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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/Breeder John Ed Anthony Joins the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.