Horse Racing

FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Sir Winston (7), with jockey Joel Rosario up, crosses the finish line to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The Belmont Stakes will be run June 20, 2020, without fans and serve as the opening leg of horse racing's Triple Crown for the first time in the sport's history. The New York Racing Association on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, unveiled the rescheduled date for the Belmont, which will also be contested at a shorter distance than usual. This is the first time the Belmont will lead off the Triple Crown ahead of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Belmont set for June 20 without fans, leads off Triple Crown

May 19, 2020 | WNST Staff

Preakness is now scheduled to be the final jewel of the Triple Crown for 2020.


New Preakness Stakes date officially set for Oct. 3

May 16, 2020 | WNST Staff

“We all wish we could have been together today to celebrate the Preakness, but we stayed home and stayed safe.”


Preakness Stakes reportedly rescheduled for Oct. 3

May 06, 2020 | WNST Staff

The Stronach Group said in a statement, “There is no definitive date set and we continue to explore options.”


InfieldFest officially canceled as new Preakness date still being explored

April 03, 2020 | WNST Staff

“A decision will be made … and will take into consideration all of the recommended best practices from local and governmental health authorities to protect our community.”


Kentucky Derby pushed to September as Preakness discussions continue

March 17, 2020 | WNST Staff

The Maryland Jockey Club continues to discuss when the Preakness Stakes will be held.


Mayor: Deal reached to keep Preakness in Baltimore

October 05, 2019 | WNST Staff

The agreement must be approved by the General Assembly during its next session.

FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, trainer Bob Baffert walks Justify around the barn after arriving at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Attorney W. Craig Robertson, a lawyer for Baffert said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, that the Hall of Fame trainer did not intentionally give 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to the Kentucky Derby. Robertson contends the substance came from contaminated food. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Baffert: Justify’s positive test came from contaminated food

September 12, 2019 | WNST Staff

The Maryland Jockey Club said it was “informed that all of those tests came back negative for any illicit substance or for the overages of any prohibited medication” for all horses who ran in the 2018 Preakness.

Jockey Joel Rosario reacts atop Sir Winston (7) after winning the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Steven Ryan)

Another Triple Crown surprise: Sir Winston takes Belmont

June 08, 2019 | WNST Staff

After a Kentucky Derby disqualification and a runaway horse in the Preakness, the Belmont went to a 10-1 long shot.

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Preakness winner War of Will expected to run at Belmont

May 19, 2019 | WNST Staff

“Now it’s just a matter of him saying he doesn’t want to go, that would be if he was lethargic or something in training.”

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War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

May 19, 2019 | WNST Staff

Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime.