Racing News

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.

Saez Gets Fast Start with Hollis in $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint

A Great Time Becomes Stakes Winner in $100,000 The Very One
BALTIMORE – Jockey Gabriel Saez, who will ride Mr. Big News in the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, got Preakness weekend off to a thrilling start by guiding WSS Racing and 4G Racing’s Hollis to a front-running neck victory in Thursday’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico Race Course.

Baffert Seeking Finger-Licking Good 8th Preakness Win

Marylander Annie Finney Having Fun on Art Collector
Calhoun Finds a Silver Lining with Mr. Big News
BALTIMORE – After his Preakness (G1) horses went to the track at Pimlico Race Course for their exercise Thursday morning, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert joked about the schedule for the days ahead.
“We gallop tomorrow and then we start fretting,” he said with a chuckle, emphasizing the last word as “fret-innn.”

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Lunsford Gets First Preakness Starter in Art Collector

Rated Second Behind Morning-Line Favorite Authentic 
LOUISVILLE — Bruce Lunsford, who will have his first Preakness Stakes (G1) entrant when Art Collector takes on Kentucky Derby winner Authentic Saturday at Pimlico, knows something about tough races and taking on formidable opponents.

Motion Hoping for $150,000 Selima Repeat with Invincible Gal

Kidnapped Looks to Escape with $150,000 Laurel Futurity Victory
BALTIMORE – A year after sending out Sharing to victory as a prelude to her upset triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), trainer Graham Motion brings another promising 2-year-old in Invincible Gal for Saturday’s $150,000 Selima at Pimlico Race Course.

Monday Morning Qb Debuts on Turf in $100,000 James Murphy

Undefeated Fillies Caravel, Princess Grace Tangle in $100,000 Hilltop
BALTIMORE – Cash is King and LC Racing’s stakes winner Monday Morning Qb, at one time under consideration for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), will instead make his turf debut Saturday in the $100,000 James W. Murphy at Pimlico Race Course.

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Competitive Fields in Friday's Stronach 5

Races from Pimlico, Santa Anita and Golden Gate, Three on Turf
LAUREL PARK, MD – Turf races from Pimlico Race Course and Santa Anita Park and a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout highlight Friday’s popular Stronach 5.

Authentic 'Full of Himself' at Pimlico Wednesday Morning

Swiss Skydiver’s Connections Looking for Big Prize Saturday
Mr. Big News ‘Bouncing and Happy’ for Preakness Stakes
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BALTIMORE – As he has done for so many years, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert held court outside the Pimlico Stakes Barn Wednesday morning after his Preakness horses had come back from the track.

Doctor Mounty Paying House Call in $250,000 Dinner Party

119th Year for Saturday, Oct. 3 Turf Stakes, Oldest Stakes Race at Pimlico
BALTIMORE – Already a four-time winner of the race, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will go after No. 5 with Maryland-loving multiple graded-stakes winner Doctor Mounty in the $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course.

G1 Winner Wicked Whisper Tops $150,000 Miss Preakness

Among 12 Stakes, Seven Graded, on Oct. 3 Preakness Day Program
BALTIMORE – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper, making just her sixth career start, looks to return to the winner’s circle for the first time in nearly a year when she lines up against six rivals in the $150,000 Miss Preakness (G3) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course.