Preakness

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           
 

Nyquist 3-5 Morning-Line Favorite for Saturday’s Preakness; Undefeated Kentucky Derby Hero Draws No. 3 Post; Read More

Undefeated Kentucky Derby Hero Draws No. 3 Post
Derby Runner-Up Exaggerator Rated Second at 3-1
Preakness Card Features 6 Guaranteed Pools Totaling $4.15 Million
 
BALTIMORE – Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite following Wednesday’s post position draw for Saturday’s 141st running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.
 
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