Keyword: Preakness

  • Rain at Pimlico...Well, Maybe

    The big question at Pimlico Friday morning is one that is impossible to answer. No, not who will win Saturday's Preakness (gr. I), but will it rain?

  • Curlin surveys Pimlico in preparation for Saturday's Preakness.

    Curlin Camp Expects Big Improvement

    After a terrible journey chasing roses May 5, inexperienced Curlin has every right to improve in Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), says assistant Scott Blasi, who is handling the colt for trainer Steve Asmussen this week.

  • Peter Pan winner, Sunriver, headlines the William Donald Schaefer at Pimlico.

    Sunriver Returns to Two Turns in Schaefer

    Sunriver will be stretching out from one turn to two when he makes his second start of 2007 in the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico on Saturday. The Schaefer will be the last undercard race before the 132nd running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Gallorette Handicap Could Be 'Catfight'

    Precious Kitten, coming off a second-place finish in the April 14 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, will face down A True Pussycat when a field of 11 fillies and mares goes postward for Saturday's 1/16-mile Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Pimlico on the Preakness undercard.

  • Thursday Morning Line at Pimlico

    The autograph hounds were on the prowl Thursday morning at Pimlico, with Kentucky Derby winning trainer Carl Nafzger signing an oversized print of Street Sense to benefit a Pennsylvania charity.

  • Curlin shown winning the Arkansas Derby, prepped this morning at Churchill.
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    Preakness Contender Curlin Works Easy Half-Mile

    Steve Asmussen trainee Curlin, who finished third in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tuned up for Saturday's 132nd running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with an easy half-mile work on Monday at Churchill Downs.

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    Hard Spun Trainer Gearing Up for Round Two

    Larry Jones, who is still having visions of Street Sense getting shut off somewhere - anywhere - in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is just about ready to drop what might have been and focus all his attention on what will be.

  • Trainer Larry Jones, in his trademark white cowboy hat.

    Preakness Update: Hard Spun's Connections Hope to Turn Tables

    Larry Jones, in his familiar white cowboy hat, has become a recognizable figure during the build-up to the Triple Crown. The personable 50-year old conditioner might be switching to a black cowboy hat as he and his star Hard Spun hope to spoil the Triple Crown hopes of Street Sense and trainer Carl Nafzger in the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course on May 19.

  • Hutcheson winner King of the Roxy, one of the new challengers expected to face Street Sense in the Preakness.

    Street Sense to Face New Challengers in Preakness

    When Street Sense moves on to Pimlico Race Course for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Carl Nafzger-trained colt is likely to face only a few of the 19 horses he defeated in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Richardson, Prado to be Honored at Alibi Breakfast

    Dr. Dean Richardson and jockey Edgar Prado will be presented with the Special Award of Merit as part of this year's Preakness media awards during the annual Alibi Breakfast in the terrace dining room at Pimlico Race Course May 17, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday.

  • Breyer to Produce More Barbaro Models

    Breyer Animal Creations announced Friday, March 2, that due to demand, it will produce more portrait models of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner who died earlier this year.

  • Pimlico Spring Stakes Schedule Worth Nearly $4 Million

    The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2007 Pimlico spring stakes schedule Feb. 20. The 31-day meeting at the Baltimore track, which is headlined by the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will begin April 19 and conclude June 9.

  • Evan Hammonds

    Not So Special

    <i>By Evan Hammonds</i> - During this year's Preakness weekend at Pimlico, the "Magna Entertainment Experience" surrounding the second jewel of the Triple Crown will not be nearly as enriching. On Jan. 25, the Maryland Jockey Club stuck a fork in the Pimlico Special (gr. I) for 2007.

  • Barbaro Doing Well After Cast Removal

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro continues to improve following the removal of his right hind leg cast last week, according to his medical team.

  • Jack Knowlton to be Keynote Speaker at TTA Banquet

    Sackatoga Stable managing partner Jack Knowlton has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's 2007 annual conference and awards banquet. The event is set for Jan. 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin.

  • Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2007 Preakness Logo

    The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2007 Preakness logo Oct. 4. The 132nd running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, is set for May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Author Peter Chew Dead at 82

    Peter Thomas Chew, an author, journalist and former correspondent for <i>The Blood-Horse</i> died July 16 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., of complications from a heart attack. He was 82.

  • Bernardini Breezes Five Furlongs at Belmont

    Darley Stable's Bernardini, runaway winner of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), turned in an easy five-furlong breeze in 1:02 3/5 at Belmont Thursday. The colt is being pointed for the July 29 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Triple Threat

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Beginning in 1985, when the three Triple Crown host racing associations--Churchill Downs, the Maryland Jockey Club, and the New York Racing Association--joined together to form Triple Crown Productions, the series clearly began to benefit and grow. But the alliance has cracked, resulting this past year in separate television contracts and the loss of a title sponsor.

  • Maryland Commission to Review Running of Preakness, Barbaro's Injury

    In its review of information at its regular monthly meeting concerning the injury to Barbaro, the Maryland Racing Commission has decided to review the stewards' tape of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) to determine whether they can shed further light on exactly what happened to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner.

  • Peter Brette, assistant to trainer Michael Matz, maintains his composure through triumph and tragedy.

    Assistant Trainer Brette Maintains His Composure in Triumph and Tragedy

    Whether it is winning the Run for the Roses or dealing with the crushing blow of Barbaro's catastrophic injury, Peter Brette keeps his emotions under control. Just as he rejoiced from within on May 6, he suffered in silence as the nightmare of Barbaro's horrific injury unfolded in front of a heartbroken nation.

  • Jockey Edgar Prado visited Barbaro at the New Bolton Center Tuesday.

    Barbaro Recovering; Jockey Prado Visits

    The tears for Barbaro have all been shed, and now people around the world anxiously await each daily report on the colt's condition. It's been more than a week since Barbaro's horrific injury in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which set off an outpouring of emotion on a national scale never before seen in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Preakness TV Ratings Tick Up

    NBC's telecast of the May 20 Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, Md., drew a slightly higher audience than the 2005 running. The network reported a 5.4 national rating and a 14 share for the program, which ran from 5 to 6:50 p.m. EDT.

  • Everyone was all smiles after successful surgery.

    After Successful Surgery, Barbaro's Chances Remain 'Coin Toss'

    Veterinary surgeon Dean Richardson and trainer Michael Matz flashed smiles during a press briefing that followed afternoon-long surgery Sunday to repair the right hind ankle of classic winner Barbaro that was severely injured one day earlier in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. Barbaro was standing and eating in a recovery stall following the surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa.

  • State Vet Says Barbaro Not Injured in Starting Gate

    David G. Zipf, chief veterinarian for the Maryland State Racing Commission, is convinced classic winner Barbaro did not suffer his career-ending injury in the starting gate when he broke through the stalls prior to the start of Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.

  • Losing Would Have Been Cruel Enough

    Fate had something worse in store for a promising colt named Barbaro, and a handful of people with a lifetime of ambitions invested in him.

  • Friendly Island gives team of Pletcher &amp; Gomez two-in-a-row with Emirates Air Maryland BC Sprint win.

    Maryland's Fastest? It's Friendly Island

    Friendly Island attended the early pace, then took over in the stretch to win the $190,000 Emirates Airline Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico Saturday by three-quarters of a length. It was the second stakes win in a row for trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Garrett Gomez.

  • Barbaro 3-5 for Preakness Stakes

    As of 4:30 p.m. and with more than $5 million in the mutuel pool, Barbaro was 3-5 at Pimlico Race Course for today's Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Post time for the race is approximately 6:14 p.m.

  • Evan Hammonds goes to the Preakness - and takes you along for the ride!

    Saturday Morning Line at Pimlico

    At the hospitality tent at the stakes barn, they're getting ready for the Preakness celebration party. Gold streamers are going up at one end as they set up the bar. At the other end, there is a huge, three-tiered cake.

  • 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.

  • 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.