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  • American Pharoah and Bob Baffert May 17.
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    'Pharoah' in Good Health, Headed to Churchill

    Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, dominating winner of the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), came out of the race in good order and will ship to Churchill Downs May 18 to prepare for his bid for the Triple Crown.

  • Preakness: Record Attendance, Bump in Handle

    The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance of 131,680 for the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course as well as an increase in pari-mutuel handle from last year's event.

  • Looking towards the infield at the Preakness

    Early Reports Suggest Strong Preakness Day

    Early reports from the Maryland Jockey Club the afternoon of May 16 indicated business was strong for this year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) program and related infield activities.

  • Fame and Power leaves the rest behind in the Sir Barton Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Fame and Power, Holy Boss Win Listed Stakes

    Juddmonte Farms' Fame and Power won the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes for 3-year-olds May 16 at Pimlico Race Course, while Jerry Durant's Holy Boss took the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes later on the card.

  • Backside Quiet on Preakness Day

    With the serious work over, it was a quiet morning on the backside of Pimlico Race Course early May 16 as connections of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) awaited the second leg of the Triple Crown.

  • D. Wayne Lukas and Mr. Z

    Preakness: Lights, Camera ... Lukas?

    Mr. Z is the troubled one of the bunch. He's the kid who is found throwing baseballs through windows instead of pitching toward home plate, whose focus often seems to wander, the wild-card player.

  • Keen Pauline runs away from the competition in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Keen Pauline Upsets Black-Eyed Susan

    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.

  • Ben's Cat (right) catches Bold Thunder late to win the Jim McKay Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Ben's Cat Wins Fourth Jim McKay Turf Sprint

    The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat, in the second start of his 9-year-old season, got back to his winning ways with a dramatic off-the-pace victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 15 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • That Handicapping Show: Preakness Stakes

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course. Does Tom see bets of value in the race, and who will the duo choose outside the top 3 Kentucky Derby finishers?

  • Mr. Z and D. Wayne Lukas at Pimlico Race Course May 14.

    Was Scenic Van Ride the Ticket for Mr. Z?

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas was headed to Maryland to race some horses the weekend of May 15-16 and, though he didn't officially know the status of Mr. Z for Preakness, he thought the colt could use a change of scenery.

  • Bob Baffert at Pimlico

    Baffert's Training Brings Classic Success

    "You've got to know when to back up or lean on them. It's just a fine line, but you have to see them every day." -- Bob Baffert, trainer of Preakness (gr. I) contenders American Pharoah and Dortmund.

  • Firing Line

    Callaghan Looking to Turn Preakness Tables

    Heading into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this weekend, trainer Simon Callaghan said there are several factors that could enable his charge Firing Line to pull off a victory over American Pharoah.

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    American Pharoah Draws Post 1 for Preakness

    Zayat Stable's American Pharoah drew the rail and was installed the 4-5 morning-line favorite in a field of eight for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Dortmund

    MJC Issues Preakness Security Protocol

    All horses scheduled to compete in the 140th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course must be on the grounds by noon May 14, according to security and pre-race procedures issued by the MJC.

  • Divining Rod

    Divining Rod Breezes for Preakness

    Lael Stables' Divining Rod worked an easy half-mile in :51 3/5 at Fair Hill Training Center the morning of May 9 in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

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    Danzig Moon Confirmed for Preakness

    Danzig Moon, the fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will continue down the Triple Crown trail to Baltimore for the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Summer Squall and jockey Pat Day wins the 1990 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  
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    Game as Dick Tracy: The Summer Squall Story

    On the 25th anniversary of their plucky colt’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) win, Dogwood Stable’s Cot Campbell recalls the thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows of campaigning a top 3-year-old along the 1990 Triple Crown trail.

  • NBC Sports reported that its live coverage of the May 2 Kentucky Derby averaged 16 million viewers.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Average of 16 Million Viewed KY Derby on NBC

    NBC Sports reported that its live coverage of the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC averaged 16 million viewers, up 4% from 15.3 million last year, according to information from The Nielsen Company.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Napravnik to Be Honored at Alibi Breakfast

    Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14.

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Calumet Farm, managed by Bill Wittman and part of the Henyrk deKwiatkowski family trust, near Lexington, Ky. on Feb. 3, 2011.
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    Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend

    The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: to breed Triple Crown runners and, hopefully, winners.

  • Larry Collmus

    Collmus, Scheinman Named Old Hilltop Winners

    NBC Triple Crown announcer Larry Collmus and Eclipse Award-winning Turf writer John Scheinman will be the recipients of the Old Hilltop Award at the annual Alibi Breakfast May 14 during Preakness Week at Pimlico Race Course.