Monday, May 19 2014


JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING THE USE OF NASAL STRIPS


JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION, NYRA AND THE JOCKEY CLUB REGARDING THE USE OF NASAL STRIPS

The three Stewards at Belmont Park today unanimously agreed to allow the use of equine nasal strips for all horses running at racetracks of The New York Racing Association, Inc (NYRA), effective immediately.





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CHRIS McCARRON JOINS WHOA IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION


Chris McCarron, two-time Eclipse Award winning jockey and member of the National Racing Hall of Fame, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of federal legislation to ban race day medication. He becomes the first jockey to join the organization as a supporter calling for drug reform and uniformity.





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Sunday, May 18 2014


Preakness News-May 18 Notes


CALIFORNIA CHROME READY FOR TRIPLE CROWN CHALLENGE/
PREAKNESS STAKES WINNER TO SHIP TO NEW YORK TUESDAY
RIDE ON CURLIN READY TO CARRY ON IN THE BELMONT STAKES

CALIFORNIA CHROME – Trainer Art Sherman widened his smile and nodded at the question of the morning Sunday after California Chrome added Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) to his win in the Kentucky Derby : Have you been thinking about the Triple Crown?





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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.





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Preakness Stakes Post Race News Conference Transcript


VICTOR ESPINOZA
ART SHERMAN
STEVE COBURN

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.





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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.





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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.





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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.





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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.





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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.





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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.





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