Racing News

Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Preakness Stakes Winners’ Party

BALTIMORE – For the second consecutive year, Fasig-Tipton, North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction house, will be the title sponsor of the Preakness Stakes Winners’ Party Saturday, May 18 following the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1).
Fasig-Tipton will formally congratulate the winning connections with a glass of 14 Hands, the official wines of the Preakness.

Preakness 144 Video Links for Thursday, May 16

Video assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes (Improbable): Click here to view

Video assistant trainer Gustavo Delgado Jr. (Bodexpress): Click here to view

Video trainer Brad Cox (Warrior’s Charge, Owendale): Click here to view

Video trainer Blaine Wright (Anothertwistafate): Click here to view

Black-Eyed Susan, Pimlico Special Highlight Stronach 5

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Free Past Performances

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12 percent takeout, free past performances and a $100,000 guaranteed pool, will be highlighted by the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) as well as turf races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Seven Guaranteed Multi-Race Pools Offered Preakness Weekend

$2 Million Pick 4, $1 Million Late Pick 5 Pools Preakness Day
Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day Features Trio of $300,000 Pools

BALTIMORE – Bettors will have their choice of seven guaranteed multi-race wager pools at Pimlico Race Course on a weekend that features 16 stakes, nine graded, worth $3.95 million in purses anchored by the 144th running of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1).

Improbable Favored in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes Morning Line

Baffert Shooting for Record 8th Win in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE, MD – WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing, principles in the ownership group of 2018 Triple Crown champion Justify, will once again be represented by a morning-line favorite for the Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday when Improbable is scheduled to take on 12 rivals in the 144th running of the 1 3/16-mile Spring Classic at Pimlico Race Course.

Ickymasho Takes Top Form into Searching Stakes

Real News to Discover Truth About Stretching Out in James Murphy
Jo Jo Air Takes on Her Elders in $100,000 The Very One

BALTIMORE – The 7-year-old Ickymasho is in the best form of her 19-race career as she seeks to pad her record in the inaugural $100,000 Ole Smokey Moonshine Searching Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/2 miles on turf on Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard at Pimlico Race Course.

Preakness Contenders Schedule for Thursday, May 16

6 A.M: Market King, Anothertwistafate and Bourbon War go to track
6:20 A.M: Laughing Fox to track
6:30 A.M: Owendale and Signalman to track
7 A.M: Warrior’s Charge to track
8:30 A.M: Improbable, War of Will and Bodexpress to track
Trainer Mark Casse will be available to the media at approximately 9 a.m.
Trainer Kelly Rubley will be available to the media at approximately noon

All times are estimated


Trainer Gustavo Delgado Jr. (Bodexpress):  Click here to view

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas (Market King): Click here to view

Trainer Mark Casse (War of Will): Click here to view

Trainer Mike Trombetta (Win Win Win): Click here to view

Motion Seeks Second Straight Gallorette Win with Thewayiam

Trainer Brown has Two Chances to Win Fourth Gallorette in Eight Years

BALTIMORE – The timing seems right for Thewayiam to show how much an eight-month layoff can pay off in Saturday’s $150,000 Stella Artois Gallorette Stakes (G3), one of eight stakes races, four graded, that support the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

A field of nine was entered for the 68th running of the Gallorette for fillies and mares 3 and up going 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

Always Sunshine Hopes to Sparkle Again in Maryland Sprint

Maryland-Bred Lewisfield, Third Last Year, Returns to Try Again

BALTIMORE – Two years after picking up his first graded-stakes victory in the $150,000 ClearSpan Maryland Sprint (G3), Always Sunshine returns to Pimlico Race Course Saturday in search of another in the six-furlong race, one of eight stakes, four graded, on the undercard of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1).