Racing News

Toast of the Track: Official Black-Eyed Susan Recipe

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15: The Kentucky Derby may have the Mint Julep, but in Baltimore, the Preakness Stakes is all about the Black-Eyed Susan cocktail. Available for purchase at the race track, and enjoyed by fans in their homes, the Black-Eyed Susan weaves in fresh, juice flavors and elderflower balanced out by Finlandia Vodka, the Official Vodka of the 140th Preakness Stakes. This recipe, created by Finlandia’s Global mixologist, Pekka Pellinen is a simpler, fresher version of the traditional cocktail.


Cat Burglar Looking to Steal Pimlico Special
Vyjack Making Maryland Debut in Pimlico Special
Ahh Chocolate Brings Trainer Back To Scene Of His Top Victories
Perique Rounding Into Form For Allaire DuPont
Miss Ella Looks To Stay Unbeaten In Miss Preakness


BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15  – Narrowly beaten in his only two previous graded-stakes attempts, Michael Lund Petersen’s Cat Burglar will get another chance in Friday’s $300,000 Sagamore Racing Pimlico Special (G3).


Derby Winner American Pharoah, Dortmund Gallop with High Energy
Stevens High on Derby Runner-Up Firing Line
Danzig Moon Gets Acquainted with Pimlico Track


American Pharoah to Headline Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner Leads 1-2-3 Derby Finishers in Field of Eight

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15 – Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah is set to take the second step along the Triple Crown trail in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Zayat Stable’s homebred headlines the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown’s eight-horse field that includes the top three Derby finishers.

McCarthy To Celebrate 21st Birthday With Preakness Mount

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15 – When someone turns 21, the birthday is supposed to be special. The celebration might include a person's first legal drink. The day signals entry into adulthood.

American Pharoah 4-5 Morning-Line Favorite for Saturday’s Preakness

Kentucky Derby Hero Headlines 8-Horse Field for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/13/15 – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.


Trainer Graham Chooses Black-Eyed Susan for Gypsy Judy
Lady Sabelia Favored in Skipat, Xmas Sky Takes on Ben’s Cat in Jim McKay
Keen Pauline Making Stakes Debut in Black-Eyed Susan
Regina Christina, Brenda’s Way Set for Friday Stakes
‘Racing the Times’ to Premiere Friday on Maryland Public TV

Comeback Trail Brings Trainer Jones to Old Hilltop

Fillies Blue Violet, Divine Dawn to Run on Black-Eyed Susan Day Undercard


BALTIMORE, MD., 05/13/15 – Trainer Larry Jones’ enthusiasm for his sport and his job are unfettered - an amazing thing, really, when you think about the man. He has had wondrous successes, yes; but cruel turns of fate, as well.


Five Preakness Entrants En Route from Kentucky to Pimlico
Post Position Draw Set for 5 p.m. in Sports Palace
Baffert Awaits Arrivals of American Pharoah, Dortmund
Mr. Z Sold, Entered in Preakness Stakes
Firing Line ‘Fit and Fresh’ for Preakness Stakes
Divining Rod: The Name Game
Corrales Confident Bodhisattva Ready to Step Up


BALTIMORE, MD., 05/13/15– Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah boarded a plane bound for Baltimore-Washington International Airport following a quiet Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs.

Preakness Stakes a Favorite for Familiar Face Bob Baffert

Hall of Fame Trainer Seeks 5th Win with American Pharoah, Dortmund

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/13/15 – Though he’ll be on a mission to win Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes with either Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah or Derby third-place finisher Dortmund, Bob Baffert won’t be all business when he arrives at Pimlico Race Course Wednesday.