Wednesday, May 21 2014


California Chrome jogs on Belmont Park main track


ELMONT, N.Y. - Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome set foot on the Belmont Park main track for the first time on Wednesday, leisurely jogging once around the 1 ½-mile course with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard.





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Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park


ELMONT, N.Y. - California Chrome, who on June 7 will attempt to become thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner when he competes in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, arrived at Belmont Park at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday.





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Monday, May 19 2014


Preakness News


CHUCKAS ADDRESSES POTENTIAL OF MOVING PREAKNESS DATE

BALTIMORE, 05-19-14---At his annual post-Preakness media session this morning in the Pimlico winners’ circle, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas addressed the potential of moving the date of the Preakness Stakes (G1). Last week, Chuckas told print reporters he wanted to change the spacing of the Triple Crown.





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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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