Preakness

Royal Delta Rolls to Victory in The Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

     BALTIMORE, 05-20-11---Royal Delta got the jump on the competition with a decisive move in the second turn and rolled to a 2½ -length victory in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Friday at Pimlico Race Course. The Empire Maker filly trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49 3/5 over a fast track to earn the winner’s share of $150,000 in the Grade 2 stake for 3-year-old fillies. Buster’s Ready was second, 5 ¼ lengths ahead of Hot Summer.

Excited Bounds To Victory In Hilltop Stakes

     BALTIMORE 05-20-11 –Michael B. Tabor’s Excited worked her way out of traffic and galloped to victory in the $75,000 Hilltop Stakes, the nightcap on Pimlico’s Preakness Eve 13-race program.

Silver Partner Threads Needle To Win Kattegat’s Pride Starter

     BALTIMORE, 05-20-11---Owner-trainer John E. Salzman Jr.’s Silver Partner slipped through a narrow gap between horses at the top of the stretch and drove to victory in the $25,000 Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap.

     Under jockey Ramon Dominguez, the daughter of Partner’s Hero reached the finish line two lengths ahead of Universal Language, with long shot Lady Outflanker finishing third. Silver Partner completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.84 and paid $6.20.

Wiley-Wagner Wins Lady Legends For The Cure II

Breast cancer survivor takes race for the cause

Canadian Shipper Claims Jockey Challenge Title

Emma-Jayne Wilson wins inaugural all-female competition and donates winnings to Susan G. Komen For The Cure

R Holiday Mood Holds on in Miss Preakness Pink Warrior Stakes

     BALTIMORE, 05-20-11 – E. Paul Robsham Stables LLC’s R Holiday Mood took the lead in the stretch and held off the furious late charge of Strike the Moon to win the $75,000 Miss Preakness Pink Warrior Stakes at Pimlico Race Course Friday afternoon.

Suzzona Takes The Very One Stakes

     BALTIMORE, 05-20-11 – Sandy Valley Farms’ Suzzona won her third of four starts on the Pimlico turf course Friday afternoon while prevailing over a field of fillies and mares in the $75,000 The Very One Stakes.

     Julian Pimentel was aboard the 7-year-old chestnut mare who is trained by Benny Feliciano.

Ben’s Cat Triumphs In Jim McKay Turf Sprint

     BALTIMORE, 05-20-11 – The Jim Stable’s Ben’s Cat stormed home a convincing winner in the $75,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico Race Course, the first of seven stakes races on the Preakness eve card.

     Last away from the starting gate under jockey Jeremy Rose, Ben’s Cat covered the five-furlong distance in :59.71, rallying through the stretch to win by two lengths.  Local Celebrity finished second and Super Chunky was third.

Motion Confident In Animal Kingdom's Readiness; Zito-Trained Dialed In Zeros In On Preakness 5.5

ANIMAL KINGDOM – Trainer Graham Motion said Friday that Team Valor International’s Kentucky Derby winner is ready for the Preakness, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

     “I feel very confident with how the horse is doing,” Motion said.

'Congie' Namesake Remembered At Alibi Breakfast; Motion To Make Preakness Pitch At Camden Yards

KING CONGIE – Mike Masiello gave an emotional tribute to the late namesake of King Congie at Thursday morning’s Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico. The West Point Thoroughbreds partner spoke about the life of Congie DeVito and the significant role he played in the success of the stable’s Preakness hopeful.

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