Racing News

Debt Ceiling Rises to Occasion In Rollicking Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-18-13– Tim E. O’Donohue’s Debt Ceiling closed from off the pace to capture the $100,000 Rollicking Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Hello Lover Sweeps To Victory In Deputed Testamony Starter Handicap

BALTIMORE, 05-18-13---Kasey K Racing Stable & Brier Creek Farm LLC’s Hello Lover swept by the leaders and drew away to victory in the $40,000 Deputed Testamony Starter Handicap for registered Maryland-breds, the first of nine stakes on Preakness Day at Pimlico Race Course.

Last Gunfighter Wins Sixth in a Row in Pimlico Special

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13– John D. Gunther’s Last Gunfighter captured his sixth consecutive victory with a commanding 4 ¼-length triumph in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), the co-feature on the Black-Eyed Susan Day program at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Emotional Kitten Wins Hilltop Stakes With Stretch Drive

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13---Kenneth L. & Sarah Ramsey’s Emotional Kitten arrived late on the scene, reaching the front in the last two jumps to win the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, the finale on the 13-race Black-Eyed Susan Day card at Pimlico.

Sensible Lady Defends Title In The Very One Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13---Three Lyons Racing’s Sensible Lady split rivals closing in on the finish line and surged to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Wilson Dominates Jockey Challenge

 

Canadian shipper helps women win ‘Battle of the Sexes’

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13---She may ride regularly in Canada, but Emma-Jayne Wilson is finding herself right at home at Old Hilltop.

Fiftyshadesofhay Gets Up To Win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13– Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman’s Fiftyshadesofhay closed with a rush to claim a narrow victory in the 89th running of the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.

Trained by Bob Baffert, the daughter of Pulpit rated off the pace under jockey Joel Rosario before launching an outside stretch run and reeling in Marathon Lady by a neck at the finish. Fiftyshadesofhay ran the 1 1/8-mile stakes for 3-year-old fillies in 1:52.73.  Toasting, who pressed the pace under Javier Castellano, finished third.

Ben’s Cat Rolls To Victory In Jim McKay Turf Sprint

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13–Winning his 16th stakes and 21st race overall, The Jim Stable’s Ben’s Cat charged by the front runners and won the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint. The King Leatherbury trainee also had captured the Jim McKay in 2011.

The 7-year-old son of Parker’s Storm Cat, who was bred by owner-trainer Leatherbury, completed the five furlong distance over the firm turf in 56.18 seconds and paid $4.20. Front runner Spring to the Sky held on to finish second, while co-favorite Bridgetown was third and longshot Super Chunky finished fourth.

I’m Mom’s Favorite Wins Thrilling Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13---CJZ Racing Stable’s I’m Mom’s Favorite won a head-bob to take first money in the $100,000 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico Race Course.

 Reaching the lead in deep stretch under jockey Sheldon Russell, I’m Mom’s Favorite appeared to have the race in hand until longshot Flattering Bea came flying from far back to narrowly miss edging the 4-5 post-time favorite. I’m Mom’s Favorite’s margin of victory was just a nose. Behind Flattering Bea came Lighthouse Bay, with front runner Tread tiring to finish fourth.

Lady Legend Goes The Distance

Russ-Tortora, Haywired lead gate to wire to win race for the cure

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13---Nineteen years after her last victory and more than three decades after being the first female to capture a Grade 1 race, Mary Russ-Tortora was back in the winner’s circle on Friday afternoon.

With the 59-year-old Russ-Tortora at the controls, Haywired overcame an awkward start and held off a pair of late closers to win the $52,000 Lady Legends for the Cure IV presented by Wells Fargo at Pimlico Race Course.