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Vertical Oak looks to Continue Pimlico Success in $100,000 Skipat Stakes

Trainer Graham Motion Takes Three Shots at $100,000 Hilltop Stakes
Hogy Rolls into $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Looking to Rebound
BALTIMORE – Accomplished graded-stakes winners Vertical Oak and Ms Locust Point headline the field for the 25th running of the $100,000 Skipat Stakes at legendary Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the 143rd Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Trainer Dale Romans Looks for Hat Trick in Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Stablemates Coach Rocks, C.S. Incharge Face Eight in $250,000 Stakes
BALTIMORE – Trainer Dale Romans, who has enjoyed considerable success through the years at legendary Pimlico Race Course, will send out a pair of talented stakes winners on Friday as he goes in search of his third victory in the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2).

Irish War Cry Seeks Return to Winning Form

Six Graded Winners Among Field of Nine for Historic $300,000 Stakes
One of Seven Stakes, Four Graded, Worth $1.15 Million in Purses Friday
Total Friday Entries 157 
Edition Marks 80th Anniversary of Seabiscuit-War Admiral Match Race 

Memories, Trophies Remain from Preakness 100 Years Ago

Missie Rennie Recalls 1918 History of Preakness Winner
BALTIMORE – Missie Rennie can’t help but be reminded of her family’s history in Thoroughbred racing and the Preakness Stakes. After all, the elegant trophy from the 1918 Preakness sits on her living room table.
“I look at it every day,” said Rennie.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Preakness Newsfeed Available Via FTP

BALTIMORE, MD – For video of Preakness (G1), Black-Eyed Susan (G2), Pimlico Special (G2) and all other stakes contenders arriving and training at Pimlico Race Course, and for interviews with owners, trainers and jockeys, go to:
FTP location –
User – isound
Password – Preakness2018
Click: Newsfeeds 2018
Credit: Maryland Jockey Club

Good Magic Confirmed for Preakness Rematch vs. Justify

Barnes in ‘Awesome Position’ with Baffert, Justify
Diamond King ‘Right on the Money’ in 5F Breeze 
Lone Sailor Confirmed for Preakness; Ortiz Jr. to Ride 
Quip Ready, Fit Sunday after Breezing 4F
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Good Magic will run in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Chad Brown announced on Sunday.

Sir Dudley Digges Tops Maker Contingent for Pimlico Stakes

Curly’s Rocket, Brielle’s Appeal Set for Stakes Debuts May 19
Kenneally Knew Best in Claiming Girls Know Best
BALTIMORE – Louisville-based trainer Mike Maker plans to run four horses in stakes over Preakness (G1) weekend, including Barbados Gold Cup winner Sir Dudley Digges in next Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2) at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

Lightly Raced Justify May Have Advantage in Preakness

Lukas: It’s Justify’s ‘Triple Crown to Lose’
Tenfold a ‘Go’ for Preakness with Ricardo Santana Jr. Up
BALTIMORE – Having bucked history while winning the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) in only his fourth start and without the benefit of racing as a 2-year-old, the lightly raced Justify could well hold an advantage heading into the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.  

Jockey Edgar Prado Named Preakness Honorary Postmaster

To be Recognized Thursday, May 17 at Alibi Breakfast
BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, who has won 24 riding titles in Maryland and rode 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, has been named the Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 143.
Prado, who is two wins away from becoming only the eighth jockey with 7,000 wins, will be recognized Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. 

Change of Jockey, Equipment for Midnight Disguise in Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Afleet Willy Breezes Friday at Laurel Park for Pimlico Special (G3)
Pimlico Special Contender Rated R Superstar Works Friday in Kentucky
Good Move Makes Stakes Debut in Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3)