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Souper Striking Gets First Stakes Win in Hilltop

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:02
Souper Striking turned the six-horse $100,000 Hilltop Stakes into a one-woman show during her frontrunning 6 1/4-length victory over the soft Pimlico Race Course turf Friday.

Red Ruby Gets the Trip, Takes Black-Eyed Susan in Slop

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:02
With a dream trip on a surface she loves, the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) could not have gone any better for Red Ruby May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.

Irish War Cry Rewards Patience With Pimlico Special Win

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:02
On a rainy day at Pimlico Race Course, a year removed from the Triple Crown campaign that resulted in a runner-up finish in the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), Irish War Cry came through in the $300,000 Pimlico Special Stakes (G3).

Imprimis Takes Jim McKay Turf Sprint, Remains Unbeaten

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:02
Imprimis remained unbeaten in four starts when he raced just off a tepid pace set by Rocket Heat and took over at the head of the lane on his way to capturing the five-furlong test over boggy going at Pimlico Race Course.

'Bob and Wayne Show' Hard to Beat at Preakness

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:55
For all the greats that have laid claim to the Woodlawn Vase in the 143-year-old history of the Preakness Stakes (G1), no trainers in the modern era have worked the 1 3/16-mile race the way Hall of Famers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas have.

Happy Like a Fool Speeds to Miss Preakness Victory

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:55
Entering the $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes (G3), Happy Like a Fool had never encountered a wet track in three starts on dirt, but thrived on the off track May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.

O'Brien Enters Four in 16-Horse Lockinge Stakes

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:55
A stacked field of 16 has been declared for the first older horse group 1 of the British season at Newbury May 19, the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes.

Vertical Oak Splashes to Victory in Skipat Stakes

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:55
Vertical Oak found the sloppy going at Pimlico Race Course to her liking May 18, as the 4-year-old filly wore down pacesetter Ms Locust Point to post a 1 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes.

Brette Named Head Trainer at Lambholm South

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:55
Peter Brette has been appointed head trainer at Lambholm South, the storied training center located in Marion County, Fla.

Baffert's Preakness Success Points to a Justify Win

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:49
For the third time in the past four years, the weatherman says there is an excellent chance the Preakness Stakes (G1) will be run in the muck and mire. That was also the case when  American Pharoah (2015) and Exaggerator (2016) came splashing home.

Preakness Stakes Week 2018

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:49
Images from the days leading up to the 143rd Preakness Stakes

Preakness News Update for May 18

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:49
Reporting from Pimlico Race Course, Claire Crosby shares updates on morning track appearances from Justify, Quip, Sporting Chance, Bravazo, and Good Magic.

Brisk Activity at Fasig-Tipton Sale Grounds

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:49
It was business as usual at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale grounds the morning of May 18, a day after the final under tack workouts in preparation for next week's 2-year-old sale were rescheduled due to track conditions.

Jockey, Author, Photographer Raymie Woolfe Dies at 82

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:48
Raymond G. "Raymie" Woolfe Jr., at 16, was the young jockey to win a New York stakes in 1951.

Preakness Stakes: Chad Brown on Good Magic

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:48
Chad Brown talks about Good Magic's prospects for the Preakness Stakes.

Justify Goes Out Early for Final Preakness Gallop

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:48
Justify went out for his final pre-Preakness Stakes (G1) gallop in the dark May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, about three hours earlier than he hit the track the day prior, and Bob Baffert had a simple explanation as to why he changed things up.

Six Pack Gal First Winner for Boisterous

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:05
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds' homebred Six Pack Gal was the first starter and first winner for the stable's freshman sire Boisterous when she rolled to an impressive debut score at Santa Anita Park May 17.

John Servis Back at the Preakness After 14 Years

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:05
Bringing Diamond King to Baltimore has been very different than when Smarty Jones made his bid in 2004. The atmosphere at Servis' base in Bensalem, Pa., leading up to the Preakness was that of everyday business.

Keeler Johnson’s Preakness Stakes 143 Selections

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:59
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1).

Fasig-Tipton Sellers, Buyers Adapt to Schedule Change

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:59
Safety first. That was the takeaway by buyers and sellers following the decision by Fasig-Tipton to reschedule the final session of workouts in preparation for next week's Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from May 17 to Sunday, May 20.

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