Horse Racing

Black-Eyed Susan handle tops $18 million

May 16, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the total handle for Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day was $18.488 million, the highest total handle on Black-Eyed Susan Day in 10 years and topping last year’s handle of $11.346 million by 63 percent. The $18.488 million total handle also topped 2013’s total handle of […]

Keen Pauline wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

May 16, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BLACK-EYED SUSAN QUOTES Assistant Tammy Fox to winning trainer Dale Romans (Keen Pauline): “Dale took his time with her in Florida. She had a couple of months off. She came back for the Keeneland race and it set her up perfect for this race here. Yesterday, when I galloped her over this surface, […]

Zayat living dream with American Pharoah

May 15, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – With his obligations as a student at New York University completed, Justin Zayat, racing manager for Zayat Stables, spent Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course checking up on his family’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, American Pharoah. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sent American Pharoah and his stablemate, Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund, […]

Baffert on American Pharoah: “He just floats over the track”

May 14, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – After watching Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and third-place finisher Dortmund gallop over the track at Pimlico for the first time Thursday morning in preparation for Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), trainer Bob Baffert said that he liked what he saw. It was a cool morning with […]

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American Pharoah 4-5 favorite, but draws No. 1 post position

May 14, 2015 | WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The Zayat Stables’ homebred colt headlines an eight-horse field entered Wednesday for the $1.5 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Pioneeerof […]

Derby winner American Pharoah looks good in Tuesday gallop

May 12, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place Derby finisher Dortmund galloped 1 ½ miles on a mild Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. “Those two looked good,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “American Pharoah, he is something to see out there. He just floats over the track. Dortmund […]

Draw for Preakness post positions to be held Wednesday

May 12, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – The draw for post positions for Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at The Sports Palace on the third floor of Pimlico Race Course. The first three finishers of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund, respectively, are scheduled to […]

Preakness news and notes

May 11, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby runner-up Firing Line stretched his legs and opened his lungs a bit during an open gallop of about six furlongs Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. Exercise rider Humberto Gomez was aboard for the morning activity scheduled by trainer Simon Callaghan. “That is what Simon wanted to do this morning,” […]

Top three Derby finishers headed to Preakness

May 03, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Led by the winner, American Pharoah, the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby (G1) are headed to historic Pimlico Race Course for the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, May 16. Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah won the Derby by one length over Firing Line, who finished two […]

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Favorite American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

May 02, 2015 | WNST Staff