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Creative Minister preps for Belmont with half-mile work

05/31/2022 Horse Racing Professional
Associated Press
Creative Minister preps for Belmont with half-mile work

NEW YORK (AP) — Creative Minister breezed a half mile on Tuesday in his next-to-last workout for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 11. The Kenny McPeek-trained colt was timed in 48.33 seconds for the four furlongs over Belmont Park’s main track. Creative Minister finished third to Early Voting in the Preakness, the second […]

Count Again wins Shoemaker Mile, earns Breeders’ Cup berth

05/31/2022 Horse Racing Professional
Associated Press
Count Again wins Shoemaker Mile, earns Breeders’ Cup berth

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Count Again rallied from last to win the $500,000 Shoemaker Mile by 2 1/4 lengths on Monday to earn an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who came in to Santa Anita from New York, won his second straight Grade 1 race on the card. Count Again […]

Strawberry Days Rodeo: A long tradition in Pleasant Grove

05/30/2022 Horse Racing Professional
Brittany Bennion BVM Sports User Submission
Strawberry Days Rodeo: A long tradition in Pleasant Grove

Rodeos have been a long tradition in Pleasant Grove. The Strawberry Days Rodeo was established in 1921 and is the longest continually running rodeo in Utah.

Mo Donegal, Nest, We the People prep for Belmont Stakes

05/27/2022 Horse Racing Professional
Associated Press
Mo Donegal, Nest, We the People prep for Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Stakes contenders Mo Donegal, Next and We the People all worked out Friday in preparation for the third jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown in two weeks. Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher had Mo Donegal and Nest work in company. Nest was ridden by Jose Ortiz and Mo Donegal […]

Filly Secret Oath runs hard to finish fourth in Preakness

05/22/2022 Horse Racing Professional
STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer
Filly Secret Oath runs hard to finish fourth in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — Secret Oath made another impressive move from the back of the pack, but couldn’t close the gap. The filly who won the Kentucky Oaks a couple of weeks ago finished fourth in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday in a tough field featuring eight colts. The pace was not nearly as fast as […]

Interstatedaydream wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

05/20/2022 Horse Racing Professional
STEVE GINSBURG Associated Press
Interstatedaydream wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

BALTIMORE (AP) — Canada-bred Interstatedaydream mounted a bold stretch run to hold off race favorite Adare Manor and win the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday. Starting from the ninth post, Interstatedaydream won for the third time in five career starts and has never finished out of the money. Jockey Florent […]

Behind-the-scenes at the Kentucky Derby with Jessica Stith

05/20/2022 Horse Racing Professional
Lisa Van Hoever BVM Sports User Submission
Behind-the-scenes at the Kentucky Derby with Jessica Stith

This was the first year that Jessica was working while Derby was running, and she was on the track as the horses flew by. Usually she watches from the backside barn area with her family, which she says is her favorite place to be, where they can hear the screaming fans as they wait in anticipation for the horses to come down the backstretch.

Preakness tradition Alibi Breakfast back after 2 years off

05/19/2022 Horse Racing Professional
STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer
Preakness tradition Alibi Breakfast back after 2 years off

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Black-Eyed Susan cocktails were flowing, D. Wayne Lukas was telling jokes and things finally felt fully back to normal at Old Hilltop. While the Kentucky Derby winner isn’t at the Preakness, the tradition of the Alibi Breakfast returned Thursday to Pimlico Race Course after a two-year absence because of the pandemic. […]

Another Triple Crown long shot? Fenwick is 50-1 in Preakness

05/19/2022 Horse Racing Professional
STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer
Another Triple Crown long shot? Fenwick is 50-1 in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby at 80-1 may not be the only big upset this Triple Crown season. Not if Fenwick has anything to do about it. Two weeks after Rich Strike became the second-biggest long shot to win the Derby, Fenwick could join him in the record books at the […]

Old Man & The Filly: Lukas saddling Secret Oath in Preakness

05/18/2022 Horse Racing Professional
STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer
Old Man & The Filly: Lukas saddling Secret Oath in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — D. Wayne Lukas sat atop his pony just after 6 a.m. and stared at Secret Oath while she got a bath following her first trip to the track at Pimlico Race Course. “The whole time she was out there she never put her ears down — they were always up,” he said. […]