Swiss Skydiver Beats the Boys!

Swiss Skydiver Beats the Boys

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 […]

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2020 Preakness Predictions

2020 Preakness Predictions

In the strange year that is 2020, the Preakness will be run tomorrow. I will admit that it’s snuck up on me — I just don’t anticipate it in October! That said, it should be an interesting race. Although there will be no Triple Crown winner this year, there are some horses running that may […]

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Kaymarie Kreidel and Witch Hunter the MVPs of the Preakness

Kaymarie Kreidel and her off-track Thoroughbred Witch Hunter

When Bodexpress acted up in the starting gate, throwing jockey John Velasquez, outrider Kaymarie Kreidel and her off-track Thoroughbred Witch Hunter sprung into action. The former jockey and her former racehorse knew better than most how to go after a loose horse and, equally important, how to keep said loose horse from getting into more […]

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Let’s hope the Preakness is less dramatic than the Derby

Preakness stakes

After all the chaos surrounding this year’s Kentucky Derby — the scratch of Omaha Beach, the torrential rains and muddy track, the near collision between War of Wills and Maximum Security, and the ultimate disqualification of the winner — the lead up to the Preakness has been quiet. The biggest controversy has been about Pimlico […]

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Justify holds off strong field to win Preakness

Justify and Good Magic battled head to head.

Justify has taken the second jewel in his quest for the Triple Crown. Running on a muddy track and fog so thick that at times the entire field disappeared from view. Breaking sharply, Justify ran nose to nose with Good Magic, pulling ahead of the rest of the field. When Good Magic faded in the […]

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“The Rail is Dead” at Pimlico — Red Ruby Nails the Black Eyed Susan

Red Ruby Wins Black Eyed Susan Stakes

//vplayer.nbcsports.com/p/BxmELC/nbcsports_embed/select/media/nSlcuT8R7zeI Yesterday’s Black Eyed Susan Stakes may give some insight into track conditions. Watchers at Pimlico stated the rail was “dead” all day, making Justify’s #7 post position an advantage. The wet track didn’t stop Red Ruby from a decisive victory in the Black Eyed Susan. Coming back from a 60 day recovery after a […]

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Managing a Sloppy Track

It’s rained all week in Maryland. There’s been so much rain that the Fair Hill International three-day event was cancelled because organizers felt the footing was dangerous. According to Chris Bosley, Pimlico’s maintenance superintendent, According to Bosley, the track has already received around 3 to 4 inches of rain this week. How, then, will they […]

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