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Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude has begun workouts and is on target for the Hollywood Gold Cup thus summer.
Thursday morning marked the return to the track of Kentucky Derby winner Orb. The 3-year-old colt, fourth in the Preakness Stakes, galloped a mile at Belmont Park with exercise rider Jennifer Patterson.
It may have been his fifth time winning the Preakness Stakes, but Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas didn't feel any less happy than if it had been the first time.
Woodbine Race Course released its complete stakes schedule for 2013, with significant changes to major races.
Kentucky Derby pacesetter Palace Malice will run in the 145th Belmont Stakes on June 8 with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in the saddle.
Veteran jockey Patrick Husbands underwent surgery Tuesday after suffering injuries Monday at Woodbine.
A quartet of stakes winning thoroughbreds posted Tuesday morning workouts ahead of possible starts Memorial Day in the Met Mile at Belmont Park.
Discreet Dancer and Cross Traffic will represent the stable of trainer Todd Pletcher in Monday's $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap (Met Mile) at Belmont Park.
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Preakness Stakes champ Oxbow has jumped into second-place behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the current NTRA 3-year-old Poll. Reigning Horse of the year Wise Dan continues to lead the way in the national rankings.
Now that the Triple Crown will not be won for the 35th consecutive year, attention can focus solely on the pending field for the 145th Belmont Stakes on June 8.
In a time when horses are babied, racing once a month, D. Wayne Lukas does it his way.
Orb came up short in the Preakness, frustrating everyone who made the Kentucky Derby winner a 3-5 favorite - no one more than trainer Shug McGaughey.
Although no one really keeps track of such things, Gary Stevens had no problem making the assessment with complete conviction.
Long-shot Oxbow led wire-to-wire to take the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, preventing the possibility of a Triple Crown winner for a 35th consecutive year.
Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through.
In front of one stage, a mother propped her young child on her shoulders while watching the country music group Florida Georgia Line.
Early Saturday morning, Shug McGaughey was walking back and forth in front of the stakes barn at Pimlico.
There are only two outcomes when it comes to Saturday's Preakness Stakes - either the Kentucky Derby winner Orb wins the race to set up a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, or another horse pulls an upset and prevents a shot at history.
Odds-on favorite Last Gunfighter notched his sixth straight win by claiming Friday's $300,000 Pimlico Special at Pimlico Race Course. The 1 3/16-mile race was conducted at the same distance as Saturday's Preakness Stakes.
Everybody else had their shot.
Fiftyshadesofhay, ridden by Joel Rosario, rallied down the stretch to capture Friday's $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old fillies, sister event to the Preakness Stakes, was covered in a time of 1:52.73 on a fast track.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb put in another gallop at Pimlico with one day to go before the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes.
Orb is ready for his whirl at history.
Joel Rosario is on the ride of his life.