Racing News

Pneumatic Works Bullet for Preakness

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Pneumatic continued his preparation for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) on Oct. 3 with a five-furlong bullet work Monday morning in company in 1:00.85 over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga.
“On this track that’s about as good as horses work,” said Scott Blasi, trainer Steve Asmussen’s top assistant.

Authentic to Carry Spendthrift's Silks in Preakness Stakes

LOUISVILLE - B. Wayne Hughes, whose Spendthrift Farm is majority owner in Authentic, wanted minority owner MyRacehorse’s black and white silks to be worn by jockey John Velazquez in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Authentic carried those colors into the history books as the winner of the only Kentucky Derby not held in the spring. A month later, Authentic will wear Spendthrift’s orange and purple silks in the first Preakness Stakes (G1) not held in the spring or summer.

Bonny South Heading East for Black-Eyed Susan

LOUSIVILLE – Trainer Brad Cox said Juddmonte Farms’ Bonny South was rerouted from the Kentucky Oaks (G1) once it was announced in mid-August that the $250,000, Black-Eyed Susan (G2) would be on the Preakness undercard.
“That was the spot that made the most sense, against 3-year-olds fillies, he said. 

Jesus' Team to Supplement to Preakness

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Grupo 7C Stable’s Jesus’ Team, third in the Jim Dandy (G2) and fourth in the Haskell (G1), will be supplemented to the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), to be run Oct. 3 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.
The decision was made, said trainer Jose D’Angelo, after the 3-year-old son of Tapiture breezed a half-mile Saturday at Monmouth Park in :47.80.

Karamanos Edges Toledo for Laurel Summer Meet Riding Title

Molto Bella Spoils Stablemate Las Setas’ Return in Saturday Feature
Jockey McCarthy Registers Hat Trick, Trio of Mandatory Payouts
LAUREL, MD – Though he didn’t wind up with a victory on the card, and had to hold off the late charge from a two-time state champion, jockey Horacio Karamanos left Saturday’s closing day program a winner after clinching the summer meet riding title at Laurel Park.

Art Collector Signals Readiness for Preakness with Strong Workout

LOUISVILLE - Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector, who would have been co-second choice for the Kentucky Derby (G1) until a minor foot issue forced him out of the race, worked five-eighths of a mile at Churchill Downs in a strong 59.40 seconds - a time for the distance eclipsed Saturday only by Kentucky Derby winner Authentic’s 59.20. 

Maryland's Leading Apprentice Marquez Moving to New York

Hall of Famer Angel Cordero Jr. Taking 17-Year-Old’s Book
LAUREL, MD – Teenaged jockey Charlie Marquez, the top apprentice and third-leading rider at Laurel Park’s summer meet, is moving his tack to New York under the tutelage of Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero Jr.

For Derby Winner Authentic, 'All Systems Go' for Preakness

Authentic Works Five Furlongs, Thousand Words “Steady” in Work
LOUISVILLE— Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic had his first major training session Saturday morning to prepare for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), working five-eighths of a mile in 59.20 seconds at Churchill Downs. Jockey Martin Garcia filled in for John Velazquez, who won his third Kentucky Derby while riding Authentic for the first time.

Preakness Remains an Option for G2 Winner Mystic Guide

Returns to Work Tab with Half-Mile Breeze Saturday at Fair Hill
ELKTON, MD – Godolphin homebred Mystic Guide, last out winner of the Jim Dandy (G2) Sept. 5, remains under consideration for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course after returning to the work tab with a half-mile breeze Saturday morning.

Preakness Weekend Stakes Attract 464 Total Nominations

16 Stakes, Nine Graded, Worth $3.35 Million in Purses Oct. 1-3
Black-Eyed Susan (G2), De Francis Dash Join Preakness Lineup
Historic Pimlico Special (G3) Tops Claiming Crown Preview Day
Sophomores in Spotlight in Chick Lang (G3) to Open Weekend