National Treasure Caps Emotional Day in 148th Preakness Stakes (G1)

3YO Colt Gives Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert Record Eighth Victory Hall of Fame Jockey John Velazquez Earns First Preakness Win in 13th Try LAUREL, MD – National Treasure led from the start and held off a game Blazing Sevens the length of the stretch to win the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel […]

G1 Preakness Stakes Quotes

Winning Trainer Bob Baffert (National Treasure): “This day was like a rollercoaster. Started out great. Then things went bad. When we lose a horse, it’s tough on everybody. We grieve. But then for this horse to come back, to pull us out of that dark area that we were in…that’s why I love those horses. […]

148th Preakness Stakes (G1) TV Flash Quotes

Winning trainer Bob Baffert (National Treasure): “This business is twists and turns, ups and downs. We started out great, we had a horrible race and we’ve been totally wiped out after that horse [Havnameltdown] got hurt. The emotions of this game, there’s so many responsibilities a trainer has, employees, horse and jockey safety, and then […]

148th Preakness Stakes Media Conference

Saturday, May 20, 2023 Baltimore, Maryland, USA Pimlico Race Course Bob Baffert John Velazquez Jack Wolf Barbara Banke Bat Masterson Sol Kumin Tom Ryan Media Conference THE MODERATOR: I’ll quickly make the introductions here: Tom Ryan, SF Racing; Sol Kumin; you have Bat Masterson; of course, winning trainer Bob Baffert; Stonestreet Stables Barbara Banke; winning […]

Smooth Win for Straight No Chaser in Maryland Sprint (G3)

California Shipper Sets Stakes Record in Six-Furlong Dash LAUREL, MD – MyRacehorse’s Straight No Chaser broke running and never looked back, becoming a graded-stakes winner in record time with an eye-catching 7 ½-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,00 Maryland Sprint (G3) presented by Big Ass Fans at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 36th running of the […]

Beer Can Man Up in Time in $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint

G3 Winner Edges Stubborn Nothing Better for Seventh Career Win LAUREL, MD – Little Red Feather Racing, Madaket Stables and Sterling Stables’ Grade 3 winner Beer Can Man, the lone also-eligible that drew into the field following four early scratches, forged a short lead in mid-stretch and held on for a neck victory in Saturday’s […]

Cheetara Sprints to Narrow $100,000 Skipat Victory

Fourth Career Stakes Win for 6YO Chilean-Bred Mare LAUREL, MD – Stud Los Leones’ Cheetara, a Group 2 winner in her native Chile, came with a relentless drive on the far outside to outrun fellow closers Olivia Darling and I’m the Boss of Me and spring a 17-1 upset of Saturday’s $100,00 Skipat presented by […]

Never Explain Record-Setting Winner of $200,000 Dinner Party (G3)

5YO Making Stakes Debut Sets 1 1/8-Mile Turf Course Record of 1:46.14 LAUREL, MD – Courtlandt Farm’s 5-year-old Never Explain, making his 15th career start and first in a stakes, edged clear of four rivals in the final 50 yards to register a record-setting half-length upset at odds of 15-1 in Saturday’s $200,000 Dinner Party […]

Whitebeam Shines in $100,000 Gallorette (G3) Victory

4YO Filly Becomes Stakes Winner in 2nd North American Start LAUREL, MD – Juddmonte homebred Whitebeam, an English-bred filly narrowly beaten in her North American debut last month, split horses in mid-stretch and went on to a 2 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Gallorette (G3) presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar at historic Pimlico Race Course. […]

Ryvit Extends Win Streak to Four in $200,000 Chick Lang (G3)

Sixth Win in Six-Furlong Sprint for Hall of Fame Trainer Asmussen LAUREL, MD – Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Ryvit, stepping up to graded-stakes company for the first time, extended his win streak to four races with a 1 ¾-length triumph in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) presented by Case IH at historic Pimlico Race Course. […]