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.
May 10, 2006 |
Lawyer Ron, 12th in the Kentucky Derby after being one of the early favorites, is doubtful for the Preakness Stakes because of inflammation in his right hind ankle. Trainer Bob Holthus told Preakness officials after looking at X-rays, "We probably aren't going to come." The May 20 race is the second leg of the Triple Crown.
September 4, 1986 |
After his winning ride aboard 10-1 longshot Momentus in Wednesday's $50,000-added Rancho Santa Fe Stakes, jockey Alex Solis received an encouraging word from the horse's trainer, Wallace Dollase. "Hey, just remember what horse won this race last year," Dollase said. Solis remembers. The winner of last year's Rancho Santa Fe, Snow Chief, became the all-time money winner for California Breds, and Solis was his regular rider. He rode Snow Chief to a victory in this year's Preakness Stakes.