Racing News

Mage Caught ‘Showing Off’ Following Morning Gallop

Cox: First Mission ‘Had a Great Morning’
Baffert Trying Different Formula for Success in Preakness
Blazing Sevens Putting Smiles on Connections’ Faces
Winchell Taking ‘Route’ to Triple Crown Success

Remembering Master Derby: ‘I Was On the Horse That Captured the Day’

Hall of Fame Jockey McHargue Rode Colt to Biggest Upset in Preakness History

BALTIMORE – Unlike its Triple Crown counterparts, which each boast record win prices well into triple digits, the Preakness Stakes (G1) has historically been a race run true to form. In its first 147 years, including being split into two divisions in 1918, the Preakness has been won 73 times by favorites.

Circling the Drain Trying Turf in $100,000 James Murphy

That’s Right Ready to Roll in $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint

BALTIMORE – Stakes-placed Circling the Drain, worse than third just once in six dirt tries, will shorten up and switch surfaces as he makes his turf debut in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Cricket Goodall Named Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 148

To Be Recognized Thursday, May 18 During Alibi Breakfast

BALTIMORE – Cricket Goodall, executive director of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA), has been named Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 148.

Mage Responding to trainer Gustavo Delgado’s Program

Cox Expects First Mission to ‘Take a Step Forward’
Blazing Sevens in Good Hands Preakness Week
National Treasure’s Post 1 Brings Back Pleasant Memories

Fillies and Mares Seek to Make the Grade in G3 Gallorette

Trainer Motion to Saddle Three Starters

BALTIMORE – It’s not for lack of trying that none of the seven fillies and mares expected to contest Saturday’s $100,000 Gallorette Stakes (G3) at historic Pimlico Race Course has ever won a graded stakes race on U.S. sod.

They’ve all experienced their share of success, just not in graded company.

For one, that drought will end in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes, which will be run for the 72nd time.

The Pimlico Special: A Pantheon of Thoroughbred Immortals

Vanderbilt Charts Course for Championship Events

BALTIMORE - At the ripe old age of 23, a horse crazy Alfred Vanderbilt Jr. got it in his head that he could create the definitive championship of thoroughbred horse racing in America. Wealth tends to beget confidence, or hubris, and Vandberbilt certainly had the wealth.

His plan was deceptively simple: Invite the best horses in training to Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore, in November for a weight-for-age handicap at the Preakness Stakes distance of 1 3/16th miles.

Mage’s big sister Gunning heads $100,000 Skipat on Preakness card

Robert Clay’s Grandview Equine bred Gunning and Kentucky Derby winner

BALTIMORE - On the afternoon that Mage will attempt to stay on course for the Triple Crown in 148th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, trainer Kenny McPeek will send out the Kentucky Derby winner’s 4-year-old half-sister Gunning in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes on Saturday’s undercard at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Mage Favored at 8-5 in Morning Line for Preakness 148

Derby Winner to Face 7 Rivals in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
Preakness Headlines 16 Weekend Stakes worth $3.75 Million

BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Mage was installed as the 8-5 favorite on the morning line for Saturday’s $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1) after drawing Post 3 at Monday’s Post Position Draw for the 148th running of the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown at Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

Undefeated Faiza ‘Perfect’ Monday Morning at Pimlico

Baffert-Trained Filly Gallops for Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan

BALTIMORE – One week short of a year after being purchased for $725,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training sale in nearby Timonium, MD, Faiza went to the track Monday morning for some routine exercise at historic Pimlico Race Course in preparation for a start in Friday’s $300,000 George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan (G3).