Exaggerator with Kent Desormeaux wins the Preakness Stakes (G1) Preakness week at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md.

Exaggerator with Kent Desormeaux wins the Preakness Stakes (G1) Preakness week at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md.

Jon Kral

Maryland Jockey Club Offers $100,000 Trainer Bonus

Must accumulate the most points in stakes races on Preakness weekend.

The Maryland Jockey Club is offering a $100,000 bonus to trainers that accumulate the most points by running a minimum of five horses in stakes races on Preakness weekend, May 19 and 20, at Pimlico Race Course

The weekend point leader will earn $50,000, followed by $25,000 for second, $12,000 for third, $7,000 for fourth, $4,000 for fifth and $2,000 for sixth. Points are awarded on a 10-7-5-3 scale for finishing first through fourth, with one point earned for each starter in a stakes race.
The 142nd running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the second leg of the Triple Crown, highlights a $3.7 million stakes schedule and is one of eight stakes, four graded, on a May 20 card that includes the $250,000 Longines Dixie (G2T), $150,000 Maryland Sprint (G3) and $150,000 Gallorette. 

Other stakes on the day are the six-furlong Chick Lang, which had its purse doubled to $200,000 for 2017; the $100,000 LARC Sir Barton to benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance; $100,000 James W. Murphy and $100,000 The Very One.

The May 20 program features the $350,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3)