ON THE ISLAND of Sumbawa, in the Indonesian archipelago some 200 miles east of Java and Bali, race day looks a lot different than the familiar scenes at Churchill Downs and Belmont Park. The horses are smaller than Western thoroughbreds, and all the jockeys are children. National Geographic correspondent Mariana Van Zeller traveled with E:60
11:16 PM ET BALTIMORE — For Mother’s Day, War of Will trainer Mark Casse and his wife, Tina, were shopping in Orlando — hardly a die-hard horse racing community, by his standards — when an employee in a shoe store asked Casse where he got his sneakers. As soon as Casse said Louisville, Kentucky, the
8:16 PM ET ESPN News Services Two weeks after a wild finish at the Kentucky Derby, the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes got off to an unusual start. Bodexpress bucked Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez just moments after racing out of the starting gate, dodged an outrider who tried to corral the riderless
7:45 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Trainer Mark Casse got his first Triple Crown
12:31 AM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — A 24th horse has died at Santa Anita, the first since March 31. Commander Coil broke down during training hours Friday, sustaining a shoulder injury while galloping that required the 3-year-old gelding to be euthanized, according to a statement from The Stronach Group, which owns the track.
5:34 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Point of Honor took charge with a burst from the outside and held off Ulele to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday. Point of Honor, the favorite, rallied marvelously for jockey Javier Castellano and prevailed in a duel to the wire by a half-length. Point of Honor
6:11 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line.
3:17 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Maximum Security owner Gary West has issued a multimillion dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse’s historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. In a statement Friday, West said he would pay each of those owners $5 million apiece if Country House, War
8:51 AM ET There won’t be a Triple Crown winner in 2019, as an already weird and wacky month in horse racing just gets weirder. The Preakness Stakes is set to go off at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore at 6:50 p.m. ET on Saturday without the Kentucky Derby winner. It’s the first time since
7:52 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Long shot Market King has been cleared by officials to race in the Preakness on Saturday. Market King had been on the veterinarian’s list in Kentucky after being scratched before the Pat Day Mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard on May 4. He was entered in the Preakness