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Pimlico: State takeover plan gets first review in Annapolis

Pimlico: State takeover plan gets first review in Annapolis

The architects of the deal that would allow Maryland to take ownership of Baltimore's historic Pimlico Race Course, renovate it and run thoroughbred races there made their case for legislation to enable the agreement to a House of Delegates committee Tuesday. The Stronach Group, which has owned the dilapidated Pimlico track for more than two…
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Pimlico: Owner agrees to donate historic track to the state

Pimlico: Owner agrees to donate historic track to the state

The owner of Pimlico Race Course has reached an agreement to donate the historic Baltimore track to the Maryland state government, allowing the state to take over operations of the storied sport of thoroughbred horse racing, officials said Thursday. The Stronach Group, which has owned Pimlico for more than two decades, has made a "binding…
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Maryland horse racing bill would use $400M to rebuild Pimlico, training facility

Maryland horse racing bill would use $400M to rebuild Pimlico, training facility

With less than a month left in the Maryland General Assembly's 2024 session, legislators will consider a horse racing bill that aims to install a new nonprofit day-to-day operator, rebuild worn-down Pimlico Race Course and construct a training facility using $400 million in state bonds. The plan - a much-amended version of a 2020 blueprint - is…
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What the new Pimlico bill means for the Preakness Stakes

What the new Pimlico bill means for the Preakness Stakes

Maryland officials and The Stronach Group have agreed to a plan that would transfer Pimlico Race Course to the state, which would build a new racetrack at the historic Northwest Baltimore site and create a nonprofit to run day-to-day horse racing operations. Laurel Park would close, and thoroughbred racing, a sport with roots in the state dating to…
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How to Watch The Preakness Stakes Live Stream (2024)

How to Watch The Preakness Stakes Live Stream (2024)

The Preakness Stakes is on NBC, which means you can tune in for free if you have an antenna and a local NBC station. Other options, both free and paid, are available for cord-cutters and anyone else who just prefers to stream the race over the internet. Date: May 18, 2024 Time: 5:00 PM ET Post Time: 6:20 PM ET (Approximately) Location: Pimlico Race…
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Preakness Stakes joins other Triple Crown races in upping prize money

Preakness Stakes joins other Triple Crown races in upping prize money

With a closing move down the stretch, the Preakness Stakes will join the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in offering more money to its field of thoroughbred runners this year. 1/ST Racing and Gaming, owners of the Maryland Jockey Club, on Friday announced the prize money for the second leg of the Triple Crown will increase to $2 million, up from…
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Preakness Stakes 149 Betting Pool Opens: Nysos Leads as 4-1 Favorite

Preakness Stakes 149 Betting Pool Opens: Nysos Leads as 4-1 Favorite

The Preakness Stakes, a cornerstone of American horse racing's Triple Crown, kicks off its 149th betting pool this Thursday, setting the stage for an electrifying season of racing. With Baoma Corp.'s Nysos emerging as the early 4-1 favorite, the opening of the first future wager pool has garnered significant attention. This initial betting phase,…
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Preakness Stakes 2018: Justify wins second leg of Triple Crown

Preakness Stakes 2018: Justify wins second leg of Triple Crown

On a foggy Saturday at Pimlico Race Way in Baltimore, Md., Justify pulled off a narrow win at the 2018 Preakness Stakes to complete the second leg of the Triple Crown. After running even with Good Magic for much of the race, Justify pulled ahead down the stretch and held off a late charge from Bravazo to win the muddy race in front of a crowd of…
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Where to Watch Preakness Stakes 2023 Online: Livestream, Schedule, Odds

Where to Watch Preakness Stakes 2023 Online: Livestream, Schedule, Odds

The 2023 Preakness Stakes is today, May 20, with the race itself set to begin at around 6:50 p.m. ET. If you're hoping to watch the Preakness Stakes live, we've got you covered with a complete guide on how to catch all the action online or on TV. US viewers can watch Preakness Stakes coverage on NBC, NBCSports.com, and Peacock. The main event…
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4 takeaways from the new plan for Pimlico and Maryland horse racing

4 takeaways from the new plan for Pimlico and Maryland horse racing

A new plan put forth by the Maryland Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority would significantly alter the landscape of horse racing in the state, consolidating racing at Pimlico Race Course in Northwest Baltimore and creating a state-run nonprofit to oversee day-to-day operations of the track, similar to the setup of the New York Racing…
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2023 Preakness Stakes Contenders and Odds Announced

