Horse Racing

California Chrome’s Triple Crown bid potentially in jeopardy due to nasal strip

May 18, 2014 | WNST Staff

BALTIMORE (AP) — Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue a Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes if New York officials won’t allow the colt to wear a nasal strip. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has worn one during his current six-race winning streak after co-owner Perry Martin suggested it. Sherman […]

Preakness record 123,469 see California Chrome take second leg of Triple Crown

May 17, 2014 | WNST Staff

CALIFORNIA CHROME DAZZLES RECORD CROWD IN PREAKNESS STAKES Derby Winner Continues Quest to Become 12th Triple Crown Champion BALTIMORE, 05-17-14 – California Chrome continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to the enthusiastic approval of a record crowd of 123,469.   Two weeks […]

California Chrome owner Coburn: “The hospitality (Maryland has) shown us is top shelf”

May 17, 2014 | WNST Staff

VICTOR ESPINOZA ART SHERMAN STEVE COBURN   THE MODERATOR:  We have Victor Espinoza, and we’ll have Steve Coburn and Art Sherman coming in as well.  Victor,  congratulations.  Well done. VICTOR ESPINOZA:  Thank you, sir.   Q.  Did you start him earlier than in the past?  If so, is there any reason you did that? VICTOR […]

California Chrome claims Preakness, eyes Triple Crown

May 17, 2014 | WNST Staff

Sherman trained horse will look to become first Triple Crown winner since 1978…

Social Inclusion second choice for Preakness behind California Chrome

May 17, 2014 | WNST Staff

California Chrome trainer Sherman says throat issue “not a big deal” on Preakness eve

May 16, 2014 | WNST Staff

Blister nothing more than “routine” issue as colt pursues second leg of Triple Crown Saturday…

Pletcher couples Black-Eyed Susan win with Pimlico Special victory

May 16, 2014 | WNST Staff

Revolutionary Rallies from Last to Win $300,000 Pimlico Special BALTIMORE, 05-16-14 – WinStar Farm’s Revolutionary launched an extended and thrilling rally to register a narrow victory in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3). The Todd Pletcher-trained 4-year-old was slow to get into stride over the racing surface that was turned ‘sloppy’ by 2-1/4 inches of rain that fell during […]

Pletcher trained Stopchargingmaria claims Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

May 16, 2014 | WNST Staff

Stopchargingmaria Charges to Victory in Black-Eyed Susan Stakes   BALTIMORE, 05-16-14 – Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria took the overland route and narrowly won the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) in dramatic fashion Friday at Pimlico Race Course. The Black-Eyed Susan is restricted to 3-year fillies and is contested at 1 1/8 miles on the main track.   Sent from the gate […]

Velasquez claims Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge

May 16, 2014 | WNST Staff

VELAZQUEZ PROVES BEST OF THE BEST   Rider wins Xpressbet Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge BALTIMORE, 05-16-14—John Velazquez took top honors, but it was all of his fellow riders who went home winners on Friday afternoon.   Velazquez, 42, compiled 27 points to edge Kent Desormeaux and win the inaugural $50,000 Xpressbet Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge at […]

PredictionMachine’s Bessire says Preakness track could have California Chrome gassed early in race

May 16, 2014 | WNST Audio