Racing News

Fluffy Socks Comfortable Winner of $150,000 Selima

Follows Maiden Score with First Career Stakes Triumph
BALTIMORE – Head of Plains Partners’ homebred Fluffy Socks, stepping up off her maiden win last month, scooted through an opening along the rail and surged past favored leader Invincible Gal to win the $150,000 Selima Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Harpers First Ride Springs Upset in $250,000 Pimlico Special

Maryland-Bred Turns Back Favored Owendale for Front-Running Score
BALTIMORE – MCA Racing Stable’s Harpers First Ride – bred in Maryland, saddled by the state’s leading trainer three years running and guided by his first-call rider – delivered a victory for the home team in one of its biggest races, scoring a front-running upset of favored Owendale in the historic $250,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

Courtney, Tukker Handicap Preakness Late Pick 4

BALTIMORE – Maryland Jockey Club hosts and analysts Acacia Courtney and Naomi Tukker handicap Saturday’s Late Pick 4 at Pimlico Race Course, which includes the $1 million Preakness (G1), the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan, $100,000 James W. Murphy and $150,000 Laurel Futurity.

Wicked Awesome, Singapore Trader Highlight Claiming Crown Qualifier

BALTIMORE – On the day before the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Maryland Jockey Club played host to eight Claiming Crown qualifying races on the Pimlico Special (G3) program Friday at Pimlico Race Course.


Pimlico Special/Preakness Double Will Pays
PP Horse Odds
1 Excession 80-1

'Other Baffert' Expected to Run Big Race in Preakness

Drury Likes What He Sees from Art Collector          
Swiss Skydiver Ready for Her Clash with the Boys
Mr. Big News Has Another Good Day
BALTIMORE – While his Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic is the program favorite for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Saturday, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said his other starter should not be overlooked.

VIDEO: Local Riders Ready to Make Impact on Preakness 145

BALTIMORE – Four local riders have mounts in Saturday’s 145th Preakness Stakes (G1). Maryland Jockey Club host and analysis Naomi Tukker talks to the riders about getting the opportunity and their chances.

Derby Winner Authentic Favored for Saturday's Preakness

Trainer Bob Baffert Seeks Record 8th Preakness Win
Blue Grass Winner Art Collector Joins Triple Crown Fray
Swiss Skydiver on Quest to Be 6th Filly to win Preakness

The Stars Align for Tom Drury at Preakness 145

After 30 Years in the Trenches, Art Collector’s Trainer in Triple Crown
BALTIMORE - Tommy Drury Jr. had never won a graded stake until Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector captured Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2) less than three months ago. But he’d certainly played a role in the training process for a lot of graded-stakes winners.

Yaupon Ties Stakes Record in $200,000 Chick Lang Victory

Undefeated Colt Matches Fastest Time in Six-Furlong Sophomore Sprint
BALTIMORE – L. William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Yaupon kept his perfect record intact in impressive fashion Thursday, streaking to a stakes-record four-length triumph in the $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.