Pimlico Stakes

Oaklawn Invitational Offers Preakness Berth For ‘Late-Developing’ 3-Year-Olds

The Maryland Jockey Club announced on Friday that the winner of the inaugural running of the $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational Saturday, May 4 at Oaklawn Park will receive a free berth in the starting gate for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The 1 3/16th mile Preakness, to be run […]

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Paddy O’Prado overpowers field in Dixie Stakes

In his first start since the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Paddy O’Prado went from last to first and would not be denied in the stretch in the Grade 2, $200,000 Jagermeister Dixie Stakes on the Pimlico Turf Saturday. Under Kent Desormeaux, Paddy O’Prado went seven wide turning for home, but he made up any lost ground […]

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Apart strides home late in Shaefer Memorial

Apart and Colizeo battled nearly the length of the stretch before Apart gained the lead late and won the Grade 3, $100,000 William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes at Pimlico Saturday. Colizeo set the pace in the 1 1/6 mile race but nearing the wire, he couldn’t hold off Apart, who won by a neck in […]

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No Explaining gets up in Gallorette Handicap

No Explaining proved best in the stretch run as she captured the Grade 3 $100,000 Gallorette Handicap on the Pimlico turf course Saturday. Jockey John Velazquez got his second win on the Preakness Day card aboard No Explaining who finished a length in front of Dyna Waltz and Desert Stage.  They dead-heated for second.  Race […]

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Ventana prevails in Maryland Sprint Handicap, avoids DQ

Ventana won a stretch duel with Immortal Eyes, then survived a stewards’ inquiry into a bumping incident to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap Saturday at Pimlico. Jockey Martin Garcia and Ventana veered into his rival in deep stretch, but it wasn’t enough for the stewards to make a change to the result, […]

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R Holiday Mood hangs on in Miss Preakness Pink Warrior

Press Release E. Paul Robsham Stables LLC’s R Holiday Mood took the lead in the stretch and held off the furious late charge of Strike the Moon to win the $75,000 Miss Preakness Pink Warrior Stakes at Pimlico Race Course Friday afternoon. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher, the 3-year-old daughter of Trippi […]

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Royal Delta proves best in Black-Eyed Susan

Royal Delta took over at the top of the stretch and never looked back, winning the Grade 2, $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes over four rivals at Pimlico Race Course Friday. With Jose Lezcano aboard, Royal Delta sat off the pace down the backstretch then rolled to the front turning for home and stayed strong in […]

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Ben’s Cat kicks off Pimlico stakes weekend with turf win

Press Release The Jim Stable’s Ben’s Cat stormed home a convincing winner in the $75,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico Race Course, the first of seven stakes races on the Preakness eve card. Last away from the starting gate under jockey Jeremy Rose, Ben’s Cat covered the five-furlong distance in :59.71, rallying through the […]

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Life At Ten set for Grade 3 on Preakness day

Life At Ten will make her second start of the year in Saturday’s Grade 3 Allaire DuPont Distaff on the Preakness undercard at Pimlico.  In her first start since a controversial last-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic, Life At Ten finished second in an allowance/optional claimer at Gulfstream Park April 10.  She’ll face […]

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