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Tahoma is First Winner for Justify

on 05/22/2022 4:47 PM

West Coast Stable's Tahoma (c, 2, Justify–Madera Dancer, by Rahy) became the first winner for his Triple Crown-winning sire with a two-length victory at Santa Anita Sunday. The chestnut colt, sent off the 4-...

Haskell Tickets Go On Sale May 28

on 05/22/2022 2:39 PM

Tickets for the TVG.com Haskell S., Monmouth Park's showcase race, will go on sale Saturday, May 28, starting at 11:30 a.m. The 55th edition of the $1-million race for 3-year-olds, to be held Saturday, July 23, headlines a stakes-filled card that includes the GI United Nations, the GIII Monmouth Cup, the GIII Molly Pitcher, the

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Haskell Tickets Go On Sale May 28

on 05/22/2022 2:39 PM

Tickets for the TVG.com Haskell S., Monmouth Park's showcase race, will go on sale Saturday, May 28, starting at 11:30 a.m. The 55th edition of the $1-million race for 3-year-olds, to be held Saturday, July 23, headlines a stakes-filled card that includes the GI United Nations, the GIII Monmouth Cup, the GIII Molly Pitcher, the

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Early Voting in Good Condition After Preakness Score, Will Skip Belmont

on 05/22/2022 2:22 PM

Saturday's GI Preakness S. winner Early Voting (Gun Runner) was back in his stall at Belmont Park by mid-morning Sunday, some 15 hours after scoring a 1 1/4-length victory over favored Epicenter (

Early Voting in Good Condition After Preakness Score, Will Skip Belmont

on 05/22/2022 2:22 PM

Saturday's GI Preakness S. winner Early Voting (Gun Runner) was back in his stall at Belmont Park by mid-morning Sunday, some 15 hours after scoring a 1 1/4-length victory over favored Epicenter (

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Starts Monday

on 05/22/2022 1:32 PM

TIMONIUM, MD – After a stakes-filled weekend of racing at nearby Pimlico Race Course, the action moves back to Timonium for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which begins its two-day run at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Monday morning at 11 a.m. “I'm always happy to be back in Maryland and to be back

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Early Voting Gives Gun Runner First Classic Winner in Preakness

on 05/21/2022 7:33 PM

EARLY VOTING (c, 3, Gun Runner–Amour D'Ete, by Tiznow) gave his sensational young sire a Classic winner in his first crop with a 5-1 upset of favorite Epicenter (Not This Time)...

Derby Scratch Ethereal Road Romps in Sir Barton

on 05/21/2022 6:21 PM

Ethereal Road (Quality Road) will always be remembered as the horse removed from the 2022 GI Kentucky Derby at the last moment of scratch time, paving the way for an 80-1 longshot to upset America's biggest race. However, on GI Preakness S. Day, he signified he might have something else to say about the 3-year-ol...

Honor Code Juvenile Romps at Woodbine

on 05/21/2022 2:34 PM

STAYHONOR GOODSIDE (c, 2, Honor Code–Nicki Knew, by Tethra) was favored at 8-5 in this debut and made it look like a gift with a dominant debut score at Woodbine Saturday. Away alertly, the $85,000 KEESEP buy contested the early pace and slammed the door on his rivals in the lane to win for fun. Lifetime

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Rich Strike Back To Work at Churchill

on 05/21/2022 1:05 PM

Roughly 12 hours before his peers were set to take to the Pimlico main track for the GI Preakness S., RED-TR Racing's GI Kentucky Derby upsetter Rich Strike (Keen Ice) returned to the worktab, breezing a half-mile in a strong :47.20. With rider Gabe Lagunes in the irons, the chestnut broke off aggressively with an

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‘Interstate’ On Top in Black-Eyed Susan

on 05/20/2022 6:11 PM

Sent off at 6-1, Interstatedaydream (Classic Empire) shadowed 11-1 chance Beguine (Gun Runner) through :23.34 and :46.65 splits as favored Adare Manor tracked in third. Inching closer to he...

First Captain Turns In ‘Special’ Performance at Pimlico

on 05/20/2022 5:39 PM

'TDN Rising Star' FIRST CAPTAIN (c, 4, Curlin–America, by A. P. Indy) looked to have it all to do with a quarter-mile to go in Friday's GIII Pimlico Special S., but he called on his class in the final 50 yards score a narrow victory. Adding blinkers for the first time off a disappointing seventh

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Lady Scarlet Pounces Late in Miss Preakness

on 05/20/2022 5:31 PM

Former claimer Lady Scarlet recorded a career-high victory Friday when coming from off the pace to take the GIII Miss Preakness S. at Pimlico. Allowed to survey the pace in third early as 4-5 favorite Happy Soul, prompted by Gimmick, led the way through opening fractions of :23.01 and :45.58. The dark bay was given

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Pizza Bianca Back On Top in the Hilltop

on 05/20/2022 4:46 PM

In an impressive 2021 campaign, Pizza Bianca broke her maiden on debut Jul. 22 at Saratoga and jumped right into Grade I company, finishing second behind Wild Beauty (Frankel {GB}) in Woodbine's GI Natalma S. Sept. 19. That set her up for a run in the...

Pizza Bianca Punches Royal Ascot Ticket in the Hilltop

on 05/20/2022 4:46 PM

Bobby Flay homebred Pizza Bianca, heroine of last term's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, punched her ticket to Royal Ascot in style here. In an impressive 2021 campaign, Pizza Bianca broke her maiden over the Saratoga grass on debut July 22 at Saratoga and jumped right into Grade I company, finishing second behind Wild

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Pletcher Sophs Work Towards Belmont Day Spots

on 05/20/2022 4:27 PM

A trio of 3-year-olds from the barn of Todd Pletcher took to the Belmont dirt training track Friday morning as they prepare for stakes engagements during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Mo Donegal (Uncle Mo), who defeated GI Preakness S. hopeful Early Voting (

Pletcher Sophs Work Towards Belmont Day Spots

on 05/20/2022 4:27 PM

A trio of 3-year-olds from the barn of Todd Pletcher took to the Belmont dirt training track Friday morning as they prepare for stakes engagements during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Mo Donegal (Uncle Mo), who defeated GI Preakness S. hopeful Early Voting (

Golden Pal Leads Ward Ascot Workers

on 05/20/2022 3:43 PM

Wesley Ward worked five of his Royal Ascot contenders over the Keeneland turf Friday led by GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Golden Pal (Uncle Mo). He covered five panels in a bullet 1:02.80 (1/8) (video). Winner of the GII Shakertown S. last out Apr. 9, the bay is being pointed at the G1 ...

New TV Ad Launched by We Are NY Horse Racing

on 05/20/2022 11:52 AM

The launch of a new television advertisement was announced by officials at We Are NY Horse Racing today; titled 'Community', it seeks to further educate and inform New Yorkers about the importance of horse racing to the New York State economy. The ad will air on broadcast and cable networks across the state beginning today,

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Should the Triple Crown Be Changed? Veteran Industry Participants Weigh In

on 05/20/2022 10:55 AM

After the connections of GI Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike (Keen Ice) opted to skip the GI Preakness S. and instead prepare for the GI Belmont S., the structure of the Triple Crown races has been a subject of debate leading up to the second leg of the historic series. Should the timing between the

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