Preakness 2017

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  • Collected upsets Arrogate as Baffert 1-2 in Pacific Classic

    Collected upsets Arrogate as Baffert 1-2 in Pacific Classic

    Bob Baffert’s heart had to be in pieces on Saturday at Del Mar. There was no way he could watch the 27th running of the TVG Pacific Classic and not feel a tug of excitement here, a pang of regret there as the horses charged down the stretch. The two colts Baffert trained for the $1 million race,...

  • Arrogate seeking redemption at Del Mar

    Arrogate seeking redemption at Del Mar

    About 20 minutes before post time, a Hall of Fame trainer will saddle him up. Then, a few minutes after that, another Hall of Famer will climb aboard his back. He’ll head to the starting gate for the eighth race on the card, line up in the outside post position, and to his left will be a handful...

  • Baffert likes outside draw for Arrogate in Pacific Classic

    Baffert likes outside draw for Arrogate in Pacific Classic

    The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club held the post-position draw for the TVG Pacific Classic on Tuesday evening, and when the world’s top-ranked horse, Arrogate, got gate No. 8 in a field of eight, a few observers groaned. Bob Baffert was not among them. For Saturday’s 1 1/4-mile race on dirt that will...

  • Former Johns Hopkins lacrosse player continues winning as a horse owner

    Former Johns Hopkins lacrosse player continues winning as a horse owner

    Coming back to Baltimore and winning the 2016 Preakness with Exaggerator could easily be seen as the highlight of Sol Kumin’s career as a horse owner. But the former Johns Hopkins lacrosse player and a co-founder of Sheep Pond Partners just keeps winning. Horses partially owned by Sheep Pond won...

  • Beach Patrol, Dacita give owner Sol Kumin big day at Arlington Million

    Beach Patrol, Dacita give owner Sol Kumin big day at Arlington Million

    Sol Kumin almost chose not to make the trip to Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday. The idea of a fun family trip was the tipping point in his decision to choose to attend Arlington over Saratoga Race Course in New York. "We came last year and won those two races and had so much fun,"...

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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...

  • Harford County horseman Thomas Voss inducted into National Racing Museum Hall of Fame

    Harford County horseman Thomas Voss inducted into National Racing Museum Hall of Fame

    Harford County native and noted steeplechase and flat track trainer Thomas H. Voss was inducted posthumously into the National Racing Museum’s Hall of Fame on Friday at Fasig-Tipton’s Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs,N.Y. The Voss family was supported in their acceptance of...

  • Patience pays off with Sharp Samurai's win in La Jolla Handicap

    Patience pays off with Sharp Samurai's win in La Jolla Handicap

    When 3-year-old Sharp Samurai won a race at Santa Anita on June 17 and was promptly sold, his new owners had plenty of enticing options for his next challenge. The Grade I Belmont Derby, Grade II Los Alamitos Derby and Del Mar’s big turf opener, the Oceanside, were all considerations. None of them...

  • Race-by-race picks for Saturday's racing at Laurel Park

    Race-by-race picks for Saturday's racing at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for today's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Selections: No, 2 Purring Valentine, No. 1 Miss Impazible, No. 7 Ticticboomdynamite Race 2, 1:40 p.m. Selections: No.5 Black Prong, No. 1 Early Grey, No. 4 Holiday Hopes Race 3, 2:10 p.m. Selections:...

  • Race-by-race picks for Friday's racing at Laurel Park

    Race-by-race picks for Friday's racing at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Friday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Selections: No. 5 Brindabella, No. 4 Choice Prospect, No. 7 Aine Race 2, 1:40 p.m. Selections: No. 5 My High Roller, No. 1 Slim, No. 3 Slick Man Race 3, 2:10 p.m. Selections: No. 9 Out of the Fire...

  • Digest: Ben's Cat to be buried at Laurel Park

    Digest: Ben's Cat to be buried at Laurel Park

    Four-time Maryland Horse of the Year Ben's Cat, who was euthanized July 18 after complications from surgery, will be returned to Maryland and buried at Laurel Park. Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame conditioner King Leatherbury, Ben's Cat raced exclusively in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 63...

  • Breeders' Cup Challenge Series gives owners 'free' shot at racing glory

    Breeders' Cup Challenge Series gives owners 'free' shot at racing glory

    Be it a cap giveaway at a Padres game or food samples at Costco, people love free stuff. It’s no different for owners in horse racing, and no one knows that better than Dora Delgado, Breeders’ Cup senior vice president of racing and nominations. Ten years ago, the world’s largest horse racing event...

  • Jockey Evin Roman a fast study in the saddle

    Jockey Evin Roman a fast study in the saddle

    The Hall of Fame names are all around him in the Del Mar jockey’s room. Gary Stevens, Mike Smith, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza. The stars of today are there as well, such as last year’s riding co-champions Rafael Bejarano and Flavien Prat. Yet the 19-year-old wunderkind lines up right beside...

  • Espinoza now belongs ... in racing Hall of Fame

    Espinoza now belongs ... in racing Hall of Fame

    In every sport there are athletes who approach greatness carefully. In hockey, for instance, most players will refuse to even touch the Stanley Cup for fear that somehow by doing so, they would be prevented from ever winning it. Victor Espinoza is not a superstitious man. But that doesn’t mean...

  • Race-by-race picks for Friday's racing at Laurel Park

    Race-by-race picks for Friday's racing at Laurel Park

    Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Friday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Selections: No. 3 Participate, No. 1 Enigma, No. 6 Disqualified Race 2, 1:40 p.m. Selections: No. 4 Horseshoe Harbour, No. 8 Invisible Crown, No. 1 Feel Proud Race 3, 2:10 p.m. Selections: No. 8 Peace...

  • Curlin Road wins it by a nose in Cougar II Handicap

    Curlin Road wins it by a nose in Cougar II Handicap

    As Curlin Road and Hard Aces battled tooth and nail down the length of the Del Mar stretch Wednesday, it was tough to determine a winner of the 11/2-mile Cougar II Handicap on the main track. Three jumps before the wire Curlin Road had the head boob. Two jumps before it was Hard Aces. At the wire,...

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