Preakness 2017

 

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...

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  • 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,...

  • Fair Hill recommended to host large international equestrian event

    Fair Hill recommended to host large international equestrian event

    The U.S. Equestrian Federation’s board of directors have chosen Maryland’s Fair Hill over a competing site in Virginia to permanently host an annual international event of jumping, cross country and dressage. The board made the decision Monday night to recommend Fair Hill over the other finalist,...

  • Baffert: Badly beaten Arrogate will run in Pacific Classic

    Baffert: Badly beaten Arrogate will run in Pacific Classic

    Trainer Bob Baffert believes Arrogate just had “one of those days” Saturday. “It happens,” Baffert said Sunday of his 4-year-old colt’s monumental upset loss in the San Diego Handicap. “It’s happened to me before. “Physically, he is good. If he puts out another effort like that, I think you’d have...

  • Unthinkable upset of Arrogate jolts horse racing

    Unthinkable upset of Arrogate jolts horse racing

    This was Miracle on Ice, on hooves. This was Buster Douglas KO’ing Mike Tyson, on dirt. This was mouths collectively agape, faces stunned and eyes drained of answers. As Arrogate, the No. 1 ranked horse in the world, entered the starting gate Saturday at Del Mar in the San Diego Handicap, it was...

  • Arrogate shocked in San Diego Handicap at Del Mar

    Arrogate shocked in San Diego Handicap at Del Mar

    If there’s been a bigger upset at Del Mar … well, it’s highly unlikely there has been. Arrogate, rated the top horse in the world and the all-time leading money winner among North American thoroughbreds, finished a shocking fourth Saturday as the 1-20 favorite in the $300,000 San Diego Handicap...

  • Day at the beach for Arrogate at Del Mar?

    Day at the beach for Arrogate at Del Mar?

    Mike Smith, the Hall of Fame jockey, spent part of Friday here at the beach with the family dog. Most expect he’ll have another day at the beach Saturday afternoon, only this time with a slightly more well-known four-legged animal. Arrogate, the world’s richest race horse, not only is ready to...

  • 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. 6 Miss Good Girl, No. 8 Trulywicked, No. 4 Princess A'go Go Race 2, 1:40 p.m. Selections: No. 5 Piercinator, No. 7 Great Captain, No. 9 My Pal Jerry Race 3, 2:10 p.m. Selections: No....

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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...

  • 'Secretariat-like' Arrogate roars from shadows, settles into Del Mar

    'Secretariat-like' Arrogate roars from shadows, settles into Del Mar

    When four-legged star Arrogate saunters into the barns at Del Mar under the failing darkness Monday morning, it would be easy to trot out the analogy of Michael Jordan moving into your exclusive condo for the summer. The horse, who ripped off an unprecedented 7-month run to become the richest winner...

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

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

    Gabby Gaudet's and Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Sunday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Gaudet's selections: No. 6 On Tanterhooks, No. 1 Baltic Art, No. 4 Silver Romeo Salter's selections: No. 1 Baltic Art (best bet), No. 2 Liquid Aloha, No. 3 Bourban Commander Race...

  • 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 Sunday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Selections: No. 6 Scene of the Crime, No. 7 Holiday Hopes, No. 5 Weekend Race 2, 1:40 p.m. Selections: No. 4 Super Buddy, No. 5 Major Metro, No. 6 On a Positive Note Race 3, 2:10 p.m. Selections: No....

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

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

    Gabby Gaudet's race-by-race picks for Friday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Selections: No. 5 Top Prospect, No. 6 Our Emerald Forest, No. 10 Prime Time Man Race 2, 1:40 p.m. Selections: No. 3 Buzz Lite, No. 2 Champions Dinner, No. 5 Ethan’s Escapades Race 3, 2:10 p.m. Selections:...

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

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

    Gabby Gaudet's and Stan Salter's race-by-race picks for Sunday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Gaudet's selections: No. 2 Tightly Bridled, No. 11 Wainscott, No. 8 Animal Quiet Salter's selections: No. 8 Animal Quiet, No. 2 Tightly Bridled, No, 7 Chief Kitten Race 2, 1:40 p.m....

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