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Champions Beholder, Tepin Lead 2022 Hall of Fame Class

Thu, 2022-05-12 01:48
Topped by the additions of champions Beholder and Tepin, chosen in their first year of eligibility, eight new members have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame class of 2022

2018 Guineas Heroine Billesdon Brook Dies at Age 7

Thu, 2022-05-12 01:48
The Richard Hannon-trained filly started 66-1 outsider of the field when landing the 2018 QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (G1) and proved herself again when winning the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (G1) on the same course the following year.

Winner of Inaugural Masters of Craft Competition Named

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
Keeneland Mercantile, Keeneland Magazine name Southern Pine Swing overall winner of Inaugural Masters of Craft Awards competition.

Hesket Thoroughbreds Takes Up Spendthrift Australia

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
Victorian owner and breeder David Moodie's Hesket Bloodstock has purchased Spendthrift Australia in a deal encompassing the property, stallions, and a selection of racehorses more than four months after its U.S. owner placed it on the market.

2018 Guineas Heroine Billesdon Brook Dies Suddenly at 7

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
The Richard Hannon-trained filly started 66-1 outsider of the field when landing the 2018 QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (G1) and proved herself again when winning the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (G1) on the same course the following year.

12-Day Preakness Meet at Pimlico Begins May 12

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
Live racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday for the opening of its 12-day Preakness Meet, highlighted by the 147th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 21.

Sheridan Joins Tattersalls as Online Sales Executive

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
The next sale on the Tattersalls Online platform will take place June 10, in advance of the Royal Meeting at Ascot. Applications are being accepted for horses in/out of training and breeding stock.

Knicks Go Named Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 147

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
Maryland-bred Knicks Go, the Eclipse Award winner as Horse of the Year and champion older horse for 2021, has been named the Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 147.

Simplification First to Arrive Ahead of Preakness

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
Coming off of a fourth-place finish in the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1), the 3-year-old colt trained by Antonio Sano will attempt the middle jewel of the Triple Crown May 21. He arrived at Pimlico Race Course May 10.

NBC Derby Coverage Averages 16 Million Viewers

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
NBC Sports' presentation of the 148th Kentucky Derby (G1), a thriller won by 80-1 longshot Rich Strike, averaged a total audience delivery of 16 million viewers.

Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Nominations Open

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
Nominations for the 2022 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards open Monday, May 10, and will close Friday, July 15.

COVID-19 Booster Shots Offered May 16 at Pimlico

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
FirstCall Medical will be at Pimlico Race Course Monday, May 16, beginning at 10 a.m. to administer free COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

Stalwart Claiborne Farm Sire Flatter Dies at 23

Wed, 2022-05-11 01:45
Flatter has sired 59 black-type stakes winners worldwide, including 21 graded/group winners. His son, West Coast, is a multiple grade 1 winner and Eclipse champion 3-year-old colt of 2017.

Ballet Dancing, Hopper, Strobe Earn Maiden Scores

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Ballet Dancing and Hopper both won their second starts at Santa Anita Park, while Strobe won his debut at Churchill Downs on Derby Day.

Servis Trial Set for Jan. 9, 2023

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
A date has been set for trainer Jason Servis' federal trial in which he faces charges of administering misbranded and adulterated performance-enhancing drugs to racehorses.

$100K Trainer Bonus Returns for Preakness Weekend

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
For a sixth straight year, the Maryland Jockey Club is offering bonus money totaling $100,000 to trainers who run a minimum of five horses in the 15 Thoroughbred stakes races during Preakness weekend, May 20 and 21, at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Trainer Bobby Raymond Dies at 74 from Septic Shock

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Raymond finished the 2021-2022 Tampa Bay Downs meet in a tie for eighth place in the trainer standings with 17 victories. He was honored in March as the track's Salt Rock Tavern Trainer of the Month.

Keen Ice Builds on Second-Crop Sires' KY Derby Legacy

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
The son of Curlin is the seventh second-crop sire with a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner since 2000 and the eighth to have a runner cross the wire first.

Un Ojo, Simplification Pointing to Preakness Stakes

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Un Ojo is set to put his best foot forward May 21 in the 147th Preakness Stakes (G1). After being forced to bypass the Kentucky Derby (G1) because of a minor but untimely foot bruise.

Jack Christopher Makes Bakke's Dreams Come True

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Owner Jim Bakke always dreamed of winning a graded stakes for 3-year-olds on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs. It finally happened May 7, though not exactly in the most euphoric way he had pictured it.

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