A.P. INDY

A.P. INDY was seemingly born to greatness. He was sired by Triple Crown Winner SEATTLE SLEW. His successful dam (mother), WEEKEND SURPRISE, was no surprise, as she was sired by SECRETARIAT, another Triple Crown Champion. Wealthy, ambitious owners will pay massive sums for such regal bloodlines, so it was no surprise that Japanese owner Tomonori Tsurumaki went to $2.9 million dollars before the auctioneer’s hammer … Continue reading A.P. INDY

A Classic New York Bred

Nick Zito grew up near Aqueduct Racetrack. His father would take him to the track as a young lad. But back in the day there were age restrictions on admission to the track. So the elder Zito would leave young Nicholas with a friend of his, who just happened to be a security guard at the Big A. It was there and then that Zito … Continue reading A Classic New York Bred

Hi-Yo SILVER

There are numerous reasons to explain why a long list of outstanding horses were thwarted in their bid to become a Triple Crown Champion. Some are predictable; others are surprising. Premature moves, suicidal paces, injuries, medications, exhaustion and bad trips have all played a role in the Triple Crown drought that stood at 37 years until AMERICAN PHAROAH completed the sweep in 2015. There was … Continue reading Hi-Yo SILVER

Triple Crown Mystique

There is at least one racing term that immediately inspires respect, and even awe, from people within the racing industry, long-time railbirds, and even from those with little knowledge of the sport – the Triple Crown. The difficulty of capturing the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, at three different distances, on three tracks, all in the span of five weeks can not be … Continue reading Triple Crown Mystique

SWISS SKYDIVER Wins The 2020 Preakness

The reputation of SWISS SKYDIVER this year is of a filly unafraid to race anyone, anytime, anywhere. On Saturday, in her 9th start at her 9th different track of the season, she scored the biggest Win of her career. She became just the 6th female in history to Win the Preakness Stakes when she beat Kentucky Derby Winner AUTHENTIC to the wire in a thrilling stretch … Continue reading SWISS SKYDIVER Wins The 2020 Preakness

Preakness Picks

Back on September 5th, AUTHENTIC took control of the lead on his way to Winning the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Now in the $1 million dollar Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, he has the same chance to gun early and repeat that effort. But AUTHENTIC does take on new shooters in ART COLLECTOR and SWISS SKYDIVER, along with some other talented up-and-comers. History does favor … Continue reading Preakness Picks

Preakness Is Playable

Here’s what we know about the 2020 Preakness Stakes: AUTHENTIC, ART COLLECTOR and SWISS SKYDIVER should go off as the top three betting favorites in the race, and deservedly so. They’re probably the three best horses in the Preakness. Here’s what we know about horse racing: The best horses in a race don’t always Win and the top three horses in any given race very … Continue reading Preakness Is Playable

Change The Triple Crown ?

Saturday is the Preakness Stakes. In a normal year the Preakness takes place two Saturdays after the Kentucky Derby. Three weeks after the Derby the Belmont Stakes is contested. Those are the three jewels of horse racing’s Triple Crown series. This year’s Triple Crown schedule has been unlike any other thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many racing fans are still shaking their heads at … Continue reading Change The Triple Crown ?

TIZ THE LAW To Pass On The Preakness

For the first eight months of what began as an unbeaten 3-year-old campaign, TIZ THE LAW came out of each start in remarkably good shape. He started with a Win in the February 1st Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He then progressed with ensuing Grade 1 Victories in the Florida Derby, Belmont Stakes, and the Travers Stakes. He seemed to come out of those … Continue reading TIZ THE LAW To Pass On The Preakness

The Preakness

The Preakness Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race normally held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race, run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs (1 3⁄16 miles) on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds, fillies 121 pounds. It is (again normally) the second jewel of the Triple Crown, held two … Continue reading The Preakness