Racing News

Dance To Bristol Wins Handily In Skipat Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13---Copperville Farm’s Dance to Bristol tracked the speed through the far turn, then charged to the lead and won as her rider pleased in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Six fillies and mares faced the starter in the six-furlong test contested over the fast main track. Dance to Bristol left the starting gate as the 3-5 post-time favorite under jockey Xavier Perez for trainer Ollie Figgins III. At the finish, Dance to Bristol was first, pacesetter Orange’s Lil Sis had finished second and Kalambaka Queen was third.

Derby Winner Orb Primed For Start In Saturday's Preakness

NAPRAVNIK HAPPY TO BE HOME; DEPARTING READY TO STEP UP
 
BALTIMORE, 05-17-13 – Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb galloped an energetic 1 ¼ miles at Pimlico Friday morning, letting exercise rider Jenn Patterson and trainer Shug McGaughey know that he’s ready for Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.
 
“He took a nice little hold of Jenn, was right on with his leads and moved over the track great, so I couldn’t be more pleased with what I saw,” McGaughey said.

Bayonne Takes Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap

 

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13---Cramer Racing LLC’s Bayonne rallied from off the pace to win the $40,000 Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap,  the first race of today’s Black-Eyed Susan Day program.

Ridden by Erik Ramirez, the 5-year-old daughter of Dance With Ravens was sent to post as the 8-5 favorite in the field of nine registered Maryland-bred fillies and mares. She did not disappoint. Bayonne got up in the final jumps to beat Side by Side, with Franstein finishing third.

The Band Perry To Perform Military Tribute On Preakness Day

BALTIMORE, 05-17-13---The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Republic Nashville and Grammy-nominated recording artists, The Band Perry, will sing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic/America The Beautiful” when Pimlico Race Course honors the military at the 138th Preakness Stakes (G1), Saturday, May 18, also Armed Forces Day.  

Contentious Longines Dixie Stakes Headlines Preakness Day Undercard

 

BALTIMORE, 05-16-13---The undercard on Preakness Day offers more than $1 million in stakes purses with the $300,00 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) serving as the centerpiece. Pimlico’s oldest stake, the Dixie was first run in 1870 as the Dinner Party Stakes and was won by the horse Preakness, who is the namesake of Old Hilltop’s signature race.

Derby Hero Orb To Carry Maryland Pride In Preakness

AMOSS TENDS TO FAMILY, MYLUTE; DEPARTING SETTLES IN

BALTIMORE, 05-16-13– Prominent Marylander Stuart Janney III dropped in on trainer Shug McGaughey at the Preakness Stakes Barn Thursday morning at Pimlico Race Course, closely monitoring the morning activities of his Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, Orb.

Sagamore Racing's Walkwithapurpose Out Of The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Statement from General Manager Tom Mullikin

Baltimore, Md.-051613-- After Walkwithapurpose’s final gallop this morning in preparation of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, she took a bad step and bruised her foot making her unable to compete in the race tomorrow.  X-rays have been taken and showed up negative, but we want to take the necessary precautions.  We will find another race for her down the road after her foot has time to heal, and we are confident she has a great racing career ahead of her.

Orb Strong Morning- Line Favorite For Saturday's Preakness

Derby Winner Tops Field of 9 for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown at Pimlico

BALTIMORE, 05-15-13– Kentucky Derby champion Orb was installed as the even-money morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 138th running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) after post positions were drawn Wednesday at Pimlico Race Course.

Derby Winner Orb Gets Well Acquainted With Pimlico

DEPARTING, MYLUTE, GOVENOR CHARLIE SET FOR ARRIVAL

(Nine 3-year-olds have been entered for the 138th Preakness Stakes: Orb, Departing, Goldencents, Govenor Charlie, Itsmyluckyday, Mylute, Oxbow, Titletown Five and Will Take Charge. The Preakness post position draw will be held at the International Pavilion in the Pimlico Infield at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will be broadcast live on HRTV.)

BALTIMORE, 5-15-13– Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb got well acquainted with his new surroundings at Pimlico Race Course Wednesday morning. The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, who arrived from Belmont Park on Monday and walked the shedrow of the Preakness Stakes Barn Tuesday, made his first appearance on the racetrack at approximately 6 a.m.

Lukas And Trio Of Preakness Hopefuls Arrive At Pimlico

ITSMYLUCKYDAY SHIPS IN FROM MONMOUTH PARK

BALTIMORE, 05-14-13 – Five-time Preakness winner D. Wayne Lukas arrived at Pimlico Race Course with his three-horse contingent of  Oxbow, Titletown Five and Will Take Charge at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday following a grueling 12 ½-hour van ride from Churchill Downs.

“They’re better than I am probably. It’s a long little trip.” said the 77-year-old Hall of Fame trainer, who rode in one of the two vans that transported his three hopefuls for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes and six other horses from Kentucky.