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.
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.
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.
PREAKNESS HOPEFULS GALLOP
LOUISVILLE, KY (Friday, May 9, 2014) – The five horses under consideration for next Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI) stabled at Churchill Downs galloped Friday morning.
California Chrome, winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), galloped an easy 1 ½ miles shortly before 7 o’clock with regular morning partner Willie Delgado aboard.
Thursday, May 08 2014
Preakness News-May 8 Notes
SOCIAL INCLUSION MAKES PREAKNESS SCENE AT PIMLICO
Azpurua to Seek Historic Win May 17; California Chrome Gallops at Churchill; Sanchez To Ride Pablo Del Monte
BALTIMORE, 05-08-14---The 77-year-old Art Sherman, who became the oldest trainer to saddle a Kentucky Derby winner last Saturday with California Chrome, is just a kid to Manny Azpurua. The 85-year-old South Florida-based trainer was on hand at Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning for the arrival of his stable star, Social Inclusion, who is scheduled for a run in the 139th Preakness Stakes on May 17.
Wednesday, May 07 2014
Preakness News-May 7 Notes
CALIFORNIA CHROME ON TRACK FOR PREAKNESS STAKES
Social Inclusion Boards Pimlico-Bound Van; Pimentel Has Preakness Mount on Kid Cruz
BALTIMORE, 05-07-14---California Chrome, the early favorite for the 139th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, returned to the racetrack during training hours at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning.
Preakness News-May 6 Notes
RIA ANTONIA ADDED TO LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR 139TH PREAKNESS STAKES
Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome Returns to Track Wednesday; Kid Cruz Set for Weekend Work; Social Inclusion on Schedule for Thursday Morning Arrival
BALTIMORE , 05-06-14---Ria Antonia, the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner, was added to the list of candidates for the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) Tuesday morning.
Sunday, May 19 2013
PREAKNESS WINNER OXBOW CONFIRMED FOR BELMONT STAKES
ORB ‘FINE’ AFTER DULL TRY; ITSMYLUCKYDAY MAKES GRADE
BALTIMORE, 05-19-13 – Back in the 1980’s and ‘90s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas was winning Triple Crown races with astonishing regularity, the catch-phrase “D. Wayne off the plane” followed him from track to track as he made his hit-and-run assaults on racetracks across America with a lineup of assistants that included Todd Pletcher, Mark Hennig, Kiaran McLaughlin and Dallas Stewart.
Thursday, May 16 2013
ORB STRONG MORNING-LINE FAVORITE FOR SATURDAY’S PREAKNESS
Derby Winner Tops Field of 9 for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown at Pimlico
BALTIMORE, 05-15-13 – Kentucky Derby champion Orb was installed as the even-money morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 138th running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) after post positions were drawn Wednesday at Pimlico Race Course.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Preakness News-May 15 Notes
DERBY WINNER ORB GETS WELL ACQUAINTED WITH PIMLICO
DEPARTING, MYLUTE, GOVENOR CHARLIE SET FOR ARRIVAL
(Nine 3-year-olds have been entered for the 138th Preakness Stakes: Orb, Departing, Goldencents, Govenor Charlie, Itsmyluckyday, Mylute, Oxbow, Titletown Five and Will Take Charge. The Preakness post position draw will be held at the International Pavilion in the Pimlico Infield at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will be broadcast live on HRTV.)
Tuesday, May 14 2013
LUKAS AND TRIO OF PREAKNESS HOPEFULS ARRIVE AT PIMLICO
ITSMYLUCKYDAY SHIPS IN FROM MONMOUTH PARK
BALTIMORE, 05-14-13 – Five-time Preakness winner D. Wayne Lukas arrived at Pimlico Race Course with his three-horse contingent of Oxbow, Titletown Five and Will Take Charge at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday following a grueling 12 ½-hour van ride from Churchill Downs.
“They’re better than I am probably. It’s a long little trip.” said the 77-year-old Hall of Fame trainer, who rode in one of the two vans that transported his three hopefuls for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes and six other horses from Kentucky.
DERBY WINNER ORB BRED TO GO THE DISTANCE FOR PREAKNESS
KRIGGER TO CHASE HISTORY ON GOLDENCENTS; GOVENOR CHARLIE READY TO GO
BALTIMORE, 5-14-13 – Much has been said and written about the grueling demands the Kentucky Derby places on a horse so early in his 3-year-old season. Trainer Shug McGaughey understands how stern the rigors of a 1 ¼-mile race can be on a young horse, but he has no doubt Orb was physically up to the challenge during his Kentucky Derby victory on May 4.