Horse Racing 2023

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Horse Racing 2023

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It's that time again! Image

Discuss developments in the new season of horse races here! As usual I plan to also live chat each of the jewel races and the finale in the main Chatroom channel #aio if anyone else wants to come by while watching live. All are broadcast on NBC.

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I pay very little attention to horse racing but I did see a headline today indicating that a frontrunner withdrew hours before the race, so that must add a little drama!
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There was indeed drama around this year's race. As you said the horse that had been the favorite was a late scratch due to injury concern. Also another horse was removed when its trainer was abruptly suspended after "highly unusual sudden deaths" of multiple horses.

Mage ended up winning today, a moderate surprise at 15-1 final odds.
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I guess there are a few happy people out there then!
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National Treasure wins the Preakness! \:D/

Bob Baffert gets a record breaking 8th Preakness win in his first Triple Crown race since the questionable two year suspension! =D>
His stable went through all the emotions today; they were having trouble focusing on prep for this race after sadly losing a horse in an earlier one after an injury that sent the jockey to the hospital.
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That is a great name!

Bookworm, I don't pay attention to horse racing, but because you post about it I always seem to notice when a race is happening. I saw it listed as airing today and thought of this thread. It still didn't make me watch, though. ;)
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Arcangelo wins the Belmont Stakes making Jena Antonucci the first female trainer to win a Triple Crown race! =D>
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Sounds like a great accomplishment!
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