Racing News

Mike Maker Captures Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus

BALTIMORE – Mike Maker edged defending champion Brad Cox and two-time winner Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 Sentient Jet Trainer Bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend, Oct. 1-3, at Pimlico Race Course.

Swiss Skydiver Upsets Authentic in Saturday’s 145th Preakness

Filly Beats Boys with Second-Fastest Clocking in Preakness History
Becomes Only 6th Filly to Win Pimlico’s Historic Race
BALTIMORE – Peter Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver prevailed over Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic in a thrilling stretch duel to capture Saturday’s 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, becoming the sixth filly to win the 1 3/16-mile classic for 3-year-olds.

145th Preakness Stakes Media Conference

Saturday, October 3, 2020
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Ken McPeek
Robby Albarado
Media Conference

145th Preakness Quotes

Winning Trainer Kenny McPeek (Swiss Skydiver) – (From NBC Broadcast) “I’m just proud of Robby. We had to call him in at the last minute. He did a great job. I’m really proud of him, her, [owner] Peter Callahan – I wish he was here. This is just a real honor to be around a horse like this. This is a special moment.”

Don Juan Kitten By a Whisker $100,000 James W. Murphy

Edges G3 Winner Bye Bye Melvin for First Career Stakes Win
BALTIMORE – Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Don Juan Kitten, beaten a head by Bye Bye Melvin in their previous meeting, avenged the loss and got the best of his rival by a nose on the wire Saturday in the $100,000 James W. Murphy at Pimlico Race Course.

Catman Claws to Victory in $150,000 Laurel Futurity

2-Year-old Breaks Maiden in 1 1/16-Mile Turf Stakes
BALTIMORE – Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Catman graduated in style Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, taking the lead nearing the wire and tenaciously holding on by a nose over Wootton Asset in the $150,000 Laurel Futurity.


BALTIMORE - 1/ST and The Maryland Jockey Club are proud to honor George
Mitchell with the inaugural George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan
Stakes (GII).
George had an unwavering commitment to his beloved Park
Heights community and the City of Baltimore. His sentiments of
equity and justice present a transformative legacy, paving the way
for generations to come.

Laki Makes the Grade in $250,000 Frank De Francis Dash

Sprinter Gives Trainer Dilodovico First Career Graded Win
BALTIMORE – Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki, winner of at least one stakes each of the past four years, added a graded triumph to his resume by getting his nose down on the wire in a three-way photo finish Saturday in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Factor This Feasts on Competition in $250,000 Dinner Party

Second Stakes Win of Day for Jockey-Trainer Team of Geroux-Cox
BALTIMORE – Jockey Florent Geroux and trainer Brad Cox teamed up for their second stakes win of the afternoon when Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This cruised to a popular front-running 2 ¾-length score in Saturday’s $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.

Wicked Whisper Makes Some Noise in $150,000 Miss Preakness

G1 Winner Splits Horses in Mid-Stretch for One-Length Victory
BALTIMORE – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper, making just her third start of the year, split horses in mid-stretch and went on to earn her first victory in nearly a year in Saturday’s $150,000 Miss Preakness (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.