Fourteen To Run In 136th Preakness Stakes

The second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown will be run tomorrow at Baltimore’s Pimlico racetrack. A field of 14 is entered in the Preakness Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is the early favorite at 2-1. He’ll run from post position 11. The second favorite, at 9-2, is Dialed In. The Nick Zito-trained horse… Continue reading Fourteen To Run In 136th Preakness Stakes

For Velazquez, Animal Kingdom, Derby 137 Is A Wild Ride to Victory

The 137th Kentucky Derby was expected to be a wide open race before the horses approached the starting gate and it stayed that way even after the race began. Several horses vied for the early lead but as the race neared the finish line Animal Kingdom surged through the pack to take a late lead… Continue reading For Velazquez, Animal Kingdom, Derby 137 Is A Wild Ride to Victory

Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

Animal Kingdom is the winner of the 137th Kentucky Derby. With John Velazquez aboard, Animal Kingdom blew past second-place finisher Nehro in the stretch to take the Run For the Roses. Mucho Macho Man finished third. Velazquez was given the mount on Friday, replacing Robby Albarado, who was injured earlier in the week. Velazquez was… Continue reading Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby