Tami Bobo Takes Unlikely Road to Preakness 147

Simplification’s Owner Living American Dream BALTIMORE – A few minutes into an interview about her Preakness Stakes (G1) runner Simplification, Tami Bobo noticed that the groom was having a problem. She quickly stepped toward the colt, grabbed his halter and helped settle him. A potentially difficult situation was averted. Very few owners of Triple Crown […]

Treasure Trove Making Return Trip to Friday’s Pimlico Special (G3)

Beguine Getting Chance on Big Stage for 95-Year-Old Owner-Breeder Advance Wagering Friday for Entire Preakness Stakes Day Program BALTIMORE – His connections may be different, but James Wolf’s Treasure Trove will find himself in familiar surroundings when he makes his return to graded-stakes competition in Friday’s historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. […]

Epicenter Ready for 1st Road Game in Preakness

Rosario: ‘He Did Everything’ but Win in Derby Creative Minister Makes His Way into Main Event Lukas: Secret Oath Training Better than Before Oaks BALTIMORE – With trainer Steve Asmussen’s premier division spending the winter stabled in New Orleans and most of the rest of year in Louisville, favored Epicenter will play his first road […]

D. Wayne Lukas Keeps Rolling Along

Hall of Fame Trainer Has No Plans to Slow Down BALTIMORE – The resume of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is about as long as the stretch at Pimlico Race Course. Maybe longer. Where to start? How about right here, at Old Hilltop? The Preakness Stakes (G1), the signature event on the Maryland […]

Pierre and George Lorillard: Kings of the Preakness in the Gilded Age

BALTIMORE – In the three decades following the Civil War, rich men with outsized ambitions began to shape the future of America. Captains of industry or robber barons, depending on your perspective, they built a country on industrialization, steel, railroading and untethered capitalism. With all the miserable North-South bloodshed out of the way, the wealthiest […]

Epicenter ‘Energy Level is Good’ for 147th Preakness

Early Voting Gets Acquainted with Pimlico Racetrack Alex Sano: ‘It’s Like a Movie that Never Ends’ Lukas Looks Back at 1st Preakness Win BALTIMORE – Winchell Racing’s Epicenter, the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1), jogged a mile around Pimlico Race Course’s oval early Wednesday, his first morning in town after […]

In Bobo We Trust:’ Exercise Rider Brigmon Handles Smith’s Stars

Divine Huntress Representing Maryland in Black-Eyed Susan (G2) G2 Winner Cilla Favored to Give Brinkman First Pimlico Stakes Win BALTIMORE – Ten years after going to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with one of Hamilton Smith’s best colts, James ‘Bobo’ Brigmon finds himself at historic Pimlico Race Course for Preakness weekend with one of the trainer’s […]

Luna Belle Carries Late Breeder’s Legacy to Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

‘I Think of Him Every Race:’ Daughter Deborah Says of Fred Greene Jr. BALTIMORE – Of all the pictures on Deborah Greene’s phone, there’s one that holds the most special of meanings. Taken in the spring of 2019 it shows her father, then 92, gently holding the lead while standing over one of his newest […]

Preakness Favorite Epicenter Arrives at Pimlico

Steve Asmussen Video Early Voting Completes Belmont-Pimlico Ship BALTIMORE – Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) favorite Epicenter arrived at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday shortly after 2 p.m. following his 10 1/2-hour van ride from Louisville, Ky. Scott Blasi, who oversees Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen’s Churchill Downs division, was on hand to meet the van […]

Tango Tango Tango Seeks Graded Success in $150,000 Dinner Party (G2)

Among 10 Stakes, Six Graded, Worth $2.75 Million on Preakness Day Program BALTIMORE – The question facing Calumet Farm’s Tango Tango Tango in Saturday’s $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) at Pimlico Race Course is whether the 4-year-old colt ready to win, win, win a graded stakes? The bay son of Tourist showed ability last year, finishing […]