The 2023 Preakness Stakes is coming up Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico! It is one of the most eagerly-awaited events of the racing year, and this is the place to […]
Maryland Horses in Stakes Action
A handful of Maryland-bred horses are set to take aim at the winner’s circle in a half-dozen stakes races around the country this weekend, including the Grade III Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park, Kentucky, the Grade III Monmouth Oaks in New Jersey, and the Grade II Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga, New York. The Gardenia and Monmouth Oaks go Saturday, while the Adirondack is Sunday afternoon. Also running on Saturday will be two-time Maryland Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat who will contest the Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial Stakes at Delaware.
Awesome Flower versus mighty Groupie Doll
In the Gardenia, Awesome Flower will hope to continue her recent good form when she takes on 2012 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Groupie Doll. The Flower Alley filly has won her last two times out, and has a record of four wins and a second from six starts this year. That stands in stark contrast to her record of one win in nine previous starts, and her recent run looks to be credited to joining the stable of trainer Michael Maker off the claim while racing at Gulfstream last December.
Strong field of juvenile fillies at Saratoga
Meanwhile at the Spa in Saratoga, Who’s In Town will be trying to make the big leap from a maiden score her first time out at Delaware Park to the ranks of a graded-stake winner. Installed as the 4-1 third choice in the morning line for the 6 ½ furlong sprint on the dirt, Joel Rosario is expected to be in the tack. Who’s in Town will face a tough field in the Adirondack, including Fiftyshadesofgold, who is unbeaten in two career starts, winning the Debutante Stakes at Churchill in June.
The Preakness Stakes is coming up on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The second jewel of the American Triple Crown drew a field of 10 top three-year-olds. Find out the top contenders in the race, and learn the best places to place your bets!
After all the drama of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the racing scene shifts to Pimlico Race Course in anticipation of the running of the 2019 Preakness Stakes. A couple of the high-profile contenders from the Derby are expected in the field, as well as a number of new shooters that add to the handicapping puzzle and could provide good betting value.
The field has been established for the 2016 running of the Belmont Stakes and of the thirteen contenders, there are four horses who competed in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and are moving on to the third jewel of the Triple Crown.