NBC Sports Group To Televise $12 Million Pegasus World Cup

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational. The world's richest thoroughbred race will be contested on January 28, 2017 at The Stronach Group's premier destination, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

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 BALTIMORE – Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator left Pimlico Race Course at 8:08 a.m. Sunday morning for New York to prepare for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park.
Exaggerator, second in the Kentucky Derby (G1), won the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown May 21 at historic Pimlico by 3 ½ lengths.

Exaggerator Returns to Track, Nyquist’s Temperature Normal

BALTIMORE – Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator was playful and happy Tuesday morning as he returned to the track at Pimlico Race Course.

Exaggerator “Full of Energy” after Preakness Triumph; Nyquist Update

Nyquist Headed to Belmont Stakes after First Loss
BALTIMORE – Trainer Keith Desormeaux reported that Exaggerator was “full of energy” Sunday morning in the aftermath of his rousing 3 ½-length upset over previously undefeated Nyquist in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

141st Preakness Facts & Figures

  • Exaggerator became the first horse to win the Preakness after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby since Prairie Bayou in 1993. Others are: Summer Squall 1990, Bally Ache 1960, Fabius 1956, Nashua 1955, Hasty Road 1954, Native Dancer 1953, Hill Prince 1950, Capot 1949, Alsab 1942, Bimelech 1940, Challedon 1939, Dauber 1938, Head Play 1933.
  • Exaggerator became the 12th Preakness winner to start from Post Position 5 since 1909 and just the second in 40 years (Elocutionist 1976). Shackleford won from Post 5 in 2011.

Exaggerator Gives Thrilling Homecoming to Desormeauxs in Preakness Stakes

Winner of Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Turns Tables on Nyquist
Handle and Attendance Records Set
BALTIMORE – Exaggerator turned the tables on previously undefeated Nyquist Saturday at Pimlico, providing a thrilling homecoming for brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux with a commanding 3 ½-length triumph in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Preakness Sets All-Time Records; Crushes Handle and Attendance Marks

Breaks Previous Handle Mark from 2005 as Exaggerator Upsets Nyquist
BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced that Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) set all-time records for total handle and attendance for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
A record crowd of 135,256 watched at historic Pimlico Race Course as Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Exaggerator handed Kentucky Derby and Florida Derby (G1) winner Nyquist his first defeat in nine career starts. 

Preakness Stakes Trainer Quotes

Winning Trainer Keith Desormeaux (Exaggerator): “I’m just glad I get to walk across this track and take a picture on that side. When you get to take your picture taken on the turf course, you know you’ve done well. 
“It’s kind of like the Santa Anita Derby, to know that you have the race won pretty much at the eighth pole, you’ve got to enjoy it.”

Takeover Target Hits Mark in $250,000 Longines Dixie (G2)

BALTIMORE – Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s homebred Takeover Target rallied from last to first with a determined stretch run to reel in Ring Weekend and win the 115th running of the $250,000 Longines Dixie (G2) by a neck Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
It was the third career graded-stakes win for the 4-year-old Harlan’s Holiday colt and second stakes victory of the day for jockey Joel Rosario, who also captured the $100,000 The Very One with Lady Shipman.
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