Tuesday, May 12 2015


Preakness News & Notes - 5.12


American Pharoah, Dortmund Looking Good in Morning Gallops
Firing Line Completes Preakness Preparation at Churchill
Materiality Removed from Preakness Consideration
Javier Castellano Picks Up Mount on Divining Rod
Danzig Moon Full of Energy for Preakness
Bodhisattva Seeking to Make Name for Himself

BALTIMORE – Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place Derby finisher Dortmund galloped 1 ½ miles on a mild Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.





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Monday, May 11 2015


Preakness Notes 5.11


Baffert Joins Preakness Contenders at Churchill
Pletcher Decision on Preakness Due Tuesday Morning
Firing Line Open Gallops a Second Day
Bodhisattva True Success Story for Owner/Trainer
Danzig Moon, Tale of Verve Continue Preakness Preparation at Churchill

BALTIMORE – Five-time Preakness-winning trainer Bob Baffert was back at Churchill Downs Monday morning to get his first live look in a week at Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place finisher Dortmund.





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Saturday, May 09 2015


Preakness News & Notes - 5.9.15


Danzig Moon Confirmed for Start in 140th Preakness Stakes
Divining Rod Breezes Half Mile at Fair Hill Training Center
American Pharoah, Dortmund, Firing Line Gallop at Churchill

BALTIMORE – Assistant trainer Norman Casse confirmed Saturday morning that John Oxley’s Danzig Moon will ship from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course to compete in the 140th Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 16.





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Friday, May 08 2015


Preakness Notes 5.8


Tale of Verve’s Connections Taking Serious Look at Preakness
American Pharoah, Dortmund, Firing Line Gallop toward Preakness
Status Quo for Preakness Probable Mr. Z; Danzig Moon Possible
Pletcher Still Evaluating Quartet of 3-Year-Olds


BALTIMORE – Trainer Dallas Stewart and owner Charles Fipke’s decision on Tale of Verve’s status for the 140th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 16 will likely rest on their analysis of last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1).





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PREAKNESS NEWS & NOTES - May 7


Baffert Likes What He Sees in American Pharoah, Dortmund
Lukas-Trained Mr. Z ‘Probable’ for Middle Jewel
Stewart ‘Thinking’ about Preakness for Tale of Verve
Grand Bili Possible New Shooter for Preakness

BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Thursday that he expects both
Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and third-place finisher Dortmund to be starters in the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.





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Wednesday, May 06 2015


Black-Eyed Susan Day Stakes Draw 277 Nominations


Preakness Eve Card Offers Eight Stakes Worth $1.18 Million
Maryland-Based Stars Ben’s Cat, Page McKenney, Talk Show Man Among Nominees

BALTIMORE – A total of 277 horses were nominated for eight stakes worth $1.18 million that highlight a spectacular Black-Eyed Susan Day program Friday at Pimlico Race Course.





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PREAKNESS NEWS & NOTES - May 6


Divining Rod Confirmed for May 16 Preakness Stakes
Pletcher Quartet Under Preakness Consideration
American Pharoah, Dortmund Walk Shedrow
Firing Line Returns to Track for Morning Jog

BALTIMORE – Trainer Arnaud Delacour confirmed Wednesday that Lael Stable’s Divining Rod is on course to run in the 140th Preakness Stakes on May 16.





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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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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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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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