Preakness Trends

The $1.5 million, Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course is the second leg of U.S Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, taking place just two weeks after the fabled Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. But what a difference two weeks makes in how horseplayers approach handicapping the two races. The Preakness in contrast to the Derby receives considerably less attention from a trends and angles perspective, with … Continue reading Preakness Trends

No Triple Crown

As the horse racing faithful are, no doubt, already aware, Kentucky Derby Winner RICH STRIKE will bypass the May 21st Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in favor of a run in the June 11th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, announced owner Rick Dawson on Friday. “Our original plan for RICH STRIKE was contingent on the Kentucky Derby,” Dawson said in a release. “Should we not run in … Continue reading No Triple Crown

Preakness Basics

The Kentucky Derby, as wonderful as it was, is over. As is the mindset for most horse-players; onto the next race. The Preakness Stakes, even with 146 years of history behind it, is an incredibly modern event- half elite day of horse racing, half festival. The middle jewel of the Triple Crown has evolved into a destination event for sports and music fans across the country. If … Continue reading Preakness Basics

Pimlico Jackpot Mandatory Pay Out

Fourth of July fireworks could start a little early for some lucky horseplayer(s) this year. A mandatory payout in the Rainbow 6, currently featuring a Maryland state record carryover jackpot, has been scheduled for Sunday’s Stakes-filled Independence Day holiday program at historic Pimlico Race Course. No horses were live to take down the jackpot entering last Sunday’s 7th race finale, Won by 4-5 favorite SAM … Continue reading Pimlico Jackpot Mandatory Pay Out

Why Not Give It A Go ?

There was not a unique Winning ticket in Friday’s Rainbow 6 at Pimlico Race Course. That means that Saturday’s jackpot will likely be worth 1.5 million dollars…or higher ! Similar to when multi-state lotteries grow to large amounts, more people will take a shot at the jackpot- even the casual gambler. Not sure how to play ? Here’s a quick overview. As the name suggests, … Continue reading Why Not Give It A Go ?

Big Bucks In Pimlico Pick Six

Live racing returns to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, on Friday, June 25th. As a part of the racing program on Friday there will be a Maryland state-record 20-Cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover, having swelled to $1,253,883, after going unsolved in last Sunday’s card. The Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six Winners. On … Continue reading Big Bucks In Pimlico Pick Six

ROMBAUER Wins Preakness

Trained by Todd Pletcher protégé Michael McCarthy, ROMBAUER was an afterthought in a Preakness week dominated by headlines of doping and disqualifications. Well, this afterthought switched on his afterburners and became the talk of the town.  The 12-1 shot blasted by favorites MEDINA SPIRIT and MIDNIGHT BOURBON at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday to win by 3 ½ lengths. ROMBAUER with his big outside move … Continue reading ROMBAUER Wins Preakness

Preakness Predictability

The Ringling Brothers, Baffert & Medina Circus is coming to Baltimore. The $1 million Grade 1 Preakness Stakes is this Saturday. The second leg of the Triple Crown, takes place just two weeks after the fabled showdown under the twin spires at Churchill Downs, but what a difference two weeks makes in how horseplayers approach handicapping the two races. The Kentucky Derby is typically dissected from … Continue reading Preakness Predictability

The Preakness

The Preakness Stakes has been around for 146 years. Yet it has the vibe of a modern event. The combination of horse racing and live music had given it a festival feeling. The Preakness had become one of the biggest parties of the spring since the inception of InfieldFest in 2010, which combines a two-day-long music festival with some of the best horse racing in … Continue reading The Preakness