Exaggerator Hoping That ‘Third Time Is The Charm’ In The ‘Charm City’

Posted on: May 15, 2016

The second leg of the Preakness Stakes is scheduled for Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Track this weekend and the connections of Kentucky Derby runner up Exaggerator is hoping that the city lives up to it’s nickname. Baltimore is known as the &....

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Parx Runners Abiding Star, Always Sunshine Targeting Preakness Day If Quarantine Ends

Posted on: May 14, 2016

Philadelphia’s Parx Racing has been under a quarantine for equine herpesvirus since the first of April and seven horses have become sick. The outbreak was confined to horses in Barns #4 and #30 and has been contained for awhile now. A new round....

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Kentucky Derby Runner Shagaf To Miss Rest of 2016

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Shagaf was one of the ‘horses to watch’ heading into the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Derby fans ‘watched him’ alright–watched him get eased up and finish dead last in the twenty horse field. Now it seems there may have been....

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Preakness Futures Odds Favor Nyquist, Exaggerator and Stradivari

Posted on: May 12, 2016

There won’t be any ‘official’ betting odds for the Preakness until the Wednesday before the race but several offshore sportsbooks have posted their futures numbers on the second leg of the Triple Crown. To the surprise of no one, Ke....

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Kentucky Derby Runner Lani Will Enter Preakness Stakes

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Add another Kentucky Derby runner to the list of challengers for Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes. Ninth place finisher Lani has remained in the United States rather than returning to his home base in Japan. He’s shipped to Belmont Park where he....

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Triple Crown Is No Boost To Kentucky Derby TV Ratings

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Heading into the 2016 Kentucky Derby many pundits predicted that American Pharoah’s 2015 Triple Crown win would give viewership–and perhaps the entire sport of horse racing–a boost. That turned out to not be the case. For whatever r....

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Nyquist’s Connections Want To Keep Him ‘Fresh’ For the Preakness

Posted on: May 09, 2016

Doug O’Neill, trainer of Kentucky Derby champion Nyquist, has learned one important thing during his career–there’s not one ‘right’ way to prepare a great horse for a big race. Different horses respond to different regim....

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Preakness Stakes Will Have Few Kentucky Derby Runners

Posted on: May 08, 2016

The Preakness Stakes is scheduled for May 21 at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Track. It’s the second leg of the Triple Crown but so far there are few Kentucky Derby runners committed to the race. In fact, there are only two–the top two f....

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Favorites Come Up Roses Again As Nyquist Wins The Kentucky Derby

Posted on: May 07, 2016

For years, the Kentucky Derby was known as a horrible race for the betting favorite. In fact, there was a time when handicappers would essentially ‘toss out’ the prerace favorite and focus their handicapping elsewhere. That has changed....

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