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Preakness Starters Will Be in Experienced Hands From the Start

When the horses load into the gate for the Preakness Stakes this afternoon, they will have a team of experienced starters by their sides to keep them calm amidst the roar of the crowd. Assistant starter Chris Campitelli, a lifelong racetracker, will be on the team, which works to identify each horse’s needs and preferences […]

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Sage Valley Takes Maryland Sprint Handicap

Michael Dubb’s Sage Valley pressed the pace before bursting away to a convincing score in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. Saddled by Rudy Rodriquez, the son of Discreet Cat left the gate as the narrow betting favorite at 2.30-1 in the six-furlong sprint on the main track. Hardened Wildcat, a […]

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Pianist Plays Gallorette to Perfection

Hidden Brook & Dan Zucker’s Pianist took control soon after the start and played “catch me if you can” the rest of the way, as the Chad Brown-trained filly went the distance in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. Ridden by Mike Smith, the daughter of More Than Ready pulled away to […]

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Summer Applause Fights Home in Allaire duPont Distaff

Gillian S. Campbell, Greenwood Lodge Farm, Inc., Dan Clark & Greg Skoda’s Summer Applause attended the pace, assumed the lead in mid-stretch and galloped to victory in the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares at Pimlico Race Course. John Velazquez had the riding assignment on the Chad Brown trainee, a daughter […]

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Forbes: If Orb Wins, Sell Your Stocks

As racing analysts across the country grow ever-eager for the possibility of a Triple Crown, a recent report by Forbes advises: if Orb wins the Preakness, sell your stocks. The report notes the curious tendency of the Dow Jones Industrial Average to produce reduced annual returns in years of Triple Crown winners. “Ok so it’s […]

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Dixie Stakes Attracts Optimizer, Howe Great to Competitive Field

The undercard on Preakness Day offers more than $1 million in stakes purses with the $300,00 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) serving as the centerpiece. Pimlico’s oldest stake, the Dixie was first run in 1870 as the Dinner Party Stakes and was won by the horse Preakness, who is the namesake of Old Hilltop’s signature race. […]

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Girls Rule: Rider Emma-Jayne Wilson Wins ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Challenge

She may ride regularly in Canada, but Emma-Jayne Wilson is finding herself right at home at Old Hilltop. Wilson, 25, compiled 36 points to cruise to victory in the inaugural $34,000 Xpressbet ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Jockey Challenge on Friday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course. Based at Woodbine, Wilson won three of four challenge races […]

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Eric Kalet’s Preakness Photo Blog: Day Three

The Paulick Report is excited to have photographer Eric Kalet back in Baltimore this year to share his unique perspective on Preakness week. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments leading up to the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Preakness, and of course, the races themselves. In the slideshow’s third […]

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Orb Relatively Unremarkable As a Youngster

As handicappers and trainers alike begin theorizing about Orb’s Triple Crown capabilities ahead of his run in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, those who encountered him as a youngster say he was much like any other horse in the field. Claiborne Farm manager Bradley Purcell recalls Orb’s February 2011 birth as “textbook,” with the future […]

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Last Gunfighter Out-Draws Field in Pimlico Special

John D. Gunther’s Last Gunfighter captured his sixth consecutive victory with a commanding 4 ¼-length triumph in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), the co-feature on the Black-Eyed Susan Day program at historic Pimlico Race Course. The on-track crowd of 38,957 watched Emma-Jayne Wilson defeat seven other riders, including three Hall of Famers in the Xpressbet Battle […]

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