Racing News

Super Quick Blazes to Near-Record $150,000 Allaire du Pont (G3) Win

First of 6 Stakes, 4 Graded, Worth $1.05 Million on Black-Eyed Susan Card

LAUREL, MD – Marylou Whitney Stables’ homebred Super Quick, left alone up front to dictate her own terms, flirted with both the track and stakes record while rolling to her first stakes victory in Friday’s $150,000 Allaire du Pont Distaff (G3) at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Winchell Seeks First Win in Triple Crown with Epicenter

Asmussen: Can’t Speculate How the Preakness Will Unfold
McPeek Taking Another Shot with Creative Minister

LAUREL, MD – While Steve Asmussen has trained two winners of the Preakness Stakes (G1), owner Ron Winchell is still seeking his family’s first victory in any Triple Crown race.

Tami Bobo Takes Unlikely Road to Preakness 147

Simplification’s Owner Living American Dream

LAUREL, MD – A few minutes into an interview about her Preakness Stakes (G1) runner Simplification, Tami Bobo noticed that the groom was having a problem. She quickly stepped toward the colt, grabbed his halter and helped settle him. A potentially difficult situation was averted.

Treasure Trove Making Return Trip to Friday’s Pimlico Special (G3)

Beguine Getting Chance on Big Stage for 95-Year-Old Owner-Breeder
Advance Wagering Friday for Entire Preakness Stakes Day Program

LAUREL, MD – His connections may be different, but James Wolf’s Treasure Trove will find himself in familiar surroundings when he makes his return to graded-stakes competition in Friday’s historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Epicenter Ready for 1st Road Game in Preakness

Rosario: ‘He Did Everything’ but Win in Derby
Creative Minister Makes His Way into Main Event
Lukas: Secret Oath Training Better than Before Oaks

LAUREL, MD – With trainer Steve Asmussen’s premier division spending the winter stabled in New Orleans and most of the rest of year in Louisville, favored Epicenter will play his first road game in Saturday’s 147th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

D. Wayne Lukas Keeps Rolling Along

Hall of Fame Trainer Has No Plans to Slow Down

LAUREL, MD – The resume of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is about as long as the stretch at Pimlico Race Course. Maybe longer.

Where to start? How about right here, at Old Hilltop?

The Preakness Stakes (G1), the signature event on the Maryland racing calendar, has been the personal playground for Lukas for years. When he comes to the races on Saturday, Lukas will be bringing his popular, mega-talented 3-year-old filly Secret Oath to the $1.65 million race.

Pierre and George Lorillard: Kings of the Preakness in the Gilded Age

LAUREL, MD - In the three decades following the Civil War, rich men with outsized ambitions began to shape the future of America. Captains of industry or robber barons, depending on your perspective, they built a country on industrialization, steel, railroading and untethered capitalism.

With all the miserable North-South bloodshed out of the way, the wealthiest Americans got down to the business of doing what they really wanted – to make money and have a good time.

Epicenter ‘Energy Level is Good’ for 147th Preakness

Early Voting Gets Acquainted with Pimlico Racetrack
Alex Sano: ‘It’s Like a Movie that Never Ends’
Lukas Looks Back at 1st Preakness Win

LAUREL, MD – Winchell Racing’s Epicenter, the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1), jogged a mile around Pimlico Race Course’s oval early Wednesday, his first morning in town after vanning from Louisville.

In Bobo We Trust:’ Exercise Rider Brigmon Handles Smith’s Stars

Divine Huntress Representing Maryland in Black-Eyed Susan (G2)
G2 Winner Cilla Favored to Give Brinkman First Pimlico Stakes Win

LAUREL, MD – Ten years after going to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with one of Hamilton Smith’s best colts, James ‘Bobo’ Brigmon finds himself at historic Pimlico Race Course for Preakness weekend with one of the trainer’s best fillies.

Luna Belle Carries Late Breeder’s Legacy to Black-Eyed Susan (G2)

‘I Think of Him Every Race:’ Daughter Deborah Says of Fred Greene Jr.

LAUREL, MD – Of all the pictures on Deborah Greene’s phone, there’s one that holds the most special of meanings. Taken in the spring of 2019 it shows her father, then 92, gently holding the lead while standing over one of his newest foals, a three-week-old bay filly. The foal’s mare stands protectively behind them.