Bernadini Colt sells for $3.35 Million, Sets New Record

Bernadini Colt sells for $3.35 Million

In a world where a $30,000 claiming horse just won the Kentucky Derby, it’s kind of amazing to read that a new price record was set for a two-year old in training: $3.35 million. Yup, a two-year old son of Bernadini, Hip #385, just sold for more than 100x the cost of the Kentucky Derby […]

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Early Voting wins the 147th Preakness

Early Voting wins the 147th Preakness

The second leg of the Triple Crown was also an upset. Early Voting, a lightly campaigned colt trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, came out of the starting gate on fire and ended with a sprint to win the 147th Preakness Stakes. The track at Pimlico favored speed today, making it harder […]

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Who will win the Woodlawn Vase?

Woodlawn Vase

While the Kentucky Derby is thought of as the Run for the Roses, the winner of the Preakness Stakes wins the famous Woodlawn Vase. Designed in 1860 by Tiffany & Co. for the Woodlawn Racing Association in Louisville, Ky., the vase has a colorful history and is an incredible work of silversmithing. The trophy was […]

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Preakness Post Positions

Preakness Stakes

As we head toward Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, analysts are reviewing the post positions and factoring them into the odds. Unlike the Kentucky Derby, which uses a special starting gate to accommodate the field of 20 horses, the Preakness is typically a smaller race, drawing 10-14 horses. This year, there are only 9 contenders: Simplification Creative […]

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Rich Strike to Skip Preakness; Secret Oath to Run

Rich Strike to skip Preakness

Richard Dawson, the owner of Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, has announced that his colt will pass on the Preakness and rest up for the Belmont Stakes. The decision is in line with their philosophy of waiting at least 5-6 weeks between races. “Our original plan for Rich Strike was contingent on the Kentucky Derby; […]

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The Role of the Pony Horse on a Racetrack

The Role of the Pony Horse on a Racetrack

Images of Rich Strike savaging the horse ponying him to the winner’s circle (and biting the outrider) have raised a lot of questions in the media. Many people questioned the purpose of the lead pony and the outrider. After all, one person wrote, the jockey just completed the race. Couldn’t he ride the horse to […]

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80-1 Long Shot Rich Strike Stuns with Derby Win

Rich Strike wins Kentucky Derby

Unbelievable. While Epicenter and Zandon battled for the lead down the home stretch, Rich Strike snuck past them on the inside with an amazing burst of speed and surprised the heck out of everyone, passing Epicenter and winning by 1 3/4 lengths. For those who had faith in the chestnut, a bet paid off big […]

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Secret Oath wins the Kentucky Oaks

Secret Oath wins the Kentucky Oaks

With the Kentucky Oaks today and the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, this is high season for horse racing. Secret Oath kicked off the meet with an impressive win in the Oaks. Earlier this year, there was some speculation that she would race in the Derby, but after a rough race and a third place finish against […]

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