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First Winner for Pioneerof the Nile
Dual grade I winner and first-crop sire Pioneerof the Nile saw his first winner May 12 as juvenile filly Zarnica won her first start in a 1,000-meter race in Russia at the Rostov-On-Don Hippodrome.
Thu May 23, 2013
Calif. horse owners want multi-state doping rules
California's thoroughbred owners announced Thursday that they are committed to joining eight other states in adopting a common medication program that could lead to national standards for horse doping.
A Pitch To The Post
The Bowie Baysox, the former team of current Orioles stars like Manny Machado and Matt Wieters, will host "A Night at the Races Saturday", May 25 at Prince George's Stadium as the Baysox "'Studs" face the Trenton Thunder at 6:35 p.m. For this blogger it will cap-off a perfect racing day that starts with an afternoon spent at Pimlico enjoying a card ... (more)
Orb, Oxbow still on track for Belmont Stakes
A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner has been replaced as director the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.
Up the Backstretch: Lukas still beaming after Preakness win
It may have been his fifth time winning the Preakness Stakes, but Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas didn't feel any less happy than if it had been the first time.
The Miami Herald
Orb returns to track ahead of 145th Belmont Stakes
Thursday morning marked the return to the track of Kentucky Derby winner Orb. The 3-year-old colt, fourth in the Preakness Stakes, galloped a mile at Belmont Park with exercise rider Jennifer Patterson.
Distance Key for Dark Cove in Louisville 'Cap
In his previous start, Dark Cove added to owner Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker's record-setting Keeneland meet by cruising to a 4 1/4-length victory in the April 26 Elkhorn , which like the Louisville is contested at 1 1/2 miles on the turf.
Wed May 22, 2013
The New York Times
The Rail: 1963 Kentucky Derby: Chateaugay's Big Day
Jockey Braulio Baeza took the rose blanket as he sat on the Kentucky Derby winner Chateaugay on May 4, 1963, as the trainer Jimmy Conway, holding the bridle at right, tried to calm the colt down.
Calvin Borel Day at Old Friends
It was Calvin Borel Day at Old Friends, the thoroughbred retirement farm near Georgetown, Kentucky.
Palace Malice gets Smith for Belmont Stakes
Kentucky Derby pacesetter Palace Malice will run in the 145th Belmont Stakes on June 8 with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in the saddle.
Enhanced Security Measures for Belmont Stakes Horses
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Brainbuster - " Make your brain tingle
The Kentucky Derby has come and gone hopefully with your winner! Now we are awaiting the Preakness Stakes.
Tue May 21, 2013
Nobody asked me, but ...
Oxbow, ridden brilliantly by 50-year-old-returner-from-retirement jockey Gary Stevens, not only won the Preakness, but sent horse racing to the back pages of the sports section again.
Mon May 20, 2013
Longshot Oxbow Wins Preakness Stakes
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14.
Sun May 19, 2013
Orb has gone from ordinary to extraordinary
Never caused problems. Never raised a ruckus. Never got sick or hurt while frolicking in the fields of Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., with his pals, or when he was learning how to be a racehorse at Niall Brennan's farm in Ocala, Fla.
Highest paying trifectas in Belmont Stakes history
The following is a list of the highest paying trifectas in Belmont Stakes history.
Oxbow spoils Triple Crown hopes
The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
Preakness slip-up ends Orb's potential run for Triple - SCrown
Jockey Gary Stevens, left, and trainer D.a SWayne Lukas celebrate after Oxbow's run to the Preakness Stakes title Saturday.
Jockey Gary Stevens
Oxbow put D. Wayne Lukas in the record books again with an upset of Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, giving the Hall of Fame trainer his 14th win in a Triple Crown race.
Sat May 18, 2013
Preakness Day A Chance to Gamble, Remember and Help
Preakness day is a Baltimore tradition, but it means different things to those who attend the race.