Preakness

Pimlico Rider Battle Returns With A Twist

Xpressbet Jockey Challenge to feature ‘Battle of the Sexes’

BALTIMORE, 05-13-13---Both pride and purses will be on the line for eight male and female riders in the inaugural $34,000 Xpressbet Jockey Challenge on Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

Derby Hero Orb 'Magnificent' In Workout For Preakness

GOVENOR CHARLIE, MYLUTE, LUKAS DUO BREEZE IN KENTUCKY

BALTIMORE, 05-13-13– Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb made a strong impression at Belmont Park Monday morning during a four-furlong tune-up for Saturday’s 138th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

“I thought it was nothing short of magnificent,” trainer Shug McGaughey said after Orb made his sharp workout under exercise rider Jenn Patterson look effortless.

Richard's Kid Comes Home To Compete In Pimlico Special

BALTIMORE, 05-12-13---When the field for Friday's $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) appeared to come up short, trainer Doug O'Neill considered two options: to enter both Richard's Kid and Handsome Mike or place the latter in a different spot.

Locals Eye Black-Eyed Susan Day With A 'Purpose'

Maryland-bred, based Walkwithapurpose looks to rebound in 89th renewal of Grade 2, 3-year-old filly feature

Itsmyluckyday 'Awesome' In Preakness Work

BALTIMORE, 05-12-13---Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday prepped for Saturday’s $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) with a sharp half-mile workout at Monmouth Park Sunday afternoon.

Due to the closure of the Monmouth racetrack during training hours Sunday morning, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. received permission to work Itsmyluckyday between the third and fourth races. The son of Lawyer Ron breezed a half-mile over a fast track in a swift 47 1/5 seconds before galloping out five furlongs in 59 3/5 seconds.

Departing On The Mark In Workout For Preakness Stakes

NORMANDY INVASION TO PASS;ORB SCHOOLS, GALLOPS

BALTIMORE, 05-12-13–With trainer Al Stall Jr. and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. watching from the grandstand, Illinois Derby (G3) winner Departing worked a half-mile in 50 2/5 seconds over a fast track at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning in preparation for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1).

Napravnik To Return To Her Roots For Preakness Stakes

Mylute A Go For Middle Jewel; Derby Hero Orb Gallops; Street Spice No Longer A Candidate

BALTIMORE, 05-11-13– Moments after learning that trainer Tom Amoss had confirmed that Mylute would be headed to Pimlico Race Course to run in next Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1), jockey Rosie Napravnik expressed her excitement on Twitter Saturday morning:“Get your PREAK ON baby I’m coming home ;-) I promise you there is no other jockey who wants to win the #Preakness more than me! MYLUTE”

Peck, Stick Capture Preakness 5K Titles

BALTIMORE, 05-11-13---Preakness week unofficially started this morning at Pimlico Race Course with the running of the “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5k.All 406runners began the race by breaking off through the starting gate. The entire 3.1 mile race took place on Pimlico property, which included a trip around the famous dirt course, finishing in the famed infield.

Sue Steel Named 2013 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior

BALTIMORE, 05-10-13---Sue Steel has been named 2013 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior for the 138th Preakness Stakes. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior serves as the official Preakness ambassador at all events leading up to and including the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. 

Derby Winner Orb Continues To Look Good For Preakness Stakes

Itsmyluckyday Scheduled for Work; Goldencents Gallops at Pimlico

 BALTIMORE, 05-10-13---Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb galloped 1 ¼ miles under exercise rider Jenn Patterson at Belmont Park Friday morning, looking the picture of a happy, healthy horse ready to take on the challenge of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 18.

“I was pleased with everything I’ve been seeing,” trainer Shug McGaughey said.

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