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John Servis facing a media barrage in 2004

John Servis Back at the Preakness After 14 Years

Bringing Diamond King to Baltimore has been very different than when Smarty Jones made his bid in 2004. The atmosphere at Servis’ base in Bensalem, Pa., leading up to the Preakness was that of everyday business.

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Bob Baffert reacts as Post 7 is assigned to Kentucky Derby winner Justify for the Preakness Stakes

Justify Draws Post 7 for Preakness Stakes

China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing, and WinStar Farm’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Justify drew post 7 at the Preakness Stakes (G1) draw May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

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 Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm is managing multiple Triple Crown race contenders headed into the Preakness Stakes

Managing Multiple 3-Year-Old Contenders a Tricky Task

As much as multiple ownership groups have become more popular in recent years, for decades owners have found themselves in the tricky situation of having to decide how to manage multiple Triple Crown contenders.

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The William Hill Race and Sports Bar at Monmouth Park plans to offer sports wagering

Supreme Court Opens Door for Added Sports Gambling

In a decision that was largely anticipated by the horse racing industry, as well as other gaming experts, the U.S. Supreme Court May 14 found federal law that had kept sports gambling in check, largely to Nevada, to be unconstitutional.

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Gainesway's third-crop sire Tapizar was represented by Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl

First Round of Classics Dominated by Proven Sires

The first four classics May 4-5, at Churchill Downs and Newmarket, did not move the needle too much on the lists of North American and European second- and third-crop sires.

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Hi Happy draws off to win the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park

Hi Happy Breaks Through in Man o’ War Stakes

La Providencia’s homebred Hi Happy continued his steady improvement for trainer Todd Pletcher with his first top-level win in the U.S. May 12, when he edged past pacesetter One Go All Go to win the $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park.

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 Justify and Jimmy Barnes, with co-owner Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing in the background, May 10 at Churchill Downs

Justify Continues Progress Toward Preakness

Undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Justify continued his preparations for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1), when he galloped 1 1/2 miles May 11 at Churchill Downs.

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Justify Has Easy Gallop in Return to the Track

Justify gallops at Churchill Downs May 10

After walking the shedrow for four days while being treated for a bruise to his left heel, Justify went back to training and galloped about a mile and a half over the Churchill Downs surface in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (G1).

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Justify the morning after his Kentucky Derby win at Churchill Downs

Preakness Decisions Hang on Justify’s Return to Track

Like many in the racing community, trainer Tom Amoss is as interested as anyone to see how unbeaten Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Justify looks once he returns to the track.

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Baffert Reports Justify Looks Great for Preakness

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Derby Day Rain Doesn’t Dampen Record Betting

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