| May 17, 2015
| 10:53 AM
Bob Baffert worried about his horse in the days after the Kentucky Derby.
American Pharoah had won, yes, but he hadn't seemed himself on race day. The madhouse scene at Churchill Downs had worn him out.
So it was left to a record Preakness crowd to...
| May 12, 2015
| 4:27 PM
Todd Pletcher hasn't saddled a horse in the Preakness since Dance City finished fifth in 2011 and has only had one horse finish in the money — Impeachment, a third-place finisher — since 2000.
On Tuesday, Pletcher announced that he, much...
| May 12, 2015
| 2:51 PM
NEW YORK — The Preakness is out for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Pletcher said Tuesday that he will not enter any of the four horses he was considering for Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
Materiality is expected to run next in the Belmont...
| May 11, 2015
| 12:47 PM
With the post-position draw for the 2015 Preakness Stakes coming Wednesday, a few questions remain about the field that will challenge Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.
The race gained two confirmed entries over the weekend in Danzig Moon, who ran...
| May 9, 2015
| 11:10 PM
Let's see it again.
Unlike the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight later the same night, the 2015 Kentucky Derby lived up to exorbitant hype, with a superb field producing a thrilling three-horse battle in front of a record crowd of 170,513.
Rematches at the...
| May 5, 2015
| 4:06 PM
The field for the 2015 Preakness Stakes continues to take shape, with International Star now out because of a chipped ankle and speculation over which horses trainer Todd Pletcher might saddle in the May 16 race.
With Kentucky Derby champion American...
| May 3, 2015
| 12:31 PM
Baltimore could be set to host a blockbuster sequel with Kentucky Derby champion American Pharoah and top rivals Firing Line and Dortmund all pointed toward the May 16 Preakness.
In recent years, the Preakness has become the neglected middle child of...
| May 1, 2015
| 1:20 PM
Materiality, the undefeated winner of the Florida Derby, is rated no better than the co-fourth choice at 12-1 on the morning line for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, which is loaded with horses who wintered in South Florida.
The Florida Derby was Materiality'...
| May 1, 2015
| 9:06 AM
Four of the field of 20 horses set for Saturday's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs from Palm Beach Downs.
The Delray Beach training facility served as the winter home for the Todd Pletcher-trained Itsaknockout, Materiality and Carpe Diem....
| Apr 30, 2015
| 4:24 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito got his wish: Frammento is in the Kentucky Derby.
Stanford was scratched Thursday, moving 50-1 shot Frammento into the 20-horse field for Saturday's race.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said that Stanford...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Trainer Bob Baffert will enter Saturday's 141st running of the Kentucky Derby with the top two favorites in the morning line, another milestone in one of the most decorated careers in thoroughbred racing.
Baffert's remarkable duo — the...