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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Will a Saliva Analysis Replace Scoping as an Ulcer Test?

Saliva Analysis for ulcers

Researchers have identified protein differences in the saliva between horses with equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) and healthy horses. The study also detected differences between equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD), in which there is a lesion in the glandular stomach, and equine squamous gastric disease (ESGD), in which the alteration appears in the non-glandular stomach. […]

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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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Laura Collett and London 52 Win Badminton

Lauren Collett riding London 52 wins the Badminton Horse Trials. Photo Courtesy of Badminton Horse trials

Laura Collett and her Olympic gold medal horse, London 52, won Badminton yesterday, adding just 04 penalties to their dressage score. Winning with a total score of 21.4 set a new record for the Horse Trials. Ros Cantor, who finished second on Lordships Graffalo, was the only rider to finish on their dressage score and […]

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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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