Starting Thursday, May 18 and running daily through Preakness day, May 20, The Morning Line returns to bloodhorse.com. The feature, first unveiled during the week run up to the Kentucky Derby, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the participants and players of Thoroughbred racing's major events.Heading into the second leg of the Triple Crown, Evan Hammonds, managing editor of The Blood-Horse, will take readers in and around Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore as Barbaro tries to earn the second jewel of the crown.The Morning Line is posted each morning leading up to the Preakness; the journal will be updated several times throughout the day with new entries. Comments, interviews, and observations will be posted from the stakes barn at Pimlico, the grandstand and clubhouse at "Old Hilltop," and from special events like the Alibi Breakfast.Thursday Morning Line at the Preakness
Last year, Belmont patrons help sign the worlds largest get-well card for Barbaro. At this years Test of the Champion, volunteers will be working the grounds to raise money for the NTRA Charities Barbaro Memorial Fund.