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."

Mine That Bird Works Unexpectedly In Kentucky; Rachel Alexandra Now Likely For Historic Start; Hull Opts Out Of Race

BALTIMORE, MD  05-11-09


MINE THAT BIRD – Trainer Bennie “Chip” Woolley altered Mine That Bird’s training schedule at Churchill Downs Monday morning,

'Rachel' Works Sharply In Kentucky For Middle Jewel; Two New Shooters Could Exclude Filly From Field

BALTIMORE, MD  05-10-09---Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra turned in a strong workout Sunday morning at Churchill Downs, but a full field of 14 Triple Crown-nominated horses could stymie plans to enter the standout filly in Saturday’s 134th running of the Preakness.

Rachel Alexandra Scheduled To Fly To Baltimore But Decision To Enter In The Preakness Is Not Final

BALTIMORE, MD   05-09-09---The prospective field for next Saturday’s 134th Preakness® Stakes received a boost in star power when assistant trainer Scott Blasi informed Maryland Jockey Club director of horsemen’s relations Phoebe Hayes that Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winner Rachel Alexandra is scheduled to fly into Baltimore next Wednesday for next Saturday’s $1 million classic. A decision on whether she actually gets on the Tex Sutton plane in four days will not be made until the filly works.

Decision On Rachel Alexandra's Preakness Status Expected After The Superstar Filly Works For New Barn

BALTIMORE, MD 05-08-09---A decision as to whether Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winner Rachel Alexandra will be supplemented into the field for the 134th Preakness® Stakes could be made Sunday or Monday after the filly works for her new trainer, Steve Asmussen. The $1 million Preakness will be held on Saturday, May 16 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

36th Annual Preakness Parade And Other Downtown Events Spice Up Preakness Week Celebration

BALTIMORE, MD 05-08-09---The 2009 Preakness Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, May 15, at 8:30 p.m. This year the parade will feature illuminated floats, bands, giant balloons, equestrian units and the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

The Preakness Field Continues To Take Shape Nine Days Before The Middle Jewel of Racing's Triple Crown

BALTIMORE,MD  05-07-09---The story continues to develop as the field for the 134th Preakness® Stakes continues to take shape. The $1 million classic is the headline event of a 13-race card at historic Pimlico Race Course next Saturday, May 16.

Preakness InfieldFEST Features Three Rock N Roll Performances, Two Stages of Activity And One Stacy Keibler

BALTIMORE, MD  05-07-09—The Maryland Jockey Club announced today the final roll call of events for Preakness InfieldFEST, presented by Bud Light, at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 16, 2009.


Musket Man, General Quarters And Terrain Added To Preakness Field As Big Drama First To Arrive At Pimlico

BALTIMORE, MD   05-06-09---The prospective field for next Saturday’s 134th Preakness® Stakes grew by three confirmed starters when the connections of Musket Man, General Quarters and Terrain committed to the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.

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