Preakness

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.

Preakness Day Undercard Features Eight Stakes Races

     BALTIMORE, 05-19-11--Paddy O'Prado emerges from a six-month layoff to grab the favorite's role for the Grade 2, $200,000 Dixie Stakes, one of eight stakes races on the Preakness Day undercard. Five are graded events.

Animal Kingdom Favored In Full Field Of 14

                BALTIMORE, 05-18-11 – Animal Kingdom, who pulled off a 20-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby on May 7, has been installed the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a full field of 14 entered for Saturday’s 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Preakness Stakes Will Feature Full Field Of 14; Animal Kingdom Center Of Attention At Fair Hill; 'Mucho' First Of 9 To Arrive; Prado Gets 'Perfect'

ANIMAL KINGDOM – Trainer Graham Motion sent the Kentucky Derby winner out for his morning gallop in front of about two dozen members of the media at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md.

     The Team Valor International homebred colt did his exercise on the all-weather Tapeta track at the facility in rural northeast Maryland, 60 miles from Pimlico Race Course. Motion uses the Tapeta track when Fair Hill’s dirt track is muddy. He said his colt galloped about 1¾ miles.

Elite Riders Come Together For Inaugural "Distaff" Jockey Challenge

Top female jockeys to compete on Black-Eyed Susan card

     BALTIMORE, 05-18-11---Six of the world’s top female riders are set to square off in the inaugural $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday, May 20, at Pimlico Race Course.

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