The Grade 2 Dixie Stakes is on tap for Pimlico this Saturday, May 19th - site of the Preakness Stakes that is to be run later that day. Horses three years old and upward will be after their share of the $300,000 purse when they go 1 1/8 miles on Pimlico's turf track.
The 137th running of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes comes our way this Saturday May 19th from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Three year olds will chase the second jewel in the Triple Crown over 1 3/16 miles on Pimlico's main track. $1 million is on the line for the entries as well as the prestige of winning one of horse racing's biggest prizes.
The one-time Grade 1 Pimlico Special Stakes returns this Friday May 18th to Pimlico after a brief three year hiatus. Now a Grade 3 event, horses three years old and upward will go 1 3/16 miles in search of their share of the 300,000 purse.
The Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes comes our way this Friday, May 18th from Pimlico, scene of the Preakness Stakes that will be run Saturday. Three year old fillies will race 1 1/8 miles on Pimlico's main track in search of their share of the $300,000 purse.
Pletcher pair takes aim at 7-5 Favorite Mamma Kimbo in Grade 2 Test For Three-Year Old Fillies. On the one hand, trainer Todd Pletcher is looking for redemption. On the other, it's all about progression. Pletcher will saddle both Disposablepleasure and In Lingerie in the 88th renewal of the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) on Friday at Pimlico Race Course.
The 2012 Preakness field will be headed by I'll Have Another, the Kentucky Derby winner; and Bodemeister, who finished second in the Derby. It also will include Went the Day Well, fourth in the Kentucky Derby, and Creative Cause, who was fifth. The size of the field for the 1 3/16-mile Preakness should come in under the maximum of 14, so no one should be excluded, though there could be some tweaks to the field between today and Wednesday.
The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes is on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico, with Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another looking to win the second leg in horse racing's Triple Crown. As we get ready for Preakness betting, let's consider the post position history, prices and trainers to keep an eye on.
Woodbine Racetrack's Polytrack surface will be the stage for the Grade 3 Selene Stakes that comes our way this Sunday, May 13th. Four year old fillies will go 1 1/16 miles in search of their share of the $250,000 purse. A major prep for the Woodbine Oaks on June 3rd, the Selene is race 6 on Sunday's schedule with a post time of 3:45 PM EDT.
The Grade 3 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes comes our way from Betfair Hollywood Park this Saturday May 12th. Horses three years old will go seven furlongs on Hollywood Park's cushion track in search of their share of the $100,000 purse.