An already-chaotic Triple Crown season took a surprising turn at the 2019 Preakness Stakes when the No. 9 horse BODEXPRESS went on a joy ride without his Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. Just two weeks after MAXIMUM SECURITY was disqualified in the 145th Kentucky Derby, WAR OF WILL, the horse most impacted by MAXIMUM SECURITY in the homestretch turn, crossed the wire first at Pimlico to Win the … Continue reading BODEXPRESS Lane
All trainer Mark Casse wanted for his horse- WAR OF WILL, (a casualty of interference in the KENTUCKY DERBY) was a fair shot in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes. He got all of that, and the Win. Gifted young jockey Tyler Gaffalione capitalized, breaking from the rail and working out a beautiful ground-saving trip en route to a 1 ¼-length Victory over long-shot EVERFAST before … Continue reading WOW, What A Preakness !
The 2019 Kentucky Derby will hereby be known as; The Most Exciting Twenty-Two Minutes In Sports. Regardless of the controversy, the top three finishers in the KD will not be running in the Preakness Stakes. This opens the door for several ‘New Shooters’ who did not compete in the Derby to try to pull off that rare feat of Winning the Preakness Stakes without having run … Continue reading Preakness Picks
There will be no Triple Crown bid in 2019, but the absence of the first four finishers in the Kentucky Derby led to a number of connections willing to take a shot in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. Thirteen horses have entered, making this the largest Preakness field since 2011 when a full field of fourteen ran the race, which was Won by SHACKLEFORD. Leading this year’s … Continue reading Preakness Field
After MAXIMUM SECURITY was disqualified from his Win in the Kentucky Derby for veering out through the far turn, Kentucky stewards on Sunday assessed his jockey, Luis Saez, a suspension lasting 15 racing days. The ruling, posted Monday to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission website, follows a well-publicized hearing and film review for which Saez hired an attorney to argue that WAR OF WILL, with jockey Tyler Gaffalione, interfered with MAXIMUM … Continue reading MAXIMUM SECURITY Jockey Suspended