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).

The Stronach Group Enters Agreement to Purchase Rosecroft Raceway

BALTIMORE – The Stronach Group announced today it has entered into an agreement with Penn National Gaming Inc., to purchase Rosecroft Raceway.
Completion of the purchase is subject to closing conditions, including approval of the Maryland Racing Commission. Conditions expect to be met by the end of June or early July.

Twenty-Five Years Later, Preakness Winner Hansel Still Solid, Bold & Beautiful

UPPERVILLE, VA - When you drive up to Hansel’s private pasture here at Lazy Lane Farm, you can see his proud head over the rise of a lush green hill. His ears are pricked as he trots toward the black board fence and the people awaiting him.
At 28, Hansel looks fabulous.

Nyquist’s Sunday Gallop Gives O’Neill ‘Goose Bumps’; Allard in a Sit and Wait Situation with Abiding Star & More

Preakness News & Notes
Allard in a Sit and Wait Situation with Abiding Star
Preakness Candidates Dazzling Gem, Lani Breeze  
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby hero Nyquist galloped a strong mile Sunday morning at Pimlico Race Course in preparation for Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1). 

Garcia Excited to be Back at Pimlico with Derby Winner; New Shooters Cherry Wine, Laoban Breeze in Kentucky

New Shooters Cherry Wine, Laoban Breeze in Kentucky 
Uncle Lino Ready to Join Triple Crown Fray
BALTIMORE – Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist jogged twice around the Pimlico racetrack Saturday morning, a week before a highly anticipated bid to complete a Kentucky Derby-Preakness Stakes double in next Saturday’s Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
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