May 21, 2023.Reading time 2 minutes.
There will be no Triple Crown winner this year (the Kentucky Derby winner, Mage, finished third), but National Treasure ran a strong race and provided a thrilling battle to the wire against Blazing Sevens, prevailing at the end by a head. National Treasure was sired by Quality Road and sold as a yearling fo $500,000. […]
May 21, 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
The second leg of the Triple Crown was also an upset. Early Voting, a lightly campaigned colt trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, came out of the starting gate on fire and ended with a sprint to win the 147th Preakness Stakes. The track at Pimlico favored speed today, making it harder […]
May 20, 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
While the Kentucky Derby is thought of as the Run for the Roses, the winner of the Preakness Stakes wins the famous Woodlawn Vase. Designed in 1860 by Tiffany & Co. for the Woodlawn Racing Association in Louisville, Ky., the vase has a colorful history and is an incredible work of silversmithing. The trophy was […]
May 17, 2022.Reading time 3 minutes.
As we head toward Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, analysts are reviewing the post positions and factoring them into the odds. Unlike the Kentucky Derby, which uses a special starting gate to accommodate the field of 20 horses, the Preakness is typically a smaller race, drawing 10-14 horses. This year, there are only 9 contenders: Simplification Creative […]
May 12, 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
Richard Dawson, the owner of Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, has announced that his colt will pass on the Preakness and rest up for the Belmont Stakes. The decision is in line with their philosophy of waiting at least 5-6 weeks between races. “Our original plan for Rich Strike was contingent on the Kentucky Derby; […]
May 15, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
All eyes were on the battle between Medina Spirit and Midnight Bourbon as they pulled away from the field neck and neck. Until Rombauer came charging past them, pulling away to win the Preakness by 4 1/2 lengths. Midnight Bourbon finished second and Medina Spirit faded to third. As reported yesterday, Rombauer is a homebred […]
May 14, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Ten horses will contest the 2021 Preakness Stakes, including Medina Spirit, who passed three rounds of pre-race drug tests. There was some debate over whether Pimlico would let the Kentucky Derby winner run, even while officials in Kentucky wait for results from the “B” sample of his blood test, but Preakness organizers announced they would […]
October 3, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
Swiss Skydiver showed up the field of colts by winning the Preakness Stakes, becoming the sixth filly to win in the race’s 145-year history. The last filly to win the race was Rachel Alexandra in 2009. All told, 55 fillies have competed in the Preakness. In a battle down the stretch, Swiss Skydiver held off […]