Remembering the career and life of the one and only Ben's Cat.
Cloud Computing with Javier Castellano wins the 142nd running of the Grade I Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 20, 2017.
Comments from the connections of 2017 Preakness winner Cloud Computing, including trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano.
If the 116th edition of the Longines Dixie Stakes (G2T) is any indication, the current vintage of Live Oak Plantation's homebred World Approval may be as good as ever.
Claire Novak sets the scene for the 142nd Preakness Stakes. Current track condition is muddy, but no more rain is forecast.
Since Always Dreaming's Kentucky Derby triumph, there has been ample reason for both his camp and Classic Empire's to feel emboldened about the prospect of their horses throwing down something exceptional 14 days later.
The Stronach Group's Belinda Stronach delivered an insightful closing keynote speech during the second Pan American Conference, which ran May 18-19 in Washington, D.C.
J. Kirk and Judy Robison's Vertical Oak made the most of out of her setup at Pimlico Race Course Friday when she overtook My Miss Chiff a furlong out and kicked clear by 3 3/4-lengths in the six-furlong Miss Preakness Stakes.
Images from the days leading up to the 142nd Preakness Stakes
Bodemeister's first starters at Pimlico this weekend
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including trackwork for Always Dreaming, Classic Empire, Multiplier, Conquest Mo Money, Lookin At Lee, and Hence.
The Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) renews commitment to sponsor the Sir Barton Stakes on the undercard of Preakness 142 May 20. They will also donate money to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Grade 1 winner Pretty City Dancer will try to snap a four-race losing streak in a full field of 14 sophomore fillies May 19 in the $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.
Whitmore had the look of the best sprinter in the Midwest at Oaklawn Park this winter and spring and a victory in the Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) May 20 would strengthen his case as arguably the best sprinter in the country.
Todd Pletcher could find himself with another contender on the Triple Crown trail when he sends out late bloomer Action Everyday in the $125,000 Federico Tesio April 22 at Laurel Park.
Maryland, My Maryland" is the title of Maryland's state song, and for nearly 300 years the state has been home to the racing and breeding of the Thoroughbred.
Jockey working to rebuild business in Maryland, where he won 24 titles.
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.
Recalling the determined life of Maryland trainer Richard 'Dickie' Small. Read Feature
Balancing tradition with competition from modern sports facilities makes the Laurel vs. Pimlico decision tough. read blog
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.
A glimpse into American Pharoah's victories in the three jewels of the Triple Crown.
Pimlico, Japan, Belterra, Santa Anita, Canterbury, Monmouth, Charles Town & More
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.
- By Claire Novak
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
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. read blog
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