Medina Spirit finishes 3rd in the Preakness

Flavien Prat (seen above) celebrates as Rombauer gallops to victory finishing by 3 1/2 lengths ahead of 2nd place Midnight Bourbon in the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Bob Baffert's Medina Spirit, this year's Kentucky Derby “winner”, faded and finished 3rd. Baffert's other runner, Concert Tour, finished next to… Continue reading Medina Spirit finishes 3rd in the Preakness

Md. lawmakers aim to save Pimlico while Pa. Gov proposes $200M cut

Old Grandstand seats at Pimlico racecourse, Baltimore, Maryland. Photo: Baltimore Sun.

Luke Broadwater, reporting for the The Baltimore Sun on Feb. 3rd writes: Maryland lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would authorize up to $375 million in debt to rebuild the state’s two largest racetracks and keep the storied Preakness Stakes horse race in Baltimore. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Guy Guzzone, chairman of the Senate’s Budget… Continue reading Md. lawmakers aim to save Pimlico while Pa. Gov proposes $200M cut

One year after two horses died on Preakness Day, measures taken to prevent a repeat they say

May 21, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Race one winner Homeboykris (3) collapsed and died following the post race Winners Circle presentation while returning to the barn during the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes day at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports.

BALTIMORE, Md. (Baltimore Sun, May 20, 2017) — A year after two horses died under different circumstances after going down at Pimlico on Preakness Day, procedures are in place to help ensure that kind of tragedy won't be repeated during the races leading up to the 142nd running of the event — or in the… Continue reading One year after two horses died on Preakness Day, measures taken to prevent a repeat they say

How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?

"How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?" That question is the title of an Op-Ed written by Leah Smith, a senior at the Park School of Baltimore. In her closing paragraph she states: I don't have a moral objection to horse racing, or to using animals to make money. But most… Continue reading How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?

President of Md State Senate says buy the Preakness (US)

Cross-posted from Associated Press March 17, 2009 By BRIAN WHITE ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland could consider building a horse racing track and run the Preakness Stakes if its financially troubled owner decides to sell the Triple Crown race, state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Tuesday. Miller said the name for the second… Continue reading President of Md State Senate says buy the Preakness (US)

Big Brown runs for Triple Crown and Legacy of Eight Belles

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press BIG BROWN wins the Preakness, the second jewel in the Triple Crown of American Thoroughbred racing, at Pimlico in Baltimore this past weekend. The horse, who would be the first horse to win the coveted title for 30 years, arrived recently at Belmont to prepare for his attempt at winning the… Continue reading Big Brown runs for Triple Crown and Legacy of Eight Belles