Saturday, May 17 2014
California Chrome Dazzles Record Crowd With Preakness Win
Derby Winner Continues Quest to Become 12th Triple Crown Champion
BALTIMORE, 05-17-14 – California Chrome continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to the enthusiastic approval of a record crowd of 123,469.
Preakness Stakes Post Race News Conference Transcript
THE MODERATOR: We have Victor Espinoza, and we'll have Steve Coburn and Art Sherman coming in as well. Victor, congratulations. Well done.
VICTOR ESPINOZA: Thank you, sir.
Q. Did you start him earlier than in the past? If so, is there any reason you did that?
VICTOR ESPINOZA: I had to because the outside horse, he was pushing me. He made me move at the half mile post. I really don't want to. I want to wait as soon as possible. I thought I was in a perfect position, and I just wanted to wait as long as I can.
But when the outside horse attacked me, and I had to just let it go, slowly. I don't want to make a strong move at that point. But turning for home, he really got after me, and I had to just open it up at that point.
Pimlico News-Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
Stopchargingmaria Charges to Victory in Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
BALTIMORE, 05-16-14 – Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria took the overland route and narrowly won the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) in dramatic fashion Friday at Pimlico Race Course. The Black-Eyed Susan is restricted to 3-year fillies and is contested at 1 1/8 miles on the main track.
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Friday, May 16 2014
Preakness News-May 16 Notes
CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘HEALTHY’ FOR SATURDAY’S PREAKNESS/ MINOR THROAT ISSUE ‘NO BIG DEAL’ FOR RUN IN MIDDLE JEWEL; RAIN FAILS TO DAMPEN PREAKNESS HOPES OF RIVAL CAMPS
CALIFORNIA CHROME – The connections of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome said again Friday morning that their colt is healthy and ready to compete in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.
Thursday, May 15 2014
Preakness News-May 15 Notes
CALIFORNIA CHROME CHECKS OUT FINE AFTER COUGHING;
BAFFERT LOOKING FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS WITH NAPRAVNIK;
RING WEEKEND JOINS THE PREAKNESS PARTY AT PIMLICO; AZPURUA SEEKS PREAKNESS HISTORY WITH SOCIAL INCLUSION
CALIFORNIA CHROME – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome is being treated for the recurrence of a minor throat irritation that his connections say will not affect his preparation for the 139th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course Saturday.
Cutler could produce historic mile
Harness racing fans could witness the first sub-1:50 trotting race on a mile track Saturday at the Meadowlands, but if not then, it is probably just a matter of time.
Saturday’s $175,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters features a speedy group of 10 horses, including newly minted world champion Sebastian K. The former Swedish star won his Cutler elimination last week, which was his North American debut, in a world-record-equaling 1:50.1.
Wednesday, May 14 2014
Preakness Post Position Draw
CALIFORNIA CHROME FAVORED AT 3-5 FOR SATURDAY’S PREAKNESS STAKES
Kentucky Derby Winner Draws No. 3 Post Position in a Field of 10
BALTIMORE, 05-14-14---Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was installed as the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course following Wednesday’s Post Position Draw for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
Hambletonian hopefuls hit track in sire stakes action
A total of 25 Hambletonian eligible 3-year-old male trotters will be in action on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sire stakes circuits this week.
Pennsylvania kicks it off Thursday with three divisions of sire stakes at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The Hambletonian eligible trotters entered are, in alphabetical order: Auspicious Hanover, Datsyuk, Don Dorado, Exodus Hanover, Fashion Tagman, JJ Alex, Journey, Keystone Wasabi, Kumbaya De Vie, Nuncio, Outburst, Raise The Curtain, and Sarcastic Man.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
Gulfstream: Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Set For Memorial Day, May 26
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park announced today there will be a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 on Monday, May 26.
The 20-cent wager, which had a carryover entering Saturday of $5.9 million, has not been hit since Jan. 10 and could hit a record $6 million by this weekend. If there is no single winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 through Sunday, May 25, the total pool on Memorial Day could be anywhere from $10 to $20 million.
Saturday, May 10 2014
Peter Pan (G2) Quotes
Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Tonalist (No. 4): "Joel [Rosario] makes all the calls on track. Obviously, he broke a tad slow so he sent him and showed more speed than expected, but he was just galloping along easily. You could see he was striding very well. What impressed me was the last eighth of a mile, when he opened up again. I thought he was fit [coming off the layoff]. I was very worried about the wet track. I don't breeze my horses on the wet track so that was a complete question mark. He answered that pretty nicely. This win is nice, it's great; Mr. [Robert] Evans is very happy. Let's see how the horse comes out of it, but of course we have to think about the Belmont Stakes [Grade 1, $1.5 million, June 7]. We're New York people and we're at Belmont."
Tom Durkin announces retirement
ELMONT, N.Y. - Track announcer Tom Durkin, who has been bringing his special brand of excitement to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit since 1990, announced today he will call his last race at Saratoga Race Course on August 31, bringing a 43-year career to a close.
Friday, May 09 2014
Preakness News-May 9 Notes
GENERAL A ROD CONFIRMED FOR 139TH PREAKNESS STAKES
Social Inclusion Jogs, Gallops at Pimlico; California Chrome ‘Strong’; Monday Flight Confirmed Bringing Derby Winner, Ride On Curlin & General a Rod To Pimlico
BALTIMORE, 05-09-14 – The list of prospects for the 139th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on May 17 grew to 10 Friday when Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing confirmed that General a Rod would compete in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.