The Triple Crown

2019 Preakness Field

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Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Warmer Weather = More Construction on Louisville Thoroughbred Society / Coming This Fall

(Historic bar is under full restoration in “The Louisville Thoroughbred Society’s” premium “Cigar Bar” area. Photo by Gene McLean) Warmer weather has been slow to arrive. Drier weather has been even slower. But things are starting to rev up at 209 East Main Street — soon to be the home of downtown Louisville’s newest, and best...

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Breeding

War of Will Returns to His Home Base: Keeneland

(War of Will training before the KY Derby / Photo by Holly M. Smith) From the Keeneland Media Team: Gary Barber’s War of Will, who won the $1.5 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico on Saturday, has arrived return home — to trainer Mark Casse’s barn at Keeneland. The 3-year-old War Front colt, a candidate...

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Handicapping

Trainer Greg Foley Humming At Start of Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet

(Greg Foley / Photo Courtesy of Churchill Downs) From the Churchill Downs Media Team: Veteran trainer Greg Foley, who ranks eighth in all-time wins at Churchill Downs with 416, began the 2019 Spring Meet on a tear with six wins and hitting the board with 54% of his starters though the first 13 days...

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Serengeti Empress To Run in G1 Acorn Stakes on Belmont Stakes Day; Lone Sailor To Run in G1 Santa Anita Gold Cup

(Serengeti Empress winning the G1 KY Oaks / Photo by Holly M. Smith) Serengeti Empress, stylish winner of the G1 Kentucky Oaks in her last start, will make her next race time appearance in the G1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park as part of the Belmont Stakes celebration. Trainer Tom Amoss, when reached this...

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Opinion

Cleaning Out the Ole’ Muck Pit: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down on the Preakness Stakes

(War of Will won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday / Photo Courtesy of Pimlico) Every so often, we will be addressing a few things: comments, decisions, people, whatever that – for one reason or another – should be tossed into the literary “muck pit.” It is in the spirit of cleanliness, recycling, and protecting...

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Perspective

Ryan Dickey: Wagering Suggestions for KY Oaks & KY Derby

By Ryan Dickey: It’s finally here–the145th running of the Kentucky Derby is upon us and there are plenty of reasons to dream of huge payouts as the “run for the roses” appears to be a wide-open affair this year. Every year, I place some bets on the Derby that have become traditions for me–my...

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Podcast

The Pressbox Show Saturday May 18

The Pressbox Show Saturday May 18. The Pressbox show is hosted by world renowned broadcaster Dave Baker and Gene McLean. Drop us an email or give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook as we entertain and educate on this week’s great upcoming Stakes schedule.

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Workouts

Work Tab for Wednesday, May 22: Binoculars Focused On Rowayton, Miss Mo Mentum & Others

(Trainer Mark Casse has Miss Mo Mentum getting ready / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland) Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country.  We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race fans and handicappers.  Some of the horses we will...

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