April 13, 2016
Uncle Lino, who finished third in the $1,009,690 Santa Anita Derby will not start in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7 and will be pointed for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 21, trainer Gary Sherlock said on Wednesday.
April 09, 2016
If you are keeping score, jockey Jevian Toledo was placed first after finishing second in the Federico Tesio Stakes (race 2) at Laurel Park on Saturday and disqualified from first to second in the Weber City Miss Stakes (race 4).
March 16, 2016
The Pimlico meet will start later and end later this year than in 2015 and will have nine fewer racing days. The stakes schedule is different too but will offer the same 15 stakes as last year on its two main cards, Preakness Day and Black-Eyed Susan Day.
May 20, 2015
The Preakness monsoon cleared out the Pimlico infield, spread out the field by 48 lengths from front to back, and played mind games with figure makers, including those of us at Beyer Central. “Making figures is sometimes a science and sometimes an ...
May 16, 2015
Under the dark skies over Pimlico, American Pharoah shone brightly in the Preakness. He not only displayed his usual high speed, but he was the only one of the key contenders who handled with aplomb the wind, the driving rain, the mu,d and even a ...
May 14, 2015
The raising of the trophy has become a Triple Crown race tradition, akin to a matador brandishing two ears and a tail after dealing with an especially cooperative bull. For purposes of photographs, and safety, a 14-inch replica of the Woodlawn Vase is ...
I believe American Pharoah has a big forward move coming in the Preakness when we might see the big-margin win some were expecting in the Kentucky Derby.
May 13, 2015
That race in Kentucky two Saturdays ago was one of the most logical and uneventful Kentucky Derbies you will ever see. Now the first three finishers, all of whom enjoyed perfect trips at the front of the field, are all back in an eight-horse Preakness ...
Victor Espinoza wasn’t taking any chances aboard American Pharoah with the Kentucky Derby at stake and a tenacious Firing Line digging in for the long haul down the stretch at Churchill Downs. Espinoza gave his colt a rat-a-tattooing reminiscent of the ...
May 12, 2015
Do not be impressed with the circulating stat that nine of the last 18 Kentucky Derby winners have come right back to take the Preakness. Or be impressed, but prepare to be disappointed.