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Graded Winners Look to Get on Track in $150,000 Gallorette

Turf Stakes First of Seven Graded Events on Preakness Day Program Oct. 3
BALTIMORE – Juliet Foxtrot and Varenka, graded winners in 2019, will seek their first stakes score this season in the $150,000 Gallorette (G3) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course.
A field of eight fillies and mares was entered in the 1 1/16-mile Gallorette on grass, the second on a 12-race all-stakes Preakness Day program, and the first of seven graded events. First race post time is 11 a.m.

Kentucky Derby Winner Authentic Arrives for Preakness

Joined by Five Others Including Swiss Skydiver, Art Collector
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic and five other horses running in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) arrived at Pimlico Race Course at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday evening after a flight from Louisville, Kentucky.

Preakness Favorite Authentic Was Worth the Wait

D’Angelo Following His Dream with Jesus’ Team
Pneumatic Seeks to Join Long List of Winchell Stars
Naming Swiss Skydiver Easy Call for Owner
BALTIMORE – A  connection formed with 2018 Triple Crown champion Justify has yielded 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and Preakness (G1) morning-line favorite Authentic.

Stan the Man Aims for Graded Success in Frank De Francis Dash

Prestigious $200,000 Sprint Joins Preakness (G1) Undercard Saturday, Oct. 3
Florida Shipper Liza Star Looks to Spring Upset in $100,000 Skipat
BALTIMORE – Last fall, trainer John Terranova sent an unknown minor stakes winner from New York to Maryland, one that had been competitive graded company without success, in search of a breakthrough race.

Maryland Jockey Quartet Representing Home Team at Preakness

Veteran Riders Combined for Seven State Championships in Nine Years
BALTIMORE – A fearsome foursome of Maryland’s top jockeys, who have combined to win 30 individual meet titles and seven of the state’s last nine overall riding championships, are lined up to strut their stuff on the biggest stage of all.

$250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Draws Competitive Field of 11

96th Edition of Prestigious 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes Saturday, Oct. 3
BALTIMORE – An evenly-matched field of 11 fillies, led by graded-stakes winners Bonny South, Hopeful Growth, Perfect Alibi and Project Whiskey, are set to gather for the 96th running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G1) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course.

'Shiny' Authentic Impresses in Work for Saturday's Preakness

Kentucky Derby Winner Breezes Half-Mile at Churchill Downs
Asmussen Trio Breezes for Preakness 145 at Pimlico
Jesus’ Team Gets Acquainted with Pimlico Oval Monday

Trainer Calhoun Takes Another Step Forward in Career

Saddles Mr. Big News in Saturday’s Preakness
LOUISVILLE - Bret Calhoun has accrued 3,192 victories and $86 million in purse earnings - both ranking 28th all-time in North America - in 26 years of training horses. The 56-year-old Texas product has won 42 graded stakes and 302 stakes overall. 

Authentic Favored at 9-5 for Saturday's Preakness Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert on Quest for Record 8th Preakness Win       
BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic will headline a field of 11 3-year-olds entered Monday in the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), which will bring down the curtain on a most unusual 2020 Triple Crown campaign Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Claiming Crown Prep Draws Competitive Fields

Eight Races Friday Compliment Pimlico Special (G3)
BALTIMORE - A total of 76 horses were entered for the eight Claiming Crown prep races on the Pimlico Special (G3) program Friday, Oct. 2 at Pimlico Race Course.
In addition to guaranteed berths in the Claiming Crown, the Pimlico prep race winners will receive travel subsidies to the event to be held at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Dec. 5.