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Preakness Weekend to Feature 15 Stakes Worth $3.5 Million

148th Preakness (G1), Middle Jewel of Triple Crown, May 20
99th Black-Eyed Susan (G2) for 3YO Fillies on Preakness Eve

LAUREL, MD – The 148th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, and 99th renewal of the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) highlights a spectacular weekend of racing featuring 15 stakes, eight graded, worth $3.5 million in purses May 19 and 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Graded-Stakes Placed Doppelganger Returns Friday at Laurel

Eclipse Finalist Barbosa Back Following Trip to South Florida
Special Noon Post Time for Saturday’s Nine-Race Program

LAUREL, MD – Multiple graded-stakes placed Doppelganger, unraced since last summer, will launch his comeback Friday running first time for new connections when live racing returns to Laurel Park.

Post time for the first of nine races is 12:25 p.m.

H P Moon Returns a Winner in Sunday Sprint Feature

Well-Regarded 4YO Ridgling Lasts in First Race in 51 Weeks

LAUREL, MD – K E M Racing Stable and Five Hellions Farm’s H P Moon, racing for the first time in 51 weeks, overcame a belated break and the late challenge of Magic Mule to return a winner in Sunday’s featured open allowance sprint at Laurel Park.

Prince of Jericho Good-Looking Spectacular Bid Winner

Earns First Career Stakes in Seven-Furlong Sprint for 3YOs

LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb and Morris Bailey’s Prince of Jericho, beaten by Coffeewithchris in his stakes debut last month, avenged that loss by pouncing on the co-favorite at the top of the stretch and steadily drawing away to win Saturday’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid by four lengths at Laurel Park.

Factor It In Powers to $100,000 Fire Plug Victory

Fille d’Esprit Rebounds in $100,000 What a Summer
Plot the Dots Becomes Stakes Winner in $75,000 Jennings
Award Wanted Takes Inside Route to $75,000 Geisha Win

LAUREL, MD – Michael Scheffres’ multiple Grade 3-placed Factor It In continued his career-best form Saturday at Laurel Park by cruising to this third stakes victory in five starts, a two-length triumph in the $100,000 Fire Plug.

L Street Lady Captures Stakes Debut in $100,000 Xtra Heat

Pulls Clear of Favored Chickieness Late in 3YO Filly Sprint

LAUREL, MD – Madaket Stables’ L Street Lady, making just her third career start and first in a stakes, pressed favored Chickieness before taking over at the top of the stretch and sprinting clear to a 2 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Xtra Heat at Laurel Park.

$100,000 Spectacular Bid for 3-Year-Olds Tops Saturday Stakes

Six Stakes, Four Sprints, Worth $550,000 in Purses on Nine-Race Card
Eclipse Award Finalist Barbosa Rides 200th Career Winner Friday

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will play host to Maryland’s first stakes of the 2023 racing season Saturday during a nine-race Winter Sprintfest program featuring six stakes worth $550,000 in purses.

Ournationonparade Marching Ahead in $75,000 Jennings

Stablemates Malibu Beauty, Intrepid Dream Top $75,000 Geisha

LAUREL, MD – Morris Kernan Jr., Yo Berbs and Jagger, Inc’s Ournationonparade, victorious in the Maryland Million Classic three starts back, shortens up in his return to restricted company seeking to regain his winning form in Saturday’s $75,000 Jennings at Laurel Park.

Trainer Capuano Chases First Stakes Win in $100,000 Fire Plug

Swayin to and Fro Goes for Third Straight in $100,000 What a Summer

LAUREL, MD – A week after getting his first wins as a trainer out of the way, Phillip Capuano will go after his first stakes win with Mopo Racing’s Alwaysinahurry in the $100,000 Fire Plug Saturday at Laurel Park.

The 6 ½-furlong Fire Plug for 4-year-olds and up and $100,000 What a Summer for fillies and mares 4 and older going six furlongs are among six stakes, including four sprints, worth $550,000 in purses on a nine-race Winter Sprintfest program.

Coffeewithchris Seeks Second Straight Win in Spectacular Bid

Maryland Million Winner Chickieness Returns in $100,000 Xtra Heat

LAUREL, MD – Coffeewithchris, who became a stakes winner with his 16-1 upset of last month’s Heft in his juvenile finale, wheels back in three weeks looking to maintain that momentum in Saturday’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid at Laurel Park.