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Sconsin wins the 2021 Winning Colors Stakes (Photo by Coady Photography)
Expert Pick of the Week: 2022 Winning Colors Stakes

A compact, but talented, field of six will go postward in Monday’s $200,000 Winning Colors S. (G3) at Churchill Downs. The feature on the holiday card is run at six panels on the dirt and led by defending champion Sconsin from the barn of Greg Foley. By…

May 27, 2022

Early Voting after winning the Preakness (Photo by Horsephotos.com)
Takeaways from 2022 Preakness

Patience paid off for the connections of Early Voting, who bypassed a Kentucky Derby loaded with pace in favor of the middle leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness. The lightly-raced colt tracked the speed to the conclusion of the far turn, powering clear…

May 25, 2022

Early Voting wins Preakness (Photo by Horsephotos.com)
Early Voting gets jump on Epicenter in Preakness

Early Voting gave owner Seth Klarman of Klaravich Stables a cherished birthday present at Pimlico on Saturday — a victory in the $1.65 million Preakness S. (G1). Striking the front rounding the far turn, the 5-1 chance got the jump on 6-5 favorite Epicenter…

May 22, 2022

Early Voting wins the Withers Stakes (Photo by Chelsea Durand/Coglianese Photos)
Expert Pick of the Week: 2022 Preakness Stakes

Nine sophomores will compete in the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday at Pimlico. The $1.5 million Preakness S. (G1) attracted a fine cast of three-year-olds set to tackle the much-anticipated 1 3/16-mile dirt test. Early Voting gave a fine impression…

May 18, 2022

Secret Oath poses after the Kentucky Oaks (Photo by Coady Photography)
Pedigree fun facts: 2022 Preakness Stakes

The sire line of Curlin was responsible for 80-1 Kentucky Derby (G1) upsetter Rich Strike, and now the Hall of Famer goes for an encore with a couple of longshots in the 2022 Preakness (G1).Curlin belongs to an exclusive club of Preakness heroes who have gone…

May 18, 2022

Epicenter winning the Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds (Photo by Hodges Photography/Amanda Hodges Weir)
Study Guide: 2022 Preakness Stakes

Epicenter winning the Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds (Photo by Hodges Photography/Amanda Hodges Weir) Nine horses have been entered to contest Saturday's $1.5 million Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico, the second leg of the Triple Crown. It isn't a huge field…

May 17, 2022

Epicenter training for the Kentucky Derby (Photo by Coady Photography)
Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter takes on Oaks heroine Secret Oath in Preakness

Saturday’s Preakness (G1) serves up a terrific clash between Epicenter, who was just caught in the final strides of the Kentucky Derby (G1), and the queen of the Kentucky Oaks (G1), Secret Oath.Epicenter went off as the 4.10-1 favorite in the Derby after a…

May 17, 2022

Rich Strike wears the roses after the 2022 Kentucky Derby (Photo by Horsephotos.com)
Fun the name of the game for Kentucky Derby-winning Reed Racing and friends

It was on one of those fun-filled road trips to tracks like Mountaineer, Turfway Park, Ellis Park, and Indiana Downs more than a decade ago that trainer Eric Reed first extended an open invitation to Dr. Ben Lyon, a client who was rapidly becoming a close friend.“He…

May 15, 2022

Twilight Gleaming winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at Del Mar (Photo by Horsephotos.com)
Study Guide: 2022 Mamzelle Stakes

Twilight Gleaming winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at Del Mar (Photo by Horsephotos.com) A dozen three-year-old fillies will square in Saturday's $160,000 Mamzelle S. at Churchill Downs, a 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint potentially serving…

May 12, 2022

Twilight Gleaming wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (Photo by Horsephotos.com)
Expert Pick of the Week: 2022 Mamzelle Stakes

Sophomore fillies will travel five grassy panels on the Churchill Downs turf in Saturday’s $160,000 Mamzelle S. The dash attracted a sizable field of 12, but the affair will go through Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) heroine Twilight Gleaming. She…

May 12, 2022

Rich Strike rallies up inside to edge Epicenter in the Kentucky Derby (Photo by Horsephotos.com)
Takeaways from 2022 Kentucky Derby

Saturday’s 148th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) proved to be a stunner. Let’s examine three takeaways. Something to see but impossible to envision Overlooked as the 80-1 longest shot among 20 runners, Rich Strike closed quickly into contention…

May 10, 2022

Rich Strike wears the roses after the 2022 Kentucky Derby (Photo by Coady Photography)
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike’s pedigree fun facts

With his dramatic late surge to upset the Kentucky Derby (G1) at 80-1, Rich Strike evoked memories of his sire, Keen Ice, who ran down Triple Crown star American Pharoah in the 2015 Travers (G1). Rich Strike’s dam, Gold Strike, was accomplished herself. Canada’s…

May 9, 2022