Monday, May 13 2013
DEPARTING ON THE MARK IN WORKOUT FOR PREAKNESS STAKES
NORMANDY INVASION TO PASS; ORB SCHOOLS, GALLOPS
BALTIMORE, 05-12-13 –With trainer Al Stall Jr. and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. watching from the grandstand, Illinois Derby (G3) winner Departing worked a half-mile in 50 2/5 seconds over a fast track at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning in preparation for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1).
ITSMYLUCKYDAY ‘AWESOME’ IN PREAKNESS WORK
BALTIMORE, 05-12-13---Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday prepped for Saturday’s $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) with a sharp half-mile workout at Monmouth Park Sunday afternoon.
Due to the closure of the Monmouth racetrack during training hours Sunday morning, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. received permission to work Itsmyluckyday between the third and fourth races. The son of Lawyer Ron breezed a half-mile over a fast track in a swift 47 1/5 seconds before galloping out five furlongs in 59 3/5 seconds.
Belmont Park Notes
• Derby winner Orb set for Monday breeze at Belmont
• Up-and-comer Glorious View among probables for next Saturday’s G2 Vagrancy Handicap
Friday, May 10 2013
DERBY WINNER ORB CONTINUES TO LOOK GOOD FOR PREAKNESS STAKES
Itsmyluckyday Scheduled for Work; Goldencents Gallops at Pimlico
BALTIMORE, 05-10-13---Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb galloped 1 ¼ miles under exercise rider Jenn Patterson at Belmont Park Friday morning, looking the picture of a happy, healthy horse ready to take on the challenge of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 18.
DERBY WINNER ORB PLEASES TRAINER; SCHEDULED TO SHIP TO PIMLICO MONDAY
Goldencents Jogs over Pimlico track; Hernandez Set for First Preakness Ride
BALTIMORE, 05-09-13---Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb pleased trainer Shug McGaughey during his morning visit to the sloppy track at Belmont Park Thursday. The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner also gave exercise rider Jenn Patterson all the right signs in his preparation for the 138th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico on May 18.
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Wednesday, May 08 2013
DERBY WINNER ORB RETURNS TO RACETRACK TO PREP FOR PREAKNESS STAKES
Velazquez to Ride Itsmyluckyday; Smith Gains Mount on Will Take Charge; Leparoux Aboard Titletown Five
BALTIMORE, 05-08-13 – On a rainy Wednesday morning at Belmont Park, Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb went to the racetrack for the first time since his Kentucky Derby victory last Saturday, jogging a mile under exercise rider Jenn Patterson in preparation for the Preakness Stakes on May 18.
Abraham, Declan’s Warrior, Nine Others Look to Take Flight in Peter Pan
ELMONT, N.Y. – Eleven 3-year-olds, some with their eye on the June 8 Belmont Stakes and others looking beyond, will assemble at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon for the 59th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan.
Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Jogs at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – Kentucky Derby winner Orb returned to the track at Belmont Park Wednesday morning, braving the rain and jogging a mile over a muddy main track with regular exercise rider Jennifer Patterson aboard.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said the colt will resume galloping Thursday morning and likely will work on Monday before departing for Baltimore and the next leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness, at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 18.
GOLDENCENTS SETTLES IN AT PIMLICO TO PREPARE FOR PREAKNESS START
Lukas Adds a Third Candidate; Itsmyluckyday Confirmed for Middle Jewel
BALTIMORE, 05-07-13 – Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents settled in at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday after arriving in the middle of the night from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
In 2012, trainer Doug O’Neill sent Derby winner I’ll Have Another to Baltimore two days after the race, and the colt won the Preakness. Goldencents didn’t run well in the Derby Saturday, finishing 17th on the sloppy, sealed track, but O’Neill decided to follow the plan that worked so well last year and shipped the colt to Pimlico early to prepare for the Preakness.
Tuesday, May 07 2013
PREAKNESS CANDIDATE GOLDENCENTS STARTS JOURNEY TO PIMLICO
Santa Anita Derby Winner Likely To Arrive in Baltimore Around Midnight
BALTIMORE, 05-06-13---Goldencents, a contender for the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 18, began his journey to Pimlico Race Course Monday afternoon at 3:17 when he boarded an airport-bound van at Churchill Downs. The Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner, who finished a disappointing 17th in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), was scheduled to fly from Louisville to New York before vanning to Pimlico Monday evening.
DEPARTING LOOMS AS DANGEROUS ‘NEW SHOOTER’ FOR 138TH PREAKNESS STAKES
Derby Winner Orb ‘Bright;’ Normandy Invasion, Vyjack Enter Picture
BALTIMORE, 05-06-13 –Although several other horses that prepped at Fair Grounds ran well in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Al Stall has no regrets about having Departing skip the race to run fresh in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 18.
Graduates of the Risen Star and the Louisiana Derby at Stall’s hometown track in New Orleans finished in the five spots behind Orb in the Derby, run over a sloppy sealed track at Churchill Downs.
Sunday, May 05 2013
KENTUCKY DERBY UPDATE – SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
ORB (First) – Trainer Shug McGaughey reflected on his Hall of Fame career Sunday morning at Churchill Downs after checking on Kentucky Derby winner Orb at Barn 43. Pleased with the energy level displayed by the 2 ½-length victor of Saturday’s classic, the Kentucky native thought of all the people along the way who had helped him find his way to the Churchill Downs winner’s circle.