Racing News

It Was a ‘Sonny’ Friday Morning at Pimlico Race Course

LAUREL, MD – It was cloudy all over Baltimore Friday morning, but the forecast outside the Preakness Stakes Barn at Pimlico Race Course was nothing but Sonny.

As in Sonny the dog, the 5-year-old right-hand man er, canine, of trainer Kenny McPeek.

Sonny, a fun-loving white Labrador, was at his owner’s side when McPeek showed up to tend to Mystik Dan, the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s149th running of the $2 million Preakness Stakes (G1).

Smarty Jones Captured 2004 Preakness and Public’s Imagination

LAUREL, MD – The blue-collar horse from the blue-collar track came to Baltimore for the 2004 Preakness Stakes (G1) and obliterated the record for the largest margin of victory.

Has it really been 20 years since the horse with the snappy name became the four-legged folk hero of seemingly every man, woman and child in the United States?

Yes, it has.

It’s All About Family with Preakness Favorite Mystik Dan

Baffert: Imagination ‘Needs to Separate Himself’
Catching Freedom ‘Bucking and Squealing’ after Galloping
Tuscan Gold ‘Very Focused’ for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

LAUREL, MD – If you should hear various Gasaway family members from Arkansas and their friends, the Hambys, repeatedly saying, “Thank you, Ma’am," they aren’t just being overly polite.

Blinkers On for Whocouldaskformo in Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

Prevalence Looking to Maintain Momentum in Maryland Sprint (G3)
Advance Wagering Friday on Saturday’s Entire Preakness Day Car

LAUREL, MD – Following off the board finishes in back-to-back graded-stakes, Courtlandt Farms’ Whocouldaskformo will have a change of equipment when she returns in Friday’s $300,000 George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at historic Pimlico Race Course.

McPeek ‘Going to Enjoy’ Mystik Dan’s Preakness Run Saturday

McPeek, Lukas Entertain at Thursday’s Alibi Breakfast
Baffert: Imagination ‘Will Be Tough’ in $2 Million Preakness
Cox Seeks Career Triple Crown Sweep in 149th Preakness

LAUREL, MD – Trainer Kenny McPeek, separated from his Kentucky Derby (G1) winner for all of four days, liked what he saw Thursday morning in Mystik Dan, who has inherited the mantle of favorite for Saturday’s 149th Preakness Stakes (G1) upon Wednesday’s scratch of Muth.

Jockey Great Frankie Dettori Seeks first Triple Crown Win in Preakness

Dettori Set to Ride Imagination in $2 Million Middle Jewel on Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori, who has excelled on the international stage while also winning 15 Breeders’ Cup races in the U.S., longs to add another notable triumph to his impressive riding resume: a win in a Triple Crown event.

The 53-year-old reinsman figures to have his best shot at doing just that Saturday when he rides Imagination in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico.

Starlight’s Wolf Hoping to See Colors in Preakness Infield

Imagination to Wear Co-Owner’s Silks in Saturday’s Middle Jewel

LAUREL, MD – Though his two visits to the winner’s circle after the Preakness Stakes (G1) were exciting and mighty satisfying, Jack Wolf said there will be an extra bonus if Imagination is able to get to the wire first on Saturday.

It’s personal. Something that most people might miss: an immediate artwork update of the winner’s silks on the infield cupola weathervane, a Preakness tradition since 1909.

Mystik Dan Revised Morning-Line Favorite for Saturday’s Preakness

Kentucky Derby Winner Set at 8-5 for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

LAUREL, MD – Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Mystik Dan has been installed as the 8-5 favorite on the revised morning line for Saturday’s 149th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

2024 Preakness Stakes Still Photographers Meeting

Rules and Marking Meeting
9:30 a.m. - Friday, May 17, 2024
Pimlico Race Course - Trackside Winner's Circle

LAUREL, MD - There will be a meeting at 9:30 am on Friday, May 17 for still photographers covering the 2024 Preakness Stakes on May 18 and/or Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on May 17. The meeting will occur in the Trackside Winner's Circle at Pimlico Race Course

Family Ties Link Maryland’s Shaffer to First Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Winner

Great-Grandfather Guy Bedwell Trained 1919 Pimlico Oaks Heroine Milkmaid