Preakness notes

Preakness Notes: Maiden Bodexpress Tries For History After ‘Very, Very Crazy’ Derby

Trainer Gustavo Delgado hopes he’ll be partying like it’s 1888 after the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course Saturday. The Delgado-trained Bodexpress will go to post in search of his first career victory Saturday in a quest to become the first maiden to capture the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown since […]

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Preakness Notes: Barring Muddy Track, Bolt d’Oro To Run; Good Magic Decision Monday

Owner/trainer Mick Ruis confirmed Thursday that Bolt d’Oro is a candidate for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Bolt d’Oro, who finished 12th behind victorious Justify in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy Churchill Downs track, galloped a mile and a half at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Thursday morning. “We’re going to see how he’s training up to it, […]

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Preakness Notes: Justify Has Visitors; Lone Sailor, Givemeaminit On The Fence

Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Justify had his final scheduled walk day Wednesday at Churchill Downs before resuming training Thursday in preparation for the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes said that trainer Bob Baffert’s plans call for Justify to gallop Thursday morning at 7:30, after Churchill’s first track renovation break. Barnes said everything is good with Justify, who […]

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Preakness News & Notes: May 11

Moments after learning that trainer Tom Amoss had confirmed that Mylute would be headed to Pimlico Race Course to run in next Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1), jockey Rosie Napravnik expressed her excitement on Twitter Saturday morning:“Get your PREAK ON baby I’m coming home ;-) I promise you there is no other jockey who wants to […]

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Preakness notes May 20: Final preparations

Here are the latest notes on the Preakness 136 runners as provided by Pimlico Race Course Friday afternoon, May 20: ANIMAL KINGDOM – Trainer Graham Motion said Friday that Team Valor International’s Kentucky Derby winner is ready for the Preakness, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. “I feel very confident with how the horse […]

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Preakness notes May 19: A tribute to Congie

Here are the latest notes on the Preakness 136 contenders, as provided by Pimlico Race Course Thursday afternoon, May 19: Mike Masiello gave an emotional tribute to the late namesake of King Congie at Thursday morning’s Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico. The West Point Thoroughbreds partner spoke about the life of Congie DeVito and the significant […]

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Preakness notes May 18: Mucho among arrivals, Prado gets “Perfect”

Here are the updated notes on the Preakness 136 contenders provided by Pimlico Wednesday afternoon, May 18.  Mucho Macho Man was the first of nine runners to arrive on the Pimlico grounds Wednesday.  Isn’t He Perfect secured the riding services of Edgar Prado. ANIMAL KINGDOM – Trainer Graham Motion sent the Kentucky Derby winner out […]

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Preakness notes May 17: Tune-ups in Baltimore and elsewhere

Here are the latest updates from Pimlico Race Course on the Preakness 136 contenders as of Tuesday afternoon, May 17: ANIMAL KINGDOM – Team Valor International’s Kentucky Derby winner galloped 1½ miles over the synthetic Tapeta surface at Fair Hill Training Center Tuesday morning. As he did Sunday when rain left the dirt track muddy, […]

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Preakness notes May 16: Animal Kingdom likely ML favorite

Here are the latest notes from Pimlico on the Preakness 136 contenders: ANIMAL KINGDOM – Trainer Graham Motion sent his Kentucky Derby winner out for a 1 1/2-mile gallop on the dirt track at Fair Hill Training Center Monday morning. The Team Valor International homebred trained on the synthetic Tapeta surface Sunday morning following heavy […]

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Preakness notes 5-11: Derby winner preps in Maryland

Press Release Team Valor International’s Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom visited the track at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. for the first time Wednesday as he began preparations for the 136th Preakness Stakes on May 21. Trainer Graham Motion sent the son of turf champion Leroidesanimaux out to the track at 8:30 […]

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