May 16, 2019
$2 Million Pick 4, $1 Million Late Pick 5 Pools Preakness Day
Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day Features Trio of $300,000 Pools
BALTIMORE – Bettors will have their choice of seven guaranteed multi-race wager pools at Pimlico Race Course on a weekend that features 16 stakes, nine graded, worth $3.95 million in purses anchored by the 144th running of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1).
The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown will go off as Race 13 on a blockbuster 14-race program Saturday, May 18 that begins with a first-race post time of 10:30 a.m. Post time for the Preakness is 6:48 p.m.
The Preakness will be the final leg of a $2 million guaranteed Pick 4 covering Races 10-13 and a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 5 spanning Races 9-13. Preakness Day will also feature a $500,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on Races 6-9 and $250,000 guaranteed early Pick 5 on Races 2-6.
There will be three multi-race wager pools guaranteed at $300,000 apiece on Black-Eyed Susan Day Friday, May 17, each involving the 95th running of the Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2), carded 11th on a 14-race program that begins at 11:30 a.m. Post time for the Black-Eyed Susan is 4:48 p.m.
Friday’s guaranteed $300,000 pools will be an all-stakes Late Pick 5 spanning Races 7-11 and Pick 4 wagers covering Races 8-11 and 11-14.
Aside from the Black-Eyed Susan, other stakes in the sequences are the $100,000 Fidelity First & Blackwell Real Estate Skipat in Race 7, $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3) in Race 8, $100,000 Maker’s Mark Hilltop in Race 9, $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) in Race 10, $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint in Race 12 and $150,000 Caplan Brothers Glass Allaire duPont (G3) in Race 13.
About Pimlico Race Course
Legendary Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the Middle Jewel in horse racing’s famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed, American Pharoah and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.
The Stronach Group is North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, home of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America’s top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact David Joseph at email@example.com or call 954.658.7156.