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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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Good Magic Controversy: Did Pace-Pressing Trip Ruin Colt’s Preakness Chances?

Two days before the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes, 24-year-old champion jockey Jose Ortiz already had his race strategy in mind. “Hopefully, someone else goes [to the early lead]. If Justify goes, and I have to be the one putting pressure on him, I will be,” Ortiz told the Maryland Jockey Club press office. […]

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Asmussen Scores $50,000 Preakness Weekend Bonus With Five Stakes Wins

For the second consecutive year, Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen claimed the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 bonus program offered to trainers for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Asmussen led the way with 82 points to earn a $50,000 bonus. He won the $200,000 […]

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Justify To The Belmont: ‘Something Can Go Wrong And He’d Still Win’

Justify, who followed up his May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) victory with a gutsy half-length triumph in Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of American Pharoah and provide trainer Bob Baffert a second Triple Crown sweep in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (G1). […]

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Preakness Attendance, Handle Third-Largest In History

The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club announced that total handle on Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes, won by Justify, was $93,655,128. The handle, as well as the crowd of 134,487, was the third-largest in Preakness history. Despite rain showers, a sloppy track and dense fog, an energetic crowd was treated to 14 races, world-class dining, and entertainment […]

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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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Ritvo: Economic Study To Determine Future Home Of Preakness

Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, owner of Pimlico and Laurel Park in Maryland, said results from the second phase of a Maryland Stadium Authority market and economic study will determine the future of the Preakness Stakes. The first phase of the study, completed in February 2017, put a cost estimate of […]

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Switzerland Gives Santana, Asmussen Fifth Stakes Win On Preakness Weekend In Maryland Sprint

Giving the jockey/trainer duo of Ricardo Santana and Steve Asmussen their fifth win of the Preakness Stakes weekend, Woodford Racing’s Switzerland followed a similar pattern in laying just off the pace and striding clear in the lane to win the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint by 3 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Speightstown covered six […]

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Ultra Brat Finds Soft Turf To Her Liking In Easy Gallorette Score

Alex G. Campbell homebred Ultra Brat wasn’t deterred by the seven inches of rain that have fallen on Pimlico’s historic turf course over the past week, kicking clear down the lane for a 10 1/4-length score in the G3 Gallorette on Saturday. The 5-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo laid just off the pace and took […]

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