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 Simulcasting Looks to California
Although both Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park are dark in terms of live thoroughbred racing action, fans in Maryland still have lots of opportunities to wager on the ponies. Both facilities are opened through the summer for simulcast wagering, and if you can’t get to the track there are a half-dozen offtrack betting locations throughout the state in which to watch and wager. And this week’s racing action is focused on Betfair Hollywood Park in California, where two graded-stakes races are on the schedule.
Jeranimo defends Shoemaker title
First up on Saturday is the Grade I $300,000 Shoemaker Mile for three-year-olds and up over the Hollywood turf course. A designated ‘Win and You’re In’ event, the first place finisher in the Shoe' will automatically qualify for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships One Mile Turf race to be held on November 2, 2013 at Santa Anita. Five horses are expected to go to the post for the Shoemaker, including 2012 winner Jeranimo, who will try to become the first horse to win twice in the 13-year history of the race.
Two-horse race in the Triple Bend?
The Shoemaker will go as the third of 10 races on Saturday at Hollywood, followed later by the Grade I $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap, also for three-year-olds and up, but going seven furlongs over the Cushion Track synthetic course. The winner of the Triple Bend also gains automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup to contest the BC Mile on dirt. Also like the Shoemaker, last year’s Triple Bend winner, Camp Victory, will try to defend his title, and that one faces a stiff test from fellow Grade I winner Jimmy Creed.
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.