Racing News

Six-Figure Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Jackpot Super High Five Thursday

$360,855 Rainbow 6 Carryover

LAUREL, MD - There will be six-figure carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Jackpot Super Hi-5 wagers when live racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday.

Post time is 12:25 p.m.

Motion Earns Richest Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus

Maryland-Based Conditioner Tops Standings for First Time

BALTIMORE – Graham Motion, a native of England who has been a mainstay on the Maryland circuit for more than three decades, claimed the top prize of $50,000 in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 trainer bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend, May 19 & 20, at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Baffert Ponders National Treasure’s Immediate Future

‘Bright-Eyed’ Mage Will Target G1 Travers
Wait and See for Preakness Runner-up Blazing Sevens
Asmussen Likes Mile and a Half for Red Route One

National Treasure Caps Emotional Day in 148th Preakness Stakes (G1)

3YO Colt Gives Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert Record Eighth Victory
Hall of Fame Jockey John Velazquez Earns First Preakness Win in 13th Try

BALTIMORE – National Treasure led from the start and held off a game Blazing Sevens the length of the stretch to win the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, by a head Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

G1 Preakness Stakes Quotes

Winning Trainer Bob Baffert (National Treasure): "This day was like a rollercoaster. Started out great. Then things went bad. When we lose a horse, it's tough on everybody. We grieve. But then for this horse to come back, to pull us out of that dark area that we were in...that's why I love those horses. They try so hard. It looked like he wouldn't let that horse pass him. He fought. He dug in. And Johnny (Velazquez) said he didn't want to pull up.

148th Preakness Stakes Media Conference

Saturday, May 20, 2023
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Pimlico Race Course

Bob Baffert
John Velazquez
Jack Wolf
Barbara Banke
Bat Masterson
Sol Kumin
Tom Ryan

Media Conference

Smooth Win for Straight No Chaser in Maryland Sprint (G3)

California Shipper Sets Stakes Record in Six-Furlong Dash

BALTIMORE – MyRacehorse’s Straight No Chaser broke running and never looked back, becoming a graded-stakes winner in record time with an eye-catching 7 ½-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,00 Maryland Sprint (G3) presented by Big Ass Fans at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Beer Can Man Up in Time in $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint

G3 Winner Edges Stubborn Nothing Better for Seventh Career Win

BALTIMORE – Little Red Feather Racing, Madaket Stables and Sterling Stables’ Grade 3 winner Beer Can Man, the lone also-eligible that drew into the field following four early scratches, forged a short lead in mid-stretch and held on for a neck victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint presented by Guinness Open Gate Brewery at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Cheetara Sprints to Narrow $100,000 Skipat Victory

Fourth Career Stakes Win for 6YO Chilean-Bred Mare

BALTIMORE – Stud Los Leones’ Cheetara, a Group 2 winner in her native Chile, came with a relentless drive on the far outside to outrun fellow closers Olivia Darling and I’m the Boss of Me and spring a 17-1 upset of Saturday’s $100,00 Skipat presented by Old Bay at historic Pimlico Race Course.