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

Nehro To Skip Preakness

Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro will not run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. Owner Ahmed Zayat says Nehro is responding well after his second-place finish to Animal Kingdom in the May 7 Derby, but has had a busy spring schedule. The Preakness would be Nehro’s fourth start in eight weeks and Zayat says he wants to be… Continue reading Nehro To Skip Preakness

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