The Pimlico Special

The Pimlico Special

The Pimlico Special used to be just that – special. Few American races for older horses can boast such an entertaining history. The Seabiscuit-War Admiral match race. The Citation walkover. The showdown between older champ Stymie and Triple Crown winner Assault. Ancient history, granted, played out in black and white, all grainy, with the men wearing hats and smoking Chesterfields. Then came living color, and the Special glowed, helping make the case for Horse of the Year when it was won by Criminal Type, Cigar, Skip Away, Mineshaft, and Invasor. 

Commissioner, the 4-year-old son of A.P. Indy emerged from his stalking spot at the head of the stretch and pulled clear to a 2 ½-length victory in the $300,000 Sagamore Racing Pimlico Special (G3). Click here to watch the race on YouTube.

10 Commissioner      Javier Castellano           (w) 4.60   (p) 3.00   (s)  2.40
5   Page McKenney   Horacio Karamanos                       (p) 5.00    (s)  2.80 
9   Cat Burglar            Victor Espinoza                                                 (s)  3.00