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May 19, 2017

The View From The Rail: Churchill Horsemen Give Their Preakness Picks

The pageantry of the 142nd running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown headlined by the Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, will be featured prominently at Churchill Downs on Saturday with the simulcast of the 1 3/16-mile race scheduled for 6:45 p.m. (all times Eastern). Churchill Downs admission […]

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Happy Mesa Last-To-First In Near-Record Hilltop Performance

Great Point Stables, Highclere America, and Zoom and Fish Stable's Happy Mesa was the last-to-first victress of Friday's $100,000 Hilltop Stakes, giving jockey Javier Castellano a natural hat trick on the afternoon. The 3-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa covered a mile over Pimlico's firm turf course in 1:33.61, just one-fifth of a second off the […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: This Year’s Yosemite Sams

Half of this year's Preakness field consists of horses that didn't run in the Derby. Every year for some reason, the media likes to call them “new shooters.”  We like to make fun of that. But what about these non-Derby entries? Do any of them have a chance? History suggests they are unlikely to win. Only […]

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Shaman Ghost By A Nose Over Dolphus In Pimlico Special

Frank Stronach's multiple Grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost had to work much harder than the odds board suggested to win Friday afternoon's G3 Pimlico Special. Off at 1-5, Shaman Ghost faced a strong challenge from frontrunner Dolphus (6-1) in the stretch, but the favorite was able to get his head down first in a photo […]

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17 Hall Of Fame Riders To Participate In Upcoming ‘Jockeys And Jeans’ Fundraiser

Seventeen Hall of Fame jockeys will attend the fourth annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) at Parx Casino and Racing near Philadelphia on Saturday, June 3. The number exceeds the 14 who attended the group's third event at Gulfstream Park last year and will be one of the largest […]

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