Preakness Notes Thursday, May 18

By Pimlico Race Course on 05/18/2017 11:07 AM
After training Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming early Thursday morning, trainer Todd Pletcher told the crowd at the annual Alibi Breakfast that his colt is ready for Saturday’s 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.
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Carmouche to receive 2017 Mike Venezia Award

By NYRA Press Box on 05/18/2017 10:39 AM
The New York Racing Association has announced Kendrick Carmouche as the 2017 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.
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Jockeys and Jeans to be Held at Parx Saturday, June 3

By Jockeys and Jeans on 05/18/2017 4:38 AM
The fourth-annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) will be held at Parx Casino and Racing in Bensalem, PA Saturday, June 3.
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Preakness Notes Wednesday, May 17

By Pimlico Race Course on 05/17/2017 10:26 AM
Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming provided trainer Todd Pletcher with another no-drama morning Wednesday at Pimlico Race Course.
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Speedhorse Magazine and The Jockeys' Guild Announce Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award Nominees

By Speedhorse Magazine on 05/17/2017 10:20 AM
Five Quarter Horse jockeys have been nominated for the 2017 Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award, which honors riders whose lives and character positively impact the Quarter Horse racing industry, both on and off the racetrack.
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Preakness Notes Tuesday, May 16

By Pimlico Race Course on 05/16/2017 11:28 AM
Trainer Todd Pletcher was delighted to report Tuesday morning that everything went according to plan when his Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming galloped 1 ½ miles at Pimlico Race Course.
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Miguel Mena Selflessly Aids Loose Horse and is Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 05/15/2017 11:47 AM
Spilt-second decision-making and a skillful response to a loose horse in a race led Miguel Mena to be named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 8-14, 2017.
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Preakness Notes Monday, May 15

By Pimlico Race Course on 05/15/2017 9:56 AM
With a brief display of rambunctious behavior early Monday morning Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming showed trainer Todd Pletcher that he hasn’t lost the edge that helped propel him to victory on May 6 at Churchill Downs.
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By Churchill Downs Publicity on 05/15/2017 8:06 AM
Jockey Miguel Mena displayed outstanding horsemanship and courage during Saturday’s eighth race at Churchill Downs while helped aid loose rival Marine Pilot on the far turn of the 1 1/8-mile turf race.
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Preakness Notes Friday, May 12

By Pimlico Race Course on 05/12/2017 10:14 AM
A sloppy track forced trainer Todd Pletcher to cancel his plan to gallop Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course.
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Preakness Notes Thursday, May 11

By Pimlico on 05/11/2017 10:03 AM
Trainer Todd Pletcher gave a very positive review of Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming after the colt galloped once around Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning in preparation for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).
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‘Old Hard-Back,’ Five-Time Kentucky Derby Winner

By Paulick Report/Heather Pettinger on 05/11/2017 9:39 AM
It is worn down, stretched a bit thin in places, and bears the subtle scars of 40 years of use. Some of its stitching is frayed, but the smooth, well-oiled grain of the leather suggests there is more than meets the eye.
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Derby Dream Comes True for John Velazquez, Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 05/08/2017 11:39 AM
All eyes were on the 143rd Kentucky Derby last weekend as the most exciting two minutes in sports were capped off with a win by Always Dreaming and John Velazquez, who was named Jockey of the Week for May 1-7, 2017.
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Maragh hoping to deliver roses to a friend

By Daily Racing Form/David Grening on 05/04/2017 6:37 AM
Trainer Graham Motion and jockey Rajiv Maragh have become very close friends over the last few years. It did not have to turn out that way.
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By Churchill Downs on 05/03/2017 8:59 AM
John Oxley’s Classic Empire, the unanimous Eclipse Award selection as champion 2-year-old of 2016 and a three-time Grade I winner, has been established as the 4-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 20 3-year-olds and two also-eligibles entered for Saturday’s 143rd running of the $2,395,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I).
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Kentucky Derby/Oaks Notes May 2

By Churchill Downs on 05/02/2017 10:57 AM
Godolphin Racing’s Thunder Snow (IRE) exited quarantine Tuesday morning and made his first visit to the main track at Churchill Downs.
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Brian Hernandez, Jr. Casts Spell in the Bewitch Stakes, Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 05/02/2017 3:46 AM
Impressive stats and an upset victory in the final stakes race of the Keeneland spring meet earned Brian Hernandez, Jr. Jockey of the Week honors for April 24-30, 2017.
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On the Road to the Kentucky Derby With Brian Hernandez

By Tom Pedulla/America's Best Racing on 04/27/2017 12:51 PM
Tom Pedulla is interviewing prominent racing personalities for America’s Best Racing as they travel the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The opening leg of the Triple Crown will be run on May 6 at Churchill Downs.
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Maragh, Bravo, Castellano, Carmouche And Velasquez Up For Mike Venezia Award

By Paulick Report on 04/27/2017 4:23 AM
Racing fans will decide which of five outstanding jockeys will be the recipient of the 22nd Mike Venezia Memorial Award, to be presented by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in a special ceremony at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
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Wilmer Garcia Named Tampa Bay Downs Jockey of the Month

By Tampa Bay Publicity on 04/27/2017 4:19 AM
After a recent victory, Wilmer Garcia stopped long enough on his walk back to the jockeys’ room to pose for pictures with fans, then playfully flexed a biceps muscle to demonstrate his hidden strength.
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