May 18, 2012
The post positions were drawn Wednesday for Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. 1. Tiger Walk Desormeaux 30-1 2. Teeth of the Dog Bravo 15-1 3. Pretension Santiago 30-1 4. Zetterholm Alvarado 20-1 5. Went the Day Well Velazquez 6-1 6. Creative Cause Rosario 6-1 7. Bodemeister Smith 8-5 ...
April 17, 2012
Inquirer columnist Bob Ford has won the David F. Woods Memorial Award for the best Preakness story or column for the previous year. The winner is chosen by representatives of Pimlico Race Course, the site of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown. Ford examined the relationship between Fair Hill Training Center-based trainers Graham Motion, who won last year's Kentucky Derby with long-shot Animal Kingdom, and Michael Matz, the trainer of 2006 Derby winner Barbaro.
May 9, 1988 |
Winning Colors, only the third filly in history to win the Kentucky Derby, is heading for the May 21 Preakness Stakes to continue her quest to become the first female thoroughbred to capture the Triple Crown. In addition to Winning Colors, five other starters in the Derby are expected to check into Pimlico Race Course to start preparing for the Preakness, Pimlico spokesman Joe Kelly said yesterday. Forty Niner, who lost by a neck, and Risen Star, who ran third, as well as Regal Classic, fifth in the Derby, Brian's Time, sixth, and Private Terms, ninth, are expected to be entered in the 113th Preakness.
March 18, 2009 |
Maryland could consider building a horse racing track and running the Preakness Stakes if its financially troubled owner decides to sell the Triple Crown race, State Senate President Thomas V. Miller said yesterday. Magna Entertainment Corp. of Ontario filed for bankruptcy earlier this month. Magna owns Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, where the Preakness Stakes has been run for more than 100 years. Maryland law provides significant limitations on the transfer or sale of the Preakness Stakes name, effectively giving the state the first chance to buy the name if it goes up for sale.
April 1, 1994 |
Jim Beam Stakes, for 3-year-olds, $600,000, 1 1/8 miles. The 13th running of the $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes tomorrow at Turfway in Florence, Ky., should provide a good insight into the contenders for this year's Triple Crown. The last four winners of the Beam have won one Kentucky Derby, one Belmont and three Preakness Stakes. Last year's Beam winner, Prarie Bayou, ran second as the favorite in the Kentucky Derby before winning the Preakness. A competitive dozen horses are assembled for this year's race, including two "hot" horses, Southern Rhythm and Mahogany Hall.
May 12, 1988 |
Once Wild, ridden by Pat Day, scored a 1 1/2-length victory in the $115,600 Withers Stakes yesterday on opening day at Belmont Park. Once Wild, the son of Baldski, paid $7.40 to win and $2.80 to place. Tejano, a D. Wayne Lukas-trained entry finished second and paid $2.20 to place. Show and exacta betting were canceled because of the small field. There is speculation that yesterday's performance may have earned Once Wild a spot in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, May 21. "It looks like we're going to have to keep the Preakness in the back of our minds," said Butch Lenzini, the trainer of Once Wild.
May 10, 2013 |
Kentucky Derby winner Orb pleased trainer Shug McGaughey on Thursday with a steady workout on a sloppy track at Belmont Park. "He jogged three-eighths to a half-mile and galloped a mile. I thought everything was good," said McGaughey, whose colt had jogged a mile Wednesday at the track in Elmont, N.Y., in his first workout since his 21/2-length victory at Churchill Downs on Saturday. "The track was still sloppy," he said. "[Exercise rider Jenn Patterson] said he was kind of bucking and playing and jumping the water puddles on the backstretch.
May 5, 2011 |
Nancy Alberts, 65, a West Chester native who was once three-quarters of a length away from being the trainer, owner, breeder, and exercise rider of a Preakness Stakes winner, died Tuesday night after suffering a stroke on April 17. Her horse, Magic Weisner, was runner-up at the 2002 Preakness Stakes - a 45-1 long shot that rallied from 11th place to finish less than a length behind War Emblem. Mrs. Alberts had devoted her life to her horses, had four in training at the time of her stroke, and had exercised those thoroughbreds earlier that day at Laurel Park racetrack in Maryland.
May 7, 2013 |
Normandy Invasion, who finished fourth in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and Vyjack, who was 18th, were added Monday to the list of potential candidates for the Preakness Stakes. Orb, who won the Derby over a sloppy track, will run in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. "Originally, I threw the Preakness out," Normandy Invasion's trainer, Chad Brown, said Monday, "but he's come out of the race so well that I'm at least going to remain neutral on the topic until I can see the horse go back to the track and get a gauge on his energy level and his soundness.
May 18, 2004 |
Smarty Jones' historic win in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday earned the race's highest overnight TV rating since 1990, according to Nielsen Media Research. In Philadelphia, viewership of the second race in the colt's Triple Crown quest substantially topped the audience for the Kentucky Derby. The NBC broadcast's national 7.2 rating and 16 share meant that an estimated 16 percent of TVs that were turned on nationally were tuned to the race. Each rating point represents about a million households.