Preakness

Mike Smith Meets Mine That Bird For The First Time; Rachel Alexandra Gallops; Papa Clem Breezes A Bit

BALTIMORE,MD 05-15-2009

 

MINE THAT BIRD – Jockey Mike Smith dropped in on Mine That Bird at the Preakness Stakes Barn Friday morning,

Former Rider And Racing Steward Bill Passmore Passes

BALTIMORE, MD   05-15-09---The Maryland racing community lost one of its more prominent members last night when retired jockey and racing steward Bill Passmore passed away. He was 76.

Eight Stakes Races Highlight Preakness Undercard

BALTIMORE, 05-14-09---Saturday’s thirteen race card at Pimlico Race Course is fully loaded with nine stakes races, including seven graded events, topped off by the 134th Preakness Stakes, which is race twelve on the program. Saturday’s first post is 10:15 a.m. with the $1.1 million Preakness set for 6:15 p.m. on NBC.

Rachel Alexandra The 8-5 Morning Line Favorite In Saturday's $1.1 Million Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE, MD  05-13-09– Rachel Alexandra, the lone filly in the 13-horse field entered Wednesday in the 134th running of the Preakness Stakes, is rated as the 8-5 favorite in the morning line

Mine That Bird Gets His Feet Wet During Gallop; 'Rachel' Just Walks On First Morning At Pimlico

BALTIMORE, MD  05-14-2009

 

MINE THAT BIRD – Early morning rains did nothing to alter training plans for Mine That Bird, who galloped his customary two miles under exercise rider Charlie Figueroa Thursday at Pimlico in preparation for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.

Mine That Bird Tops 13-Horse Field For Preakness 134

BALTIMORE,MD  05-13-09– The first four finishers in the Kentucky Derby, including 50-1 upset winner Mine That Bird, and super filly Rachel Alexandra were among the 13 horses entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 134th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Derby Hero Mine That Bird Arrives At Pimlico

BALTIMORE,MD  05-12-09 – Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird arrived at Pimlico ahead of schedule Tuesday with a Baltimore City Police escort

Friesan Fire Signals His Readiness With 5F. Bullet; Mine That Bird, 3 Others, Hit The Road To Pimlico

BALTIMORE,MD  05-12-09

 

MINE THAT BIRD – Trainer Bennie “Chip” Woolley got behind the wheel of his Ford F-450 Lariat and drove through Gate 6 at Churchill Downs Tuesday shortly after 9 a.m. with a van carrying his Kentucky Derby winner in tow.

Pimlico Jockey Challenge Adds Punch To Friday Race Card

BALTIMORE, 05-12-09---The top four riders in the country based on earnings, two Hall of Fame jockeys with Preakness victories, another who has won the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, Maryland's all-time winningest rider and Eclipse Award winners Kent Desormeaux and Garrett Gomez, will do battle in the first Jockey Challenge

Grade II Black-Eyed Susan Tops Stakes Laden Friday Card

BALTIMORE, MD   05-11-09---Trainer James Jerkens has never had much success in the Grade II Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, but he is hopeful that this year will be different. The $150,000 test for three-year-old fillies highlights a 13-race card that features seven stakes races.

"I've never had a lot of luck in this race," Jerkens said from his New York base. "Fe Fi Fo Fum was in a couple years ago and ran horribly. This is probably the best chance I've had."

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