Racing News

Sara Street Looks to Make the Grade in Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Historic Race for Sophomore Fillies May 18 Attracts 28 Nominations
BALTIMORE – Though based in New York, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has shipped in to win some of Maryland’s most prestigious stakes over the years, among them the 2006 Pimlico Special – the first of six straight Grade 1 wins and the North American debut for eventual Horse of the Year Invasor – and most recently the 2016 Barbara Fritchie (G2) with Dancing House.

Derby Hero Justify Visited by Trio of Happy Owners

Bravazo, Sporting Chance Return to Track for Lukas
Lone Sailor, Givemeaminit Play Waiting Game
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Justify had his final scheduled walk day Wednesday at Churchill Downs before resuming training Thursday in preparation for the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Multiple Graded Winner Rated R Superstar Headed to Pimlico Special (G3)

Turf Champion World Approval May Return for Title Defense in Dixie (G2)
Something Awesome Goes for Fourth Straight Win in Pimlico Special
BALTIMORE – Radar Racing’s multiple graded-stakes winner Rated R Superstar will make his 25th career start and fifth of 2018 in the historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.
“Definitely,” trainer Ken McPeek said. “He’s coming.”

Derby Hero Justify’s Foot Condition ‘Not an Issue’

Asmussen Reports Tenfold ‘Probable’ for Preakness
Brisset Training Quip for a Run in Middle Jewel
BALTIMORE – Trainer Bob Baffert said Monday he was not concerned about a condition that has surfaced in the left hind foot of Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Justify – the leading candidate for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Brown Still Considering May 19 Preakness Start for Good Magic

Quip Confirmed for Run in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
Another Routine Day for Kentucky Derby Hero Justify  
Lukas Doubling Up in Quest for 7th Preakness Win
BALTIMORE –  Trainer Chad Brown said Tuesday morning that he is still considering a start in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) for Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Good Magic – setting up a possible rematch with Derby winner Justify – at Pimlico Race Course May 19. 

Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Possible for Grade 3 Winner Cosmic Burst

94th Running of $250,000 Stakes Headlines Friday, May 18 Program
BALTIMORE – Norma Lee Stockseth and Todd Dunn’s 3-year-old filly Cosmic Burst, winner of the Honeybee (G3) March 10, is being considered for the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Racing Returns to Legendary Pimlico Race Course

Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday for 12-Day Stand
143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) Set for Saturday, May 19
94th Black-Eyed Susan (G2), Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18
Hall of Famer Prado Three Wins Away from 7,000
$100,000 Trainer Bonus Returns for Preakness Weekend Stakes
Renewed MATCH Series Opens with Races May 18 and 19

Jeannine Edwards to Receive Preakness Special Award of Merit

Respected Broadcaster to be Recognized May 17 at Alibi Breakfast
BALTIMORE – Jeannine Edwards, who served as senior horse racing reporter for ESPN and ABC for 16 years and provided extensive coverage of the Triple Crown and Preakness Stakes, will receive the Special Award of Merit Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi 
Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. 

Kentucky Derby Hero Justify Looms Strong Preakness Favorite

Trainer Bob Baffert to Seek Record-Tying 7th Preakness Win
Trainer Chad Brown to Consider Preakness for Good Magic
BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning that Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justified was all but shouting to him that he was ready to go on to the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) – the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown – at Pimlico on May 19.

Undefeated Kentucky Derby Winner Justify Headed to Preakness

Seeking Fifth Straight Win in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
Horse Scheduled to Arrive on Old Hilltop During Preakness Week
BALTIMORE – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Justify, an historic winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1), is bound for legendary Pimlico Race Course for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 19.