Racing News

Gun Song Fires Big in $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Triumph

Fifth Win in Pimlico’s Premiere 3YO Filly Race for Jockey Velazquez
Milestone 100th Running Capped Stakes-Filled Day on Preakness Eve

BALTIMORE – Her connections thought enough of Gun Song to make the 3-year-old filly an early nomination to the 2024 Triple Crown. Though those dreams never materialized, the chestnut daughter of newly elected Hall of Famer Gun Runner pulled down a major prize Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course in a milestone edition of the $300,000 George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan (G2).

Historic Black-Eyed Susan Day Sets Handle Record

BALTIMORE - The 100th edition of the Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at historic Pimlico Race Course Friday produced a record total handle of $28.4 million.

The Black-Eyed Susan for 3-year-old fillies, one of six stakes worth $1 million in purses on the afternoon, was won by R. Lee Lewis’ Gun Song, trained by Mark Hennig and ridden by Hall of Famer John Velazquez.

Pyrenees Thrilling Winner of $250,000 Pimlico Special (G3)

Historic 1 3/16-Mile Event Preceded 100th Black-Eyed Susan (G2)
Third Stakes Win of Day for Trainer Cherie DeVaux

BALTIMORE – Blue Heaven Farm’s Pyrenees, taking a three-race win streak into his stakes debut, made it four in a row by running down favored Kingsbarns in deep stretch and going on for a thrilling three-quarter-length triumph in the historic $250,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Mystic Lake Pours it On in Miss Preakness (G3) Victory

South Florida Shipper Sprints to Decisive 4 ½-Length Win

BALTIMORE – C2 Racing Stable and Stefania Farms’ Mystic Lake, already a two-time stakes winner, earned her first graded credentials with an impressive front-running 4 ½-length victory in Friday’s $150,000 Miss Preakness (G3) at historic Pimlico Race Course.

She Feels Pretty Eye-Catching Hilltop Winner in Season Opener

G1 Winner at 2 Making First Start Since Breeders’ Cup in November

BALTIMORE – Lael Stables’ She Feels Pretty, a Grade 1 winner in her second career start last fall, opened her sophomore season in style with a 5 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Hilltop Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Shotgun Hottie Good-Looking Winner of Allaire du Pont Distaff

5YO Kicks Off Friday’s Stakes Program with Popular Victory

BALTIMORE – Omar Aldabbagh and Jeff Ganje’s Grade 3 winner Shotgun Hottie, winless in her first three starts this year, broke through with a popular and decisive 5 ¾-length triumph in Friday’s listed $100,000 Allaire du Pont Distaff at historic Pimlico Race Course.

It Was a ‘Sonny’ Friday Morning at Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE – It was cloudy all over Baltimore Friday morning, but the forecast outside the Preakness Stakes Barn at Pimlico Race Course was nothing but Sonny.

As in Sonny the dog, the 5-year-old right-hand man er, canine, of trainer Kenny McPeek.

Sonny, a fun-loving white Labrador, was at his owner’s side when McPeek showed up to tend to Mystik Dan, the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s149th running of the $2 million Preakness Stakes (G1).

Smarty Jones Captured 2004 Preakness and Public’s Imagination

BALTIMORE – The blue-collar horse from the blue-collar track came to Baltimore for the 2004 Preakness Stakes (G1) and obliterated the record for the largest margin of victory.

Has it really been 20 years since the horse with the snappy name became the four-legged folk hero of seemingly every man, woman and child in the United States?

Yes, it has.

It’s All About Family with Preakness Favorite Mystik Dan

Baffert: Imagination ‘Needs to Separate Himself’
Catching Freedom ‘Bucking and Squealing’ after Galloping
Tuscan Gold ‘Very Focused’ for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE – If you should hear various Gasaway family members from Arkansas and their friends, the Hambys, repeatedly saying, “Thank you, Ma’am," they aren’t just being overly polite.

Blinkers On for Whocouldaskformo in Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Prevalence Looking to Maintain Momentum in Maryland Sprint (G3)
Advance Wagering Friday on Saturday’s Entire Preakness Day Car

BALTIMORE – Following off the board finishes in back-to-back graded-stakes, Courtlandt Farms’ Whocouldaskformo will have a change of equipment when she returns in Friday’s $300,000 George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at historic Pimlico Race Course.