2018 preakness

Bob Ehalt, Steve Heuertz Honored For 2018 Preakness Story, Photo

Bob Ehalt will receive the David F. Woods Award for excellence in journalism and Steve Heuertz the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award, sponsored by Nikon, Thursday, May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Ehalt’s story on the 2018 Preakness, titled Baffert and the Triple Crown: Two out of Three Ain’t Bad? It’s […]

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Smith: ‘If I’d Have Kept My Foot On The Gas, He’d Have Won By Farther’

“Big Money” Mike Smith, who has now guided Justify to four out of his five wins, including Saturday’s Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., offered up a detailed analysis of his eventful trip in yesterday’s 1 3/16 miles classic in a radio interview Sunday morning on “Thoroughbred Los Angeles,” which airs locally […]

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‘I’ll Have To Turn It Into A Match Race’: Good Magic’s Jockey, Jose Ortiz, On Preakness Strategy

Different day, same story for Good Magic, the Kentucky Derby runner-up, Thursday morning at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md.. For the third consecutive morning since his arrival from New York on Monday, Good Magic trained over a track that was labeled either muddy or sloppy. As soon as the Chad Brown-trained Good Magic hit the Pimlico […]

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Preakness, Black-Eyed Susan Programs To Be Streamed In Spanish For The First Time

For the first time, Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Saturday’s Preakness (G1) programs from legendary Pimlico Race Course will be streamed live at Pimlico.com and GulfstreamPark.com. Handicappers Alfredo Alfonzo of Videohipico.com and Juan Carlos Palma will host and provide commentary on programs from Pimlico and Gulfstream while race calls will be provided by the popular […]

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Come For The Party, Stay For The Racing? Stronach Group Reorganizing InfieldFest

The Preakness has long been known for the raucous partying that goes on in its infield, which has led to something of the impression that some horse races are going on around the edges of a music festival. The Baltimore Sun reports the Stronach Group is hoping to change that this year, as the company […]

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Baffert On Justify: ‘He’s A Superior Horse, Just Like American Pharoah’

Almost on cue, the rain stopped falling when Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify made his first visit to the Pimlico Race Course track at 8:30 Thursday morning. The unbeaten son of Scat Daddy had a 1½-mile controlled gallop over the wet track that will play host to the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday. Justify […]

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Prado Named Honorary Postmaster At Thursday’s Alibi Breakfast

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado served as Honorary Postmaster during the annual Alibi Breakfast Thursday morning inside the Terrace Dining Room at legendary Pimlico Race Course, where he was also recognized for reaching a historic milestone this week. Prado, who turns 51 June 12, became just the eighth rider in Thoroughbred history to win […]

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Talley Looking For Good Omens For Black-Eyed Susan Runner Stakes On A Plane

Maybe a snake in the grass trainer Jeff Talley spotted at the Fair Hill Training Center the other day is an omen for 3-year-old filly Stakes On a Plane that he’ll send out in Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan. “Had to be about seven feet long, and as thick around as your ankle,” said Talley. “I’m not […]

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Asmussen Emptying Barn Preakness Weekend, Eyeing Trainer Bonus

Steve Asmussen didn’t get to become horse racing’s second trainer to win 8,000 races by being shy at the entry box. No one will run more horses on Pimlico’s Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness programs than Asmussen, whose dozen-horse contingent features three in stakes Friday and nine horses in seven more stakes Saturday.  “Obviously we’re excited about […]

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Lucky Number? Justify Draws Post Seven For Saturday’s Preakness

Reigning Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who arrived on the Pimlico backstretch Wednesday afternoon, will break from gate seven in the Preakness on Saturday. It will be the second time rider Mike Smith and the colt have sported the number seven, which was also their post position in the Run for the Roses. Justify was assigned […]

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