HORSE RACING RESULTS
Three year old fillies took to the track Monday May 27 and went 1 1/16 miles on Belmont Park's inner turf track in the Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes.
A very busy Holiday Monday May 27 at Belmont Park included the $400,000 Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap - a 1 1/16 mile race for older females.
In the $200,000 Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, Irish bred Tannery recorded her first North American victory by a length for trainer Alan Goldberg at 10-1 odds.
The $150,000 Grade 2 American Handicap went down on the turf at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday, May 25.
While most of the horse racing world was focused on the East Coast of the United States, there was stakes action on the West Coast as well.
Monmouth Park on the Jersey Shore was the scene of the Grade 3 Red Bank Stakes Saturday, May 18. 9-10 favorite Za Approval ran down 18-1 shot Tune Me in at the end to capture the crown.
Believe it or not there was racing at tracks other than Pimlico this past weekend. Belmont Park hosted the $200,000 Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap Saturday, May 18 - a 6 1/2 furlong dash for fillies and mares three years old and upward.
In the main event on a busy Saturday of thoroughbred racing, all eyes were on Orb as he was looking to claim the second jewel of the Triple Crown in the $1 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland.
The $300,000 Dixie Stakes was run on Pimlico turf as part of the Preakness Stakes undercard Saturday, May 18. 24-1 shot and D. Wayne Lukas trained Skyring posted his first victory in 11 starts dating back to May of last year by a half-length over fast-closing Willcox Inn.
The $300,000 Grade 3 Pimlico Special was run on Friday, May 17 on the Preakness Stakes eve card that also featured the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.
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