2023 Preakness Stakes Contenders and Odds Announced

The 2023 Preakness Stakes is coming up at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 20. The race will go off at 7:01 p.m. Eastern, the 13th of 14 races on a star-studded card. The final field was drawn on Monday evening, so now you have the information you need to finish your serious handicapping. The Preakness Stakes drew a final field of eight horses.…
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First Mission Scratched From 2023 Preakness Stakes

First Mission Scratched From 2023 Preakness Stakes

Brad Cox-trained First Mission has been scratched from the Preakness on the advice of veterinarians, taking one of the top contenders out of the Triple Crown race 36 hours before post time. Owner Godolphin and the Maryland Jockey Club announced the scratch early Friday, saying vets identified an issue with First Mission's left hind ankle. "We are…
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Swiss Skydiver proves she’s the one; filly wins 145th Preakness Stakes

Swiss Skydiver proves she’s the one; filly wins 145th Preakness Stakes

Trainer Kenny McPeak wasn't sure he wanted to put Swiss Skydiver in the Preakness Stakes. If there had been a Grade 1 stakes for 3-year-old fillies at the same juncture of the calendar, he probably would not have. But McPeak has ducked no challenges this year, racing Swiss Skydiver in Florida, Louisiana, California, Arkansas, Kentucky and New York.…
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Swiss Skydiver outlasts Authentic at 2020 Preakness Stakes

Swiss Skydiver outlasts Authentic at 2020 Preakness Stakes

A Triple Crown season unlike any other ended with a photo finish. Swiss Skydiver outlasted Kentucky Derby winner Authentic down the stretch, putting the expression "winning by a nose" to the test, to take home the 145th Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The filly, r by jockey Robby Albarado, started the race in the fourth stall and waited patiently…
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Preakness Stakes about Mage's Triple Crown odds, Bob Baffert

Preakness Stakes about Mage's Triple Crown odds, Bob Baffert

There is little time to reflect on who won the Kentucky Derby before the second leg of the Triple Crown comes up two weeks later. It's a little over a week when entries are drawn on Monday for the 148th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The obvious yet easy question to answer: Will there be a Triple Crown…
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Mage’s Derby win sets up potential for more magic at 2023 Preakness Stakes

Mage’s Derby win sets up potential for more magic at 2023 Preakness Stakes

It's Triple Crown season, and the horses we are dealing with are three-year-olds. With this group of thoroughbred racehorses, sometimes promise leads to greatness, and sometimes it leads to disappointment and a failure to move forward in their growth. We entered Kentucky Derby week feeling that Forte was a deserving favorite who would deliver his…
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Who is the key in Clark Stakes at Churchill Downs?

Who is the key in Clark Stakes at Churchill Downs?

Before his scratch in the Preakness Stakes, First Mission was set to run as either the favorite or second choice in the second leg of the Triple Crown. Although the start did not pan out, he has another chance to become a top dirt router if he can win the Grade 2, $600000 Clark Stakes at Churchill Downs on Friday. First Mission's comeback win at…
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Clark fair odds: Avoid First Mission as speed favors closers

Clark fair odds: Avoid First Mission as speed favors closers

The Grade 2 Clark Stakes on Saturday at Churchill Downs is everything a handicapper would want out of a year-end graded stakes for older horses worth $600000: a competitive group featuring a pair of 3-year-olds taking on older horses and an array of pace scenarios that should guarantee a fair shot for all. One of the 3-year-olds trying older…
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Historic Laurel Park faces shaky future

Historic Laurel Park faces shaky future

By Angelique Gingras, Capital News Service Laurel Park's horse racing future hinges on a proposal to be made to the Maryland General Assembly next month that could alter Thoroughbred racing in the state as we know it. A determination will come from the Maryland Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority, a commission established by Senate Bill 720…
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For Maryland racing, ‘the status quo is not going to work’. Under a new authority, the next year is pivotal.

For Maryland racing, ‘the status quo is not going to work’. Under a new authority, the next year is pivotal.

