Preakness

Ben’s Cat Sprints to Third Straight Jim McKay Triumph

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15  – Showing no signs of slowing down at the age of 9, Ben’s Cat reeled in Bold Thunder in deep stretch and stuck a neck out at the wire for his third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Friday at Pimlico Race Course. 

Irish Jasper Finds Room Inside for Miss Preakness Win

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15– Under a patient ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Irish Jasper surged through an opening along the inside in mid-stretch and sprinted clear to a 1 ¼-length victory Friday in the 30th running of the $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3).

Miss Temple City Rolls to Victory in $100,000 Hilltop

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15– Miss Temple City took the lead at the top of the stretch and steadily edged clear to her first career stakes victory in Friday’s 43rd running of the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes.

PREAKNESS NEWS & NOTES

 Justin Zayat Living the Dream with American Pharoah
 Firing Line Has a ‘Good Morning’ at Pimlico
Casse Expects Less Stressful Trip for Danzig Moon
Video Links to Interviews – Baffert, Corrales, Delacour

 

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – With his obligations as a student at New York University completed, Justin Zayat, racing manager for Zayat Stables, spent Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course checking up on his family’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, American Pharoah.

Legendary, War Correspondent Took Different Paths to Longines Dixie

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15– Legendary and War Correspondent have arrived at the 114th Longines Dixie Stakes following similar but different paths.

Both started their careers in Europe and have found success since being imported to the U.S. last year. Late Saturday afternoon, they will be part of an overflow field of 14 runners entered in the 1 1/8-mile Dixie, which precedes the running of the 140th Preakness Stakes.

Emotional Kitten Seeks Another Graded Win in Gallorette

Field of 13 Entered for $150,000 Grade 3 Turf Stakes
           

Quick Turnaround for Include Betty in Black-Eyed Susan

Sophomore Filly Returns Two Weeks After Kentucky Oaks

 

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15 – For former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones and Timothy Thornton's Include Betty, Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico Race Course will present an opportunity to rebound from a troubled trip May 1 in the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Happy My Way Seeks to Recapture Maryland Sprint Handicap Championship Form

BALTIMORE, MD., 05-14-15– At this time last year, Happy My Way was beginning to look like one of the premier older male sprinters in the country, but the son of Wilko’s convincing victory in the $150,000 Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3) surprisingly turned out to be his last trip to the winner’s circle for nearly a year.

Toast of the Track: Official Black-Eyed Susan Recipe

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15: The Kentucky Derby may have the Mint Julep, but in Baltimore, the Preakness Stakes is all about the Black-Eyed Susan cocktail. Available for purchase at the race track, and enjoyed by fans in their homes, the Black-Eyed Susan weaves in fresh, juice flavors and elderflower balanced out by Finlandia Vodka, the Official Vodka of the 140th Preakness Stakes. This recipe, created by Finlandia’s Global mixologist, Pekka Pellinen is a simpler, fresher version of the traditional cocktail.

PREAKNESS WEEKEND NEWS & NOTES

Cat Burglar Looking to Steal Pimlico Special
Vyjack Making Maryland Debut in Pimlico Special
Ahh Chocolate Brings Trainer Back To Scene Of His Top Victories
Perique Rounding Into Form For Allaire DuPont
Miss Ella Looks To Stay Unbeaten In Miss Preakness

 

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/14/15  – Narrowly beaten in his only two previous graded-stakes attempts, Michael Lund Petersen’s Cat Burglar will get another chance in Friday’s $300,000 Sagamore Racing Pimlico Special (G3).

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