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Workouts by American Pharoah, Belmont contenders at Churchill to be open to public

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  With Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah and three other Belmont Stakes contenders stabled on the grounds, Churchill Downs Racetrack will offer free open to the public access to the 8:30-8:45 a.m. training period for those horses starting on Memorial …

Thoroughbred Charities of America will receive funds based on new racing game

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Thoroughbred Charities of America announced Tuesday it has been named beneficiary of a portion of the daily game handle of Race Track Warriors, a fantasy horse racing game.   Race Track Warriors, by Equus Interactive, will donate 5 percent of …

Billy Reed: Triple Crown run for American Pharoah would provide positive distraction

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  Dear Racing Gods:   That was quite a fit you guys threw at Pimlico Saturday, just before the Preakness. The way I figure, there must have been a last-minute fight up there in Horse Heaven over whether American Pharoah …

Triple Crown bid alive as American Pharoah overcomes sloppy track to capture Preakness

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  Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah romped over the sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course to register a seven-length victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes, earning an opportunity to make a bid for a Triple Crown sweep in three weeks.   …

American Pharoah again the horse to beat as top Derby challengers return for Preakness

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  Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah is set to take the second step along the Triple Crown trail in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Zayat Stable’s homebred headlines the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown’s eight-horse field …

Keeneland celebrating the 140th Preakness with live simulcast, wagering this weekend

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  Keeneland will celebrate the 140th running of the Preakness (G1) at Pimlico on Saturday, May 16, by presenting a live simulcast of the race and offering crab cakes, barbecue and the official drink of the Preakness, the “Black-Eyed Susan.” …

Liane Crossley: Top Derby finishers set for rematch in eight-horse Preakness Stakes

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The racing world’s big question is “Can American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?” The obvious answer is “Only if he can win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.”   Triple Crown winners 1919 Sir Barton 1930 Gallant Fox 1935 Omaha 1937 …

What Pressure? Laid-back Baffert calls the Preakness the ‘fun leg of the Triple Crown’

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  Though he’ll be on a mission to win Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes with either Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah or Derby third-place finisher Dortmund, Bob Baffert wasn’t all business when he arrived at Pimlico Race Course …

VIP packages available for Split Rock Jumping Tour’s black-tie gala May 22-24

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  The Split Rock Jumping Tour, the new international show jumping series modeled after successful European shows that will give competitors, sponsors and spectators an “Unparalleled Show Jumping Experience,” is also set to create a truly ‘Unforgettable Social Experience.”   …

Quidam’s Good Luck bests nine in jump-off
to capture Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix

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  Capturing first place was no easy feat during Saturday night’s $85,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington.   Forty-four starters contended for the lion’s share of the earnings in the FEI CSI2* event, but when …

Jockey Deshawn Parker avoids serious injury after losing mount during race at Belterra

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  The $75,000 Tall Stack Stakes at Belterra Park produced two anxious moments on Saturday.   With a 1/16th of a mile left to run, the evenly matched field of nine was bunching up as the front runners were tiring …

Baffert expects both American Pharoah, Dortmund to be Preakness starters at Pimlico

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  Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Thursday that he expects both Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah and third-place finisher Dortmund to be starters in the Preakness Stakes on May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.   Following his standard …

Koda Chrome, true ‘horse of a different color,’ draws attention at his Belterra Park debut

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  A rare 3-year-old thoroughbred colt named Koda Chrome drew plenty of attention when he made his debut at Belterra Park on Thursday.   There are only two known lines of the frame overo” gene in the thoroughbred breed and …

Keeneland moving wagering operations to Red Mile; $2M grandstand upgrade underway

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  Keeneland announced today that it will move its year-round simulcast wagering operations to the Red Mile, the historic Standardbred track in Lexington, beginning July 15. Keeneland and the Red Mile will offer wagering on Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse …

CP National Horse Show announces new ASPCA Maclay Grant to honor Leo Conroy

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The CP National Horse Show, set to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 27-Nov. 1, has announced the establishment of the all-new Leo Conroy Maclay Grant.   Created to commemorate Leo Conroy’s loyalty and dedication to the National …