Picks & Preview: Doubleheader at Fair Hill

Doubleheader at Fair Hill. It’s a long time coming but the venerable Cecil County oval welcomes twilight racing Friday and its traditional Memorial Day Weekend card Saturday. Play money Friday. Real money Saturday. Funnel cake and snow cones both days.

Iroquois Undercard: City Dreamer lands Frost

We are still catching up from the torrid spring season. Sorry we’re late, here’s the rest of the day’s recap from the Iroquois Steeplechase May 11.

Weekend Update: Preakness, jumpers, keeping score

We will assume the horses don’t have ready access to newspapers, websites, Twitter (despite a few @HorseNameHere accounts out there) or the Today Show, so War Of Will knew nothing of the drama following the Kentucky Derby – where Maximum Security won and was disqualified for interfering with (among others) War Of Will.

Nor was War Of Will aware of the defections of the first five home in the Derby – Maximum Security, Country House, Code Of Honor and Tacitus.

War Of Will earns Preakness win

The security guard was just doing her job, and roused several dozen owners, trainers and horsepeople assembled on the Pimlico Race Course turf course as the clock ticked toward post time for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.

Curlin and Castellano

There are good days and then there are days like Friday for jockey Javier Castellano and veteran sire and multiple Horse of the Year Curlin.

Trombetta, Win Win Win eye another chance in Preakness

Mike Trombetta commutes to his barn at Laurel Park or Fair Hill Training Center pretty much every day. It’s an hour either direction, so there’s plenty of time to think. About horses.