Maryland-bred Cordmaker has been third in two previous runnings of the Grade 3 Pimlico Special. Trainer Rodney Jenkins hopes three’s a charm.
A quiet morning at Pimlico turned eventful when Preakness hopeful France Go de Ina ditched his rider and ran off. Horse and rider are fine.
Multiple graded stakes winner Somelikeithotbrown, second in the Grade 2 Dinner Party in 2020, will return for another try Saturday.
Six-time stakes winner Street Lute will try to take the next step when she faces graded foes for the first time in Friday’s G3 Miss Preakness at Pimlico.
New Jersey-bred Horologist is the lukewarm favorite in a wide-open renewal of the Grade 3 Allaire du Pont Distaff Friday at Pimlico.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, whose status as a Preakness starter remained up in the air until Tuesday afternoon, is the 9-5 morning line favorite.
One of the most interesting horses in Saturday’s Preakness is France Go de Ina, the globetrotting Japan-based runner with a pioneering trainer.
Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Mile winner Fearless, trained by Todd Pletcher, headlines a field of 11 set for Friday’s G3 Pimlico Special.
Grade 3 winner Beautiful Gift, trained by Bob Baffert, has been installed as the morning line favorite for the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Friday at Pimlico.
Keepmeinmind, a rallying seventh in the Kentucky Derby, is looking good, trainer Robertino Diodoro said, in his preparations for the Preakness.
Midnight Bourbon breezed a half-mile Monday morning in his final move prior to the May 15 Preakness Stakes.
El Camino Real Derby winner Rombauer came out of his final pre-Preakness breeze in good order, his trainer said.
France Go de Ina, the Japan-based Preakness contender, arrived at Pimlico Saturday evening to begin final preparations.
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.