HORSE RACING RESULTS
The $300,000 Grade 3 Pimlico Special was run on Friday, May 17 on the Preakness Stakes eve card that also featured the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.
The $500,000 Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course highlighted a good Preakness Stakes Eve card Friday May 17.
In the $200,000 Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes at soggy Belmont Park Freedom Child rebounded from a disappointing tenth in the Wood Memorial Stakes with an uber-impressive 13 1/4 length victory and in turn he punched his ticket to the Belmont Stakes June 8.
The $100,000 Grade 3 Senorita Stakes went down Saturday, May 11 at Betfair Hollywood Park. It was the impressive British bred filly Charlie Em that posted the impressive head victory in her first start on North American Soil at 9-1 odds.
In the biggest race of the weekend, it was Orb that took down the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby in sloppy conditions at Churchill Downs at 7-1 odds. 34-1 shot Golden Soul rallied for second and finished 2 1/2 lengths back in second while one of the Todd Pletcher entries Revolutionary finished another length back in third.
While most of the attention of the horse racing world was focused on the East Coast Saturday, the West Coast played host to the Grade 2 Mervyn Leroy Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The $150,000 Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes went down at Belmont Park on Saturday and it featured fillies and mares three years old and upward in the 1 1/16 mile event.
The eyes of the horse racing world was fixed on Belmont Park but there was racing at other tracks around the country - believe it or not! The Grade 3 Fort Marcy Stakes went down at Belmont Park and it featured horses three years old and upward as they raced 1 1/16 miles on turf.
To absolutely nobody`s surprise, 3-5 favorite Wise Dan raced to a relatively easy 4 3/4 length victory in the $500,000 Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs Saturday in the race that immediately preceded the Kentucky Derby.
The $300,000 Grade 1 Humana Distaff was one of the huge races featured on the undercard of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 4.
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