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Derby Competitor Winning Impression Injured, Euthanized

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 21:00
Winning Impression, 12th in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), was euthanized Nov. 12 after he was injured in a turf allowance race at Churchill Downs, said Terry Finley, president and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds.

Monomoy Girl, Swiss Skydiver Face Off in BC Distaff

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 09:00
The apparent top older dirt mare in the country meets the nation's leading 3-year-old filly in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland Nov. 7. Put simply, it is a Monomoy Girl vs. Swiss Skydiver showdown.

Monomoy Girl, Swiss Skydiver to Clash in BC Distaff

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 03:00
The apparent top older dirt mare in the country meets the nation's leading 3-year-old filly in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland Nov. 7. Put simply, it is a Monomoy Girl vs. Swiss Skydiver showdown.

Authentic, Tiz the Law Set for Classic Rematch

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 21:00
How strange has the 2020 racing season been? Consider that the two 3-year-old males pre-entered in the $6 million Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) will each enter the 1 1/4-mile race Nov. 7 at Keeneland off starts in the Triple Crown races.

Churchill to Move 2021 Derby Back to Traditional Date

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 18:00
Racing's biggest day will return to its traditional date of the first Saturday in May in 2021 based on plans by track owner Churchill Downs Inc.

Court Filing Aims to Halt CHRB Meeting on Justify

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 18:00
The connections of Justify have filed a writ of mandate in California seeking to prevent the California Horse Racing Board from conducting a hearing on the horse's post-race test findings after the 2018 Santa Anita Derby (G1).

Pretty Gorgeous Strikes a Winning Pose in Fillies' Mile

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 03:00
Shane Crosse gained "huge" compensation for forfeiting the winning ride in the St. Leger when registering his first group 1 success on Pretty Gorgeous in the bet365 Fillies' Mile (G1), the feature on Day 1 of Dubai Future Champions Day.

What's Going On Here: Not So Fast

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 15:00
Hi ho, there’s still a lot of work to be done at Pimlico.

Maker Earns Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 00:00
Mike Maker took top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club's $100,000 Sentient Jet Trainer Bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over Preakness Weekend, Oct. 1-3, at Pimlico Race Course.

Preakness 145 Post Race Press Conference

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 03:00
Comments from trainer Ken McPeek and jockey Robby Albarado after Swiss Skydiver's victory in the 2020 Preakness Stakes.

Swiss Skydiver Turns Back Authentic to Win Preakness

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 03:00
Swiss Skydiver became just the sixth filly to win the Preakness Stakes (G1) with a brilliant performance Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course, turning back Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Authentic in a thrilling stretch run. 

Preakness Stakes Becomes a Fall Classic

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 03:00
For the sixth time since 1997, trainer Bob Baffert arrived in Baltimore this week with a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner in tow. 

Preakness Starters Complete Their Preparations

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 21:00
As morning grew older on Preakness Stakes (G1) eve, final preparations for the third jewel of the 2020 Triple Crown came to a routine conclusion.

Albaugh Family on a Roller Coaster Ride in Racing

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 03:00
When Dennis Albaugh began buying racehorses, he reveled in all the fun he was having.

Pimlico's Preakness Weekend Packs a Punch

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 21:00
Maryland Jockey Club's Sal Sinatra, Georganne Hale, and racing secretary Jillian Tullock developed an all-stakes day Preakness Stakes (G1) card and stacked the deck despite COVID-19, and top competition from Keeneland and Belmont Park.

Preakness Contenders Stretch Legs on Quiet Morning

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 21:00
A dry track with cool fall temperatures greeted horses and horsemen alike at Pimlico Race Course Oct. 1 after a sloppy start to Wednesday in Baltimore as horses stretched their legs in advance of the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1).

Derby Winner Authentic Gets First Glimpse of Pimlico

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 21:00
It was a typical Preakness Stakes (G1) week morning at Pimlico Race Course as nine of the 11 3-year-old starters in the $1 million Triple Crown test took to the racetrack Sept. 30 for leisurely moves over a sloppy surface.

Calhoun Aims for Classic Success With Mr. Big News

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 21:00
Knowing the difficulties many people have faced this year in racing and beyond, trainer Bret Calhoun sounds a bit apologetic when he notes that on the track he's enjoyed a strong 2020 season.

Busy Radio, Television Schedule for Preakness Week

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 15:00
A rundown of television, radio, and live streaming coverage for the upcoming week, compiled by America's Best Racing.

Authentic Draws Post 9 for Preakness

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 03:00
After winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) from the outside post, Authentic's bid for a victory in the final jewel of the Triple Crown will also begin toward the outside.

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