Headlines for Friday, May 19, 2006

  • Invasor wins the Pimlico Special.

    Invasor Pulls off Special Surprise

    Making his first start in North America, Shadwell Stable's Invasor pulled off a mild upset over favorite Wanderin Boy in the $500,000 Pimlico Special (gr. I) May 19 before 24,429 at Old Hilltop. Invasor got the 1 3/16 miles in 1:54.40.

  • Gilded Gold wins The Very One Stakes.

    Gilded Gold Proves She's The Very One

    Even-money choice Gilded Gold won for the eighth time in 16 starts with a front-running score in the $75,000 The Very One Stakes for fillies and mares at five furlongs on the turf Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Wildcat Bettie B wins the Miss Preakness Stakes.

    Wildcat Bettie B Too Fast in Miss Preakness

    Wildcat Bettie B made a quick bid for the lead from between horses in the first quarter mile and sped away to a two-length victory in the $125,000 Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Calif. Farm Owner Injured in Stallion Attack

    Ellen Lee Jackson, owner and manager of Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif., suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung and numerous bite wounds to her back when she was attacked by a stallion May 14.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    A Rose By Any Other Name

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Business was up. Television ratings were down. That's the quick summary from this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I)--the first run with Yum! Brands as the presenting sponsor.

  • In Perfect Harmony

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> - Nineteenth century philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche said, "Without music life would be a mistake." It's a sentiment with which many passionate music-lovers would agree. Folks passionate about horses could well express a similar sentiment: Without horses life would be a mistake, or at least devoid of meaning.

  • Haskin: Will Bernardini be the one?

    Steve Haskin's Preakness Analysis: Can Barbaro Get 'Berned?'

    Trying to analyze this year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) based on observations and training is not easy when you basically see only one horse train. With seven of the nine horses entered still not even on the grounds as of this writing, there is an odd precedent being set this year.

  • Evan Hammonds reports from Pimlico - updates throughout the day.

    Friday Morning Line at Pimlico

    The blue and white Brook Ledge van pulled up to a receiving area near the stakes barn at Pimlico at 2:35 p.m. Elvis has entered the building.