8:15 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a gelding pulled up during a race Sunday and was euthanized a day later. Twenty-five horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported
11:16 PM ET BALTIMORE — For Mother’s Day, War of Will trainer Mark Casse and his wife, Tina, were shopping in Orlando — hardly a die-hard horse racing community, by his standards — when an employee in a shoe store asked Casse where he got his sneakers. As soon as Casse said Louisville, Kentucky, the
8:16 PM ET ESPN News Services Two weeks after a wild finish at the Kentucky Derby, the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes got off to an unusual start. Bodexpress bucked Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez just moments after racing out of the starting gate, dodged an outrider who tried to corral the riderless
7:45 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Trainer Mark Casse got his first Triple Crown
12:31 AM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — A 24th horse has died at Santa Anita, the first since March 31. Commander Coil broke down during training hours Friday, sustaining a shoulder injury while galloping that required the 3-year-old gelding to be euthanized, according to a statement from The Stronach Group, which owns the track.
5:34 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Point of Honor took charge with a burst from the outside and held off Ulele to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday. Point of Honor, the favorite, rallied marvelously for jockey Javier Castellano and prevailed in a duel to the wire by a half-length. Point of Honor
6:11 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line.
3:17 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Maximum Security owner Gary West has issued a multimillion dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse’s historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. In a statement Friday, West said he would pay each of those owners $5 million apiece if Country House, War
8:51 AM ET There won’t be a Triple Crown winner in 2019, as an already weird and wacky month in horse racing just gets weirder. The Preakness Stakes is set to go off at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore at 6:50 p.m. ET on Saturday without the Kentucky Derby winner. It’s the first time since
7:52 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Long shot Market King has been cleared by officials to race in the Preakness on Saturday. Market King had been on the veterinarian’s list in Kentucky after being scratched before the Pat Day Mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard on May 4. He was entered in the Preakness
2:56 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards’ penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is “unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law.” The rider also seeks to stay
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6:09 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will seek his record-setting eighth Preakness victory Saturday with 5-2 morning-line favorite Improbable, who will start from the No. 4 post in a field of 13 horses. For the first time since 1951, the Preakness will not include the four horses that
1:37 PM ET Gary and Mary West, the owners of Maximum Security, filed a lawsuit late Tuesday over the disqualification of their horse after crossing the line first at the 145th Kentucky Derby earlier this month. The Wests sued the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, its members, staff and stewards who disqualified Maximum Security for interference.
11:16 AM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — A 13th horse has been added to the Preakness field three days before the race. Everfast, trained by Dale Romans, was a last-minute entry to the second jewel of the Triple Crown on Wednesday, hours before post positions were drawn. A Maryland Jockey Club spokesman confirmed the addition
11:49 AM ET Jockey Luis Saez has been suspended 15 racing days by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for his ride on Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security became the first horse in the history of the 145-year-old race to be disqualified from first place due to a race riding incident. He was
4:29 PM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — A weary Maximum Security arrived Tuesday at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July. The first Kentucky Derby winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history pulled into the Jersey shore track shortly before 6
10:49 PM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — A weary Maximum Security arrived Tuesday at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July. The first Kentucky Derby winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history, Maximum Security pulled into the Jersey shore track shortly