockey Club Donation to Benefit TAA

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
The Maryland Jockey Club has donated a Toro Commercial Zero-Turn Mower to be raffled off on Black-Eyed Susan Day May 17, with all proceeds to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. 

Maryland Horsewoman Kim Boniface Dead at 51

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
Kim Boniface—a member of one of Maryland's most prominent horse racing and breeding families—has died, according to reports from The Baltimore Sun and the Daily Racing Form. She was 51.

Improbable Favored in Wide-Open Preakness

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and Starlight Racing's Improbable was named the 5-2 morning line favorite for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) at the post position draw May 15 in Baltimore.

Into Mischief Filly Zips at Midlantic Under Tack Show

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
With the track at the Maryland State Fairgrounds continuing to dry out from recent rains, the workout times were a little zippier during the second under tack show session May 15 for next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

Remington Park Announces 2019 Stakes Schedule

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
The 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season will begin August 23 and continue through December 15. The 67-date meeting includes a stakes schedule of 32 races, boasting purses of more than $3.7 million. 

Oaks Picture Cloudy After Nausha Surprises in Musidora

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (G3) is a key steppingstone to the Investec Oaks (G1) with six York winners going on to strike at Epsom, but what the latest running means for the Oaks picture is anyone's guess.

Wests Sue to Have Derby Disqualification Overturned

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
The lawsuit filed May 14 in U.S. District Court seeks to have disqualification of Maximum Security overturned and the purse redistributed due to a violation of due process by the stewards at Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

Too Darn Hot Stars in Dante Season Debut

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
The outstanding 2-year-old of 2018 gets his first chance to show if he can be the outstanding 3-year-old of 2019. But one thing is clear: Too Darn Hot is returning in one darn hot Dante that includes Breeders' Cup winner Line of Duty.

Game Winner a Possibility for Belmont Stakes

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
Trainer Bob Baffert said he hasn't "closed the door" on the possibility of starting Gary and Mary West's 2-year-old champion Game Winner in the Belmont Stakes (G1).

First Winner for Mr Speaker Scores by Six Lengths

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
Lane's End's freshman sire Mr Speaker was represented by his first winner May 12 when his daughter Elegancia trounced five challengers by six lengths in a five-furlong maiden special weight at Hipodromo Camarero in Puerto Rico.

First British Runner for American Pharoah to Debut

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
Caravaggio's half brother Hong Kong will become the first British runner for U.S. Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, when the $1 million colt lines up in a six-furlong maiden stakes May 16 at York. 

Royal Ascot New Target for Enable

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
Dual Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) winner Enable has been taken out of the May 31 Investec Coronation Cup (G1) at Epsom, with connections instead opting to start her season at Royal Ascot.

Preakness Contenders Warm Up at Pimlico

Thu, 2019-05-16 01:28
Three probables for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1)—War of Will, Market King, and Bodexpress—took to the main track at Pimlico early May 15.

Enable to Return at Royal Ascot, Coronation Cup Shelved

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:23
Dual Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) winner Enable has been taken out of the May 31 Investec Coronation Cup (G1) at Espom, with connections instead opting to start her season at Royal Ascot.

Wednesday Warm Up at Pimlico

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:23
Three probables for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1)—War of Will, Market King, and Bodexpress—took to the main track at Pimlico early May 15 as connections await the draw later this afternoon.

Everfast Added to Preakness Cast

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:23
Calumet Farm's Everfast, trained by Dale Romans, has been entered for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (G1). Last time out the son of Take Charge Indy was fifth in the Pat Day Mile Presented by LG and E (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Arlington Opens State-Bred Races to Louisiana, Arkansas

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:23
Facing a virtual collapse of the state breeding industry, Arlington International Racecourse is converting its "state-bred" races to "states-bred" affairs, including not only Illinois-bred horses but also rivals hailing from Louisiana and Arkansas.

Owner Rupp Ready to Roll in Preakness

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:23
Jim Rupp, a relative newcomer to Thoroughbred ownership, makes his first trip to Baltimore for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (G1). His runner, Owendale, comes to Pimlico off a win in Keeneland's Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3).

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