BALTIMORE, MD – Per the condition of entry agreement into Preakness 146 between the Maryland Jockey Club and trainer Bob Baffert reached earlier this week, Baffert trained horses Medina Spirit, Concert Tour and Beautiful Gift underwent three rounds of out-of-competition blood sample testing. The Maryland Racing Commission (MRC) took two samples, one on May 6th […]

Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Day Kicks Off Preakness Weekend

Saturday’s Preakness Day Features 146th Middle Jewel of Triple CrownAdvance Wagering for Entire Preakness Program Available Friday Special $1 Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness Double Wager ReturnsPreakness LIVE Entertainment Experience Part of Saturday Festivities BALTIMORE – A weekend of world-class racing and entertainment is set to get under way with spectacular back-to-back 14-race programs at Pimlico Race Course […]

Preakness Features Derby Winner vs. Stablemate More and More

BALTIMORE– Once uncommon, Kentucky Derby (G1) winners have run against stablemates more often in the Preakness Stakes (G1) in recent years. It is likely to happen again Saturday when Bob Baffert trainees Medina Spirit and Concert Tour are scheduled to face each other at Pimlico Race Course. Zedan Racing’s Medina Spirit quickly grabbed the lead […]

Midnight Bourbon Winchell’s Hope for First Success in Preakness Stakes

Barnes Pleased with Preakness Preparation of Medina Spirit, Concert Tour Rombauer Brings ‘Wonderful Mechanics’ into Saturday’s Preakness Cohen Makes Preakness Debut with High Hopes for Keepmeinmind BALTIMORE – Ron Winchell, who campaigns Louisiana Derby (G2) runner-up Midnight Bourbon in the name of his family’s Winchell Thoroughbreds, said he’s trying to keep his enthusiasm in check […]

Clancy, Smith Named Media Preakness Award Winners

Smith to Receive Frutkoff for Photo, Clancy Awarded David F. Woods for Editorial BALTIMORE – Patrick Smith of Getty Images and Joe Clancy of ST Publishing Inc., will be recognized this weekend for outstanding journalism coverage of the 2020 Preakness (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Smith, a staff photographer at Getty, has been named recipient […]

Avila Recalls Thrilling Ride aboard Canonero II in 1971 Preakness

Video BALTIMORE – Although 50 years have passed, Gustavo Avila can readily recall his ride of a lifetime aboard Canonero II in the 1971 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, just two weeks after the Venezuelan visitors shocked the world by pulling off an unimaginable upset victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill […]

Completed Pass Back Again in $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint

T D Dance Seeks First Stakes Win in $100,000 James W. Murphy BALTIMORE – Robert D. Bone’s Completed Pass is a neck away from being a two-time champion of the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint. Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, the 7-year-old gelding will attempt to get back to the winner’s circle in the five-furlong […]

Stronach 5 to Feature Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Pimlico Special (G3)

Five Graded-Stakes Winners in Pimlico Special in 11-Horse Field Adventuring, Beautiful Gift Lead Black-Eyed Susan Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout, Races from Four Tracks BALTIMORE – Friday’s popular Stronach 5 will feature the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and $250,000 Pimlico Special (G3) from Pimlico Race Course along with races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden […]

Eventful Morning for Preakness Contender French Go de Ina

Medina Spirit, Concert Tour ‘Fresh’ for Saturday’s Middle Jewel Midnight Bourbon Gallops ‘Beautifully’ over Pimlico Surface BALTIMORE – There were some anxious moments for Yuji Inaida’s France Go de Ina at Pimlico Race Course Wednesday morning. The colt from Japan had just completed his four-furlong breeze when exercise rider Masaki Takano suddenly fell off the […]

Feel Glorious Chasing Graded Victory $150,000 Gallorette (G3)

Among 10 Stakes, Six Graded, Worth $2.25 Million on Preakness Card BALTIMORE – Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Tango Uniform Racing’s Feel Glorious, a four-time stakes winner of nearly $500,000 in 21 career races, continues the chase for an elusive graded victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Gallorette (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The 70th running of the […]