Preakness

Fiddlers Patriot Takes Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-18-12 –James F. Olson & R.A. Hill Stable’s Fiddlers Patriot pressed the pacesetter from the start before drawing clear in the stretch to capture in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico Race Course.

John Velazquez was at the controls as the son of Proud Citizen made his 2012 debut for trainer George Weaver.  Super Chunky, who also raced close to the pace, finished 2 ¼ lengths back in second, while pacesetter Ju Jitsu Jax settled for third.

Dominguez To Replace Desormeaux On Tiger Walk In Preakness

BALTIMORE – 5-18-12 --Jockey Ramon Dominguez will ride Tiger Walk in the 137th Preakness Stakes Saturday, replacing Kent Desormeaux, trainer Ignacio Correas IV said Friday.

Correas trains the colt for Sagamore Farm.      

Desormeaux failed a Breathalyzer test at Belmont Park Friday and was removed from his three mounts on the program. He has not been suspended, but the New York State Racing and Wagering Board is conducting an investigation.

Agave Kiss Runs Away With Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-18-12 – Flying Zee Racing Stables, LLC’s Agave Kiss broke alertly and was on cruise control the rest of the way to remain undefeated in six starts with an impressive score in the $100,000 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior Stakes.

The winner of four straight stakes, the daughter of Lion Heart carried Ramon Dominguez to a 5 ½-length victory in 1:10.40 for the six-furlong distance.  Millionreasonswhy, ridden by John Velazquez, worked her way up to take second, while Ageless finished third.

Bold Affair Wins Skipat With Late Rush

BALTIMORE, 05-18-12 – Charles Reed and Mike Zanella’s Bold Affair notched her third straight stakes win in Maryland this year when she rallied to beat four other fillies and mares in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

No "Small" Win For Local Lady Legend

Maryland’s own Jennifer Rowland Small takes race for the cure

BALTIMORE, 05-18-12--- Jennifer Rowland Small won 192 races as the top pioneering female rider in Maryland during the 1970s, but the biggest win on her hometown track came Friday afternoon.

The 59-year-old Small took Class Rules gate to wire to win the $45,000 Lady Legends for the Cure III race by 2 ¼ lengths at Pimlico Race Course.

I'll Have Another, Bodemeister Set For Rematch In Preakness, Trainers Give Derby Winner, Runner-Up Thumbs-Up At Pimlico

BALTIMORE , 05-18-12 -- On a clear, crisp Maryland morning, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner I’ll Have Another made an early appearance on the main track at Pimlico, jogging a half-mile and then galloping seven furlongs under exercise rider Jonny Garcia.

As I’ll Have Another headed back to the barn area a little after 6:30, trainer Doug O’Neill gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to horse and rider.

Universal Language Scores In Kattegat's Pride

BALTIMORE, 05-18-12– Cathal A. Lynch’s Universal Language caught breakaway leader Franstein in deep stretch to win the $25,000 Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap, the opening race on Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day program at Pimlico Race Course.

Preakness Day Features Grade 1 Race For Arabian Horses

BALTIMORE, 05-17-12---A field of 10 will go the gate in the $75,000-added The President of the United Arab Emirates Cup, a Grade 1 race for purebred Arabian horses on the Preakness Stakes undercard Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Grade 2 Dixie Stakes Tops Preakness Day Undercard

BALTIMORE, 05-17-12---Headed by the oldest stakes race in Pimlico Race Course's storied history, the Preakness undercard offers stakes purses worth nearly $1 million.
 
The $300,000 Dixie Stakes (G2)--first run in 1870 as the Dinner Party Stakes and won by the horse Preakness--tops the list with 11 runners scheduled to go immediately before the Preakness Stakes.
 

Derby-Winning Jockey Pays Visit To I'll Have Another; Bodemeister Takes To The Pimlico Track For The First Time; Went The Day Well Schools In Gate Between Gallops

BALTIMORE, 05-17-12 – Jockey Mario Gutierrez proved again Thursday morning that he could handle himself on stage. The Kentucky Derby winning rider showed confidence and a good sense of humor during a news conference for Saturday’s Preakness outside the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course.

Syndicate content