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Preakness Notes, May 16: Favored Improbable Full Of Energy Thursday

Improbable, the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), made his first visit to the track at Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning under exercise rider Humberto Gomez. The chestnut colt trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert had shipped to Baltimore from Louisville, Ky. Wednesday. Video: https://youtu.be/JG4S3WAa6C8 Owned by the triumvirate of WinStar Farm, China […]

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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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Crow Hopes Warrior’s Charge Will Bring Her Full Circle In Preakness

You can almost hear the smile in Liz Crow’s voice as she recalls the first time she came to Pimlico Race Course in a professional setting – partially because it wasn’t all that long ago but mostly because it seems like a lifetime has passed since. In 2007, the Bethesda, Md. native had just landed […]

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Will Cookie Dough Rise To Occasion In Black-Eyed Susan?

Arindel’s multiple stakes-winning homebred Cookie Dough, unable to make planned starts in the Breeders’ Cup and Kentucky Oaks (G1), will finally get her chance on the big stage in Friday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The 95th running of the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan for 3-year-old fillies is […]

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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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Pimlico’s Preakness Weekend Wagering Menu Features Guaranteed Pools

Bettors will have their choice of seven guaranteed multi-race wager pools at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., on a weekend that features 16 stakes, nine graded, worth $3.95 million in purses anchored by the 144th running of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1). The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown will go off as […]

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Pimlico Special, Black-Eyed Susan Kick Off Stronach 5 Wager

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12 percent takeout, free past performances and a $100,000 guaranteed pool, will be highlighted by the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) as well as turf races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence kicks off at 4:14 p.m. ET with […]

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Improbable, Laughing Fox Among Preakness Contenders Arriving Wednesday Afternoon

Improbable, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s chance to capture a record-breaking eighth Preakness Stakes (G1) triumph, arrived at Pimlico Race Course Wednesday afternoon for Saturday’s 144th running of the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Accompanied by fillies Fighting Mad and The Aurelia Factor, both entered on Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day program, Improbable was led […]

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Allard Hoping ‘Older, Wiser’ Always Sunshine Is Also Better As He Prepares For Grade 3 Maryland Sprint

Two years after picking up his first graded-stakes victory in the $150,000 ClearSpan Maryland Sprint (G3), Always Sunshine returns to Pimlico Race Course Saturday in search of another in the six-furlong race, one of eight stakes, four graded, on the undercard of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1). “He’s older, wiser, and who knows, possibly better,” […]

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Catholic Boy Back To Turf For Seasonal Debut In Grade 2 Dixie

It has taken more than six months but Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf, will make his seasonal debut as he returns to grass in the $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 118th running of the 1 1/16-mile Dixie for 3-year-olds and up is one of […]

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