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  • Stitched Goes All The Way In Caesars; Heavenly Hellos Surprises In Horseshoe Indianapolis Stakes May 19, 2022
    Stitched was on a mission in the 17th running of the $150,000 Caesars Stakes, a Listed event, Wednesday, May 18. The 3-year-old colt led from gate to wire with an impressive win in the event marking Indiana's richest turf race of the season at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville, Ind. Stitched obeyed orders from jockey Florent […]
    Tammy Knox/Horseshoe Indianapolis
  • Saturday’s Cross Country Pick 5 Features All-Turf Sequence From Belmont, Churchill May 19, 2022
    The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday featuring all-turf races from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs, including the Grade 3 Louisville to close out the sequence. Free Equibase past performances for the Cross Country Pick 5 sequence are now available for download at https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/cross-country-wagers. The sequence […]
    NYRA Press Office
  • Casse Trio Star In Woodbine’s Ruling Angel Stakes May 19, 2022
    Trainer Mark Casse sends out the trifecta of Join the Dance, Mrs. Barbara, and Summertime Magic in Saturday's $100,000 Ruling Angel Stakes, at Woodbine. ​Set for seven furlongs on the Toronto oval Tapeta, the Ruling Angel, for three-year-old fillies, has attracted six starters, including a strong contingent from the Casse barn. ​A bay daughter of […]
    Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications
  • Should Jockeys Get One-Time Breeding Seasons For Colts They Pilot? CHRB Subcommittee Mulls It Over May 18, 2022
    More than one top jockey has moved tack away from California in recent months — and a subcommittee of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is willing to think outside the box to try to stop the exodus. The CHRB's Jockey and Driver Welfare Committee met May 18 to discuss a number of proposals related […]
    Natalie Voss
  • In Memoriam: Long-Time Fonner Announcer Steve Anderson Loses Battle With Cancer, Virginia’s Glen Douglas Petty Passes At 65 May 18, 2022
    The announcer at Nebraska's Fonner Park since 2003, Steve Anderson was diagnosed with cancer after the 2021 racing season. He battled back to the announcer's stand for the first half of this season, but lost his battle with cancer on Monday, May 16, 2022, at the age of 69. “Steve was simply perfect for Fonner […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Immigration Landscape Continues To Be Challenging For Racing Employers May 18, 2022
    It's no secret that the Thoroughbred world – on both the racetrack and the farm – has been suffering from the same labor shortage that's been squeezing many other industries in the last year. The racing world has long relied on an immigrant labor force to take care of racing and breeding stock, and navigating […]
    Natalie Voss
  • Pierre And George Lorillard: Kings Of The Preakness In The Gilded Age May 18, 2022
    In the three decades following the Civil War, rich men with outsized ambitions began to shape the future of America. Captains of industry or robber barons, depending on your perspective, they built a country on industrialization, steel, railroading and untethered capitalism. With all the miserable North-South bloodshed out of the way, the wealthiest Americans got […]
    John Scheinman
  • ‘A Big Deal For Me’: Veteran Horseman Kevin McKathan Talks Preakness Longshot Fenwick May 18, 2022
    Veteran horseman Kevin McKathan welcomed Fenwick to Pimlico Race Course upon the colt's arrival from Kentucky Wednesday morning. Co-owned by Villa Rosa Farm and Harlo Stable, Fenwick shipped overnight from Churchill Downs and was bedded down at the Preakness Stakes Barn. McKathan said that the son of Curlin will go to the track when it […]
    Maryland Jockey Club Press Office
  • Creative Minister’s Owners Make $150,000 Gamble On Preakness Stakes May 18, 2022
    The owners of Creative Minister paid $150,000 to make the steel-gray colt eligible to run in Saturday's 147th Preakness Stakes (G1). That's just $30,000 less than what they paid for Creative Minister at Keeneland's 2020 September yearling sale. The reason for the pricey supplemental entry fee is that Creative Minister was not nominated to the […]
    Maryland Jockey Club Press Office
  • ‘I Turned Out To Be The Bad Guy’: D. Wayne Lukas Reflects On First Preakness Win May 18, 2022
    With Secret Oath, his record-extending 46th Preakness starter, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will try to defeat top male 3-year-olds with a distinguished filly. As a Preakness (G1) rookie 42 years ago, Lukas wrote a different story, beating the heralded Genuine Risk – the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) in […]
    Maryland Jockey Club Press Office