Racing News

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Lunsford Gets First Preakness Starter in Art Collector

Rated Second Behind Morning-Line Favorite Authentic 
LOUISVILLE — Bruce Lunsford, who will have his first Preakness Stakes (G1) entrant when Art Collector takes on Kentucky Derby winner Authentic Saturday at Pimlico, knows something about tough races and taking on formidable opponents.
After all, as the Democratic nominee for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat in 2008, he gave Mitch McConnell the closest call of the Senate Majority Leader’s long political career. 

Motion Hoping for $150,000 Selima Repeat with Invincible Gal

Kidnapped Looks to Escape with $150,000 Laurel Futurity Victory
BALTIMORE – A year after sending out Sharing to victory as a prelude to her upset triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), trainer Graham Motion brings another promising 2-year-old in Invincible Gal for Saturday’s $150,000 Selima at Pimlico Race Course.

Monday Morning Qb Debuts on Turf in $100,000 James Murphy

Undefeated Fillies Caravel, Princess Grace Tangle in $100,000 Hilltop
BALTIMORE – Cash is King and LC Racing’s stakes winner Monday Morning Qb, at one time under consideration for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), will instead make his turf debut Saturday in the $100,000 James W. Murphy at Pimlico Race Course.

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Competitive Fields in Friday's Stronach 5

Races from Pimlico, Santa Anita and Golden Gate, Three on Turf
BALTIMORE – Turf races from Pimlico Race Course and Santa Anita Park and a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout highlight Friday’s popular Stronach 5.

Authentic 'Full of Himself' at Pimlico Wednesday Morning

Swiss Skydiver’s Connections Looking for Big Prize Saturday
Mr. Big News ‘Bouncing and Happy’ for Preakness Stakes
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BALTIMORE – As he has done for so many years, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert held court outside the Pimlico Stakes Barn Wednesday morning after his Preakness horses had come back from the track.

Doctor Mounty Paying House Call in $250,000 Dinner Party

119th Year for Saturday, Oct. 3 Turf Stakes, Oldest Stakes Race at Pimlico
BALTIMORE – Already a four-time winner of the race, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will go after No. 5 with Maryland-loving multiple graded-stakes winner Doctor Mounty in the $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course.

G1 Winner Wicked Whisper Tops $150,000 Miss Preakness

Among 12 Stakes, Seven Graded, on Oct. 3 Preakness Day Program
BALTIMORE – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper, making just her sixth career start, looks to return to the winner’s circle for the first time in nearly a year when she lines up against six rivals in the $150,000 Miss Preakness (G3) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course.

Graded Winners Look to Get on Track in $150,000 Gallorette

Turf Stakes First of Seven Graded Events on Preakness Day Program Oct. 3
BALTIMORE – Juliet Foxtrot and Varenka, graded winners in 2019, will seek their first stakes score this season in the $150,000 Gallorette (G3) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course.
A field of eight fillies and mares was entered in the 1 1/16-mile Gallorette on grass, the second on a 12-race all-stakes Preakness Day program, and the first of seven graded events. First race post time is 11 a.m.

Kentucky Derby Winner Authentic Arrives for Preakness

Joined by Five Others Including Swiss Skydiver, Art Collector
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic and five other horses running in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) arrived at Pimlico Race Course at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday evening after a flight from Louisville, Kentucky.

Preakness Favorite Authentic Was Worth the Wait

D’Angelo Following His Dream with Jesus’ Team
Pneumatic Seeks to Join Long List of Winchell Stars
Naming Swiss Skydiver Easy Call for Owner
BALTIMORE – A  connection formed with 2018 Triple Crown champion Justify has yielded 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and Preakness (G1) morning-line favorite Authentic.