Wednesday, May 22 2013
NYRA Announces Modified Security Policies for 2013 Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has revised its security policies and procedures for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8.
The changes, a result of heightened public security concerns in recent weeks, were developed in concert with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, as well as racing and security officials in Kentucky and Maryland.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
SUFFOLK DOWNS’ 2013 LIVE RACING SEASON BEGINS SATURDAY, JUNE 1
All patrons making a $10 donation to The One Fund Boston on Opening Day to receive a specially designed “Boston Strong” t-shirt or hat and track program
EAST BOSTON, MA - The 2013 live racing season at Suffolk Downs will begin Saturday, June 1 and continue through November 2, the track announced today as it introduced its initial racing schedule and other plans for the upcoming season.
Former NYRA Chairman, CEO Kenny Noe, Jr. Dies at 84
ELMONT, N.Y. – Kenneth “Kenny” Noe, Jr., former president, chief executive officer and chairman of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) board died Sunday at the age of 84.
Sunday, May 19 2013
Churchill Downs Race Day Notes: Sunday,
ALL SMILES AT BARN 44 ON SUNDAY AFTER PREAKNESS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, May 19, 2013) – There were nothing but smiles on the faces of those working in D. Wayne Lukas’ barn at Churchill Downs on the Sunday morning following Oxbow’s upset victory in the Preakness (Grade I).
Barn Notes: Sunday, May 19, 2013
• Top Four from Dixie Stakes All Million Nominated
• Baird Wins Three on Saturday – Joins Leaders
TOP FOUR FROM DIXIE STAKES ALL MILLION NOMINATED
Calumet Farm’s Skyring impressed many with a wire-to-wire victory at Pimlico Race Course in its signature turf event, the Dixie Stakes one race prior to the Preakness. Under a heady ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, the D. Wayne Lukas trainee won his second stakes over the Baltimore oval, while leaving multiple graded stakes winners in his wake.
Belmont Park Notes
• Orb returns to Belmont Park following Preakness loss; Preakness winner Oxbow ships to Churchill, is expected for G1 Belmont Stakes
• After skipping Preakness, Pletcher has deep lineup for Belmont Stakes, Memorial Day stakes
• Clement to run Mystical Star in G2 Sheepshead Bay, either Bella Castani or Discreet Marq in G2 Sands Point
• California invaders Fed Biz, Jimmy Creed, and Sahara Sky slated to face Pletcher’s duo and others in G1 Met Mile; Fields coming together for additional Memorial Day weekend stakes
• Jockey Luzzi to miss 12-18 weeks with shoulder injury
PREAKNESS WINNER OXBOW CONFIRMED FOR BELMONT STAKES
ORB ‘FINE’ AFTER DULL TRY; ITSMYLUCKYDAY MAKES GRADE
BALTIMORE, 05-19-13 – Back in the 1980’s and ‘90s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas was winning Triple Crown races with astonishing regularity, the catch-phrase “D. Wayne off the plane” followed him from track to track as he made his hit-and-run assaults on racetracks across America with a lineup of assistants that included Todd Pletcher, Mark Hennig, Kiaran McLaughlin and Dallas Stewart.
OXBOW MAKES HISTORY FOR CONNECTIONS IN PREAKNESS VICTORY
KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER ORB DISAPPOINTS AS ODDS-ON FAVORITE
BALTIMORE, 05-18-13 – Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas made history at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday when he saddled Oxbow for a front-running upset victory in the 138th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 15-1 long shot gave his 77-year-old trainer his sixth Preakness victory, as well as his 14th triumph in a Triple Crown event.
Friday, May 17 2013
Fiftyshadesofhay Gets Up To Win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
BALTIMORE, 05-17-13 – Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman’s Fiftyshadesofhay closed with a rush to claim a narrow victory in the 89th running of the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.
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Thursday, May 16 2013
WALKWITHAPURPOSE OUT OF THE BLACK-EYED SUSAN STAKES
Statement from General Manager Tom Mullikin
Baltimore, Md. -- After Walkwithapurpose’s final gallop this morning in preparation of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, she took a bad step and bruised her foot making her unable to compete in the race tomorrow. X-rays have been taken and showed up negative, but we want to take the necessary precautions. We will find another race for her down the road after her foot has time to heal, and we are confident she has a great racing career ahead of her.
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ORB STRONG MORNING-LINE FAVORITE FOR SATURDAY’S PREAKNESS
Derby Winner Tops Field of 9 for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown at Pimlico
BALTIMORE, 05-15-13 – Kentucky Derby champion Orb was installed as the even-money morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 138th running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) after post positions were drawn Wednesday at Pimlico Race Course.
FAIR GROUNDS ALUMS LINING UP TO TACKLE ORB IN SATURDAY’S PREAKNESS
NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, May 16, 2013) – If Kentucky Derby winner Orb does not win Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (GI) at Pimlico Race Course and is therefore denied a shot at sweeping the Triple Crown, there is a good chance it will be a horse that raced in New Orleans playing the role of spoiler. Four of the nine horses entered for Saturday’s $1 million middle jewel were prominent in the 3-year-old division at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots this season: $1 million Louisiana Derby (GII) runner-up and Kentucky Derby fifth Mylute, Louisiana Derby third and Illinois Derby (GIII) winner Departing, Lecomte Stakes (GIII) winner and Kentucky Derby sixth Oxbow, and Louisiana Derby also-ran Titletown Five.