The draw for the 146th Preakness Stakes, originally scheduled for May 10, has been pushed back a day by the Maryland Jockey Club.
France Go de Ina, the Japan-based Preakness contender, arrived at Pimlico Saturday evening to begin final preparations.
The deal that will lead to a new Pimlico — and a new Laurel Park — came together through skill, courage – and more than a little bit of good luck.
Willful Woman, a winner of two of her last three starts, will try hunting bigger game in Friday’s Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.
Crowded Trade, Risk Taking, and Unbridled Honor – all New York-based runners from powerful barns – had their final pre-Preakness moves Saturday.
Chica Rabiosa, a filly by Imagining, won the first baby race of the year in Maryland, taking a maiden event at Pimlico Saturday.
Lady Traveler is Grade 3-placed but still in search of her first stakes win, which trainer Dale Romans hopes will come in the G2 Black-Eyed Susan.
Withers winner Risk Taking, seventh as the favorite in the Wood Memorial, will make his next start in the Preakness, trainer Chad Brown said.
Midnight Bourbon, a rallying sixth in the Kentucky Derby, will face the starter in the May 15 Preakness, trainer Steve Asmussen said.
Trainer Brad Cox said today he would not start either Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun or Arkansas Derby runner-up Caddo River in the Preakness.
Nominations for nine undercard stakes on Preakness day were released Thursday, with 244 total nominations.
France Go de Ina, the Japan-based Preakness contender, is now quarantined in Los Angeles and slated to make the trip to Baltimore May 8.
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More than two dozen runners, including graded stakes horses and runners from the Kentucky Oaks, are nominated to the G2 Black-Eyed Susan.
Keepmeinmind, who rallied from the rear to finish seventh in the Kentucky Derby, will likely run back in the Preakness, his trainer said.
Crowded Trade, in the money all three career starts but with just a maiden win, must “step up” to factor in the Preakness, his trainer says.
Two-year-old champion Essential Quality, a close-up fourth in the Kentucky Derby, will bypass the Preakness, as will Lexington winner King Fury.
Concert Tour, who skipped the Kentucky Derby after finishing third in the Arkansas Derby, will make his next start in the Preakness.
With the Preakness less than two weeks away, we take a look back at last year’s Preakness weekend. Which races were your favorites?