04/05/2017 3:12PM

Trainers again competing for bonus cash Preakness weekend


The Maryland Jockey Club will again offer a $100,000 trainers' bonus competition on Preakness weekend, May 19-20.

Trainers who start at least five horses in stakes at Pimlico on Preakness weekend will earn points on a 10-7-5-3 scale if their horses finish first through fourth. Horses who finish fifth or lower will earn one point.

The six trainers with the most points will split up $100,000, with $50,000 going to first, $25,000 to second, $12,000 to third, $7,000, to fourth, $4,000 to fifth, and $2,000 to sixth.

Last year, Dale Romans won the top prize with 34 points. His starters included Go Maggie Go and Ma Can Do It, who finished first and second in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan; Cherry Wine, who was second in the $1.5 million Preakness; and Flying Tipat, who was fourth in the Gallorette Stakes.

Six stakes, including the $300,000 Pimlico Special, will be run on Friday's Black-Eyed Susan card. Nine stakes, including the $250,000 Dixie, will be run on Preakness Saturday.

The 15 stakes, eight of which are graded, will offer combined purses of $3.7 million.