HORSE BETTING NEWS
Maraud, 5-2 morning-line favorite, streaks into the 2018 Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile, the richest race of the year at Penn National Race Course.
Accelerate and Dr. Dorr head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up in the 79th running of the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park.
Hawksmoor and Uni, along with sharp local stakes winner Beau Recall, head a wide open field of eight fillies and mares three and up in this Saturday's Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes, to be contested at a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita Park turf.
Itsinthepost appears well positioned to reassert his dominance in Saturday's Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify survived a protracted duel with Good Magic and held on to capture the 143rd Preakness Stakes with a half-length victory over late-charging Bravazo Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
List & analysis of the confirmed 2018 Preakness Stakes entries & early betting odds at Pimlico. Kentucky Derby winner Justify looking for Triple Crown.
The 94th running of the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for 3-year-old fillies highlights a 14-race program that includes seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 million in purses on the eve of the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
World Approval, reigning male turf champion, looks to make a title defense in Saturday's $250,000 Maker's Mark Dixie Stakes (G2) at Pimlico.
The 48th running of the 1 3/16-mile Pimlico Special for 3-year-olds and up attracted a solid field of nine - six of them graded-stakes winners - as one of seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 million in purses on a 14-race Black-Eyed Susan Day program.
Championship racing returns to legendary Pimlico Race Course for its 12 day Preakness Meet, highlighted by the 143rd running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 19.
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