Racing News

Preakness Stakes a Favorite for Familiar Face Bob Baffert

Hall of Fame Trainer Seeks 5th Win with American Pharoah, Dortmund

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/13/15 – Though he’ll be on a mission to win Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes with either Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah or Derby third-place finisher Dortmund, Bob Baffert won’t be all business when he arrives at Pimlico Race Course Wednesday.


Rested Commissioner Takes Aim at Pimlico Special (G3)
Shrinking Violet, Emotional Kitten Breeze for Saturday Stakes
Allaire DuPont (G3) Contender Queen’s Blade a World Traveler
Fortune Pearl Up for Rematch with Stopchargingmaria in DuPont


BALTIMORE, MD., 05/12/15 – Seven weeks after delivering a career-best performance to win his first graded stakes, WinStar Farm’s Commissioner can make it two in a row in Friday’s $300,000 Sagamore Racing Pimlico Special (G3).

Post Position Draw for Preakness Set for 5 P.M. Wednesday

BALTIMORE,  MD., 05/12/15 – The draw for post positions for Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at The Sports Palace on the third floor of Pimlico Race Course.

The first three finishers of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund, respectively, are scheduled to return to action in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Preakness Day to Offer $1.5 Million Guaranteed Late Pick 4

140th Preakness Stakes Will Anchor Four-Race Sequence
Preakness Post-Position Draw Set For Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/12/15 – Anchored by the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the Maryland Jockey Club will offer bettors a guaranteed pool of $1.5 million for the late Pick 4 during Saturday’s 14-race program at Pimlico Race Course.


American Pharoah, Dortmund Looking Good in Morning Gallops
Firing Line Completes Preakness Preparation at Churchill
Materiality Removed from Preakness Consideration
Javier Castellano Picks Up Mount on Divining Rod
Danzig Moon Full of Energy for Preakness
Bodhisattva Seeking to Make Name for Himself


BALTIMORE, MD., 05/12/15 – Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place Derby finisher Dortmund galloped 1 ½ miles on a mild Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.

Security, Pre-Race Procedures for Preakness Day Announced

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/12/15– Security and pre-race procedures have been announced for all horses scheduled to compete in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Owner Looking for ‘Special’ Effort from Page McKenney

 Pimlico-Based Gelding Looking for First Graded Win in Pimlico Special (G3)

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/12/15 –As a poker dealer at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Adam Staple knows gambling. Nearly two summers ago he took a big gamble of his own, and the investment has continued to pay off.

Ben’s Cat Faces Full Field in $100,000 Jim McKay

Nine Entered to Dethrone Two-Time Defending Champion

Lady Sabelia Can Start New Streak in $100,000 Skipat

Miss Temple City, Lady Zuzu Get Class Relief in $100,000 Hilltop


BALTIMORE, MD., 05/11/15 – Multiple stakes-winning Maryland-bred star will have plenty of company when he goes after his third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Friday at Pimlico Race Course.


Baffert Joins Preakness Contenders at Churchill

Pletcher Decision on Preakness Due Tuesday Morning

Firing Line Open Gallops a Second Day

Bodhisattva True Success Story for Owner/Trainer

Danzig Moon, Tale of Verve Continue Preakness Preparation at Churchill


BALTIMORE, MD., 05/11/15 – Five-time Preakness-winning trainer Bob Baffert was back at Churchill Downs Monday morning to get his first live look in a week at Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place finisher Dortmund.

Ex-Claimer Brenda’s Way A True Local Success Story

$150,000 Allaire DuPont (G3) Next Stop for Stakes-Winning Mare

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/11/15 – Come Saturday, Edward Buxbaum will continue a tradition that began in 1973 and hasn’t skipped a year since. The Baltimore-bred and based attorney will join with a group of his old middle school pals at Pimlico Race Course to watch Maryland’s biggest race, the Preakness Stakes.