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 17, 2015 |
When Divining Rod is led from the Stakes Barn at Pimlico Race Course late Saturday afternoon and takes the traditional walkover to be saddled for the Preakness Stakes, it will be the first time the blue, green and white silks of Lael Stables, owned by Roy and Gretchen Jackson, will see the track for a Triple Crown race since 2006, when the same walk was taken by ill-fated Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro. The Jacksons have had some very good horses since then, including multiple stakes winners several times, but none that had the right timing, the right form and the right luck to be entered in one of the three most prestigious races in the United States.
April 27, 2015 |
Sitting at a reserved table at Parx Racing in Bensalem, waiting for the beef brisket lunch special and a couple of races in which he had horses running, Chuck Zacney swiped his phone a few times, and the 2005 Preakness Stakes appeared, horses in the gate. "I probably still watch five or six times a year," Zacney said as the race unfolded on his phone. It began as an idea among friends, Eagles fans, at the Super Bowl in Jacksonville in February 2005. They liked to bet horses, Zacney said, so why not throw some money together and buy a couple?
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 13, 2015 |
They share your memories. Roy and Gretchen Jackson do - but they have so many more of their own. The Jacksons remember every minute of Preakness day, 2006. It was their horse, Barbaro, who broke down shortly after leaving the starting gate, two weeks after Barbaro had romped in the Kentucky Derby. The Jacksons can remember where they were, who they talked to, their jockey walking over and saying, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" . . . even the policemen who helped Barbaro get out of Pimlico Race Course, on the road to the New Bolton Center in Chester County, where the horse had surgery for his catastrophic leg fractures the next day, just down the road from their own home in West Grove.