SWISS SKYDIVER Wins The 2020 Preakness

The reputation of SWISS SKYDIVER this year is of a filly unafraid to race anyone, anytime, anywhere. On Saturday, in her 9th start at her 9th different track of the season, she scored the biggest Win of her career. She became just the 6th female in history to Win the Preakness Stakes when she beat Kentucky Derby Winner AUTHENTIC to the wire in a thrilling stretch … Continue reading SWISS SKYDIVER Wins The 2020 Preakness

Preakness Picks

Back on September 5th, AUTHENTIC took control of the lead on his way to Winning the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Now in the $1 million dollar Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, he has the same chance to gun early and repeat that effort. But AUTHENTIC does take on new shooters in ART COLLECTOR and SWISS SKYDIVER, along with some other talented up-and-comers. History does favor … Continue reading Preakness Picks

Preakness Is Playable

Here’s what we know about the 2020 Preakness Stakes: AUTHENTIC, ART COLLECTOR and SWISS SKYDIVER should go off as the top three betting favorites in the race, and deservedly so. They’re probably the three best horses in the Preakness. Here’s what we know about horse racing: The best horses in a race don’t always Win and the top three horses in any given race very … Continue reading Preakness Is Playable

Change The Triple Crown ?

Saturday is the Preakness Stakes. In a normal year the Preakness takes place two Saturdays after the Kentucky Derby. Three weeks after the Derby the Belmont Stakes is contested. Those are the three jewels of horse racing’s Triple Crown series. This year’s Triple Crown schedule has been unlike any other thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many racing fans are still shaking their heads at … Continue reading Change The Triple Crown ?

TIZ THE LAW To Pass On The Preakness

For the first eight months of what began as an unbeaten 3-year-old campaign, TIZ THE LAW came out of each start in remarkably good shape. He started with a Win in the February 1st Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He then progressed with ensuing Grade 1 Victories in the Florida Derby, Belmont Stakes, and the Travers Stakes. He seemed to come out of those … Continue reading TIZ THE LAW To Pass On The Preakness

The Preakness

The Preakness Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race normally held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race, run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs (1 3⁄16 miles) on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds, fillies 121 pounds. It is (again normally) the second jewel of the Triple Crown, held two … Continue reading The Preakness

On To The Preakness

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has said that Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner AUTHENTIC as well as his other (late-scratch) Derby entrant THOUSAND WORDS are ready to move on to Maryland for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, October 3rd at Pimlico Race Course. AUTHENTIC became Baffert’s record-tying sixth Derby Winner on September 5th with a 1 ¼-length Victory over Belmont Stakes (G1) Winner TIZ … Continue reading On To The Preakness

Official Preakness Date

The Stronach Group (which operates Pimlico Race Course) chairman and president Belinda Stronach, along with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on Saturday that Preakness 145 will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The announcement was made during NBC Sports’ nationally televised broadcast, The Middle Jewel: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown. The Preakness Stakes, typically held on the third … Continue reading Official Preakness Date

The 2020 Triple Crown Shuffle

If this were a normal year the horse racing world would be enjoying one of the most exciting weeks of the season, as horses arrive at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore and take their last gallops in preparation for the Preakness Stakes (the second leg of racing’s Triple Crown) on Saturday.   But as race fans around the globe have realized-  nothing about this spring is … Continue reading The 2020 Triple Crown Shuffle

Preakness To Remain At Pimlico

The Baltimore Sun reported  last week that a multi-party agreement (dependent on legislative change) was reached to keep the Preakness Stakes– the middle jewel of American racing’s Triple Crown, at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore for at least the next 30 years. The deal, which relies on an extension of the Racetrack Facilities Renewal Account which is funded by casino revenue, would lead to a new grandstand at … Continue reading Preakness To Remain At Pimlico