Preakness

Sue Steel Named 2013 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior

BALTIMORE, 05-10-13---Sue Steel has been named 2013 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior for the 138th Preakness Stakes. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior serves as the official Preakness ambassador at all events leading up to and including the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. 

Derby Winner Orb Continues To Look Good For Preakness Stakes

Itsmyluckyday Scheduled for Work; Goldencents Gallops at Pimlico

 BALTIMORE, 05-10-13---Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb galloped 1 ¼ miles under exercise rider Jenn Patterson at Belmont Park Friday morning, looking the picture of a happy, healthy horse ready to take on the challenge of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 18.

“I was pleased with everything I’ve been seeing,” trainer Shug McGaughey said.

Derby Winner Orb Pleases Trainer; Scheduled To Ship To Pimlico Monday

Goldencents Jogs over Pimlico track; Hernandez Set for First Preakness Ride

BALTIMORE, 05-09-13---Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb pleased trainer Shug McGaughey during his morning visit to the sloppy track at Belmont Park Thursday. The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner also gave exercise rider Jenn Patterson all the right signs in his preparation for the 138th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico on May 18.

Derby Winner Orb Returns To Racetrack To Prep For Preakness Stakes

Velazquez to Ride Itsmyluckyday; Smith Gains Mount on Will Take Charge; Leparoux Aboard Titletown Five

BALTIMORE, 05-08-13– On a rainy Wednesday morning at Belmont Park, Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb went to the racetrack for the first time since his Kentucky Derby victory last Saturday, jogging a mile under exercise rider Jenn Patterson in preparation for the Preakness Stakes on May 18.

Goldencents Settles In At Pimlico To Prepare For Preakness Start

Lukas Adds a Third Candidate; Itsmyluckyday Confirmed for Middle Jewel

BALTIMORE, 05-07-13Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents settled in at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday after arriving in the middle of the night from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Preakness Candidate Goldencents Starts Journey To Pimlico

Santa Anita Derby Winner Likely To Arrive in Baltimore Around Midnight

BALTIMORE, 05-06-13---Goldencents, a contender for the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 18, began his journey to Pimlico Race Course Monday afternoon at 3:17 when he boarded an airport-bound van at Churchill Downs. The Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner, who finished a disappointing 17th in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), was scheduled to fly from Louisville to New York before vanning to Pimlico Monday evening.

Departing Looms As Dangerous 'New Shooter' For 138th Preakness Stakes

Derby Winner Orb ‘Bright;’ Normandy Invasion, Vyjack Enter Picture

BALTIMORE, 05-06-13–Although several other horses that prepped at Fair Grounds ran well in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Al Stall has no regrets about having Departing skip the race to run fresh in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 18.

Goldencents Will Arrive Tomorrow Night For Preakness Preparation

BALTIMORE, 05-05-13---Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Goldencents will arrive at Pimlico Race Course tomorrow night to begin preparations for the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, May 18. Trainer Doug O’Neill followed a similar course shipping to Baltimore two days after the Kentucky Derby last year with dual classic winner I’ll Have Another.

Kentucky Derby Winner Orb To Ship To Baltimore May 14 for 138TH Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-05-13---Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday, May 14 to begin final preparations for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, May 18.

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey confirmed his plans to run the Malibu Moon colt in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown during a Sunday morning phone call with Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas and two other Preakness officials. Pimlico officials traditionally call the winner of the Kentucky Derby to extend a formal invitation to come to Baltimore.

“I’m looking forward to getting this process going again and running in the Preakness,” McGaughey said.

Maryland Jockey Club Modifies Security Policies For 2013 Preakness Stakes And Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-30-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced it has modified the security policies for fans, employees and vendors who will enter Pimlico Race Course next month on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness days, May 17-18.

The changes were made after consulting with law enforcement and public safety officials following the bombings during the Boston Marathon two weeks ago.

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