Racing News

Reigning Turf Champion World Approval Makes Title Defense in Dixie (G2)

G1 Winner Divisidero, G3 Winner Just Howard Among Seven Rivals
BALTIMORE – Reigning male turf champion World Approval looks to return to his winning ways when he makes a title defense in Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2), one of seven stakes worth $2.55 million in purses on the 14-race Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Justify Odds-On Favorite for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes

Undefeated Kentucky Derby Hero Rated at 1-2 in Morning Line
Derby Runner-Up Good Magic 3-1 for Rematch with Justify
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify was installed as the odds-on 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course after receiving the No. 7 stall in the starting gate at Wednesday’s Post Position Draw for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Preakness Stakes Post-Position Draw Quotes

Bob Baffert (trainer, Justify; PP #7; 1-2): “I’m fine. I’ll never forget the sickening feeling when I drew the 1-2 (posts) with American Pharoah and Dortmund. I think the break is still very essential, so I’m fine with it.”

Versatile Chanteline Takes Aim at $100,000 The Very One

Tap Daddy Looks to Rebound in $100,000 BMW James W. Murphy
BALTIMORE – While the rainy forecast may be a concern to some horsemen, it will make little difference to Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen’s camp with regard to Chanteline in Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One Stakes and Tap Daddy in the $100,000 BMW James W. Murphy Stakes, both on grass as part of a spectacular stakes-filled Preakness Stakes (G1) program at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Still Having Fun Shortens Up for $200,000 ClearSpan Chick Lang

$100,000 LARC Sir Barton Attracts Balanced Field of 11
Among Eight Stakes, Four Graded, Worth $2.55 Million on Preakness Day
BALTIMORE – Before Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify and runner-up Good Magic have their rematch against six others in the 143rd running of the $1.5 million Preakness (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, 3-year-olds will be also be in the spotlight in a pair of supporting stakes Saturday at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Easy Morning for Derby Hero before Flight to Baltimore

Wet Track No Deterrent for Efficient-Striding Good Magic
Lukas-Trained Bravazo, Sporting Chance School in Paddock
BALTIMORE – Unbeaten Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify walked the shedrow at trainer Bob Baffert’s barn at Churchill Downs Wednesday before starting his journey to Baltimore and Pimlico Race Course, where he is slated to face seven rivals in Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1).

Preakness Weekend Features Multiple Guaranteed Pools

$2 Million Late Pick 4, $1 Million Late Pick 5 Saturday, May 19
BALTIMORE – Led by $2 million in the 50-cent Late Pick 4 and $1 million in the 50-cent Late Pick 5 Saturday, May 19, there will be several guaranteed multi-race pools over Preakness weekend at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Standout Goodonehoney Gives Egan Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Runner

Undefeated Maryland-Bred Filly Gave Trainer Jason Egan First Stakes Win
BALTIMORE – It’s a long way from sitting in the grandstand at Longacres to saddling one of the favorites in Goodonehoney for the prestigious $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at legendary Pimlico Race Course, but 36-year-old trainer Jason Egan couldn’t feel more at home.

Good Magic Gets Acquainted with Pimlico Racing Surface

Baffert: Justify Has His Bags Packed and Ready to Go  
Quip Returns to Track ‘Showing Good Energy’
Lukas ‘Excited’ to Run Two Horses in Preakness  
Diamond King Servis’ 1st Preakness Starter since Smarty Jones

Baffert, Lukas Chasing History in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes

Hall of Fame Trainers Seeking Record-Tying 7thPreakness Wins
Baffert Looking to Tie Lukas’ Record of 14 Triple Crown Scores
BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas are in a position to deliver performances of historical significance Saturday in the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.