Racing News

Muth, Imagination Please Baffert with Preakness 149 Tune-Up

McPeek Expects to Decide Mystik Dan’s Preakness Status Saturday
Cox Evaluating Catching Freedom for Possible Preakness Run
Lukas Has No Plans to Breeze Just Steel before Middle Jewel
Uncle Heavy Named in Tribute to Trainer Butch Reid Jr.’s Brother

Corposo Works Friday for Possible Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Start

May 17 Stakes Not Ruled Out for Automatic Qualifier Call Another Play

LAUREL, MD – Madaket Stables and Slam Dunk Racing’s Corposo, third in the Santa Anita Oaks (G2) in her most recent start, turned in a sharp breeze Friday ahead of an anticipated start in the $300,000 George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

Albarado Gallops Kentucky Derby Hero Mystik Dan Thursday

Two-Time Preakness-Winning Jockey Answers McPeek’s Call
Brown to Seek Third Preakness Success with Tuscan Gold
Catching Freedom Under Consideration for May 18 Middle Jewel
Uncle Heavy Confirmed for Start in Preakness Stakes
Rosario Has Mount on Just Steel; Jaime Torres on Seize the Grey

Trio of Grade 1 Winners Top $500,000 Dinner Party (G3) Nominations

Among 8 Stakes, 4 Graded, Worth $1.3 Million on Preakness Undercard
Dinner Party Part of $2.5 Million Bonus
$100,000 Gallorette (G3) Winner Gets Berth in G1 Stakes at Deauville
$100,000 Jim McKay Winner Earns Entry to G1 Stakes at Newmarket

Hillwood Stable’s Ellen Charles to Receive Special Award of Merit

Longtime Owner to be Recognized at Alibi Breakfast May 16 at Pimlico

LAUREL, MD – Longtime horsewoman and lifetime philanthropist Ellen Charles, who has bred or owned some of Maryland’s most popular and successful horses of recent years, will be recognized with the Special Award of Merit May 16 during the Alibi Breakfast at historic Pimlico Race Course.

$300,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Draws 30 Nominees for 100th Renewal

Headlines May 17 Program of Six Stakes, Three Graded, Worth $1 Million

LAUREL, MD – Kentucky Oaks (G1) heroine Thorpedo Anna, fellow graded-stakes winners Lemon Muffin, Manama Gold and My Mane Squeeze, and local stakes winners Call Another Play and Miss Harriett head a list of 30 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $300,000 George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Friday, May 17 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Derby Hero Mystik Dan Returns to Track with Preakness on Radar (video)

Trainer Kenny McPeek: ‘At This Stage, I Like What I See’
Mugatu Seeks to Pay Huge Dividends on Modest Investment in Preakness
May 18 Preakness Not Ruled Out for Tesio Winner Copper Tax
Withers Winner Uncle Heavy Confirmed for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown

LAUREL, MD – Mystik Dan went back to the racetrack at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning for the first time since registering an upset victory in the May 4 Kentucky Derby (G1).

Maryland Racing Returns to Historic Pimlico Race Course

Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday for 11-Day Stand
149th Preakness Stakes (G1) Set for Saturday, May 18
100th Black-Eyed Susan (G2), Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 17
$100,000 Trainer Bonus Returns for Preakness Weekend Stakes

LAUREL, MD – Live racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday for the opening of its 11-day Preakness Meet, highlighted by the 149th running of the $2 million Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 18.

Derby Winner Mystik Dan Set to Resume Training Wednesday

Mugatu Confirmed for Start in Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown
Lukas Returns for Preakness Weekend After Rare Year Off
Muth, Imagination Will Tune Up for G1 Preakness on Weekend

LAUREL, MD – Mystik Dan, who had another easy day walking around the shedrow Tuesday, is scheduled to resume training at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning four days after capturing Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1).

MJC ‘Encouraged’ By Horsemen Response to Preakness Weekend

15 Stakes, Eight Graded, Worth $4.3 Million in Purses May 17 & 18
$5 Million Preakness (G1), California Crown (G1), Pegasus (G1) Bonus
$2.5 Million Dinner Party (G3), John Henry (G2), Pegasus Turf (G1) Bonus
Qualifiers for G1 Stakes at Newmarket & Deauville, Trainer Bonuses