Pimlico

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
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 11, 2015
When the 140th Preakness is run at Pimlico on Saturday, the event will be the shining moment of the year in Maryland racing, but it also will represent the industry’s most vexing problem.
May 19, 2014
As soon as the gate opened, the 139th Preakness was a battle of tactics and wits as much as a test of raw speed. The field was loaded with potential front-runners, and the jockeys neither wanted to let a formidable rival steal away nor get involved in ...
May 15, 2014
California Chrome chose neither his parents nor his destiny. As a Thoroughbred racehorse, you pretty much work with what you’re handed at birth, and what he has done is remarkable, rising from the protection of restricted stakes competition to sit atop ...
May 14, 2014
When California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby, racing fans loved the story: down-to-earth owners, an old-school trainer, and a humbly bred colt. The saga could get even better as California Chrome attempts to win Saturday’s Preakness and move closer to ...
This has been another difficult year for the brethren in the jockey community, with a long list of members on the infirmary list.