Preakness 2017

 

Digest (Sept. 16): Chublicious tastes win in De Francis Dash at Laurel Park

David Gruskos' multiple stakes winner Chublicious, dismissed as the longest shot in the four-horse field, collared stubborn front-runner Blue Moon Ace in mid-stretch and emerged with a neck victory in the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park. The 26th...

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  • Digest: Gonzalez, Carrasco clinch Laurel summer meet titles

    Digest: Gonzalez, Carrasco clinch Laurel summer meet titles

    Claudio Gonzalez picked up two winners on Sunday's 11-race closing day program at Laurel Park to edge Kieron Magee, 21-19, and earn leading trainer honors at the 33-day summer meet. Victor Carrasco went winless with his only three mounts on the afternoon but finished as the leading rider with 36...

  • Digest (Aug. 19): Fitting victory served up by Crabcakes at Laurel Park

    Digest (Aug. 19): Fitting victory served up by Crabcakes at Laurel Park

    Racing for the first time following the Aug. 7 death of her owner-breeder, Elizabeth 'Binnie' Houghton of Buckingham Farm, Crabcakes gave the family reason to celebrate with an emotional 1¼-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Miss Disco at Laurel Park. The 6-furlong Miss Disco for 3-year-old fillies...

  • 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...

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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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

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