Popular Maryland-bred multi-millionaire Ben's Cat will have to end one streak to continue another as the 11-year-old gelding seeks his fifth straight victory in the $100,000 Maker's Mark Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.
Days before the Abu Dhabi Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French Two Thousand Guineas, G1), Al Shaqab Racing purchased a half interest in Brametot, who won the one-mile Prix de Fontainebleau at Chantilly in April.
Gary Barber's Summer Luck didn't get the scratch she needed to run in the overflow Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), but her team is looking forward to a start in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.
- By Steve Haskin
Todd Pletcher and old-school training have never exactly been synonymous. Pletcher is known for being a conservative trainer, preferring long periods of time between races.
Jockey Trevor McCarthy reached his 1,000th win May 13 when he rode Rainbow Heir to a 1 3/4-length victory in the Wolf Hill Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Stonestreet Stables homebred Terra Promessa headlines a field of eight fillies and mares in the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes May 19 at Pimlico Race Course, after a runner up finish to champion Stellar Wind in her last start.
Illinois Derby (G3) winner Multiplier and Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) winner Senior Investment both turned in their final works at Keeneland May 14 for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).
Son of Uncle Mo suffered a "fracture of the inside right-front sesamoid" in his final work for the Preakness Stakes (G1).
Always Dreaming's gallop one time around the Pimlico main track May 14 was another spin within himself, unlike his unruly gallops at Churchill Downs, but exercise rider Nick Bush still felt his strength and eagerness to run.
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