Racing News

Field of 14 Entered for Historic 300K Pimlico Special

Pletcher Pair Aim to Give Trainer Third Career Special Win
Race Marks Return of Tenfold, Third in 2018 Preakness, to Pimlico

BALTIMORE – The historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), lengthened this year to 1 ¼ miles for the first time in history, drew the biggest field since its revival in 1988 as 14 were entered for Friday’s race at Pimlico Race Course.

Chalon Looks for Winning Return in 100K Skipat Stakes

Live Oak, Trombetta Seek Repeat in $100,000 Hilltop Stakes
Trio of Golden Oldies Set for $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint

BALTIMORE – Lael Stables’ Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) runner-up Chalon is set for her 2019 debut in a talented field for the $100,000 Fidelity First & Blackwell Real Estate Skipat Stakes at historic Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the 144th Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Covfefe Looking to Make the Grade in 150K Miss Preakness

Daughters of 2007 Preakness Winner Curlin Among duPont (G3) Contenders

BALTIMORE – Trainer Brad Cox has Owendale and Warrior’s Charge running in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). First, he hopes to kick-start a potentially huge weekend Friday at Pimlico Race Course with Covfefe in the $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3) and Mylady Curlin in the $150,000 Caplan Brothers Glass Allaire duPont Distaff (G3).

Las Setas Puts Streak on Line in 250K Black-Eyed Susan

95th Running of 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes Tops Friday, May 17 Program
BALTIMORE – Having established her local dominance with four straight wins, the last three in stakes, Maryland homebred Las Setas will face the biggest test of her young career when she faces a batch of new faces as she steps up to graded company in Friday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico Race Course.

Lukas-Trained Market King Confirmed for Saturday’s Preakness

‘All Systems Go’ for Anothertwistafate for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
Baffert Slated to Reunite with Improbable Monday

BALTIMORE, MD – Robert C. Baker and William L. Mack’s colt Market King is headed to Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday.

Lukas-Trained Market King Confirmed for Saturday’s Preakness

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club’s racing office confirmed Sunday morning that Market King, trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, will be entered in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The addition of Market King pushes the expected field to 12 horses, the largest field since 14 competed in 2011.

Stakes Winner Pat’s No Fool Under Consideration for Black-Eyed Susan

Something Awesome, Unbridled Juan Breeze Saturday for Pimlico Special (G3)
Timeless Curls Making Graded-Stakes Debut in Allaire duPont Distaff (G3)

BALTIMORE – Rose Petal Stable’s stakes winner Pat’s No Fool, based at Laurel Park with trainer Gary Capuano, is being considered by her connections for a start in the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Friday, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

Anothertwistafate Breezes 6F for May 18 Preakness

Video: Stablemates Owendale, Warrior’s Charge Work 5F
Video: Signalman Breezes for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE, MD –  Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Anothertwistafate breezed six furlongs in a bullet 1:14.20 Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, his final timed workout prior to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.

Shortened Stronach 5 Returns $2,685

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5 became the Stronach 4 when heavy rains forced the cancellation of four races at Pimlico Race Course, including the ninth race and second leg of the national pick five.

After Smoovie won the sixth race at Santa Anita Park and the final leg of the Stronach 5, 41 bettors would each win $2,685.60.

With the Pimlico ninth race being an ‘all,’ the winning combination was 7/ALL/6/3,7,12,13,14/1.

Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence

Heavy Rains Cancel Pimlico’s Friday Program After Race 5

BALTIMORE – Pimlico Race Course cancelled its Friday card after Race 5 due to heavy rains that swept through the area.

“There was a lot of rain in a very short period of time and our priority is always the safety of our human and equine athletes as well as our patrons,” said Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra. “We felt it was in the best interest of everyone to cancel the remainder of the program.”