Tag Archives: horse racing

Belmont Stakes 2024 guide: A closer look at Triple Crown's final jewel as race moves to Saratoga

It’s June, which means the annual running of the Belmont is finally upon us. While Arcangelo won last year’s Belmont Stakes, Seize the Grey enters this year’s race as the odds on favorite. Seize the Grey is just a few weeks removed from winning the Preakness Stakes. Early last month, Mystik Dan won the Kentucky Derby in a photo finish …

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Dornoch wins 156th Belmont Stakes at Saratoga

Dornoch won the 156th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday. Preakness winner Seize the Grey led at the ¾-mile mark, with Dornoch right beside him. The two were neck and neck around the final turn, but Seize the Grey fell off as Mindframe crept up from the outside. But it was Dornoch to cross the line first. Dornoch closed at …

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The life of Penny Chenery: The prominent woman in horse racing who owned 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat

It has been over 50 years since Secretariat became a Triple Crown winner, yet with every horse race season, he continues to be talked about. It’s no wonder because the horse holds the fastest times for all three Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, to this day. Another name that is often heard is Penny …

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British equestrian star Georgie Campbell dead at 37 after falling during competition

British equestrian star Georgie Campbell died on Sunday after suffering “a fatal accident” during competition, officials confirmed in a statement. She was 37. British Eventing, the country’s governing body for the sport, released a statement on Sunday confirming the tragic passing of Campbell, who died following an accident at the Bicton International Horse Trials over the weekend. Georgie Campbell riding …

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'Run for their money': Why do we say this, plus ‘par for the course’ and more? 3 fun origin stories

With many thousands of words in the English language, a variety of meanings and interesting origin stories abound. Over the decades, certain words used together have become popular phrases used in everyday language. For example, expressions like “out of the blue” and “under the weather” have different meanings than the literal words might suggest. COLOR IDIOMS WE CAN’T RESIST: WHY …

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Preakness Stakes 2024: Mystik Dan eyes Triple Crown, Bob Baffert returns seeking record-extending win

The first Triple Crown winner since 2018 is on the line this weekend as Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan competes in the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore this weekend. Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert, who was not eligible to enter a horse at the Kentucky Derby because of his ban at …

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Seize The Grey wins 149th Preakness Stakes; Mystik Dan finishes 2nd

Seize The Grey won the 149th Preakness Stakes Saturday, closing at 9-1 odds, one of the longest shots on the board. Mystik Dan, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, made a move late, but finished second in the field of eight horses running in the $2 million, 1 3/16-mile race. It was a wire-to-wire victory for Seize The Grey, who …

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Preakness Stakes favorite and Bob Baffert-trained horse ruled out after spiking a fever

Mystik Dan’s chances of winning the second leg of the Triple Crown are looking better after it was announced on Wednesday that Preakness favorite Muth was ruled out of the upcoming race due to a fever. The Bob Baffert-trained horse spiked a “high fever,” and as a result, Zedan Racing Stables announced Muth was scratched from the 149th running of …

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Bob Baffert-trained horse not allowed to run in Kentucky Derby, judge rules

As Bob Baffert will miss the Kentucky Derby for a third year in a row due to suspension, one of his finer horses will also miss the race. A judge has denied a request by the owner of the Baffert-trained horse, Muth, to let him run in the first leg of the Triple Crown next month. Jefferson County Circuit Judge …

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China’s gambling hub of Macao bids farewell to horse racing tradition after more than 40 years

After more than 40 years, Macao’s horse racing track hosted its final races on Saturday, bringing an end to the sport in the city famous for its massive casinos. In January, the city’s government said it would terminate its contract with the Macao Jockey Club in April. The decision came at the request of the Macao Horse Race Company, which …

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