Preakness

Justin Squared Stays Perfect in $100,000 Chick Lang

BALTIMORE – Zayat Stables’ Justin Squared kept his perfect record intact with a gate-to-wire, two-length victory in the seventh running of the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
 
Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for Zayat Stables, who teamed up to win the 140th Preakness Stakes (G1) with American Pharoah en route to the 2015 Triple Crown, 4-5 favorite Justin Squared ($3.60) ran six furlongs in 1:11.41 over a muddy main track.
 

Lady Shipman Too Tough in $100,000 The Very One

BALTIMORE – Ranlo Investments’ well-traveled multiple-stakes winner Lady Shipman made a triumphant return to Maryland with a commanding 2 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 The Very One Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
 

Marengo Road Wins Turf Return in $100,000 James W. Murphy

BALTIMORE – Back on turf for the first time since last fall, Harry and Tom Meyerhoff LLC’s Marengo Road opened up in the stretch and held off late-running Aquaphobia for a 1 ¼-length triumph in the seventh running of the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes.
 

Always Sunshine Breaks Through in Sagamore Spirit Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3)

BALTIMORE – On a cloudy and cool Saturday afternoon, Always Sunshine broke through with his first career graded-stakes victory in the $150,000 Sagamore Spirit Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.
 
The 30th running of the Maryland Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was the first of eight stakes and four graded stakes on a spectacular 14-race Preakness Day program at Pimlico Race Course.
 

Nyquist Jogs Two Miles for Start in Saturday’s Preakness; Desormeaux: ‘I Want to Take My Picture in the Sun’; More News

Desormeaux: ‘I Want to Take My Picture in the Sun’
Pletcher: Stradivari at Disadvantage Experience-Wise                                                           
 

King Leatherbury On Ben’s Cat

BALTIMORE - Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury, 83, will saddle his 10-year-old gelding Ben’s Cat Friday at Pimlico Race Course in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint, a race he’s won three consecutive years and four out of the last five.
 
Bred, owned and trained by Leatherbury, the popular Ben’s Cat, a winner of 31 of 54 races and $2.5 million, is one of only five horses in the last 40 years to win 25 stakes.
 

Stanford Out of Sagamore Spirit Pimlico Special

BALTIMORE - Stanford, the 8-5 morning-line favorite, will not ship down from New York for Friday’s $300,000 Sagamore Spirit Pimlico Special. 
 
“We’ve decided to wait for the Met Mile,” trainer Todd Pletcher said in a text message. 
 

Gutierrez Happy to Be Back at Pimlico with Nyquist; Desormeauxs Fondly Remember Their Maryland Roots & More

Gutierrez Happy to Be Back at Pimlico with Nyquist
Desormeauxs Fondly Remember Their Maryland Roots
Abiding Star, Awesome Speed, Lani Arrive at Pimlico           
 
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