Shackleford outran Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to claim the 136th Preakness Stakes and ensure that thoroughbred racing will have to wait at least another year for a 12th Triple Crown winner.
Joe Savage got hooked on horse racing as a 12-year-old at fairground tracks in western Massachusetts, where he’d eavesdrop at the $50 cashier and then run to the $2 window to place his own bet.
Trainer Todd Pletcher will look for his first victory at the Preakness Stakes with Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, the 5-2 favorite in the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, running from the eighth post position, was made the 5-2 favorite in the 135th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, giving jockey Calvin Borel a record third victory in four years and trainer Todd Pletcher his first after 24 failures in the top U.S. thoroughbred race.
Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, giving jockey Calvin Borel a record third victory in four years and trainer Todd Pletcher his first in the top U.S. thoroughbred race.
Undefeated Zenyatta may earn the tag as “the best horse of all time” if she gets her 20th consecutive win in the $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the richest thoroughbred horse race in North America.
A law keeping the Preakness Stakes in Maryland forever has offered relief in a state still traumatized by the midnight flight of the National Football League’s Baltimore Colts 26 years ago.
Zenyatta, Goldikova and Blame were named finalists for the 2010 Horse of the Year.