Racing News

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.

Goodonehoney Breezes Friday at Laurel for G2 Black-Eyed Susan

May 18 Event for 3-Year-Old Fillies Marks Graded Debut for Stakes Winner
BALTIMORE – Having already earned an automatic berth into the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course, undefeated 3-year-old filly Goodonehoney put in a five-furlong work Friday morning at Laurel Park.

G2 Winner Quip Breezes Thursday at Keeneland for G1 Preakness

Bypassed Kentucky Derby to Point for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
BALTIMORE – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s Grade 2 winner Quip returned to the work tab with a half-mile breeze Thursday morning at Keeneland ahead of his anticipated start in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1).

Old Hilltop Award to WBAL-TV’s Dachille

 To be Recognized May 17 at Alibi Breakfast            
BALTIMORE – Chris Dachille, executive sports producer at WBAL-TV, will be presented with the Old Hilltop Award Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.
The Old Hilltop Award is given annually to an individual who covers Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction.

Buckley Wins Frutkoff Preakness Award Sponsored by Niko

To Be Recognized at Alibi Breakfast May 17
BALTIMORE – Rick Buckley, a freelance photographer and native of Baltimore, will be awarded the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award, sponsored by Nikon, Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.
The award is given annually to the best Preakness picture from the previous year.

Irish War Cry Breezes Saturday at Fair Hill for G3 Pimlico Special

Trainer Motion Works Several Horses Bound for Preakness Weekend Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple graded-stakes winner Irish War Cry breezed five furlongs Saturday morning in anticipation of his next expected start in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred’s Tom Law Earns David F. Woods Award

To be Recognized at Alibi Breakfast Thursday, May 17
BALTIMORE – Tom Law, senior writer for Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred and managing editor for ST Publishing Inc., will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Returns to Pimlico Sunday, October 7

7th Annual Event Offers More Than $18,000 in Prize Money 
BALTIMORE – The seventh annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, October 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at historic Pimlico Race Course.
All proceeds from ticket sales and entry fees will benefit Beyond the Wire, Thoroughbred aftercare program launched in 2016 by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.