Preakness 2017

 

Digest (Nov. 23): Wise Gal to take a crack at Laurel Park race on dirt track

Eric J. Wirth homebred Wise Gal, already a stakes winner on turf, will test dirt for the first time as the horse to beat in Saturday's $50,000 Donna Freyer Stakes at Laurel Park. The Donna Freyer for 2-year-old fillies and the $50,000 Christopher Elser Memorial for 2-year-olds, both at six furlongs,...

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  • East beats West as Gun Runner takes the Breeders' Cup Classic

    East beats West as Gun Runner takes the Breeders' Cup Classic

    It wasn’t the passing of the torch. It wasn’t a race for the ages. In some ways it epitomized the strengths and weaknesses of the Del Mar racetrack. But Gun Runner, a horse from the East, took everything the west could throw at him Saturday to win the the $6-million Breeders’ Cup Classic. It was...

  • Who won Saturday's Breeders' Cup races at Del Mar

    Who won Saturday's Breeders' Cup races at Del Mar

    The second (and largest) day of the first Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar opened with a huge upset in the Juvenile Fillies, and then an even bigger one in the Turf Sprint, with a local trainer in the winner’s circle (he would win again later). And, then, incredibly, an even larger upset followed in the...

  • Good Magic upsets Bolt D'Oro to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    Good Magic upsets Bolt D'Oro to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    The 2-year-old picture that looked so clear Saturday morning got very murky by Saturday afternoon when a maiden named Good Magic won the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar. Santa Anita-based Bolt D’Oro looked unbeatable as the prohibitive favorite after having crushed the best horses...

  • Breeders' Cup capsules: Roy H wins the Sprint

    Breeders' Cup capsules: Roy H wins the Sprint

    A capsulized look at the Breeders’ Cup races at Del Mar on Saturday: SPRINT Winner: At the start, trainer Peter Miller had one eye on his horse, Roy H, and the other mainly on hefty favorite Drefong. When Mike Smith and Drefong broke tardily, Miller’s optimism shot up. “Drefong hasn’t had dirt...

  • Who won Friday's Breeders' Cup races at Del Mar

    Who won Friday's Breeders' Cup races at Del Mar

    The Breeders’ Cup has completed its first day at Del Mar, with four of the 13 races completed before a crowd of 32,278. The rest will be contested Saturday beginning at noon (first post is 10:10 a.m.). Here’s a look at what happened Friday: DISTAFF Results: 1, Forever Unbridled ($9.40), 2. Abel...

  • Arrogate looks to cap legacy in Breeders' Cup Classic

    Arrogate looks to cap legacy in Breeders' Cup Classic

    Great horses enter the Breeders’ Cup Classic and emerge with a legacy. For Arrogate, heading into his final race Saturday in the $6 million marquee race in the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar, the legacy has already been established. It’s now a matter of how he will stand among the all-time greats. If...

  • Forever Unbridled wins Breeders' Cup Distaff as Stellar Wind finishes last

    Forever Unbridled wins Breeders' Cup Distaff as Stellar Wind finishes last

    It couldn’t touch last year’s running of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in either excitement or sentimentality, but that didn’t matter to the connections of Forever Unbridled, who won only the second race she’s ever run west of Houston. The first race was last year when she finished third in the Distaff...

  • Del Mar dazzles visitors in Breeders' Cup debut

    Del Mar dazzles visitors in Breeders' Cup debut

    Some of this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup races may require a photo finish to determine the victors, but the Del Mar racetrack itself was a clear winner among 32,278 ticket-holders gathered Friday for Day One of the the high-stakes event. Even when the 70-degree weather turned cooler at mid-afternoon,...

  • A fan's guide to watching Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    A fan's guide to watching Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    It has been called horse racing’s Super Bowl, and after years of anticipation, the 34th Breeders’ Cup will be contested Friday and Saturday at Del Mar. In 1937, Bing Crosby and associates couldn’t have imagined that when they founded the track amid the scrubby hills of Del Mar, it would play host...

  • Breeders' Cup winner Flavien Prat makes doubts, legal bills disappear

    Breeders' Cup winner Flavien Prat makes doubts, legal bills disappear

    There’s the Flavien Prat you see and there’s the Flavien Prat you meet. The jockey you see looks like Doogie Howser … with a paper route. The one you meet oozes calm coolness behind focused eyes, accompanied by the unrushed, unflinching speaking cadence of a difficult-to-impress Ivy League professor....

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  • Preakness 2017: Frequently Asked Questions

    Preakness 2017: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions about Preakness 2017: Using our app? Go to http://bsun.md/2qSaF5J for an interactive FAQ. Search (delete to reset): Where? Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore When? Saturday, May 20 When does the race start? Post time for the Preakness Stakes is around...

  • An A-Z guide to Preakness 2017

    An A-Z guide to Preakness 2017

    One hundred and forty-four years ago, some Maryland horsemen wanted to prove their state could run with the big boys when it came to high-profile horse racing. Thus was born the Preakness Stakes, a race that has morphed into the Free State’s biggest annual party, when upwards of 100,000 people...

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