Horse Racing

Epicenter favored in Preakness with Derby-winner Rich Strike out

The absence of longshot Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike takes a Triple Crown tilt off the table and sets up Derby runner-up Epicenter as the favorite in the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Rich Strike’s victory in the 148th Kentucky Derby still cast a long shadow at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland, even after the …

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NBA legend Parker spurred on by first racing classic success

NBA legend Tony Parker said winning the French 1000 Guineas (Poule d’Essai des Pouliches) at Longchamp on Sunday gave him the “same burst of adrenaline” as when he won his four titles. The French sporting icon watched he said “calmly” as his Mikel Delzangles-trained filly Mangoustine denied bold front runner Cachet a Guineas double having …

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Check out the possible field for the Preakness on May 21 at Pimlico

Here’s a look at horses considered possible to run in the $1.5 million, Grade 1 Preakness on May 21 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Preakness 2022: Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike will skip for Belmont Horses are listed in alphabetical order. Kentucky Derby hopeful Epicenter is bathed on the backside at Churchill Downs. May …

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Rich Strike jockey Sonny Leon serving suspension for careless riding in Ohio, his 5th ban since fall

Days after his career triumph, Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Sonny Leon is serving a suspension for careless riding. Leon rode 80-1 longshot Rich Strike to victory at Churchill Downs on Saturday after the horse was entered as a late replacement for a horse that was scratched. This week, Leon’s serving a four-day suspension for careless riding …

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Who is Rich Strike? What to know about the champion of this year’s Kentucky Derby

Rich Strike, the winner of the 148th Kentucky Derby, wasn’t even in the field until Friday. Here are some other facts to know about the underdog champion of this year’s race. What were Rich Strike’s odds? The 3-year-old went off at 80-1 odds at post time, making him the horse with the second-longest odds to …

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