Racing News

Red Ruby Shines Bright in $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Wins First Graded-Stakes in Fastest Edition Since 2011
 
BALTIMORE – Red Ruby took to the wet going at legendary Pimlico Race Course with gusto on Friday, taking command leaving the quarter pole and pulling clear to a 4 ¾-length victory over Coach Rocks in the 94th running the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2).
 

Rainbow 6 Carryover at $216,237 for Return of Live Racing Thursday

Post Time 1:10 P.M. for Nine-Race Program
 
BALTIMORE – Building on the momentum of a weekend witnessed by more than 180,000 fans on-track and where total handle surpassed $112 million, live racing returns to legendary Pimlico Race Course Thursday with a nine-race program that features a 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover of $216,236.59.
 

Justify Wins Again in Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert Ties Preakness, Triple Crown Records
Post Malone Headlines Preakness InfieldFest 2018
 
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify survived a protracted duel with Good Magic and held on to capture the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) with a half-length victory over late-charging Bravazo Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
 

Girls Know Best Smart Winner of $100,000 The Very One

BALTIMORE – Girls Know Best, claimed for $40,000 last fall, became a stakes winner for the second time Saturday with a popular 1 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 The Very One at legendary Pimlico Race Course.
 
The 19th running of the five-furlong The Very One for fillies and mares 3 and up was among seven undercard stakes, three graded, on a 14-race program highlighted by the 143rd renewal of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
 

Mitole Sprints Away from Field in $200,000 ClearSpan Chick Lang

BALTIMORE – L. William & Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole found the off track to his liking Saturday, extending his win streak to three races with an eye-opening 6 ¼-length romp in the $200,000 ClearSpan Chick Lang at legendary Pimlico Race Course.
 
The 43rd running of the six-furlong Chick Lang for 3-year-olds was among seven undercard stakes, three graded, on a 14-race program that supported the 143rd renewal of the Preakness Stakes (G1).
 

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.