Owner John Fort bypassed the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in favor of the Preakness (gr. I) for Flashpoint. The Pomeroy colt is now under the guidance of new trainer Wesley Ward, who took over for Rick Dutrow Jr.
A win in the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 21 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore would net Dialed In a $5.5 million bonus, in addition to the $600,000 winner's share.
Animal Kingdom visited the track at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. for the first time Wednesday, May 11 as he began preparations for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 21.
Pimlico officials said on May 8 that as many as four starters from the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) could gather in Baltimore on May 21 for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Maryland trainer Nancy Alberts, who saddled her homebred Magic Weisner to run second in the 2002 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), died Tuesday, May 3, from complications following a stroke April 17.
It takes a real man to step off the throne while he's still on top. Read Blog
Jason, Tom and Steve handicap the Lexington Stakes and Jerome Stakes. Watch Video
Horse Racing Radio Network's coverage of the three Triple Crown races will be broadcast nationwide on Sirius XM Radio.
William Donald Schaefer, a former Maryland governor and a big supporter of racing, died April 18 in Baltimore
Sunland Derby runner-up Astrology could bypass the Derby and aim for the Preakness
Not everyone's thrilled about the new half-man, half-horse Preakness Stakes (gr. I) mascot that sports a nipple ring and a beer gut.
The headline event of the eight-week Pimlico stand is the 136th running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21.
The Maryland Jockey Club has chosen Mexico as the host nation of the 2011 International Pavilion at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21.
Horse Racing Radio Network has announced an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks for the Lexington-based broadcast organization to provide the national radio broadcast of the three classics this year.
NBC and its sister station Versus will air 25 hours of programming surrounding the 2011 Triple Crown, including live coverage on NBC of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.
Unbeaten Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and Eclipse Award winner Uncle Mo is among the 364 3-year-old Thoroughbreds that have been nominated early to 2011 Triple Crown series.
The Maryland Jockey Club has released the 2011 Pimlico spring stakes schedule that consists of 22 stakes worth a total of $2.9 million.
Reflect on the races that made headlines during 2010. View Slideshow
- By Tom LaMarra
There still is no live racing schedule for 2011 in Maryland after a Dec. 21 meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission.
MI Developments Inc. announced Aug. 27 a bonus program involving tracks owned by the company that could result in a $5.5 million bonus for the winner of the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Program will include a $100,000 bonus for a rider that is sponsored by Am-Tote.
A colt by Afleet Alex and a half brother to Haskell Invitational and Preakness (both gr.I) winner Lookin At Lucky sold for $750,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale.
Donato Lanni's is the bloodstock services director for Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. But he's also the person Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert turns to when he searches for future classic winners.
Smart Strike, who has had three grade I winners in a single day, can only be held down so long.
The good karma returned, as Lookin At Lucky had a dream trip to win the Preakness. Read Column
With no comparable buzz to last year, when Rachel Alexandra battled Mine That Bird, Preakness TV ratings fell for this year's edition
Jason Shandler relives his Preakness betting nightmare that cost him $17,126. Read Blog
Lookin At Lucky battled late to win the Preakness Stakes. View Slideshow
Lookin At Lucky redeemed himself in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), as he took the lead at the top of the stretch and stubbornly held off pacesetter First Dude and Jackson Bend under new rider Martin Garcia may 15 at Pimlico.
The images and people that make the Preakness unique. View Slideshow
Taqarub, a son of Aldebaran, goes wire to wire in the six-furlong Maryland Sprint Handicap at Pimlico on the Preakness Day undercard.
The front-running gelding takes the first added-money event on the Preakness (gr. I) Day program at Pimlico.
Join Jason Shandler and Tom Lamarra for a live chat from Pimlico Saturday, May 15th, from NOON until 1:00 (EDT). Read Transcript
Super Saver and Lookin At Lucky both at 9-5 in early wagering.
Tom LaMarra reports the news of the day from Pimlico, including an update on Jackson Bend, Super Saver, and tomorrow's weather forecast. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Steve Haskin talks with Mike Machowsky, trainer of Preakness contender Caracortado. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
According to exercise rider, the colt's attitude is "I know what I've done, and I'm going to do it again."
Trainer believes Schoolyard Dreams could finish ahead of Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner if he gets a clean trip.
- By Esther Marr
P.J. Cooksey overcame breast cancer and defied all kinds of odds to become the second leading female jockey in Thoroughbred racing. Read Blog
Pace will certainly be one of the key factors in the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 15 at Pimlico, as Super Saver attempts to take down 11 rivals in the 1 3/16-mile race for 3-year-olds.
This special report takes an in-depth look at the pedigrees of the contenders in the second leg of the Triple Crown. Include a five-cross pedigree chart, Brisnet.com Past Performances, and a Leading Sires at Pimlico report. Get Report
Will it be Super Saver again in the Preakness? Will Lookin At Lucky find redemption? Or will it be one of the new faces? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community. Make Your Picks
Steve Haskin talks with Dale Romans, trainer of Preakness entrants Paddy O'Prado and First Dude. Watch Video
Jason Shandler makes his picks for the 2010 Preakness. Read Blog
Tom LaMarra reports the news of the day from Pimlico, including Super Saver's first trip around the track and the weather. Watch Video
Steve Haskin reports on the day's activities, including the withdrawal of Hurricane Ike, the arrival of most of the field, and the draw. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver drew post 8 and was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.
Super Saver, who captured the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 1, arrived at Pimlico Wednesday afternoon.
The Preakness (gr. I) will be the first start for a well-rested Schoolyard Dreams since finishing fourth in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct April 3.
Hurricane Ike, winner of The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III), will not start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this weekend, trainer John Sadler said May 12.
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