Racing News

Beyond the Wire Earns Special Award of Merit

To Be Recognized During Alibi Breakfast May 19

BALTIMORE – Beyond the Wire, a Maryland-based Thoroughbred aftercare program that recently celebrated retiring its 500th horse, has been selected to receive the 2022 Special Award of Merit.

Guided in its day-to-day operations by program administrator Jessica Hammond, Beyond the Wire will be presented with the Special Award of Merit Thursday, May 19 during the Alibi Breakfast at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Boniface, Miller Jr. Reminisce on Deputed Testamony’s Preakness Victory

Video: Last Maryland-bred and Tesio Victor to Win Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE - It’s been nearly a half century since the last Maryland-bred horse won the Preakness Stakes (G1).

Deputed Testamony, also the last Federico Tesio winner to win the Preakness, was Maryland through and through - Maryland-bred, Maryland-owned, Maryland-trained and Maryland-ridden. Under a ground-saving trip over a sloppy track, Deputed Testamony won the 1983 Preakness by 2 ¾ lengths over Desert Wine and returned $31.

Armagnac Newest Contender for 147th Preakness

Early Voting Looking Good for Preakness; Zandon Out
Secret Oath At Least Worth a Look in Middle Jewel

BALTIMORE Armagnac, a front-running first-level allowance winner May 8 at Santa Anita, will make his next start in the 147th Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, next Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Possible for Morning Matcha

Lauralea Glaser Rides First Winner in 398 Days Friday

BALTIMORE – LC Racing, Cash is King and Gary Barber’s stakes winner Morning Matcha could be headed to the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course following a sharp breeze Friday morning.

“She worked really well this morning, and if all goes well for the next week we may take a stab in there,” trainer Robert E. ‘Butch’ Reid Jr. said. “We couldn’t have asked for it to have gone any better.”

Brown ‘Very Pleased’ with Early Voting’s Friday Breeze

Preakness Distance Expected to Suit Skippylongstocking
O’Neill-Trained Happy Jack Joins Preakness Cast
Creative Minister’s Team Taking $150,000 Swing
Epicenter Program Favorite With or Without Rich Strike

BALTIMORE – Klaravich Stables’ Early Voting turned in his final work for the May 21 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, covering five furlongs in a bullet time of 1:00.63 on the main track at Belmont Park Friday morning.

Smith, MacAdam to be Honored at Alibi

Smith Earns Frutkoff Award, MacAdam Woods Award

BALTIMORE - Photographer Patrick Smith and writer Mike MacAdam will be among the honorees at the Alibi Breakfast May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

Smith will receive the Jerry Frutkoff Award for the best Preakness picture of 2021 while MacAdam will receive the David F. Woods Award for best Preakness story.

I’m Blushing Keeps Barn Rolling in Opening Day Feature

Jockey Toledo Registers Hat Trick to Kick Off Preakness Meet

BALTIMORE – Fresh off the first training title of her career, Brittany Russell got the Preakness Meet off to a successful start when John and Cheryl Banner’s Maryland homebred I’m Blushing captured Thursday’s opening day feature at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Lukas: Secret Oath Makes Preakness Very Interesting

Winchell Family Counting on Epicenter for a First
Simplification Gets Acquainted with Racetrack at Pimlico
Hernandez: ‘Minister’ Needs to ‘Put Big-Boy Pants On’
Statement from Rick Dawson, Owner of Rich Strike

Statement from Rick Dawson, owner of Rich Strike

Our original plan for Rich Strike was contingent on the KY Derby, should we not run in the Derby we would point toward the Preakness, should we run in the Derby, subject to the race outcome & the condition of our horse, we would give him more recovery time & rest and run in the Belmont, or another race and stay on course to run with 5 or 6 weeks rest between races.

Nominations Total 245 Horses for Preakness Stakes (G1) Undercard

Nine Stakes, Five Graded, Support Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
Undefeated Stakes Winner Chez Pierre Pointed to 121st Dinner Party (G2)
Sophomores in Spotlight in Chick Lang (G3), Sir Barton, James Murphy

BALTIMORE – A total of 245 nominations were made to eight Thoroughbred stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 million in purses that help support the 147th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 21 at historic Pimlico Race Course.