Racing News

Stopchargingmaria Returns to Pimlico a Winner in DuPont

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15  – Asserting her class as a Grade 1 winner, favored Stopchargingmaria took the lead in the last of nine furlongs and cruised home a four-length winner in the 22nd running of the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Ben’s Cat Sprints to Third Straight Jim McKay Triumph

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15  – Showing no signs of slowing down at the age of 9, Ben’s Cat reeled in Bold Thunder in deep stretch and stuck a neck out at the wire for his third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Friday at Pimlico Race Course. 

Irish Jasper Finds Room Inside for Miss Preakness Win

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15– Under a patient ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Irish Jasper surged through an opening along the inside in mid-stretch and sprinted clear to a 1 ¼-length victory Friday in the 30th running of the $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3).

Miss Temple City Rolls to Victory in $100,000 Hilltop

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15– Miss Temple City took the lead at the top of the stretch and steadily edged clear to her first career stakes victory in Friday’s 43rd running of the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes.

PREAKNESS NEWS & NOTES

 Justin Zayat Living the Dream with American Pharoah
 Firing Line Has a ‘Good Morning’ at Pimlico
Casse Expects Less Stressful Trip for Danzig Moon
Video Links to Interviews – Baffert, Corrales, Delacour

 

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – With his obligations as a student at New York University completed, Justin Zayat, racing manager for Zayat Stables, spent Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course checking up on his family’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, American Pharoah.

Legendary, War Correspondent Took Different Paths to Longines Dixie

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15– Legendary and War Correspondent have arrived at the 114th Longines Dixie Stakes following similar but different paths.

Emotional Kitten Seeks Another Graded Win in Gallorette

Field of 13 Entered for $150,000 Grade 3 Turf Stakes
           

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15– Trainer Wesley Ward is hoping for a nice firm turn course Saturday when the gate opens for the $150,000 Stella Artois Gallorette Handicap (G3) on the 140th Preakness Day program at Pimlico Race Course.

Quick Turnaround for Include Betty in Black-Eyed Susan

Sophomore Filly Returns Two Weeks After Kentucky Oaks

 

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15 – For former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones and Timothy Thornton's Include Betty, Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico Race Course will present an opportunity to rebound from a troubled trip May 1 in the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Happy My Way Seeks to Recapture Maryland Sprint Handicap Championship Form

BALTIMORE, MD., 05-14-15– At this time last year, Happy My Way was beginning to look like one of the premier older male sprinters in the country, but the son of Wilko’s convincing victory in the $150,000 Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3) surprisingly turned out to be his last trip to the winner’s circle for nearly a year.

Toast of the Track: Official Black-Eyed Susan Recipe

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15: The Kentucky Derby may have the Mint Julep, but in Baltimore, the Preakness Stakes is all about the Black-Eyed Susan cocktail. Available for purchase at the race track, and enjoyed by fans in their homes, the Black-Eyed Susan weaves in fresh, juice flavors and elderflower balanced out by Finlandia Vodka, the Official Vodka of the 140th Preakness Stakes. This recipe, created by Finlandia’s Global mixologist, Pekka Pellinen is a simpler, fresher version of the traditional cocktail.