Racing News

Derby-Winning Jockey Pays Visit To I'll Have Another; Bodemeister Takes To The Pimlico Track For The First Time; Went The Day Well Schools In Gate Between Gallops

BALTIMORE, 05-17-12 – Jockey Mario Gutierrez proved again Thursday morning that he could handle himself on stage. The Kentucky Derby winning rider showed confidence and a good sense of humor during a news conference for Saturday’s Preakness outside the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course.

Bodemeister Morning Line Preakness Favorite

BALTIMORE, 05-16-12 –I’ll Have Another was entered Wednesday to continue his Triple Crown quest in the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1), but Reddam Racing’s Kentucky Derby winner may not be favored to win Pimlico Race Course’s signature race for 3-year-olds on Saturday.

I'll Have Another Ready For Triple Crown Quest; Bodemeister, 3 Others, Set Flight For Pimlico; Guyana Star Dweej Withdrawn Due To Injury

BALTIMORE, 05 -16-12 –Trainer Doug O’Neill said Wednesday that a horse will win the elusive Triple Crown again and that Reddam Racing’s I’ll Have Another might be the right horse in the right situation to complete the sweep.

I'll Have Another Stays Under Cover On A Rainy Morning; Bodemeister Scheduled To Arrive At Pimlico Wednesday; Daddy Nose Best, Pretension Confirmed For Preakness

BALTIMORE– 05-15-12 –Rather than take Reddam Racing’s I’ll Have Another out to exercise on a wet track Tuesday morning, trainer Doug O’Neill opted to keep the Kentucky Derby winner under cover and out of the heavy rain falling at Pimlico Race Course, where he is set to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.

Lady Legends Back For Third Tour Of Old Hilltop

Female Jockey Challenge also returns to Black-Eyed Susan card

BALTIMORE, 05-15-12---Fillies and mares, both equine and human, will be in the spotlight for the third consecutive year on Friday as The People’s Pink Party takes over Pimlico Race Course.

A joint effort between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, the annual springtime event was created in 2010 to help raise money and awareness in the fight against the disease.

Bodemeister Confirmed For Start In Preakness, Derby Runner-Up Set To Take On I'll Have Another; Daddy Nose Best May Join Field For 'Middle Jewel'

BALTIMORE, 05-14-12 – Trainer Bob Baffert on Monday got his first look at Bodemeister since the morning after his brilliant second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The Hall of Fame trainer liked what he saw during his colt’s 1 ½-mile gallop around a muddy oval before confirming the son of Empire Maker for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Pimlico Special Returns To Boost Friday Card

BALTIMORE, 05-14-12---After a three-year absence, the Pimlico Special returns Friday with a Grade 3 rating, a $300,000 purse and a stellar field of 10 handicap runners. Fifteen of the previous 41 winners earned Horse of the Year honors.

Seven other stakes help comprise the 13-race card including the return of the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) and also featuring the $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge, back for its second year, and the Lady Legends for the Cure Race III, a pari-mutuel event between eight retired female riders.

Nine To Line Up For 88th Black-Eyed Susan

Pletcher pair takes aim at 7-5 Favorite Mamma Kimbo in Grade 2 Test For Three-Year Old Fillies

BALTIMORE, 05-14-12---On the one hand, trainer Todd Pletcher is looking for redemption. On the other, it’s all about progression. Pletcher will saddle both Disposablepleasure and In Lingerie in the 88th renewal of the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) on Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

I'll Have Another's Trainer Keeping Busy In Baltimore, Secretariat's Jockey Visits With Derby Winner's Crew; Tiger Walk, Zetterholm Turn In Workouts At Pimlico

BALTIMORE - 05-13-12 – In the week since Reddam Racing’s I’ll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O’Neill has been a gracious celebrity, taking part in many interviews, making appearances and posing for photos. Before his colt went to the track Sunday morning, O’Neill changed roles to a fan, happy to be able to chat with Ron Turcotte, Secretariat’s jockey.

Physical Therapist Lends Helpful Hand to I'll Have Another, Cerin Accompanies Derby Winner To Pimlico For Preakness

BALTIMORE, 05-12-12 –Tyler Cerin is a valued member of the I’ll Have Another team whom trainer Doug O’Neill would rather not have to use at Pimlico Race Course during preparations for the 137th Preakness Stakes.