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Attendance Record Set As American Pharoah Wins 140th Preakness

Total Handle of $85.161 Million Up From 2014

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15 – A record crowd of 131,680 fans watched American Pharoah win the 140th Preakness Stakes Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course setting the stage for him to try and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

American Pharoah Romps to Victory in 140th Preakness Stakes

Bob Baffert Trainee on Course for Bid to Sweep Triple Crown
Crowd of 131,680 Sets Pimlico Attendance Record
All-Sources Handle Increases to $85.161 Million


BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15 – Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah romped over the sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course to register a seven-length victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1), earning an opportunity to make a bid for a Triple Crown sweep in three weeks.

Ironicus Scores First Stakes Victory in G2 Dixie

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15 – Light on experience and lacking any stakes credentials, Stuart Janney III’s homebred Ironicus did have one distinct advantage heading into Saturday’s $300,000 Longines Dixie Handicap (G2). 

Holy Boss Runs Win Streak to Three in Chick Lang

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15 – After stalking pacesetter Victory Is Sweet for five furlongs, Jerry Durant’s Holy Boss surged to the lead in the final eighth of a mile and won the 16th running of the $100,000 Chick Lang by two lengths Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Watsdachances Rolls to Gallorette Victory

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15  – Given a calculated ride by jockey Javier Castellano, Watsdachances collared Emotional Kitten in the final sixteenth of a mile and pulled away to win the 64th running of the $150,000 Stella Artois Gallorette Handicap (G3) by one length Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Fame and Power Goes the Distance in Sir Barton

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15– Juddmonte Farms’ Fame and Power led every step of the way for a front-running three-length victory in Saturday’s 18th running of the $100,000 Sir Barton for 3-year-olds at Pimlico Race Course.

Sandbar Gets Last Call in Maryland Sprint Handicap

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15 – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sandbar took the lead from defending champion Happy My Way in mid-stretch and went on to a three-quarter length win in Friday’s $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3).

Woodwin W Remains Unbeaten in James Murphy

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15– Woody Weekes’ Woodwin W swept past pacesetter Bluegrass Singer at the top of the stretch and sprinted clear to keep his perfect record intact with a three-quarter length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes.

American Pharoah Favored in Early Wagering for Saturday’s 140th Preakness

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – At the close of Friday’s early wagering, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah was the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. 

Commissioner Shows Who’s Boss in Sagamore Racing Pimlico Special

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – For much of his career, WinStar Farm homebred Commissioner has shown a flair for the dramatic. Five of his first 11 starts were decided by less than a length, including each of his three wins, none of which came by more than a neck.