Racing News

California Crown Dreaming for Preakness & Dinner Party Winners

$7.5 Million in Bonuses for Preakness 149, California Crown and Pegasus

LAUREL, MD – While it is still four months away, the connections of Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Seize the Grey and Dinner Party (G3) winner Balnikhov are excited about the possibility of running for $7.5 million in bonus money come the Sept. 28 California Crown at Santa Anita Park.

DeVaux Earns Richest Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus

First Female to Top Standings Thanks to Friday Stakes Triple

LAUREL, MD – Her first career three-win day, all in stakes, helped earn Cherie DeVaux the top prize of $50,000 in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 trainer bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend, May 17 and 18, at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Lukas: Preakness Hero Seize the Grey ‘Likely’ for Belmont Stakes

Preakness Runner-Up Mystik Dan Headed to Spa But No Belmont Decision

LAUREL, MD – Early Sunday morning, 11 hours after Seize the Grey delivered his Hall of Fame trainer his seventh victory in the Preakness Stakes (G1), age-defying D. Wayne Lukas, 88, was, per usual, looking ahead.

Seize the Grey Steals the Day for Lukas in 149th Preakness Stakes

Longshot Gives 88-Year-Old Trainer Seventh Preakness Win

LAUREL, MD – MyRacehorse’s Seize the Grey stole the day for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, delivering a seventh career Preakness Stakes (G1) for the 88-year-old trainer.


Winning Trainer D. Wayne Lukas (Seize the Grey): “I thought when he was cruising down the backside, I turned to my wife and said, ‘I think we’re home free.’ He was running over that ground so easy. I didn’t know how he’d handle (the track)

“It doesn’t get old. It’s still the same. In 1980 I had the first one here I ever ran, and it still feels the same.

149th Preakness Stakes Media Conference

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Pimlico Race Course

D. Wayne Lukas
Jaime Torres
Michael Behrens

Media Conference

SAMANTHA PERRY: We're going to go ahead and get started. If everybody can just get settled for just a moment.

We'll go ahead and get started. First, please direct the questions to me and who you want it directed to. I'll open the floor.

Balnikhov Goes Last to First in $500,000 Dinner Party (G3)

First Graded Win at Pimlico for International Riding Star Dettori

LAUREL, MD – Little Red Feather, Madaket Stables and Old Bones Racing Stable’s Balnikhov, who trailed the field in the early going, wrested a lead from Running Bee in mid-stretch and went on to register a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Dinner Party (G3) at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Grooms All Bizness Comeback Winner of Jim McKay Turf Sprint

Five-Furlong Dash Marked First Race in Nine Months for New Gelding

LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables’ Grooms All Bizness, racing for the first time in nine months and as a gelding, powered through the stretch on the far outside to catch multiple-stakes winner Witty and edge clear by 1 ½ lengths in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Photo Finish Goes to Corporate Power in $100,000 Sir Barton

Edges Gould’s Gold by Nose in 1 1/16-Mile Stakes for 3-Year-Olds

BALTIMORE – Courtlandt Farm’s Corporate Power, making just his fourth start and first in stakes company, got his nose down on the wire and emerged from a three-way photo finish a thrilling winner of Saturday’s $100,00 Sir Barton sponsored by Brandon and Diannah Perry to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Fulmineo Becomes Stakes Winner in $100,000 James W. Murphy

Grade 2-Placed Colt Surges Late in Mile Turf Stakes for 3-Year-Olds

LAUREL, MD – Starlight Racing and Mark Grier’s Fulmineo, racing for the second straight time in his home state, came with a steady run on the outside through the stretch and earned his first career stakes win in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy at historic Pimlico Race Course.