NYRA Suspends Baffert 1 Year; Eligible To Return In JanuaryThe New York Racing Association suspended trainer Bob Baffert for one year Thursday for repeated medication violations.
Rich Strike Skipping Preakness Reignites Debate On Spacing Out Triple Crown RacesProponents of pushing back the Preakness argue it’s better for modern thoroughbreds who aren’t used to racing on those short turnarounds and would produce stronger fields in Baltimore and New York.
After Derby Scratch, Ethereal Road To Run In Sir Barton At Pimlico, Target Belmont StakesEthereal Road, the horse that was a late scratch for the Kentucky Derby, opening up a spot for the eventual winner, 80-1 shot Rich Strike, will run in the Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.
Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Will No Longer Run In Preakness Stakes, Owner SaysIn a statement released by the Maryland Jockey Club, owner Rick Dawson said the horse will continue to rest and point to the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes.
Derby Runner-Up Epicenter, Kentucky Oaks Winner Secret Oath Enter Preakness, Maryland Jockey Club SaysEpicenter will head to Pimlico Race Course hoping to turn the tables on Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike in the Preakness Stakes. And there's an intriguing new runner: Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath.
Rich Strike Resting Before Possible Preakness Run, Field Starts To Take ShapeFresh off his historic Kentucky Derby win, Rich Strike is getting some rest ahead of a potential bid for the second jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes.
EXPLAINER: How 81-1 Shot Rich Strike Won The Kentucky DerbyThis doesn’t happen. Horses at odds of nearly 81-1 don’t win the Kentucky Derby. Jockeys who have never won any big stakes race of any kind don’t win the Kentucky Derby. Owners with fewer than 10 career wins don’t win the Kentucky Derby.
Rich Strike's Team Considering Preakness Options After UpsetRich Strike’s stunning Kentucky Derby upset has the sports world buzzing and led to a sleepless night of celebration that Eric Reed was still recovering from Sunday morning.
Kentucky Derby Updates | Rich Strike Finishes First In DerbyBettors are throwing their money behind Epicenter and Taiba, toppling Zandon as Kentucky Derby favorite less than 75 minutes before the scheduled 6:57 p.m. post time.
Kentucky Derby Pick: Taiba Will Rise Above His InexperienceAh, the traditions of Kentucky Derby day. Mint juleps. Ornate hats. The garland of roses that will be draped across the winner. Those have all been part of the show at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May for decades.
20 Horses, Full House: Kentucky Derby Returns With No LimitsAfter two years of COVID-19 restrictions, the Derby returns in all its noisy, colorful glory.
HISA, Horse Racing's New Governing Body, In Rush To Starting GateHorse racing's seeming inability to police itself drew the attention of the federal government in 2020. The result is the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act set to go into effect July 1.
Zandon Is 3-1 Favorite For 148th Kentucky Derby At Churchill DownsZandon, trained by Chad Brown, drew 3-1 odds on Monday and will start from the No. 10 post among 20 horses.
MD-Based Trainer H. Graham Motion A Finalist For Horse Racing Hall Of FameH. Graham Motion, a Maryland-based trainer and winner of more than 2,500 races, is a finalist for the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday.
7-Time Preakness Winner Bob Baffert Sues Churchill Downs Over SuspensionBob Baffert has sued Churchill Downs and track leadership in federal court, seeking to overturn the embattled Hall of Fame trainer's two-year suspension on grounds it violated his due process rights.