“The Rail is Dead” at Pimlico — Red Ruby Nails the Black Eyed Susan

Red Ruby Wins Black Eyed Susan Stakes

//vplayer.nbcsports.com/p/BxmELC/nbcsports_embed/select/media/nSlcuT8R7zeI Yesterday’s Black Eyed Susan Stakes may give some insight into track conditions. Watchers at Pimlico stated the rail was “dead” all day, making Justify’s #7 post position an advantage. The wet track didn’t stop Red Ruby from a decisive victory in the Black Eyed Susan. Coming back from a 60 day recovery after a […]

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Managing a Sloppy Track

It’s rained all week in Maryland. There’s been so much rain that the Fair Hill International three-day event was cancelled because organizers felt the footing was dangerous. According to Chris Bosley, Pimlico’s maintenance superintendent, According to Bosley, the track has already received around 3 to 4 inches of rain this week. How, then, will they […]

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Preakness Preview – Will Justify take the second leg in the Triple Crown?

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Kentucky Derby winner Justify is sitting in the favorite position for this Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. As with the Derby, it promises to be a muddy track (and we know he has no problem with that!) and this time he’ll face only seven challengers, a far cry from the crowded Derby Field. Three horses other than […]

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Cloud Computing wins the Preakness

Any hopes for a Triple Crown this year were dashed when Amazing Dream faded at the quarter pole. While Classic Empire looked like he had the race locked up, Cloud Computing rallied in the home stretch and caught Classic Empire, winning by a head. The colt had a picture-perfect ride by jockey Jorge Castellano, who […]

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After the Derby

Maybe you’ve just perfected your Mint Julep (you can put that to work for the next two legs of the Triple Crown. But don’t put away your special Derby hat, or that distinctive Derby style because for most racing fans, the fun is only just beginning. The hats and the clothes are just part of […]

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American Pharaoh Wins the Preakness

Today in Baltimore the track was very wet — beyond “sloppy” — and Victor Espinoza was worried that American Pharaoh wouldn’t like getting mud in his face. So he made the decision to hustle American Pharaoh out of the gate and bring him right to the front. Turned out to be a great plan. American […]

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California Chrome Wins the Next Leg of the Triple Crown

I am partial to Chestnut thoroughbreds, so I was rooting for him in the Preakness. Of course he didn’t need my help. He got a picture perfect ride from Victor Espinoza and won handily. I was also very impressed by Ride On Curlin, who made a big move at the end; just not big enough.

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Will Orb take the Preakness?

Orb is now the odds-on favorite for the Preakness. He’s coming into the race having won his last five . . . but he’s drawn the #1 post position which is one of the least favorable starting positions. The Preakness is known as more of a strategy race than the Derby. So it’s a good […]

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