Racing News

Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Possible for Morning Matcha

Lauralea Glaser Rides First Winner in 398 Days Friday

LAUREL, MD – LC Racing, Cash is King and Gary Barber’s stakes winner Morning Matcha could be headed to the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course following a sharp breeze Friday morning.

“She worked really well this morning, and if all goes well for the next week we may take a stab in there,” trainer Robert E. ‘Butch’ Reid Jr. said. “We couldn’t have asked for it to have gone any better.”

Brown ‘Very Pleased’ with Early Voting’s Friday Breeze

Preakness Distance Expected to Suit Skippylongstocking
O’Neill-Trained Happy Jack Joins Preakness Cast
Creative Minister’s Team Taking $150,000 Swing
Epicenter Program Favorite With or Without Rich Strike

BALTIMORE – Klaravich Stables’ Early Voting turned in his final work for the May 21 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, covering five furlongs in a bullet time of 1:00.63 on the main track at Belmont Park Friday morning.

Smith, MacAdam to be Honored at Alibi

Smith Earns Frutkoff Award, MacAdam Woods Award

LAUREL, MD - Photographer Patrick Smith and writer Mike MacAdam will be among the honorees at the Alibi Breakfast May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

Smith will receive the Jerry Frutkoff Award for the best Preakness picture of 2021 while MacAdam will receive the David F. Woods Award for best Preakness story.

I’m Blushing Keeps Barn Rolling in Opening Day Feature

Jockey Toledo Registers Hat Trick to Kick Off Preakness Meet

LAUREL, MD – Fresh off the first training title of her career, Brittany Russell got the Preakness Meet off to a successful start when John and Cheryl Banner’s Maryland homebred I’m Blushing captured Thursday’s opening day feature at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Lukas: Secret Oath Makes Preakness Very Interesting

Winchell Family Counting on Epicenter for a First
Simplification Gets Acquainted with Racetrack at Pimlico
Hernandez: ‘Minister’ Needs to ‘Put Big-Boy Pants On’
Statement from Rick Dawson, Owner of Rich Strike

Statement from Rick Dawson, owner of Rich Strike

Our original plan for Rich Strike was contingent on the KY Derby, should we not run in the Derby we would point toward the Preakness, should we run in the Derby, subject to the race outcome & the condition of our horse, we would give him more recovery time & rest and run in the Belmont, or another race and stay on course to run with 5 or 6 weeks rest between races.

Nominations Total 245 Horses for Preakness Stakes (G1) Undercard

Nine Stakes, Five Graded, Support Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
Undefeated Stakes Winner Chez Pierre Pointed to 121st Dinner Party (G2)
Sophomores in Spotlight in Chick Lang (G3), Sir Barton, James Murphy

LAUREL, MD – A total of 245 nominations were made to eight Thoroughbred stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 million in purses that help support the 147th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 21 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Secret Oath, Luna Belle Top $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Noms

Historic Race for Sophomore Fillies Run for 98th Time Friday, May 20
Tops 14-Race Program of Six Stakes, Four Graded, Worth $1.05 Million

LAUREL, MD – Four graded-stakes winners led by Kentucky Oaks (G1) heroine Secret Oath, a trio of Grade 1-placed horses and local star Luna Belle, who has reeled off five consecutive stakes victories, head a list of 26 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Friday, May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Derby Runner-Up Epicenter Confirmed for Preakness 147

Eric Reed: ‘It’s Like a Euphoria That Won’t Go Away’
Oaks Heroine Secret Oath ‘Probable’ for Middle Jewel
Simplification Settles in at Pimlico for Preakness Start

LAUREL, MD – The 147th Preakness Stakes (G1) will feature a Kentucky Derby (G1) rematch between upset victor Rich Strike and favored Epicenter, who appeared home free until passed on the inside in the final strides by the 80-1 long shot.

Clancy to Receive Old Hilltop Award at Pimlico

To Be Recognized at Alibi Breakfast May 19

LAUREL, MD - Joe Clancy, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine and co-owner with brother Sean of ST Publishing, Inc. - parent company of The Saratoga Special newspaper and - has been named recipient of the 2022 Old Hilltop Award for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction.