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Baffert Arrives Seeking Eighth Preakness Victory - VIDEO

BALTIMORE – Trainer Bob Baffert, looking to win his record eighth Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday with 5-2 morning-line favorite Improbable, arrived at Pimlico Race Course late Thursday afternoon.

Baffert is currently tied with Robert Wyndham Walden with seven victories in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Baffert’s other victories came with Justify (2017), American Pharoah (2015), Lookin At Lucky (2010), War Emblem (2002), Point Given (2001), Real Quiet (1998) and Silver Charm (1997).

Crow Hoping for Happy Homecoming in Saturday’s Preakness

Warrior’s Charge Stable Manager Has Long History at Pimlico

BALTIMORE, MD –You can almost hear the smile in Liz Crow’s voice as she recalls the first time she came to Pimlico Race Course in a professional setting – partially because it wasn’t all that long ago but mostly because it seems like a lifetime has passed since.

Cookie Dough Finally Gets Her Chance in Black-Eyed Susan

Flameaway Lands in Pimlico Special (G3) over Dixie (G2)
Preakness Show Finisher Tenfold Returns to Baltimore for Pimlico Special
Undefeated Fighting Mad Represents Wests in Miss Preakness (G3)
Runco Seeks Second Graded-Stakes Win of Career with Lewisfield
Live Oak Plantation Full of ‘Souper’ Horses

Improbable Looking ‘Beautiful’ for Saturday’s Preakness

Alwaysmining, Win Win Win, Join Preakness Cast at Pimlico
Bourbon War Enthusiastic in First Gallop at Pimlico

BALTIMORE, MDImprobable, the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), made his first visit to the track at Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning under exercise rider Humberto Gomez. The chestnut colt trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert had shipped to Baltimore from Louisville, Ky. Wednesday.

Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Preakness Stakes Winners’ Party

BALTIMORE – For the second consecutive year, Fasig-Tipton, North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction house, will be the title sponsor of the Preakness Stakes Winners’ Party Saturday, May 18 following the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1).
Fasig-Tipton will formally congratulate the winning connections with a glass of 14 Hands, the official wines of the Preakness.

Preakness 144 Video Links for Thursday, May 16

Video assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes (Improbable): Click here to view

Video assistant trainer Gustavo Delgado Jr. (Bodexpress): Click here to view

Video trainer Brad Cox (Warrior’s Charge, Owendale): Click here to view

Video trainer Blaine Wright (Anothertwistafate): Click here to view

Black-Eyed Susan, Pimlico Special Highlight Stronach 5

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Free Past Performances

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12 percent takeout, free past performances and a $100,000 guaranteed pool, will be highlighted by the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) as well as turf races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Seven Guaranteed Multi-Race Pools Offered Preakness Weekend

$2 Million Pick 4, $1 Million Late Pick 5 Pools Preakness Day
Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day Features Trio of $300,000 Pools

BALTIMORE – Bettors will have their choice of seven guaranteed multi-race wager pools at Pimlico Race Course on a weekend that features 16 stakes, nine graded, worth $3.95 million in purses anchored by the 144th running of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1).

Improbable Favored in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes Morning Line

Baffert Shooting for Record 8th Win in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE, MD – WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing, principles in the ownership group of 2018 Triple Crown champion Justify, will once again be represented by a morning-line favorite for the Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday when Improbable is scheduled to take on 12 rivals in the 144th running of the 1 3/16-mile Spring Classic at Pimlico Race Course.

Ickymasho Takes Top Form into Searching Stakes

Real News to Discover Truth About Stretching Out in James Murphy
Jo Jo Air Takes on Her Elders in $100,000 The Very One

BALTIMORE – The 7-year-old Ickymasho is in the best form of her 19-race career as she seeks to pad her record in the inaugural $100,000 Ole Smokey Moonshine Searching Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/2 miles on turf on Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard at Pimlico Race Course.