Exaggerator with jockey Kent Desormeaux win the 141st running of the Grade I Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Takeover Target overcame a wide trip and trailed in last turning for home, but found the highest gear in the final sixteenth May 21 to capture the $250,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).
Trainer Ned Allard was high on Always Sunshine coming into the $150,000 Sagamore Spirit Maryland Sprint Stakes (gr. III), and the Parx Racing shipper did not disappoint May 21 on a cloudy day at Pimlico Race Course.
The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and an increase in handle for the May 20 card at Pimlico Race Course, highlighted by Go Maggie Go’s impressive Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) score.
Stakes double payoffs with Go Maggie Go
Lightly raced but perfectly primed for a big effort, Mike Tarp's homebred Go Maggie Go soared to her second grade II victory May 20 in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course.
The ordinary horse has a grinding tenacity that wears out lesser animals and gives faster, better-bred horses fits.
The morning of May 19 left trainer Doug O'Neill pleased with Nyquist's strong final pre-race gallop under exercise rider Jonny Garcia leading into the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Connections of the dual stakes-winning Uncle Mo colt, who is based at Parx Racing, were relieved to get the all-clear May 17 when an equine herpesvirus quarantine at the Pennsylvania track, in place since April 1, was lifted.
With the threat of early morning rain looming over Baltimore, trainer Doug O'Neill called an audible the morning of May 17 and sent out Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist to gallop at 6:08 a.m. EDT.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contender Exaggerator arrives at Pimlico Park May 15, 2016. Video courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club
Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra confirmed May 14 that Pimlico Race Course is prepared to take special precautions to accept the Parx-based horses, both of which never showed signs of illness during the quarantine.
His 2,000th winner came at Gulfstream Park and he was at Woodbine, but that's just another day in the life of trainer Mark Casse and his far-flung racing operation.
The undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, who was ridden by exercise rider Jonny Garcia, backtracked with a pony to the top of the first turn before reversing direction and galloping approximately a mile May 13.
The Virginia Equine Alliance March 22 announced immediate and longer term plans for horse racing in the state and introduced a new website focused on all aspects of Virginia racing.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced Sept. 25 that tickets for the 2016 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Black-Eyed Susan Day, and InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course will go on sale Monday, Oct. 5.
Marketing icon Ed Seigenfeld, former executive vice president of Triple Crown Productions, died Sept. 16 in Louisville, Ky., after a brief illness. He was 78.
Sagamore Farn and Mel Paikoff's Happy My Way, a grade III-winning gelding by Wilko, was put down following a slab fracture that could not be repaired. The 5-year-old ran fifth Aug. 1 in a stakes race at Mountaineer.
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A fund-raising effort helped raise more than $65,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in conjunction with the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, the Maryland Jockey Club announced June 16.
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American Pharoah wins the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
Tom LaMarra recaps American Pharoah's victory in the Preakness Stakes at rainy Pimlico. Watch Video
Tom LaMarra recaps American Pharoah's victory in the Preakness Stakes at rainy Pimlico.
Woody Weeks' Woodwin W preserved his undefeated record and added a stakes score May 16, winning the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Claire Novak sets the scene for Preakness Day 2015, including a look at the weather. Watch Video
Claire Novak sets the scene for Preakness Day 2015, including a look at the weather.
Stonestreet Stables' homebred Keen Pauline upset the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) May 15, showing the way throughout and drawing off in the stretch to earn her biggest career victory at Pimlico Race Course.
Miss Temple City ran to her 6-5 favoritism May 15, taking the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes presented by Rams Head Group at Pimlico Race Course to notch her first stakes score.
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Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including the first trips to the track at Pimlico for American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund. Watch Video
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Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Untapable, winner of last year's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), breezed five furlongs May 11, and on May 14 was shipped to Belmont Park to prepare for the Ogden Phipps Handicap.
Heading into the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this weekend, trainer Simon Callaghan said there are several factors that could enable his charge Firing Line to pull off a victory over American Pharoah.
American Pharoah gets bath on his first morning at Pimlico on May 14, 2015. Watch Video
American Pharoah gets bath on his first morning at Pimlico on May 14, 2015.
The top three Kentucky Derby finishers have only all hit the board in the Preakness twice since Affirmed, Alydar, and Believe It filled the frame in both races in 1978.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert discusses the arrival of American Pharoah and Dortmund May 13, 2015 at Pimlico Race Course.
Trainer Bob Baffert, who will have certain favorite American Pharoah in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16 at Pimlico Race Course, will seek his fourth Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) victory one day earlier with Luminance.
During 15 years of owning Thoroughbreds, Arnold Zetcher has enjoyed considerable success in major stakes with horses trained by Bob Baffert.
Kid Cruz is set for a return to Pimlico Race Course on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 15, a year after competing in the 2014 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Bob Baffert said May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner American Pharoah and third-place finisher Dortmund would both run back in the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.
Claire Novak updates us on how horses exited the Kentucky Derby and who is planning on going to the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
Apprentice Jockey Caitlyn Stoddard won the first race of her career May 1 aboard the 87-1 longshot Im Charming in Pimlico Race Course's sixth race.
Awad and Little Bold John are the newest inductees into the Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame.
Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
Washington Post photographer Jonathan Newton has been named the recipient of the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award.
Bodhisattva shook off a determined challenger with a powerful late surge and won the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at April 18 Pimlico Race Course, possibly earning consideration for the Preakness (gr. I) next month.
Godolphin Racing's recent maiden winner All Hands, a full brother to ill-fated Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles, is to make his stakes debut in the $100,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds April 18 at Pimlico Race Course.
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