Latest Preakness Stakes News

Epicenter wins the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga

Jul. 30, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Epicenter is back where trainer Steve Asmussen thinks he should be — in the winner’s circle. Relegated to second-place finishes in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in May, Epicenter returned to the track Saturday for a stirring victory in the...

Mo Donegal finishes 1st at Belmont, another Pletcher win

Jun. 11, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown veteran Todd Pletcher had simple advice Saturday for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. before the Belmont Stakes. “Be patient,” Pletcher said. “I think you have the best last quarter of any horse in the race.” Sometimes, less is Mo. ...

Derby winner Rich Strike morning line 3rd choice in Belmont

Jun. 07, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is the third betting choice on the morning line for the Belmont Stakes, with Triple Crown newcomer We the People installed as the favorite. Rich Strike opened at 7-2 odds and drew the fourth post position in a field of eight horses...

Ethereal Road, Howling Time will not run in Belmont Stakes

Jun. 06, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The projected field for the Belmont Stakes is down to eight after two withdrawals the day before the post position draw. Neither Ethereal Road nor Howling Time will run in the third leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, which is set to feature Kentucky Derby winner...

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike arrives at Belmont Park

Jun. 01, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike has arrived at Belmont Park for the final jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. The track announced Wednesday the long shot winner of the Derby arrived around 1 a.m. to start preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes...

Creative Minister preps for Belmont with half-mile work

May. 31, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Creative Minister breezed a half mile on Tuesday in his next-to-last workout for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 11. The Kenny McPeek-trained colt was timed in 48.33 seconds for the four furlongs over Belmont Park’s main track. Creative...

Rich Strike yes, Preakness champ Early Voting no for Belmont

May. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Twelve hours before Early Voting won the Preakness, Kentucky Derby champion Rich Strike was back on the track at Churchill Downs to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes. After impressing with a strong workout, Rich Strike remains on track for the third leg of...

Early Voting holds off Epicenter to win Preakness Stakes

May. 21, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maybe extra rest isn't such a bad thing for a racehorse after all. In the Preakness Stakes that was run without the Kentucky Derby winner because Rich Strike's owner felt he needed more time off after his 80-1 upset, Early Voting validated a gutsy decision to skip...

Filly Secret Oath runs hard to finish fourth in Preakness

May. 21, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Secret Oath made another impressive move from the back of the pack, but couldn't close the gap. The filly who won the Kentucky Oaks a couple of weeks ago finished fourth in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday in a tough field featuring eight colts. The pace was not...

Epicenter a close second again after frustrating Preakness

May. 21, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Epicenter was the horse closing strong at the end this time, making up ground on the leader in the final stage of a Triple Crown race. It wasn't enough. The favorite finished second — again. Epicenter became the first horse since Bodemeister in...