March 27, 1990 |
The 1990 TRC Triple Crown Poll, ranking leading 3-year-old Thoroughbred contenders for the Kentucky Derby (May 5), Preakness Stakes (May 19) and Belmont Stakes (June 9) through racing of March 25. The Top 10, ranked on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point scale, is based on a national poll of sports and Thoroughbred racing media with first-place votes in parentheses, 1990 record and total points. All in top 10 are colts. 1. Mister Frisky (33) 3-3-0-0 382 2. Unbridled (3) 3-1-0-2 310 3.
May 8, 1991 |
Whadjathink, winner of last week's Spotlight Breeders' Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park, will be shipped east today to run in the Preakness Stakes. Whadjathink is the eighth horse to commit to the 116th running of the Preakness May 18. Kentucky Derby winner Strike The Gold was due to leave Louisville, Ky. for Baltimore on Tuesday night.
November 16, 1986
Lieutenant's Lark, a 37-1 shot, led from start to finish to win the $600,000 Washington, D.C. International by a neck at Laurel, Md. The Kentucky-bred colt covered the soggy 1-mile turf course in 2:09 to earn a purse of $360,000. Lieutenant's Lark, who finished ninth in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita, edged hard-charging Dance of Life. Palace Music was third by one length. "We tried to see how slow we could go and still outfinish them," winning rider Robbie Davis said.
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January 29, 2011
Bill Harmatz Jockey rode to victory in 1959 Preakness Bill Harmatz, 79, a thoroughbred jockey who rode Royal Orbit to victory in the 1959 Preakness Stakes, died Thursday at his home in the San Diego County city of Vista, his daughter Sue Harmatz said. He had cancer. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said the 1959 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes were both won by Bill Shoemaker and Sword Dancer. Shoemaker won the Kentucky Derby with Tomy Lee, and the Belmont with Sword Dancer.
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March 24, 2012 |
Horses died while racing at Santa Anita Park at more than double the rate of horses at the state's other three major thoroughbred tracks over the last fiscal year, according to state statistics. The fatality rate at Santa Anita, in Arcadia, rose significantly after a return to a dirt running surface in 2010 after three years of using a synthetic track, the data show. Track surfaces are one of several factors that experts say play a role in horses' deaths — a longtime bane of the racing industry.