Racing News

Ultra Brat Runs Away with $150,000 Stella Artois Gallorette

BALTIMORE – Alex G. Campbell Jr.’s homebred Ultra Brat bounced back from a subpar effort in a big way, taking the lead at the top of the stretch and rolling to a 10 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Stella Artois Gallorette (G3) at legendary Pimlico Race Course.
The 67th running of the 1 1/16-mile Gallorette for fillies and mares 3 and up on the turf was the fourth of seven undercard stakes, three graded, on a 14-race program that supported the 143rd renewal of the Preakness Stakes (G1).

Tap Daddy Dances to $100,000 BMW James W. Murphy Win

BALTIMORE – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tap Daddy disposed of stalking rival California Night at the top of the stretch and sprinted clear to a 6 ½-length victory in the $100,000 BMW James W. Murphy Saturday at legendary Pimlico Race Course. 
The 53rd running of the James Murphy for 3-year-olds was the first of eight stakes, four graded, worth $2.55 million in purses on a 14-race program highlighted by the 143rd renewal of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Irish War Cry Makes Statement in $300,000 Pimlico Special

Multiple G2 Winner Snaps Six-Race Losing Streak in Historic Stakes
BALTIMORE – Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry, one of the leading Triple Crown contenders last spring, made an emphatic return to that form for the first time as an older horse with a commanding 4 ½-length triumph in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Happy Like a Fool Turns Miss Preakness (G3) into a Laugher

Earns Second Graded-Stakes Victory in Fourth U.S. Start
BALTIMORE – Merriebelle Stable, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Susan Magnier’s Happy Like a Fool bounded to the lead at the start and splashed home an easy front-running winner of Saturday’s $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3) at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Vertical Oak Stands Tall in $100,000 Skipat Victory

BALTIMORE – J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s Vertical Oak dueled with fellow graded-stakes winner Ms Locust Point from the gate into mid-stretch before pulling away in the final furlong for a 1 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes Saturday at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Preakness, Black-Eye Susan Programs to be Streamed in Spanish

First Live Spanish Broadcast of Entire Weekend Programs

BALTIMORE – For the first time, Friday's Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Saturday’s Preakness (G1) programs from legendary Pimlico Race Course will be streamed live at and

Maryland Trainer Corrales Continues to Live the Dream

Three years after his first Preakness starter, Corrales looks for big day on Preakness Eve
BALTIMORE – In case you’ve forgotten about Bodhisattva … oh, wait. Maybe you have.

Fasig-Tipton Named Title Sponsor of Preakness Stakes Barn Winner’s Party

BALTIMORE - Fasig-Tipton, North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction house, has reached an agreement with Pimlico Race Course as title-sponsor of the Stakes Barn Winners Party on Preakness Day.

Baffert, Smith Bringing Their Mojo into Saturday’s Preakness 143

Hall of Famers Hope to Stay on a Roll with Derby Winner Justify
BALTIMORE – Not only is unbeaten Kentucky Derby (G1) Justify the hottest 3-year-old in the country, his trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith are also in the midst of a remarkable run of success together. The odds-on 1-2 favorite for Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course is their latest collaboration on a star.

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.