It's billed as the world championships for thoroughbreds, with $30 million in prize money and awards up for grabs over two days of rarefied racing.
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Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for drugs in California weeks before he won the Kentucky Derby last year, The New York Times reported.
Sir Winston, ridden by Joel Rosario, won the Belmont Stakes, the third contest in US horse racing's Triple Crown.
France will be the center of the sports world this weekend as one major international tournament kicks off there and another draws to a close.
New York's Belmont Stakes is one of the crown jewels of US racing and represents the final leg of the celebrated Triple Crown -- with Justify completing the treble in 2018.
War of Will may have won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, but the horse everyone likely will remember is Bodexpress.
War of Will, which was impeded by Maximum Security in the controversial Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, bounced back Saturday and finished first at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
It's dubbed the "middle jewel," the second-leg of the prestigious Triple Crown where dreams of a rare treble are made.
On the eve of the Preakness Stakes, another horse-racing challenge was issued Friday.
After a surprise disqualification at the Kentucky Derby, this year's Triple Crown season has already been one for the history books. Now, Saturday's Preakness Stakes will be historic in a completely different way.
The owners of Maximum Security, the horse that was disqualified at the Kentucky Derby, have filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn the disqualification.
Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not run in the Preakness Stakes, trainer Bill Mott told CNN on Tuesday, meaning that there will be no Triple Crown winner this year.
Country House is likely to run in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, in the wake of its controversial victory in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday denied an appeal from the owner of Maximum Security, the horse that made history by being disqualified from Saturday's Kentucky Derby for a rules infraction.
President Donald Trump vented his frustrations Sunday about the unexpected Kentucky Derby results, tweeting that the "best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby" and chalking it up to "political correctness."
He may have been first, but Maximum Security didn't win, after all.
Longshot Country House crossed the finish line second at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday but was declared the winner after second-favorite Maximum Security was disqualified for interference.
It's a racetrack steeped in history.
Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from Saturday's first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown because of a respiratory disease, race organizers said Wednesday on Twitter.