Trainer Gary Contessa, fresh off a win in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) on Friday, started the stakes program at Pimlico Saturday with a victory in the Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III). But, under very different circumstances.
- Bay Horse
- Born 2003
- MD -Bred
|Trainer||Scott A. Lake|
|Owner||Ben Mondello & Adam Russo|
|Breeder||Dark Hollow Farm|
|Cognac Kisses View Five-Cross Pedigree||Dixie Union||Dixieland Band|
|Safe At the Plate||Double Zeus|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Timothy Schneider||Robert N. Scanlon, agent||$125,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Seven older sprinters will try to earn their first graded stakes score May 17 at Pimlico Race Course when they do battle in the $100,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) the first of 10 blacktype races on Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day.
The $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II), one of five stakes on the Saturday race card at Turfway Park, received a boost when John Kimmel reported Monday he will send Woodward Stakes (gr. 1) winner Premium Tap to the top race.