Maryland thoroughbred racing seems to be running in circles. Revenue shortfalls, waning popularity and decaying racetracks have beleaguered one of the state's treasured pastimes. Stakeholders - 1/ST Racing, the tracks' Canadian owner, along with horsemen and breeders - have perpetually grappled with existential problems, only to wind up right back…
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Preakness Stakes Attendance and Favorites, by the Numbers

Preakness Stakes Attendance and Favorites, by the Numbers

Attendance at the Preakness Stakes usually ranks second in North America behind the Kentucky Derby and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races, including the Belmont Stakes, the Breeders' Cup Saturday program and Kentucky Oaks Day. Unfortunately in 2020 there were no spectators due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and after limiting the…
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As Laurel Park readies for Maryland Million race, safety concerns remain

As Laurel Park readies for Maryland Million race, safety concerns remain

LAUREL, Maryland - As Laurel Park readies to host the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day on Saturday, track officials say they are confident in the facility's safety, just over five months after racing was temporarily suspended after two horses died in back-to-back races on April 20. In the shadow of that event, Laurel Park closed for eight days while…
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post positions, draw and post time for huge race

post positions, draw and post time for huge race

THE second of the Triple Crown races Preakness Stakes is finally here - and Mage will be looking for another big victory. Having roared his way to victory at the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, Mage is the favourite to do so again here. He'll have some tough opposition to fend off this weekend, however, but his jockey Javier Castellano has been…
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Preakness fair odds: Now Mage is the one to beat

Preakness fair odds: Now Mage is the one to beat

I underestimated Mage. Let's just rip that bandage right off right now. I ignored him being one of the fastest horses in the race and instead focused on his lack of racing as a 2-year-old, and it cost me. I guess I could say, "I won't make that mistake again," considering I have him as the most likely winner of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday at…
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Five Exciting 2-Year-Olds from Del Mar’s 2023 Summer Meet

Five Exciting 2-Year-Olds from Del Mar’s 2023 Summer Meet

One of the highlights of racing at Del Mar each summer is the high-class program of 2-year-old races conducted at the seaside track. The Del Mar summer meet is where many of California's best juvenile Thoroughbreds get started. During a five-year span from 2012 to 2016, four Kentucky Derby winners (I'll Have Another, California Chrome, American…
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Mountaineer Park hosts West Virginia Derby

Mountaineer Park hosts West Virginia Derby

Last Sunday evening the focus on racing in West Virginia shifted to the state's other track when Mountaineer Park in the Northern Panhandle hosted the latest renewal of the Grade III, $500000 West Virginia Derby for 3-year-olds as well as another graded event for older horses as various runners perhaps prepped for the upcoming stakes-filled Charles…
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Circling the Drain seeks first stakes win in Bald Eagle * The Racing Biz

Circling the Drain seeks first stakes win in Bald Eagle * The Racing Biz

Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds' Circling the Drain, a homebred gelding that is stakes-placed on both turf and dirt, will face seven rivals seeking a breakthrough stakes victory in the $100000 Bald Eagle Derby Sunday at Laurel Park. The 1 3/16-mile Bald Eagle Derby for 3-year-olds is the co-headliner on a nine-race program following the $100000…
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Circling the Drain Shadowing Stakes in Bald Eagle Derby

Circling the Drain Shadowing Stakes in Bald Eagle Derby

Circling the Drain wins an allowance Feb. 20 at Laurel Park (Jim McCue/MJC) David Joseph/Maryland Jockey Club LAUREL, Md.- Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds' Circling the Drain, a homebred gelding that is stakes-placed on both turf and dirt, will face seven rivals seeking a breakthrough stakes victory in the $100000 Bald Eagle Derby Sunday at Laurel…
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Will you still love horseracing tomorrow?

Will you still love horseracing tomorrow?

Barbaro immortal. (Kybluegrass via Creative Commons) An Op/Ed By Maribeth Kalinich As many have Tweeted, posted, blogged and editorialized, American horseracing had a traumatic last weekend. After an inspiring story about trainer Melanie Giddings her beautiful undefeated filly, about to cross the wire in victory, instead crossed the rainbow…
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Bargain Sir Wellington Taking Aim at De Francis Dash

Bargain Sir Wellington Taking Aim at De Francis Dash

Sir Wellington. (Jim McCue/MJC) David Joseph/Maryland Jockey Club LAUREL, Md. - For Mike and Vicki McGowan of Xtreme Racing Stables, their multiple stakes winner Sir Wellington has been a pleasant surprise. He fetched a mere $55000 during Fasig-Tipton's 2020 Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, a…
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Preakness Odds: A Comprehensive Guide to Betting on the Preakness Stakes

