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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 and unload Epicenter.

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?

Joe, Shake Em Loose Return to Grass in $100,000 James W. Murphy

Multiple Stakes Winner Carotari Tops $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint

BALTIMORE – After meeting twice on dirt, round three of the Joe vs. Shake Em Loose series will take place on turf Saturday in the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes on the Preakness (G1) undercard at Pimlico Race Course.

The one-mile test for 3-year-olds, which drew a field of 11, is part of a spectacular 14-race program featuring 10 stakes, six graded, worth $2.75 million in purses headlined by the 147th renewal of the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

The Woodlawn Vase: Sport’s Most Unique Trophy


BALTIMORE - The Woodlawn Vase, presented to the winners of the legendary Preakness Stakes (G1), has long been considered one of the most intricate, unique, and expensive trophies in all of sport.

Designed in 1860 by Tiffany & Co. for the Woodlawn Racing Association in Louisville, Ky., the vase has a colorful history and is an incredible work of silversmithing.

Louisiana Trainer Seeking First Graded Win in Chick Lang (G3)

Brett Brinkman Has High Hopes for Old Homestead in Six-Furlong Dash

BALTIMORE – Trainer Brett Brinkman overcame a severe bout of Covid that landed him in the hospital not long ago. Fully recovered, the Louisiana-based horseman now hopes to wind up in the Pimlico Race Course winner’s circle Saturday with what would be his first “official” graded-stakes victory when he sends out Marablue Farm and Pegasus Stud’s Old Homestead in the $200,000 Chick Lang (G3).

Epicenter Only ‘Beginning’ His Career in Preakness

Oaks Winner Secret Oaks ‘Breaks Their Hearts’
Early Voting Set for Tuesday Afternoon Arrival
Video: Lukas, Brown Joseph

BALTIMORE – Saturday’s 147th Preakness Stakes (G1) will be Epicenter’s eighth career start, but Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen views the first seven races as just a warm up for the 6-5 morning-line favorite.

Ethereal Road Using $100,000 Sir Barton as Springboard to Belmont (G1)

Ten 3-Year-Olds Seek First Stakes Victory in 24th Running of 1 1/16M Stakes

BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas isn’t afraid to swing for the fences. But he also knows sometimes it’s best to take the base on balls when presented the opportunity.

Motion Back to Defend Title Saturday in $150,000 Gallorette (G3)

Maryland Trainer Seeking Fourth Victory in 1 1/16-Mile Turf Stakes

BALTIMORE – Preakness weekend is when trainer Graham Motion really wants to come out and play. The 57-year-old native of Cambridge, United Kingdom, is always hopeful at this time of year because historic Pimlico Race Course is home for him and, with all eyes of the Thoroughbred world on Old Hilltop, Motion wants his horses to impress.

Mr Phil, Jaxon Traveler Meet Again in $150,000 Maryland Sprint (G3)

Street Lute Chasing Ninth Career Stakes Victory in $100,000 Skipat

BALTIMORE – In 30 career starts, Mr Phil has won seven times but never run in a stakes race. Jaxon Traveler, meanwhile, has run half as many times and won three stakes, also having placed in graded-stakes on both dirt and turf.

Four weeks after Mr Phil got the best of Jaxon Traveler in a six-furlong optional claiming allowance at Aqueduct, the two speedsters will tangle again in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Sprint (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Epicenter Favored at 6-5 in Preakness Morning Line

Asmussen: Post #8 ‘Ideal’ for Derby Runner-up
Oaks Winner Secret Oath Arrives at Pimlico Monday

BALTIMORE – Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Epicenter was installed as the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 147 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course following Monday’s post-position draw for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.