The field for the 2015 Preakness Stakes continues to take shape, with International Star now out because of a chipped ankle and speculation over which horses trainer Todd Pletcher might saddle in the May 16 race.
Baltimore could be set to host a blockbuster sequel with Kentucky Derby champion American Pharoah and top rivals Firing Line and Dortmund all pointed toward the May 16 Preakness.
Firing Line entered as the most famous runner-up in the Kentucky Derby field, the horse who twice pushed Dortmund to the wire, only to lose each time.
It’s exceedingly rare for a horse to be anointed the most gifted in his 2-year-old crop and cling to that distinction all the way through a win in the Kentucky Derby.
A high-pitched cascade of laughter cuts through the usual clamor of Kentucky Derby week, and you just know someone is having the time of his life.
No one has to tell Bob Baffert how lucky he is.
Churchill Downs took widespread criticism for a perceived lack of hospitality last year, with the harshest shot coming from Steve Coburn, co-owner of 2014 Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome.
The towering young horse rounded the tight oval track in Timonium with an ease that caught the eyes of some of the most successful thoroughbred buyers in the country.