The stage is set for what could be a historic race in three weeks at Belmont Park in the Belmont Stakes. I'll have Another has a chance to do what hasn't been done since 1978 and has only been done 11 times is history - win the Triple Crown. In the afternoon on June 9th in New York, I'll Have Another has a chance to join the likes of Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed in infamy!
First of all - what a race! Second of all - is it conceivable that anyone can slow down I'll Have Another? The Preakness, like the Kentucky Derby, came down to a two horse race and like the Derby the slight underdog overtook the favorite en route to his second win in a row toward the Triple Crown.
The Grade 2 Hendrie Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, May 19th from Woodbine Racetrack. Fillies and mares four years old and upward are featured in this 6 1/2 furlong race as the entries vie for their share of the $150,000 purse on Woodbine's Polytrack surface.
The Grade 2 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (formerly known as the Milady Handicap) comes our way from Betfair Hollywood Park this Saturday, May 19th. Fillies three years old and upward will be racing 1 1/16 miles on Hollywood Park's all-weather track in search of their share of the $150,000 purse.
The Grade 3 Railbird Stakes comes our way this Saturday May 19th from Betfair Hollywood Park. Fillies three years old will go seven furlongs on Hollywood Park's all-weather track in search of their share of the $100,000 purse.
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.