Saturday, April 02, 2011
DALE CAPUANO CAPTURES TWO ON OPENING DAY OF PIMLICO SPRING MEETING
BALTIMORE, 04-01-11---Dale Capuano has won 18 training titles at Pimlico Race Course, including eight of nine spring meets from 1997-2005. Today, the 48-year-old conditioner jumped out in front of the pack with two wins on the opening afternoon of the 2011 spring stand.
After kicking off the day with a pair of second place finishes in races two and three, Capuano captured the sixth race, a $20,000 claimer with Key to a Cure ($17.20), who won for the second consecutive start. One race later, the barn delivered back-to-back victories when Some ($10.80) rallied to break her maiden.
Jeremy Rose celebrated his 32nd birthday with a victory on his only mount of the card, guiding Park Rules ($6.40) to the wire first in the fourth race.
A crowd of 4,211 turned out at Old Hilltop under cool conditions.
The 29-day spring meeting will feature live racing through Saturday, May 21. The signature race of the stand is the 136th Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, which is 50 days from today on closing day.
Saturday’s 11-race card is headlined by the $50,000 Shine Again Stakes for fillies and mares. Other activities include the third annual Chili Cook-Off, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, plus music in-between races by local sensation Dean Crawford.
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