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Preakness 148 Notes

Back to Track for Derby Hero Mage Tuesday Morning
Pletcher ‘Seeking Some More Clarity’ on Forte’s Preakness Status
Brown: Blazing Sevens ‘As Good As I’ve Ever Seen Him’
McGaughey Planning Return to Preakness with Perform

Mage Showing All the Right Signs for Run in Preakness 148

Video: Forte ‘Looked Very Good’ in Monday Morning Gallop
Rivelli: Two Phil’s ‘Back at Home Chilling’
Baffert: National Treasure ‘Probable’ for Preakness
Desormeaux Has ‘More Respect’ for Confidence Game Than Ever

$100,000 Trainer Bonus Returns for Preakness Weekend Stakes

Total of 16 Stakes, Nine Graded, Worth $3.6 Million May 20 & 21
148th Preakness (G1) May 20, 99th Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 19
Preakness Weekend Stakes Nominations Close Tuesday, May 9

BALTIMORE – For a seventh straight year, the Maryland Jockey Club is offering bonus money totaling $100,000 to trainers who run a minimum of five horses in the 15 Thoroughbred stakes races during Preakness weekend, May 19 and 20, at Pimlico Race Course.

Magee, Concepcion Capture Laurel Park Spring Meet Titles

15-Day Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course Opens May 11

BALTIMORE – Veteran trainer Kieron Magee didn’t need a victory, but five-pound apprentice Axel Concepcion rode two winners to claim their respective meet titles as Laurel Park closed its spring meet Sunday.

Magee, 62, entered the eight-race, closing day program without a starter but an 11-8 lead over Jamie Ness in the trainer standings. Hugh McMahon won twice Sunday to pass Ness for second, while Brittany Russell wound up fourth with seven wins.

148th Preakness (G1) Likely Next Start for Derby Winner Mage

Co-Owner Restrepo: ‘This Boy Changed Our Lives Overnight’
Middle Jewel of Triple Crown May 20 at Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE – As long as everything continues to go well, OGMA Investments, Ramiro Restrepo, Sterling Racing and CMNWLTH’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mage will make his next start in the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Forte Finishes as Top Choice in Preakness Future Wager

Mage Closes at 22-1
Middle Jewel of Triple Crown May 20 at Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE – Despite being scratched on the morning of an expected start in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Forte finished the inaugural Preakness Future Wager Saturday as a 4-1 favorite to win the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Forte Leads in Homestretch of Preakness Future Wager

Low Mileage Debuts a Winner in First Juvenile Race Friday
Saturday Marks Return of Two-Time Maryland Champion Joe
Special Noon Post at Laurel for Kentucky Derby Day Saturday

BALTIMORE – Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s four-time Grade 1-winning champion Forte continues to lead the way as the inaugural Preakness Future Wager enters its homestretch.

Gonzalez, Robb Enter Pair in First Juvenile Race of Season Friday

4 ½-Furlong Maiden Special Weight Sprint Attracted Field of Seven
Forte Remains Top Choice in Inaugural Preakness Future Wager
Mandatory Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Jackpot Super Hi-5 Payouts Sunday

BALTIMORE – Seven fillies, including two each from trainers Claudio Gonzalez and Jerry Robb, are entered to line up in Maryland’s first 2-year-old race of the season Friday at Laurel Park.

Maryland Sprint (G3) Could Be Next for Clark Winner Classier

Spring Meet Jockey, Trainer Titles Going Down to the Wire
Watch and Wager on Kentucky Derby, Oaks at Laurel Park

BALTIMORE – Super C Racing Inc.’s Classier, whose victory in an off-the-turf Henry S. Clark April 29 pushed his win streak to three races, could find himself back in against graded-stake company for his next start.

Pedulla To Receive Old Hilltop Award

To be Honored May 18 at Alibi Breakfast

BALTIMORE – Tom Pedulla, who has reported on Thoroughbred racing for more than three decades for numerous publications, will receive the Old Hilltop Award at the Alibi Breakfast Thursday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.

Pedulla will be recognized for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction for more than 30 years.