| May 16, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Todd Pletcher arrived at his Pimlico paddock this morning to find his filly, Stopchargingmaria, full of energy. Coming off disappointing performances in her two races this year, Pletcher didn't know what his amped-up horse would deliver.
It went about...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Before California Chrome could even reach his nose across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, the chestnut colt’s exercise rider, Willie Delgado, received a text from his biggest fan back home.
“Daddy, I can’t believe you just won...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course Monday afternoon after a charter flight from Louisville.
The likely Preakness favorite galloped 1 żż miles at Churchill Downs Friday, with assistant trainer Alan...
| May 17, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Race 1: Jockey Julian Pimentel rode Magic Cash to victory in the first of 12 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Phlash Phelps took second and Relentless Ride finished in third in the 1 1/6-mile race. The winner finished in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He’s a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:52 PM
Victor Carrasco became the 10th Maryland-based rider to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice Saturday night.
He received 172 first-place votes. Edgard Zayas was second with 18, followed by the third finalist, Manuel Franco, with 13.
| May 18, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Kent Desormeaux, who was taken off his mounts Friday at Belmont after failing a Breathalyzer test, will not ride Sagamore Farm’s Tiger Walk in the Preakness.
Sagamore manager Tom Mullikin said Ramon Dominguez will get the ride.
"We just can't have...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Horse racing's center stage, the place where the industry's best jockeys and trainers reside, is getting crowded.
Ramon Dominguez, John Velazquez and current No. 1 jockey Javier Castellano may not be ready to exit stage left. Trainers Todd Pletcher,...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 7:21 PM
We're more than a month from the Kentucky Derby, but the jostling has begun.
A horse named Take Charge Indy won the $1 million, Grade 1 Florida Derby with a wire-to-wire dash under the ever-daring Calvin Borel Saturday. Reveron gave him a run coming...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 7:22 PM
Reigning Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Ben's Cat captured his 10th stakes victory Saturday in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Ben's Cat, with Horacio Karamanos aboard, beat Steady Warrior by a neck in 57.26 seconds, winning the...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Maryland's Done Talking, ridden by Sheldon Russell, burst through in a crowded field to win the $500,000 Grade III Illinois Derby on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course.
Entering the far turn, 5-2 favorite Currency Swap began to move up taking over fifth...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 5:47 PM
To hear the connections of Dullahan tell it, they'll have no less than the spirits of the sport's greatest runners pushing their horse in Saturday's Belmont.
"It's our job," said Jerry Crawford, leader of the colt's Iowa-based ownership team, when...