The biggest surprise on Preakness Day wasn't that Nyquist suffered his first loss nor that it was Exaggerator who handed it to him. By far the most shocking development was the outpouring of fans and money from bettors nationwide on a miserable day weather-wise in Baltimore. Expectations were...|
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Kentucky Derby (G1) champion Nyquist spiked a 102-degree fever Monday morning, two days after suffering his first career loss in the Preakness (G1). The breaking news was first reported by Daily Racing Form’s David Grening. Plans had called for Nyquist to ship from Pimlico to Belmont on Monday,...|
On various Wednesday nights we tweet for TwinSpires Twitter members from @FrankCotolo –retweeted by @twinspires—and the raceway involved. Losers from each week will appear on the next week’s horses-to-watch (H2W) list unless they race before that blog is published, so watch for them returning to...|
Edited Press Release Champions Songbird and Stellar Wind each worked over Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday morning for upcoming stakes engagements at The Great Race Place. Unbeaten and untested Songbird, champion two-year-old filly of 2015, worked four furlongs in :46.40, breezing, in...|
“I won’t overthink the Preakness – saving that for the Belmont.” So I wrote when making Nyquist my top selection in Saturday’s Preakness (G1). In hindsight, it was Nyquist’s connections who overthought the Preakness. With the luxury of Sunday afternoon quarterbacking, I can identify five factors...|
Edited Press Release Trainer Keith Desormeaux reported that Exaggerator was “full of energy” Sunday morning in the aftermath of his rousing 3 1/2-length upset over previously undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. After...|
Edited Press Release It's on to the Belmont S. (G1) for champion Nyquist, trainer Doug O'Neill said Sunday morning, the day after the Kentucky Derby (G1) winner finished third in the Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico. Though Nyquist no longer is undefeated, to O'Neill and his team, the colt hasn't lost...|
Edited Press Release A start in the Belmont S. (G1) appears likely for Cherry Wine following his rallying second-place run in Saturday’s Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico, trainer Dale Romans said Sunday morning. A 17-1 shot, Cherry Wine rallied from far back under jockey Corey Lanier and edged past...|