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10hMike Watchmaker

Early speed could be in short supply in Belmont

With a set of Saturday stakes results that fell shy of noteworthy, this seems like a good time to talk about the Belmont Stakes.

1dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Winning Colors ends in dead-heat

When they met in an allowance race four days before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Diva Express held off I'm a Looker by a diminishing head.

1dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

Are You Kidding Me repeats in Eclipse Stakes

re You Kidding Me got away with dawdling fractions before drawing away late to take the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes for the second year in a row at Woodbine on Saturday.

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1dMarcus Hersh | Daily Racing Form

Flipcup fights to the wire in Arlington Matron

Flipcup begins her 2016 campaign with a win in the Grade 3, $100,000 Matron by a neck over favored No Fault of Mine on Saturday at Arlington.

Santa Anita Pick 4: Saturday, May 28 (8:46)

American Legend

Owner Ahmed Zayat reflects on one year since American Pharoah's Triple Crown victory. Perspective & a look ahead to the Belmont Stakes with the Daily Racing Form's Jay Hovdey

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2dMike Watchmaker

Memorial Day deserves more at Belmont

Two years ago, the New York Racing Association made a not-so-subtle change to Belmont Park's spring/summer meet stakes schedule, and Memorial Day weekend hasn't been the same since.

NYRA/Adam Coglianese
2dTom Pedulla | America's Best Racing

Secretariat the machine

Some athletic performances are so magnificent they assume an otherworldly feel. They are dream-like in quality -- and yet wonderfully real.

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5dJay Hovdey

Plenty of company for bad Classic rides

The Preakness is always run in a fishbowl when the Kentucky Derby winner is front and center -- especially when the Derby winner is an undefeated champion with one leg up on the Triple Crown.

Race of the Day: Sunday, May 30 (7:21)
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3dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

California considers more liberal use of whip

California Thoroughbred jockeys will be allowed to use their whips with greater frequency in the last sixteenth of a mile under a proposed rule introduced Thursday.

The Matt Bernier After Show (3:26)
Arlington Matron preview (7:04)
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3dMike Curry | America's Best Racing

Horses heating up on the Belmont Stakes trail

For this week, the focus is the impact of the Preakness and other significant news on the overall picture for the June 11 Belmont Stakes.

Arlington Classic preview (7:30)
Winning Colors Stakes preview (4:46)
Nassau Stakes preview (5:40)
Race of the Day: Saturday, May 28 (5:47)
Eclipse Stakes preview (4:38)
Paradise Creek Stakes preview (4:48)
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4dMike Curry | America's Best Racing

Hard to look past Exaggerator in Belmont

With Nyquist out of the Belmont Stakes with a fever, Exaggerator appears to be as close to a lock in the Belmont Stakes as you'll find in racing.

Weekend Warrior: Arlington Matron (6:12)
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5dBob Ehalt | America's Best Racing

Betting tips found in the Preakness payoffs

There was a minor upset in the Preakness Stakes, but for the most part, a cold and wet third Saturday in May at Pimlico Race Course turned out to be a chalk player's paradise.

Weekend Warrior: Arlington Classic (7:10)
Weekend Warrior: Snow Chief Stakes (4:39)
Weekend horse racing recap (2:57)
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7dMike Watchmaker

Nyquist's loss shows how tough it is to win Crown

Many of us were probably guilty of letting our Triple Crown guard down after American Pharoah last year became the first to sweep the series in 37 years.

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Derby winner Nyquist has fever, getting tested

Two days after the first loss of his career, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has developed a slight fever, leaving plans temporarily on hold for a rematch with Preakness winner Exaggerator in the B

Weekend Wrap: Preakness Stakes (7:03)
Weekend Wrap: Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (6:14)
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8dDana O'Neil

Dream for Nyquist, trainer O'Neill, sinks in Pimlico mud

Heavily favored Nyquist and trainer Doug O'Neill entered Saturday's Preakness with an air of confidence. Instead, their seemingly inevitable victory gave way to a brand-new Triple Crown drought.

Race of the Day: Wednesday, May 25 (5:26)
Exaggerator bypasses Nyquist to win Preakness (4:47)

The Biggest Winner

Hope Hudson, the young girl with a rare connective tissue disorder, revitalizes her unlikely friendship with Team Nyquist. Plus, a Preakness recap with Gary West.

Weekend Wrap: Dixie Stakes (4:39)
Maryland Jockey Club
8dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

American Freedom wins stretch battle in Sir Barton

American Freedom rewarded Bob Baffert's faith in the horse by grinding out a 1¼-length victory over Voluntario in the Sir Barton Stakes over a muddy track at Pimlico.

Weekend Wrap: Gallorette Handicap (4:53)
8dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Mizz Money gets head up in Gallorette

Mizz Money tenaciously held off all rivals through the lane to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico.

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