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Good Magic Confirmed for Preakness Rematch vs. Justify

Barnes in ‘Awesome Position’ with Baffert, Justify
Diamond King ‘Right on the Money’ in 5F Breeze 
Lone Sailor Confirmed for Preakness; Ortiz Jr. to Ride 
Quip Ready, Fit Sunday after Breezing 4F
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Good Magic will run in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Chad Brown announced on Sunday.

Sir Dudley Digges Tops Maker Contingent for Pimlico Stakes

Curly’s Rocket, Brielle’s Appeal Set for Stakes Debuts May 19
Kenneally Knew Best in Claiming Girls Know Best
BALTIMORE – Louisville-based trainer Mike Maker plans to run four horses in stakes over Preakness (G1) weekend, including Barbados Gold Cup winner Sir Dudley Digges in next Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2) at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

Lightly Raced Justify May Have Advantage in Preakness

Lukas: It’s Justify’s ‘Triple Crown to Lose’
Tenfold a ‘Go’ for Preakness with Ricardo Santana Jr. Up
BALTIMORE – Having bucked history while winning the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) in only his fourth start and without the benefit of racing as a 2-year-old, the lightly raced Justify could well hold an advantage heading into the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.  

Jockey Edgar Prado Named Preakness Honorary Postmaster

To be Recognized Thursday, May 17 at Alibi Breakfast
BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, who has won 24 riding titles in Maryland and rode 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, has been named the Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 143.
Prado, who is two wins away from becoming only the eighth jockey with 7,000 wins, will be recognized Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. 

Change of Jockey, Equipment for Midnight Disguise in Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Afleet Willy Breezes Friday at Laurel Park for Pimlico Special (G3)
Pimlico Special Contender Rated R Superstar Works Friday in Kentucky
Good Move Makes Stakes Debut in Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3)

Derby Hero Justify Gallops Amid Less Fanfare

Diamond King Brings Owner Chuck Zacney Full Circle
Good Magic May Seek to Join Good Company in Preakness  
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify, the strong favorite for the 143rd running of the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1), had a second day of routine galloping Friday at Churchill Downs as he prepares for the 1 3/16-mile Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. 

Goodonehoney Has Final Tuneup Thursday for G2 Black-Eyed Susan

Undefeated Stakes Winner Making Graded Debut in $250,000 Stakes May 18
BALTIMORE – Kasey K Racing Stable, Final Turn Racing Stable and Michael Day’s Goodonehoney, undefeated through two starts, breezed six furlongs Thursday morning on Laurel Park’s main track in her final major preparation for the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Nominations Total 237 Horses for Preakness Stakes (G1) Undercard

Seven Stakes, Three Graded, Support Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
Stablemates Just Howard, G1 Winner Ring Weekend Target Dixie (G2)
Maryland Sprint (G3) Included in Renewed MATCH Series
Sophomores in Spotlight in Chick Lang, Sir Barton, James Murphy

Stakes Winner O Dionysus Captures Opening-Day Feature at Pimlico

12-Day Preakness Meet Runs Through Memorial Day, May 28
143rd Preakness (G1) May 19, 94th Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 19
BALTIMORE – Marathon Farms’ O Dionysus, a two-time stakes winner on dirt, made a successful transition to the turf by capturing Thursday’s Opening Day feature as racing returned to legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Undercard Stakes Draw 183 Nominees

Six Stakes, Three Graded, Complement Main Event May 18
Multiple Graded Winners Abound in $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3)
Jim McKay, Skipat Kick Off Renewed MATCH Series
BALTIMORE – A total of 183 horses were nominated to six stakes, three graded, that help comprise the undercard of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Day program Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.