Preakness

American Pharoah Favored in Early Wagering for Saturday’s 140th Preakness

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – At the close of Friday’s early wagering, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah was the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. 

As of 7 p.m.,  there was $39,754 in the on-track win pool for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah was favored at 4-5 on the morning line in a field of eighth 3-year-olds.

Commissioner Shows Who’s Boss in Sagamore Racing Pimlico Special

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – For much of his career, WinStar Farm homebred Commissioner has shown a flair for the dramatic. Five of his first 11 starts were decided by less than a length, including each of his three wins, none of which came by more than a neck. 

Keen Pauline Steals Away to Upset Victory in $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan Day Program Registers Sharp Increases in Handle, Attendance

Black-Eyed Susan Handle Tops $18 Million For 63 Percent Increase

Attendance Up 23 Percent From 2014                               

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the total handle for Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day was $18.488 million, the highest total handle on Black-Eyed Susan Day in 10 years and topping last year’s handle of $11.346 million by 63 percent.

Skipat Victory Keeps Galiana Perfect at Pimlico

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – Four weeks after winning her debut at Pimlico Race Course, Triple R Stables’ Galiana powered past front-running favorite Lady Sabelia in the stretch Friday for a 2 ¾-length victory in the 22nd running of the $100,000 Skipat Stakes.

Stopchargingmaria Returns to Pimlico a Winner in DuPont

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15  – Asserting her class as a Grade 1 winner, favored Stopchargingmaria took the lead in the last of nine furlongs and cruised home a four-length winner in the 22nd running of the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

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.

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