In what has been a slipshod year for horse racing, the Preakness is just the latest event in the sport with controversy at its core.
The third International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), held in conjunction with the European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation’s (EMHF) General Assembly at Øvrevoll Racetrack in Oslo, Norway, concluded May 16 .
The first session of the Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training under tack show will begin at 10 AM tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. The session was originally scheduled to begin at 8 AM. The delayed start will allow time for additional track maintenance necessitated by the rain over the weekend and into Monday.
Robert Baker and William Mack’s Market King arrived at Pimlico Race Course midafternoon Tuesday for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes following a 10-hour, 15-minute van ride that originated at Churchill Downs.
Keeneland announced today that prominent bloodstock agent Julie Cauthen has joined the company’s September Yearling Sale inspection team.
It was a hundred years ago that Sir Barton became the first horse to sweep what would become to be known as the Triple Crown.