Preakness Day

Trombetta Hoping Weber’s ‘Souper’ Horses Run Mmm, Mmm, Good At Pimlico

Soup for you? For Charlotte Weber, the owner of Live Oak Plantation, it’s all about soup – in business and recently in horse racing. The Campbell Soup heir will send out two of her “souper” named horses this weekend at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. – Souper Escape in the $100,000 Maker’s Mark Hilltop […]

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Versatile Flameaway To Go In Friday’s Pimlico Special, Will Scratch From Dixie

Owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse have decided to run Flameaway in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) instead of Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2). The 4-year-old Flameaway was entered in both races at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md.,, with the Pimlico Special 1 1/4 miles on dirt and the Dixie 1 1/16 miles on […]

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Brazilian-Bred Vettori Kin Back To Defend Louisville Stakes Title

Fern Circle Stables, Stud TNT and Old Friends, Inc.’s Vettori Kin (BRZ) will defend his title in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisville Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Louisville at 1 ½ miles on turf is carded as Race 9 at 4:55 p.m. (all times Eastern) on the 11-race program that also includes […]

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Preakness Undercard: Champion World Approval Bids For Title Defense In Dixie

Reigning male turf champion World Approval looks to return to his winning ways when he makes a title defense in Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2), one of seven stakes worth $2.55 million in purses on the 14-race Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard at legendary Pimlico Race Course. A winner of four of five graded stakes […]

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Foreman: ‘Spirit Of Cooperation’ In Mid-Atlantic Led To Revival Of MATCH Series

The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series, which had a five-year run from 1997-2001, returns to the racing landscape in 2018. The MATCH Series kicks off on Preakness weekend at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore, with the Skipat Stakes (for filly and mare sprinters) and Jim McKay Turf Sprint (3 and up, turf sprinters) contested on next Friday’s […]

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Under Armour Loss Will Leave ‘Quite A Void’ In Preakness Infield

The Under Armour brand has sponsored a tent in Pimlico’s infield on Preakness Day for years, but the finish line will be lacking the brand’s presence in 2018. According to the Baltimore Sun, Under Armour’s corporate decision is a result of struggling sales and stock prices, and the company will focus on “becoming a more operationally efficient […]

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Whitmore Runs Win Streak to Five In Maryland Sprint

Under persistent right-handed urging from jockey Ricardo Santana Jr., Whitmore rallied in deep stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Maryland Sprint on the Preakness day undercard at Pimlico, edging A.P. Indian by a half-length, with Awesome Banner a head back in third and Holy Boss fourth. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite, the 4-year-old gelding […]

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Casse Team Expects Big Effort From World Approval In G2 Longines Dixie

The main objective this weekend at Pimlico Race Course for Team Casse is the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1). But the stable will have ample opportunities to make some noise before they run Classic Empire in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown Saturday afternoon. The $250,000 Longines Dixie (G2) is among six Pimlico stakes […]

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Latin American Racing Channel Sponsoring Sir Barton Stakes, To Present $30K Check To TAA

For the second consecutive year, the Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) will sponsor the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes on Preakness Day, May 20, while also presenting a $30,000 check to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) as part of its continued commitment to the Thoroughbred industry. LARC is also hosting the 2nd Pan American Conference in Washington, […]

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Pimlico: Guaranteed $2 Million Pick 4, $1 Million Pick 5 On Tap For Preakness Day

Saturday’s Preakness Day card will feature multiple guaranteed pools, highlighted by a $2 million Pick 4 that encompasses four stakes — races 10-13 — and is anchored by the 142nd running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1). Saturday’s 14-race card also boosts a $1 million guaranteed all-stakes Pick 5, which starts in Race 9 […]

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