Racing News

Memorial Day Weekend Opens with $432,827 Rainbow 6 Carryover

12:40 P.M. Post Time for Thursday’s Eight-Race Program at Pimlico

LAUREL, MD – Historic Pimlico Race Course will kick off Memorial Day weekend Thursday with a live eight-race program featuring a carryover of $432,827 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6.

Post time is 12:40 p.m. for the first of four programs that also mark the final weekend of the 12-day Preakness Meet, which began May 12 and runs through a special Memorial Day holiday card May 30.

No Belmont Stakes for Preakness Hero Early Voting

Belmont ‘A Stretch’ for Preakness Runner-Up Epicenter
Creative Minister Likely for Third Jewel of Triple Crown

LAUREL, MD – Preakness (G1) winner Early Voting was back in his stall at Belmont Park by mid-morning Sunday, some 15 hours after scoring a 1 ¼-length victory over Epicenter, the 6-5 favorite, in Saturday’s Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Early Voting Follows Game Plan to Win 147th Preakness Stakes

Klaravich Stables, Brown Double Up in Middle Jewel

LAUREL, MD – Early Voting captured the 147th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, providing Klaravich Stables Inc. and trainer Chad Brown with a second win in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by following their game plan with 2017 victor Cloud Computing.

Like Cloud Computing, Early Voting bypassed the Kentucky Derby (G1) two weeks earlier and joined the Triple Crown campaign in the Preakness.

147th Preakness Stakes Media Conference

Saturday, May 21, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Pimlico Race Course

Seth Klarman
Chad Brown
Jose Ortiz

Media Conference

Carotari Outclasses Field in $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint

Five-Furlong Dash Marks Fifth Stakes Win for 6YO Gelding

LAUREL, MD – William A. Branch’s Carotari, unraced since late December, made a triumphant return to competition with a front-running 1 ½-length score in Saturday’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Ethereal Road Takes Overland Route in $100,000 Sir Barton

Lukas-Trained Colt Sweeps to 1st Stakes Win in Race for 3YOs

LAUREL, MD – Aaron Sones’ Ethereal Road became a stakes winner in grand style Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course, making a bold sweeping move on the far outside to circle the field and capture the $100,000 Sir Barton by 4 ¾ lengths.

The 24th running of the 1 1/16-mile Sir Barton for 3-year-olds was the seventh of 10 stakes, six graded, worth $2.75 million in purses headlined by the 147th Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

No Average 'Joe' Wins $100,000 James W. Murphy

Multiple Dirt-Stakes Winner Transitions to Turf

LAUREL, MD – The Elkstone Group’s Maryland homebred Joe, a multiple-stakes winner on dirt, made the successful transition to the turf with a hard-fought neck victory over favored Ready to Purrform in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Lightening Larry Strikes in $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) Upset

First Graded-Stakes Victory for 3-Year-Old Florida-Bred Colt

LAUREL, MD – Lea Farms’ Lightening Larry, racing for the first time outside of Florida, took to the heat on a steamy day at historic Pimlico Race Course and struck for a 12-1 upset of Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang (G3), his first graded-stakes victory.

Joy’s Rocket Fires Big in Impressive $100,000 Skipat Victory

Rosario, Asmussen Team Up for Second Win on Preakness Card

LAUREL, MD – Team Hanley and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Joy’s Rocket, winless in her previous eight starts that included four second-place finishes, looked like a winner all the way around historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday during a dominant 4 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Skipat.