G1 Winners Force the Pass, Grand Arch Tangle in Dixie (G2)

Eight Other Graded Winners in Field for $250,000 Turf Stakes
BALTIMORE – Grade 1 winners Force the Pass and Grand Arch head a solid field of older turf horses running in the $250,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) on the Preakness undercard Saturday.
The 115th running of the mile-and-a-sixteenth race drew 13 horses, 10 of them graded stakes winners.

Nyquist Right on Schedule for Saturday’s Preakness; Exaggerator Taking Desormeaux to Highest Level & More

Exaggerator Taking Desormeaux to Highest Level
Lani Breezes 5F at Belmont Park
BALTIMORE –Wednesday was jog day at Pimlico Race Course for Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist, who has been on a somewhat unusual training schedule of alternating days of jogging and galloping throughout the Kentucky Derby (G1) winner’s unblemished eight-race career.

Preakness runners Collected, Laoban and Uncle Lino arrived at Pimilco

BALTIMORE – Preakness runners Collected, Laoban and Uncle Lino arrived at Pimilco on Tuesday afternoon after taking a flight from Louisville, Ky.
Uncle Lino was flown from California to Louisville on Tuesday morning. The others had been training at Churchill Downs.
The flight went smoothly, said Jimmy Barnes, assistant to Bob Baffert, who trains Collected. 

Preakness Day To Feature Six Multi-Race Guaranteed Pools Totaling $4.15 Million

$2 Million Guaranteed Late Pick 4 Pool & $1 Million Guaranteed Late Pick 5
BALTIMORE – Preakness Day at Pimlico Race Course, featuring the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) and eight other stakes, will also include six multi-race guaranteed pool totaling $4.15 million.
First race post Saturday is 10:30 a.m.

Labor of Love Has Kept McCue Going for 47 Years

Maryland Track Photographer On the Job Since 1970
BALTIMORE, MD – Visitors who find their way up several flights of stairs and navigate a maze of hallways to Jim McCue’s small cluttered office behind Laurel Park’s grandstand are immediately greeted by a massive, full-color print of Secretariat hanging just inside the door.

Exaggerator Gallops for Rematch with Nyquist; Gun Runner, Dazzling Gem Officially Out of Preakness

Nyquist Beats Rain with Strong Early-Morning Gallop
Exaggerator Gallops for Rematch with Nyquist
Gun Runner, Dazzling Gem Officially Out of Preakness
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) champion Nyquist galloped a mile at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday, finishing his morning training session with good energy under exercise rider Jonny  Garcia.

Gun Runner Will not Run in Preakness

BALTIMORE, MD - Trainer Steve Asmussen officially took Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby (G2) winner who finished third in the Kentucky Derby (G1), out of Preakness (G1) consideration Tuesday morning. 

Preakness Day News & Notes

Lady Shipman Making Return to Maryland in The Very One
Dazzling Gem Confirmed for Sir Barton
Marengo Road Going Back to Turf for James Murphy
BALTIMORE – More than a year after winning her lone start in Maryland, Ranlo Investments’ multiple stakes winner Lady Shipman will return to Pimlico Race Course Saturday for the $100,000 The Very One on the undercard of the 141st Preakness Stakes (G1).

Latin American Racing Channel to Sponsor $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) will sponsor of the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, to be run Saturday, May 21 as part of Preakness Day.
Part of the Latin American Racing Channel’s sponsorship will include a check presentation to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) in the amount of $30,000.

Preakness Stakes New & Notes

Nyquist Gets Acquainted with Pimlico Paddock, Gate
Desormeauxs Set for Preakness Homecoming
Pletcher Has ‘Utmost Respect’ for Preakness 
Gun Runner Breezes Easy Half Mile
BALTIMORE – Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist jogged two miles at Pimlico Race Course Monday morning, taking a break between circuits of the racetrack to school in the paddock in preparation for a highly anticipated start in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1).
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