May 25, 2016
The tale of Exaggerator started back in 2012 at Lone Star Park when Matt Bryan attended a 2-year-olds in training sale at the Dallas area track in order to meet Keith Desormeaux.
So it was last Saturday when Nyquist and jockey Mario Gutierrez could not sustain the pressured momentum of a hot first quarter and half and ended up beaten conclusively by their former wing man, Exaggerator, and Pimlico homeboy Kent Desormeaux. Let ...
Sal Sinatra, president of Pimlico operator the Maryland Jockey Club, said that he and Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, which owns Pimlico and Laurel Park, may have jumped the gun last year when they talked about moving the ...
May 21, 2016
The Preakness’s early pace is the reason why Nyquist remains a fine racehorse, even in defeat.
On a cold, rainy, dreary afternoon, the wattage from the smiles of those connected to Exaggerator could have lit up the town, from the Inner Harbor to Camden Yards, to Fells Point, and all the way to Pimlico Race Course.
May 19, 2016
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist's final gallop before Saturday's $1.5 million Preakness Stakes got a little interesting Thursday morning when one of his rivals – the Bob Baffert-trained Collected – got a little too close for comfort.
Equestrian Phillip Dutton, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has joined West Point Thoroughbreds, which co-owns Grade 1 winner Ring Weekend. Ring Weekend makes his return to competition in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes on the Preakness undercard Saturday at ...
Edgar Prado first made a name for himself in Maryland more than two decades ago. The Hall of Fame rider recently moved his tack back to the circuit full time, and is looking to build on that success here through Preakness weekend.
On Saturday, rain or shine, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will try to do what only one horse in history has done before. And what a horse that was.
Exaggerator has lost all four times he has run against Nyquist, most recently in the May 7 Kentucky Derby – and yet trainer Keith Desormeaux is highly optimistic Exaggerator will emerge on top when the 141st Preakness is run Saturday at Pimlico Race ...