Horse Racing

Racing legend Piggott hospitalized: family

Nine-time Epsom Derby-winning jockey Lester Piggott has been hospitalized in Switzerland where he lives, his son-in-law, English trainer William Haggas, said. Haggas did not reveal why 86-year-old Piggott had been taken to hospital but told Sky Sports Racing: “He’s battling a bit, but he’s a tough man.” Haggas said his wife Maureen — Piggott’s eldest …

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Racing legend Piggott hospitalized: family

Nine-time Epsom Derby-winning jockey Lester Piggott has been hospitalized in Switzerland where he lives, his son-in-law, English trainer William Haggas, said. Haggas did not reveal why 86-year-old Piggott had been taken to hospital but told Sky Sports Racing: “He’s battling a bit, but he’s a tough man.” Haggas said his wife Maureen — Piggott’s eldest …

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Early Voting wins 147th Preakness Stakes

Early Voting handed Epicenter another Triple Crown heartbreak on Saturday, holding off the Kentucky Derby runner-up to win the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes. Well-rested after sitting out the Kentucky Derby, Early Voting validated the decision by trainer Chad Brown and owner Seth Klarman to skip the first jewel of US flat racing’s Triple Crown. “They …

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Early Voting edges Epicenter to win Preakness Stakes

Early Voting edged betting favorite and Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter to with the 147th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Early Voting trailed 18-1 longshot Armagnac early in the race before taking the lead from the outside on the final turn. Epicenter charged from the inside, but secured the same second-place finish he did …

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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 unlikely victory in the 148th Kentucky Derby still cast a long shadow at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland, even after …

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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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