Saturday, May 18, 2013
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished fourth.
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14. The bay colt, ridden by 50-year old Gary Stevens and owned by Calumet Farm, took the lead early from Goldencents and won the $1 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by 1 ¾ lengths holding off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute in 1:57.54. Oxbow also ended hopes for a Triple Crown winner for another year. Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, never got started from his No. 1 post position and finished a disappointing fourth. "I get paid to spoil dreams," Lukas said after the race. "You can’t mail it in, it’s a different surface, a different …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The 138th running of the Baltimore tradition will be held this Saturday.
We're in the final stretch before the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here's what you need to know. When is it? The Triple Crown race will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Pimlico. NBC (WRC, WBAL) and Horse Racing Radio Network (WSPZ-AM in Washington is the only area affiliate) will have the call, which will also be streaming on the radio network's website. The first post on the day is at 10:45 a.m. Tickets? They are still available. Infield tickets are $60. Admission to the grandstand starts at $25, with box seats starting at $110. Tickets for the infield Mug Club, which include unlimited beer, are sold out. Weather? It's forecast to be partly sunny in Baltimore Saturday, with a high of 78. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Kentucky Derby winner will arrive days ahead of the second race in the Triple Crown.
Call it a homecoming. Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, will arrive at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday, for the Preakness Stakes the following weekend, the Maryland Jockey Club announced earlier this month. Orb is owned by northern Baltimore County resident Stuart Janney. Trainer Shug McGauhey confirmed the plans with jockey club President Tom Chuckas and race officials in a phone call on earlier this month, according to the release. The horse is McGauhey's third to run in the Preakness, and first since 1989. "I’m looking forward to getting this process going again and running in the Preakness," McGaughey said in the release. Possible competitors for Orb at the Preakness could include Kentucky Derby racers Mylute, Oxbow, Will Take Charge, …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The annual running of the Preakness Stakes is the largest event held in North Baltimore.
For an event often associated with imbibing, it makes a certain amount of sense to name the pitchman for a popular beer the headliner of Preakness InfieldFest. Pitbull, a recording artist who appears in Bud Light commercials, as well as hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, will headline this year’s Preakness InfieldFest set for May 18. The Maryland Jockey Club announced the performers for the InfieldFest, a party held in the infield of Pimlico Race Course during Preakness, in a news release on Monday. "InfieldFest at the Preakness enters its fifth year positioned as the region’s biggest, best and most unique party," Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said in a news release. "There is no other event where fans can revel so …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Follow Patch throughout the day for all the details on the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes.