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Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist scores No. 3 post position for Preakness

Doug O'Neill couldn't have done any better if he picked Canadian-owned Nyquist's post position himself.<p>After Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist landed the No. 3 post for the Preakness in a blind draw Wednesday, O'Neill looked like a man with a winning lottery ticket.<p>"The 3 is exactly what I wanted," …

Nyquist ready for Preakness test

Despite having 19 opponents in the Kentucky Derby, Nyquist didn’t have to deal with much early speed, so he tracked Danzing Candy’s fast pace, surged to the lead in early stretch and rolled to his eighth win in as many starts.<p>Nyquist has just 10 opponents in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, …

Horse Racing

Two horses, Homeboykris and Pramedya, die at Pimlico on Preakness Day

BALTIMORE — Two horses in Preakness Day undercard races died at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, including Maryland-bred Homeboykris, a 2010 Kentucky Derby entrant, who suffered an apparent heart attack after winning the first race of the day.<p>Three races later, Pramedya, a 4-year-old filly, broke …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Deaths of two horses cast a pall over Pimlico

The deaths of two horses in early races Saturday at Pimlico Race Course set a somber tone to Preakness Day — at least for those who knew about …

2 horses die in races on Preakness Day undercard

<i>Baltimore</i> — In a tragic start to Preakness day, two horses died at Pimlico Race Course and a jockey broke a collarbone after a spill on a damp, rainy …

2 horses die in first 4 races on Preakness Day undercard

Ten years after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke down at the start of the Preakness, the owners of the ill-fated colt have had another horse die on a damp, rainy Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.<p>In a tragic start to Preakness day, two horses died and a jockey broke his collarbone in the first …

2 horses die in races before Preakness

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two racehorses died Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, site of the Preakness Stakes to be held later in the day.<p>Homeboykris collapsed after the first race of the day while walking back to his barn. The horse, a 9-year-old gelding, won the race at the Maryland track in Baltimore.<p>Trainer …

Brennan: Horses die, and a sport moves on

BALTIMORE — Race horses die. Few of us pay attention, but it happens relatively often: various studies have found the number to be about 1,000 a year, or about 1½ deaths per 1,000 starts. They get injured during a race, and are put to sleep, sometimes right on the track, sometimes at the most …

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won't race in Belmont Stakes

After Exaggerator finally vanquished Nyquist in the Preakness on Saturday — the fifth meeting between the two horses — attention turned to a possible rematch June 11 at the Belmont Stakes.<p>It appears horse racing fans won't get to see that rematch next month.<p>Nyquist suffered a setback in his …

Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won't run in Belmont Stakes

The trainer of Nyquist says the Kentucky Derby winner is sick and won't run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11.<p>Doug O'Neill said Tuesday that Nyquist is "out because of sickness."<p>Nyquist's bid for a chance at the Triple Crown ended when he finished third behind Exaggerator in the Preakness at Pimlico …

Horse Racing Nation Unveils Kentucky Derby 2017 Contenders - Horse Racing Nation

Summer racing at Saratoga, Del Mar, and Gulfstream Park is just around the corner. All three meets highlight the juvenile races as this year’s crop …

Horse Racing

The Real-Life Diet of Nyquist, the Horse That Won the Kentucky Derby

Here’s a look at the diet of a multimillion dollar racehorse.<p>In Fox’s groundbreaking reality special, <i>Man vs. Beast</i>, the commentator explains everything that runner Shawn Crawford would need to beat a zebra in a footrace: technique, endurance, <i>yada yada yada</i>. Then: “For the zebra to win, it needs to …

It’s a new tourist-friendly era at Kentucky’s famed horse farms

Racing’s American Horse of the Year in 2014, the horse with a half-dozen Facebook pages, stood politely as three dozen fans petted, hugged and kissed him. I took my turn, not quite believing I was actually allowed to touch the famous California Chrome.<p>What a way to begin our three-hour visit to …

Belmont Stakes Entries 2016: Race-Day Predictions for All Horses and Jockeys

On the surface, the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York, is more about what is missing than anything else.<p>No Triple Crown will hang in the balance Saturday, and fans won’t even get to see Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist square off with Preakness winner Exaggerator in a rubber …

Equimetre is an AI-powered wearable that aims to bring horse races into the 21st century

Swarm intelligence has made some impressive predictions on horse racing this season, by correctly placing the top four Kentucky Derby finishers last …

Mid-Year Look at the BC Classic

No one is expecting all the big names in racing to make the Breeders’ Cup Classic, but one can always hope, especially when you have a year like this …

Horse Racing

Haskell Invitational 2016: Date, Post Positions, Odds, Prize Money and More

It's not the Kentucky Derby, Preakness or Belmont Stakes, but the $1 million Haskell Invitational will feature some of the best racehorses in the country.<p>As a result, horse racing fans may be about to witness a classic Sunday at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.<p>The Haskell has long been one …

Airoforce, 'Oscar' Face Off at Kentucky Downs

Back on their preferred surface after stints on the Triple Crown trail, Airoforce and Oscar Nominated have run well in multiple starts on turf, but …

2017 Kentucky Derby: Klimt Pedigree Profile

Photo: Casey Phillips/Eclipse Sportswire<p>On closing day at Del Mar, an impressive victory by <b>Klimt</b> in the <b>Del Mar Futurity</b> assured the two-year-old colt …

Horse Racing

A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship With Wild Horses

Last week, the issue of what to do with wild horses stampeded back into the news cycle. An advisory board to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) …

Wild Horses