Pimlico Race Course

Weather, Small Fields Fail To Drown Record Preakness Handle

One might think Stronach Group officials would be wincing to see the betting numbers from Saturday’s card at Pimlico Race Course, but the Daily Racing Form reports total handle on the Preakness Stakes set a record. Meanwhile, the all-sources betting for the day’s card was down just 4.4. percent. The Preakness Stakes’ total handle reached $61.97 […]

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‘A Jog Through The Baltimore Fog’: Calling 2018 Preakness No Easy Task

Pimlico track announcer Dave Rodman had to have been nervous as a thick fog descended over the course just ahead of Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes. The bizarre weather made Rodman’s binoculars basically useless, and obscured moments of the race from even the NBC television cameras. The announcer told thoroughbredracing.com that he was […]

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Justify Makes It Clear: Undefeated Colt Produces Historic Preakness Win For Baffert

A dense fog enveloped the sloppy Pimlico course just before the main event on Saturday, but neither the weather nor the bold strategy of Good Magic could stop Winstar, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ heavily-favored Justify in the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy was hounded […]

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Girls Know Best Proves Deserving Favorite In The Very One

Co-owned by trainer Eddie Kenneally and Brian Chenvert, the former $40,000 claimer Girls Know Best proved a deserving even-money favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico. The contest was taken off the turf and run over the sloppy main track, and after tracking the pace the 4-year-old Posse filly crossed the wire […]

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Mitole Never Threatened In Chick Lang

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole was quick from the gate and never threatened in the lane in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico. The 3-year-old Eskendereya colt gave Ricardo Santana and Steve Asmussen a riding/training double on the card, racing away to a 6 1/4-length victory. Off as the 6-5 favorite, Mitole completed six […]

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Tap Daddy All The Way In James W. Murphy Stakes

Winchell Thoroughbred’s Tap Daddy make quick work of an off-the-turf edition of the James W. Murphy Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico, kicking off the stakes action on the Preakness undercard. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy went straight to the lead and splashed home a 6 1/2-length winner, completing 1 1/16 miles over the sloppy […]

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Song Of Spring Up Late In Allaire DuPont Distaff

Stoneway Farm’s Song of Spring made up a lot of ground in the stretch of the G3 Allaire duPont Distaff, besting the even-money favorite Blue Prize by a half-length on the wire. The 4-year-old daughter of Spring At Last was sent to the post at 9-1 in her first graded stakes victory. Ridden by Ricardo […]

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Souper Striking All The Way In Hilltop

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Striking went all the way on the lead to earn her first career stakes victory in the $100,000 Hilltop Friday at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 46th running of the 1 1/16-mile Hilltop for 3-year-old fillies was one of two turf stakes on a spectacular 14-race program featuring seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 […]

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Happy Like A Fool Much The Best In Miss Preakness

Coolmore and Merriebelle Stable’s Happy Like A Fool was easily the best in Friday’s Grade 3 Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, rolling home 6 1/2 lengths in front for trainer Wesley Ward. Tyler Gaffalione sent the 3-year-old Distorted Humor filly firmly from the gate, urging her to take the lead down the backstretch. Once out […]

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Pimlico Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Baltimore’s historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. America’s second-oldest racetrack, established in 1870, opened its 12-date spring meet last week and will host the 143rd running of the Preakness, middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, on Saturday. […]

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