Racing News

Lukas and Baffert: A Friendship Built on Trust and Respect

Hall of Fame Trainers Work Together to Bring Derby Winner Authentic to Preakness 
LOUISVILLE - Bob Baffert has won more Triple Crown races than any trainer in history. So when he needed someone to oversee the preparation in Kentucky of his sixth Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, Authentic, during the weeks leading up to the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1), Baffert turned to the man whose record he broke. 

Swiss Skydiver Takes on the Boys in Preakness on Saturday

Albarado Tabbed to Ride Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner
Ny Traffic Likely for Preakness Following Sunday Breeze
Derby Hero Authentic Slated to Breeze Monday at Churchill
BALTIMORE – Peter Callahan’s Grade 1 stakes-winning filly Swiss Skydiver will compete in the 145th Preakness (G1) at Pimlico on Oct. 3, trainer Kenny McPeek confirmed Sunday.

Defending Champ Tenfold Returns in Historic $250,000 Pimlico Special

Owendale, Third in 2019 Preakness, Among Eight Foes in Friday, Oct. 2 Race  
BALTIMORE – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold, who has enjoyed some of his finest career moments at Pimlico Race Course, will get the chance once again to display his affinity for the when he returns to defend his title in the historic $250,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, Oct. 2. 

Completed Pass Seeks $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Repeat

Wild About Star Returns for Title Defense in $100,000 The Very One
BALTIMORE – More than a year since becoming a stakes winner last spring over the same track, Robert D. Bone’s Completed Pass returns to Pimlico Race Course with sights set on a repeat victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Thursday, Oct. 1.


Broadcast on Preakness Facebook Page
Interviews with Baffert, Velazquez, Asmussen
BALTIMORE – The post-position draw for the Oct. 3 Preakness 145 will be conducted virtually Monday at noon from Pimlico Race Course.
The draw will include morning-line odds and interviews with trainers Bob Baffert and Steve Asmussen and jockey John Velazquez.

Double Crown, Lebda Look to Make Grade in $200,000 Chick Lang

Pair of Turf Sprint Stakes Help Open Preakness Weekend Thursday, Oct. 1
BALTIMORE –Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Double Crown and Euro Stable’s Lebda, both two-time stakes winners, are both set to go after their first graded triumph in the $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) Thursday, Oct. 1 at Pimlico Race Course.

Thousand Words Back on His Game for Oct. 3 Preakness

Art Collector Breezes Easy Half-Mile at Churchill
Swiss Skydiver Breezes for Possible Preakness Start
Jesus’ Team Breezes, Dr Post and Happy Saver Passing Preakness
BALTIMORE – With blinkers back on, Thousand Words turned in the type of work Saturday morning at Churchill Downs that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert again is regarding him as a solid prospect for the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Stronach 5 Returns $5,248

Sequence Begins with Impressive Debut by Jaxon Traveler
BALTIMORE - There were 26 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $5,248.90.
The Stronach 5 featured races from Pimlico Race Course, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, a $100,000 guaranteed pool and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Strict Protocols in Place for Jockeys Riding Preakness Weekend

Pimlico Drive-Up Testing Site Open 7-3 Starting Sunday, Sept. 27
BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday strict protocols for jockeys intending to ride during Preakness weekend, Oct. 1-3, at Pimlico Race Course.
A total of 16 stakes, nine graded, worth $3.35 million in purses will be offered during the three-day span that closes the abbreviated Preakness Meet at Pimlico, highlighted by the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, Oct. 3.

Asmussen, Closing in on All-Time Training Record, to Saddle Three in Preakness

11 of 15 Victories at Pimlico in Graded Stakes, Seeks Third Preakness Win
BALTIMORE - Steve Asmussen last week became only the second trainer to win 9,000 races, the landmark win coming on Troy Ounce in the second race at Oklahoma City’s Remington Park. That left him 446 victories — since whittled to 437 heading into Friday’s racing — shy of becoming the sport’s all-time winningest trainer, with the late Dale Baird accruing 9,445 in a career spanning 1961-2007.