The horse hits Monmouth Park for his first official workout since being disqualified from victory in the Kentucky Derby.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2019, 7:36 pm
Two further racehorses have died since Friday at Santa Anita Park following a spate of 23 other equine deaths at the Southern California venue since December, multiple media have reported. The gelding Spectacular Music suffered a pelvis injury in a race on Sunday and was euthanized on Monday, the Los
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 21, 2019, 7:09 am
Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a gelding pulled up during a race Sunday and was euthanized a day later. Twenty-five horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported that Spectacular Music was running
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 20, 2019, 11:46 pm
Trainer Mark Casse said Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is likely to race in the Belmont Stakes on June 8, even though the Triple Crown is not at stake. "There's only three Triple Crown races," Casse said Sunday. Casse said he has had preliminary discussions with owner Gary Barber
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 19, 2019, 7:17 pm
Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. Assuming all goes well in the coming weeks, Casse said ''
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 19, 2019, 5:21 pm
War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday in a Triple Crown race with a riderless horse. War of Will had finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby after becoming entangled with Maximum Security, which finished first at Churchill Downs
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 19, 2019, 3:56 am
War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday in a Triple Crown race with a riderless horse. War of Will had finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby after becoming entangled with Maximum Security, which finished first at Churchill Downs
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 19, 2019, 1:21 am
Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness. Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico Race Course, Bodexpress followed the leaders without a rider on board and at one point appeared
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 19, 2019, 12:56 am
War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse to give trainer Mark Casse his first Triple Crown race triumph. War of Will, who had a tough ride at the Kentucky Derby, had a smooth trip from the number one post under jockey Tyler Gaffalione
Author: AFP
Posted: May 19, 2019, 12:41 am
Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected trainer got that victory when War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness on Saturday. Casse
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 19, 2019, 12:25 am
War of Will nearly got knocked down around the final turn in the Kentucky Derby. The colt avoided trouble with a rail-skimming ride in the Preakness Stakes and found some redemption. War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, held off longshots Everfast and Owendale in the stretch to capture the second
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 19, 2019, 12:03 am
(Reuters) - War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. Everfast was second and Owendale third. The race, the second leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, lost much of its luster when Kentucky Derby winner Country House
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 18, 2019, 11:34 pm
After shaking his jockey right out of the gate, Bodexpress finished the Preakness Stakes on Saturday solo.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 18, 2019, 11:25 pm
For the first time since 1951, the Preakness was without any of the top four horses that crossed the finish line in the Kentucky Derby. Trained by Bob Baffert, Improbable went off as the favorite in the Preakness. Baffert was seeking his record-breaking eighth Preakness victory after winning last year
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 11:19 pm
The chief operating officer of the group that owns Santa Anita Park said the racetrack will keep monitoring the safety conditions after another death of a horse in training. ''The numbers at Santa Anita the last two months were really good until (Friday),'' Stronach Group COO Tim Ritvo
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:11 pm
The three-year-old filly's death further mars an already tough stretch for the horse-racing world.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 18, 2019, 6:37 pm
A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line. Clearly distraught, Congrats Gal
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 2:31 pm
Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert sit side by side in the corner of the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course sizing up the Preakness. For the first time since 1996, the Preakness doesn't have the Kentucky Derby winner and therefore no Triple Crown possibility, but it is one of the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 6:18 am
A 24th horse has died at Santa Anita, the first since March 31. Commander Coil broke down during training hours Friday, sustaining a shoulder injury while galloping that required the 3-year-old gelding to be euthanized, according to a statement from The Stronach Group, which owns the track. Since various
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 4:01 am
A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. Congrats Gal fell to the track after finishing last in the Miss Preakness Stakes, officials said. "Congrats Gal suffered death after the eighth race," the
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 11:23 pm
A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. Congrats Gal fell to the track after finishing last in the Miss Preakness Stakes, officials said. "Congrats Gal suffered death after the eighth race," the
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 11:07 pm
Completely unconcerned about all the horses kicking up dirt in front of him, jockey Javier Castellano patiently waited for the right moment to make his move. After spending much of the race in seventh place and still in sixth just before reaching the stretch, Castellano pushed Point of Honor to the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 17, 2019, 10:36 pm
The owner of disqualified Kentucky Derby horse Maximum Security is willing to put up $20 million of his own money against the owners of the horses who benefited from that disqualification. Gary West said in a statement Friday that he will wager $5 million each if Country House, War of Will, Long Range
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 8:35 pm
The owner of Maximum Security has made a multimillion-dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse's historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. Gary West says in a statement Friday he'll pay each of those other owners $5 million apiece if Country House, War
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 17, 2019, 8:06 pm
Gary West is offering $5 million each to the owners of Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress if any of those horses finish ahead of Maximum Security the next time they race against him this year. "Most experts agree that Maximum Security was the best horse in the Kentucky
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 7:54 pm
Maximum Security's owner Gary West is putting his money where his mouth is and challenging four Derby contenders to beat Maximum Security in any race before January 1, 2020.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 17, 2019, 7:46 pm
The owner of Maximum Security, the bay colt that finished first in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago but was later disqualified, is so confident in his horse that he issued a $20 million challenge to several rivals on Friday. Gary West is offering $5 million each to the owners of Country House, War of
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 7:39 pm
Favored Improbable will seek to give trainer Bob Baffert a record eighth Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday in a race void of Triple Crown excitement. Neither Kentucky Derby winner Country House nor Maximum Security, who was disqualified after crossing the finish line first at Churchill Downs, will
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 7:19 pm
Favored Improbable will seek to give trainer Bob Baffert a record eighth Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday in a race void of Triple Crown excitement. Neither Kentucky Derby winner Country House nor Maximum Security, who was disqualified after crossing the finish line first at Churchill Downs, will
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 7:16 pm
The last time that the Preakness was run without the Kentucky Derby winner was 1996, when Grindstone was retired because of knee issues. The last time none of the top four Derby finishers went to the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown season was 1951, because none of them were nominated in time
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 17, 2019, 5:04 pm
The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a ''musical chairs'' feel to it. Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday's race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a different horse in the Preakness. Most notably, Hall of Famer Mike Smith is now riding favored Improbable with
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 17, 2019, 11:44 am
Long shot Market King has been cleared by officials to race in the Preakness on Saturday. Market King had been on the veterinarian's list in Kentucky after being scratched before the Pat Day Mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard on May 4. ''He's off the list and good to go,''
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 10:30 pm
There is money to be won Saturday. Here’s how to bet $100 on the Preakness.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 16, 2019, 10:10 pm
War of Will grinded out the Kentucky Derby in the slop, avoided clipping heels with Maximum Security and came out of the race looking as if he won. ''The only thing he wanted to do was eat mints and jump on top of me,'' trainer Mark Casse said. Assistant trainer Jamie Begg told Casse
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 8:35 pm
Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Maximum Security was first across the line at the Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4 before stewards disqualified the colt to 17th for impeding the paths of several horses. Stewards suspended
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 7:32 pm
Luis Saez formally filed an appeal of his 15-day suspension for a disqualifying ride in the Kentucky Derby atop Maximum Security. Saez is fighting the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's decision levied after Maximum Security was stripped of his initial winning run at Churchill Downs. Maximum Security
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 16, 2019, 6:14 pm
Luis Saez and his legal team argue the punishment is 'unduly harsh' and not based on 'substantial evidence.'
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 16, 2019, 6:11 pm
The owners of Maximum Security have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the horse reinstated as winner of the Kentucky Derby, several US media reports said on Wednesday. Maximum Security was dramatically stripped of victory in the US horse racing showpiece at Churchill Downs on May 4 after stewards
Author: AFP
Posted: May 16, 2019, 12:26 am
Both Maximum Security and Kentucky Derby winner-by-disqualification Country House are skipping the Preakness on Saturday. But the chatter about who was in the wrong and who should/shouldn't have filed a foul claim in the Derby rages on.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 15, 2019, 10:34 pm
In a field without the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby, the odds that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wouldn't have the favorite in the Preakness are, well, Improbable. Baffert will seek a record-setting eighth Preakness victory Saturday with 5-2 morning line favorite Improbable, who
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 10:33 pm
Three days before the race, Everfast became the 13th horse to enter Saturday's Preakness Stakes. Jockey Joel Rosario will ride Everfast, who is trained by Dale Romans and owned by Calumet Farms. Everfast is winless in five starts as a 3-year-old, finishing fifth in his most recent race at the Pat
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 15, 2019, 9:05 pm
After finishing sixth at the Kentucky Derby (and bumping up to fifth following Maximum Security's disqualification), the Bob Baffert-trained horse will miss the Preakness Stakes with "muscle soreness," having reportedly missed about a week of training. "Game Winner is back at the
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 15, 2019, 9:04 pm
Improbable is the early favorite to win the Preakness two weeks after he was favored to win the Kentucky Derby. Neither is Country House, who was declared the Derby winner when Maximum Security was disqualified by stewards for interference. In fact, none of the first four horses to get to the wire
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 8:49 pm
The owners of Maximum Security have sued the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and race stewards, seeking to reverse the horse's disqualification for interference as Kentucky Derby winner and restoration of purse money. The lawsuit filed by Gary and Mary West on Tuesday in U.S. District Court says
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 7:14 pm
The owners of Maximum Security, the horse that finished first in the Kentucky Derby before a post-race disqualification earlier this month, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking a reversal of the decision. Gary and Mary West named the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, its members, staff and stewards
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 15, 2019, 7:06 pm
Gary and Mary West want the horse's win restored and want the price money for the win. A previous appeal of the DQ was denied.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 15, 2019, 4:44 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A 13th horse has been added to the Preakness field three days before the race.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 2:40 pm