Posted: September 26, 2020

Preakness: The Namesake of a Triple Crown Race

By Peter Lee Two of the three Triple Crown races are named after the place where they are located: the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. The Preakness Stakes, however, is not called the Pimlico Stakes or Maryland Stakes. It, like so many races today, was named after a horse, a colt named Preakness. Preakness was born in 1867, a dark bay colt who was the son of Bay Leaf and Lexington, one of the greatest stallions who ever lived. Lexington...

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Though He Be But Little, He Is Fierce: Arts and Letters

"Photos by Bob Coglianese/NYRA/Thoroughbred Times Collection via the Keeneland Library." By Jennifer Kelly Handsome. Strapping. Beautifully made. A virtual Hollywood leading man in equine form. Majestic Prince was literally a golden boy, a chestnut colt who won regularly and with panache, but found soundness harder to come by. Next to him, Arts and Letters, smaller and not quite as glitzy, churned over a racetrack on legs that were a bit too short for his frame, but with a durability that carried him farther – all the way to Horse of...

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Posted: September 22, 2020

Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act Version 2020

By Steve Zorn Mitch McConnell may have other things on his mind by now, but only a couple of weeks ago, the Kentucky Senator was trying to shore up his reelection campaign by posing in Lexington with a group of horse racing industry grandees to tout a supposedly new and improved version of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act. After five years of effort by the Jockey Club and its allies in the industry, after spikes in horse deaths at Santa Anita and elsewhere, and after this year’s criminal prosecutions...

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Upcoming Races

145th Preakness Shaping Up to be a Full Field

After a five month delay due to COVID-19, Pimlico opens Thursday for its 6-day meet running through Preakness Stakes Day, October 3. A week from today post positions will be drawn for the field of the...

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