Preakness Odds: A Comprehensive Guide to Betting on the Preakness Stakes

Preakness odds are essential for betting enthusiasts looking to make educated wagers on the legendary Preakness Stakes. Understanding the odds, favorites, betting strategies, and useful tips can significantly enhance your chances of success in this prestigious horse race. The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the renowned Triple Crown series,…
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Wondrwherecraigis Chasing Elusive De Francis Dash Victory

Wondrwherecraigis Chasing Elusive De Francis Dash Victory

With #7 Beren on the lead, #8 Wondrwherecraigis just behind would pass him and reach the wire first by 2-3/4 lengths only to be DQ'd to second in the 2022 edition of the De Francis Dash. (Jeffrey Snyder/MJC) David Joseph/Maryland Jockey Club LAUREL, Md. - Wondrwherecraigis, second as the favorite in each of the previous two runnings, figures to…
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Mage leads 2023 Preakness Stakes odds as post positions are announced

Mage leads 2023 Preakness Stakes odds as post positions are announced

Kentucky Derby winner Mage opens as the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Preakness Stakes on NBC. While there are no other Kentucky Derby horses in the field, there are still formidable horses in this small but stellar field. The 148th Preakness Stakes airs on Saturday, May 20 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. ET on CNBC and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET on…
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Preakness Stakes Post Positions: Mage Draws Gate 3 for Preakness, Favored at 5/2

Preakness Stakes Post Positions: Mage Draws Gate 3 for Preakness, Favored at 5/2

Where horses sit in the starting gate at the Preakness Stakes has a huge impact on performance. Photo By - USA TODAY Sports There are plenty of factors to consider when betting on the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, one of which is Preakness Stakes post positions. Where horses sit in the starting gate - and how they respond to that post position -…
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Funny Cide, a blue-collar horse who shocked the Derby, dies

Funny Cide, a blue-collar horse who shocked the Derby, dies

Jockey Jose Santos rides Funny Cide to victory in the 128th Preakness Stakes in May 2003. Al Behrman/AP hide caption toggle caption Al Behrman/AP Jockey Jose Santos rides Funny Cide to victory in the 128th Preakness Stakes in May 2003. Al Behrman/AP One of the most storied horses in thoroughbred racing history, Funny Cide, died this week at the age…
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Md. falling short in combating problem gambling

Md. falling short in combating problem gambling

Maryland is falling short of expectations and national standards in helping people suffering from a gambling problem, a legislative report shows. An estimated 405000 people in Maryland - or 8.6% of all adult residents in the state - had experienced a gambling disorder in their life as of 2020, the study states. The national mean was 4% to 5%. From…
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National Treasure outduels Blazing Sevens to win the 2023 Preakness Stakes

National Treasure outduels Blazing Sevens to win the 2023 Preakness Stakes

National Treasure sped out of the gate with John Velasquez in the irons, and held off a hard-charging Blazing Sevens down the final stretch to capture the 148th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. He set off from the No. 1 spot in the gate with 5/2 odds and paid $7.80 to win, $4.00 to place and $2.60 to show. Blazing Sevens was challenging National…
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How Many Kentucky Derby Winners Have Also Won The Preakness Stakes?

How Many Kentucky Derby Winners Have Also Won The Preakness Stakes?

With recent Churchill Downs hero Mage heading to Pimilco this Saturday, many horse racing fans will be asking - how many Kentucky Derby winners have also won the Preakness Stakes? Let's answer this question below. The 2023 Preakness Stakes will be run on Saturday May 20 at Pimlico racetrack. ��Time/Date: 7:01pm (ET), Saturday May 20,…
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Cash BIG With Us at Pimlico!

Cash BIG With Us at Pimlico!

2023 Preakness Stakes Betting Bible, featuring the EXACT race-by-race wagering plans for Aaron Halterman and Jared Welch, the two founders of RacingDudes.com. See how they're playing every race on Preakness Stakes Day at Pimlico! Plus, get race-by-race pace analysis, multi-race tickets, and more! Interest piqued? Within every Betting Bible, each…
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Horse racing-Derby winner Mage enters Preakness Stakes as the horse to beat

Horse racing-Derby winner Mage enters Preakness Stakes as the horse to beat

May 18 (Reuters) - Kentucky Derby winner Mage will be gunning for the middle jewel of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown on Saturday at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore where he will be the only horse who raced at Churchill Downs in the field. Mage drew the third post for the eight-horse, 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes at Pimlico and is the 8-5…
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