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  • Preakness-bound Firing Line in good shape after finishing second in Kentucky Derby

    Preakness-bound Firing Line in good shape after finishing second in Kentucky Derby
    Firing Line seemed to enjoy the peace and quiet surrounding Barn 42 on the Churchill Downs backstretch Monday morning as assistant trainer Carlos Santamaria walked the Preakness hopeful under the shedrow for about 30 minutes. Arnold Zetcher's 3-year-old, who finished just a length behind American Pharoah in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, looked completely healthy. "He's doing really well. Even the first day after the race, he was in his stall always looking for something to eat. He never lost his appetite," said Santamaria, assistant to trainer Simon Callaghan, who returned to California to check on his stable at Santa Anita. "For most horses to run that kind of race, it takes them a couple days to recover. With him, it was just another horse race."
  • Kentucky Derby win raises expectations for American Pharoah

    Trainer Bob Baffert barely had 14 hours to digest his Kentucky Derby victory with American Pharoah before hearing the inevitable question. Does his horse have what it takes to win the Triple Crown? "Well, we've got to get to the Preakness first," an...

    Police: 3 killed Canadian tourist after Kentucky Derby

    A Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot to death while fighting off three people who robbed him at random during a crime spree amid the festivities of the famed horse race, police said Monday. Three people have been arrested in the...

    Derby champ American Pharoah may get California competition at Preakness

    Derby champ American Pharoah may get California competition at Preakness
    Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah could have some familiar company — and competition — on his run to a possible Triple Crown. A day after American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund produced a California sweep at Churchill Downs,...

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