Tom LaMarra recaps California Chrome's victory in the 2014 Preakness Stakes. Watch Video
View Preakness Stakes 139 from paddock to press conference as California Chrome takes the second jewel of the Triple Crown!
Tom LaMarra recaps California Chrome's victory in the 2014 Preakness Stakes.
California Chrome and Victor Espinoza enter the Preakness winner's circle. Watch Video
Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's California Chrome kept his Triple Crown hopes alive with a smooth trip victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course May 17.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome exits the Pimlico winner's circle after becoming the first Cal-bred to win two legs of the Triple Crown.
California Chrome and Victor Espinoza enter the Preakness winner's circle.
- By Tom LaMarra
- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Mid-Atlantic Region
Steve Coburn, part owner and breeder of California Chrome, said he loves Pimlico Race Course and its hospitality, and also had some choice words for Churchill Downs.
Standing in the winner's circle following the win by Little Mike in the $90,000 Flying Pidgeon Stakes at Gulfstream Park, trainer Carlo Vaccarezza admitted he was relieved by the solid return of his multiple grade I winner.
Jockey Paco Lopez booted home a Monmouth Park record seven winners May 17, although the $103,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT) eluded him when Hard Enough scored a 9-1 upset on the turf.
Merry Meadow, a daughter of Henny Hughes, rallies to overtake Jane of All Trades to win the grade II Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park May 17. The 4-year-old filly ran the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.36.
Augustin Stable's Utley, winless since last April, got back on track with an off-the-pace upset score in the $400,000 Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico Race Course May 17.
Grade I winner Obviously (IRE) showed he's at the top of his game in his first start in 7 1/2 months, romping to a repeat victory in the $100,000 American Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 17 on the grass at Santa Anita Park.
Attendance for the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) was believed to be about 117,000 as of 3 p.m. EDT with hopes by management that the final tally will be even higher.
Somali Lemonade had never been to Pimlico Race Course before, but on the track's biggest day in front of a Preakness Day throng, the 5-year-old mare galloped to victory in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Meadowood caught pacesetter Brewing nearing the sixteenth pole and shook clear to a three-length win the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.
As her name implies, Ageless, winner of the $100,000 The Very One Stakes Presented by HRTV May 17 at Pimlico Race Course, continues to improve with age.
Sagamore Farm and Mel Paikoff's Happy My Way streaked wire to wire in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap presented by Jagermeister (gr. III) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course, securing his first graded stakes score.
In what is expected to be her final season of racing, Streama tallied the fourth group I win of her sparkling career by reeling in pacesetter Leebaz to take the Doomben Cup May 17 by three-quarters of a length.
Olympic Glory hit the lead in the final quarter mile and kicked clear to win the JLT Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 17 at Newbury, while United States grade I winner Verrazano finished third in his European debut.
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Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan came through the night in good order and was recovering well from emergency colic surgery, trainer Charlie LoPresti reported May 17.
Images from the days leading up to the 2014 Preakness Stakes. View Slideshow
Weather conditions impacted the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) program at Pimlico Race Course May 16. Total wagering on the card was down more than 13% from last year.
Claire Novak checks in with an update from Pimlico on Preakness day, including a report on who went to the track this morning. Watch Video
Claire Novak checks in with an update from Pimlico on Preakness day, including a report on who went to the track this morning.
The weather forecast for the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course couldn't be much better with sunshine, low humidity, and afternoon temperatures in the mid-60s.
Early Preakness morning, the Kentucky Derby winner went to the track at Pimlico for a jog. Watch Video
Since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) is synonymous with parties, it's your obligation as a racing fan to recreate (most of) the experience at home.
Early Preakness morning, the Kentucky Derby winner went to the track at Pimlico for a jog.
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