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KHRC Outlines Procedures Following Failed Drug Test

25 min 40 sec ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission released May 10 a question and answer publication on its procedures in place following an initial failed drug test.

Midnight Bourbon Turns in Final Work for Preakness

25 min 40 sec ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Midnight Bourbon had the easy workout typical of a Steve Asmussen-trained horse five days before a race, covering the half-mile distance in :50 1/5 at Churchill Downs May 10.

Preakness Post Position Draw Moved to May 11

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 00:00
The post position draw for the 146th Preakness Stakss (G1) will now be held May 11 at approximately 4 p.m. ET at Pimlico Race Course.

Derby Positive Puts Spotlight on Betamethasone

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 18:00
Betamethasone, the medication that triggered a failed post-race drug test for Medina Spirit after he finished first in the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1), is a corticosteroid.

Medina Spirit Tests Positive for Betamethasone

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 15:00
Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for the corticosteroid betamethasone, and faces possible disqualification from the May 1 race at Churchill Downs, Bob Baffert announced May 9.

Preakness Contender France Go de Ina Arrives at Pimlico

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 03:00
France Go de Ina arrived May 8 at Pimlico Race Course to prepare for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) after quarantining in California.

Brown Works Risk Taking, Crowded Trade for Preakness

Sat, 05/08/2021 - 21:00
Klaravich Stables' duo Crowded Trade and Risk Taking breezed in company May 8 at Belmont Park, while Whisper Hill Farm's Unbridled Honor worked in company with an older stablemate as the three sophomores prepare for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1).

Risk Taking, Crowded Trade Work Together for Preakness

Sat, 05/08/2021 - 18:00
Klaravich Stables' duo Crowded Trade and Risk Taking breezed in company May 8 at Belmont Park, while Whisper Hill Farm's Unbridled Honor worked in company with an older stablemate as the three sophomores prepare for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1).

Brown Makes it a Double With Risk Taking in Preakness

Sat, 05/08/2021 - 00:00
In a late change of plans, the well-named Risk Taking will be entered for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Chad Brown said May 7.

Pletcher Starts Duo in Five-Horse Peter Pan

Sat, 05/08/2021 - 00:00
The $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park changed complexion May 7 when trainer Chad Brown confirmed Withers Stakes (G3) winner Risk Taking will head to the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Cox to Skip Preakness with Mandaloun, Caddo River

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:00
The May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) lineup at Pimlico Race Course took a hit May 6 when trainer Brad Cox announced on a media teleconference that both of his prospects, Mandaloun and Caddo River, would skip the 1 3/16-mile race.

Medina Spirit 'Feeling Great' in Training Since Derby

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 00:00
The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner began his early preparation for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1), training May 5-6 at Churchill Downs. Medina Spirit and his stablemate Concert Tour will van to Pimlico Race Course May 10.

Connections Hope Risk Taking Bounces Back in Peter Pan

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 03:00
In a race that typically produces a Belmont Stakes (G1) starter or two, grade 3 winner Risk Taking will start from the outside in an expected field of six 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) May 8 at Belmont Park.

Brown Aims to Return to Preakness With Crowded Trade

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 21:00
Four years after securing his first victory in a Triple Crown race in the Preakness Stakes (G1), trainer Chad Brown is aiming Crowded Trade for Pimlico Race Course's signature event May 15.

Essential Quality, King Fury to Skip Preakness Stakes

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 21:00
Trainer Brad Cox confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Godolphin's Essential Quality has been removed from consideration for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

NBC Sports Reports Strong Kentucky Derby Numbers

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 18:00
NBC Sports' presentation of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) May 1 at Churchill Downs averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 14.5 million viewers as the "Run for the Roses" returned to its traditional first Saturday in May date.

Rombauer to Target Start in Preakness Stakes

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 06:00
John and Diane Fradkin's Rombauer, third in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) in his most recent start, is headed to the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Baffert Adds Concert Tour to Preakness Probables

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 06:00
Medina Spirit will be getting a fresh dose of competition on the front end in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and it will come from a familiar face around trainer Bob Baffert's barn.

Medina Spirit a Diamond in the Rough for Whitman

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 00:00
Christy Whitman of Whitman Sales arrived at the 2019 Ocala Breeders' Sales Winter Mixed Sale exactly as she does every horse sale, sitting in the back ring.

Medina Spirit Would Face Mostly Newcomers in Preakness

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 03:00
The morning after the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, participating trainers were reluctant to immediately commit their horses to the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

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