Thursday, May 06 2010


Preakness News-May 6 2010


BALTIMORE, 05-06-10---Winning the Kentucky Derby is a life changing experience. Capturing America’s most famous race as both an owner and breeder is living a dream. Super Saver’s Kentucky Derby win last Saturday did both for WinStar Farms.

“A friend asked me if I am getting tired of the phone calls,” said Bill Casner, chairman and co-owner of WinStar Farms. “Bluegrass Cat ran second in the 2006 Derby and nobody called, so this is pretty special.”





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International Pavilion Debuts at the 2010 Preakness


May 6, 2010 (Baltimore) – On May 15, 2010 during the 135th running of the Preakness® Stakes, the finest three-year-old thoroughbreds in the world will compete for the middle jewel of horse racing’s most coveted prize – the Triple Crown. That day will also see the debut of the International Pavilion at the Preakness, a concept created for the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) by Elevation, a Washington DC advertising agency.

Years ago, MJC held the Washington D.C. International which attracted dignitaries and the social elite from DC, as well as some of the best horses in the world.





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Wednesday, May 05 2010


Preakness News-May 5 2010


BOREL UNASSUMING DESPITE THREE DERBY WINS IN FOUR YEARS
ROMANS EXPECTED TO START BOTH PADDY O’PRADO AND FIRST DUDE

BALTIMORE, 05-05-10---Calvin Borel has done something that no other rider in the history of the game has achieved-ride Kentucky Derby winners three times during a four-year span. That fame has led the Cajun to meet the Queen of England at the White House and appear on the David Letterman and Jay Leno shows. But the 44-year-old is most comfortable on the backside.





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Preakness News-May 4 2010


BALTIMORE, 05-04-10---While it was back to business Tuesday morning for Todd Pletcher, who was at his Belmont Park barn three days after his colt Super Saver won the Kentucky Derby, the field for next Saturday’s $1 million Preakness Stakes® continues to evolve. The $1 million classic is the headline event of the May 15 card at historic Pimlico Race Course.

“I am trying to respond to all of the phone calls, texts and emails,” Pletcher said. “It has been fun but the focus now is moving forward and getting ready for the Preakness. It is not the time to rest on laurels.”





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Tuesday, May 04 2010


Preakness News-May 3 Part 2


BALTIMORE, 05-03-10---The story added another twist as the field for the 135th Preakness® Stakes continues to take shape. The $1 million classic is the headline event of a 13-race card at historic Pimlico Race Course next Saturday, May 15.

Noble’s Promise, who had the lead in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby at the quarter pole but was overtaken by Super Saver and Calvin Borel and finished fifth, has been moved from “doubtful” to “possible” by trainer Kenny McPeek after meeting with the managing partners of Chasing Dreams Racing 2008 this afternoon at McPeek’s Magdalena Farm in Lexington.





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Preakness News- May 3, 2010


BALTIMORE, 05-03-10---While trainer Todd Pletcher traveled from Louisville to New York two days after securing the Kentucky Derby with Super Saver, Pimlico officials learned Dublin will be shipping into the Preakness Stakes barn next Tuesday, May 11. The $1 million Preakness® Stakes (Grade 1) is Saturday, May 15 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Pletcher spent early Monday morning at Churchill Downs overseeing his Kentucky contingent that includes Kentucky Derby 136 winner Super Saver.





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Sunday, May 02 2010


Kentucky Derby Winner Super Saver Expected To Arrive At Pimlico May 12


BALTIMORE, 05-02-10---The eyes of the racing world shift from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course as the Triple Crown players set their sights on Baltimore for the 135th running of the Preakness® Stakes on Saturday, May 15.

This morning winning trainer Todd Pletcher informed Pimlico officials, including track president Tom Chuckas, that Super Saver will stay in Kentucky to prepare for the Preakness and will arrive at Pimlico next Wednesday, May 12, the day of the Post Position Draw. Per tradition, Chuckas called Pletcher to congratulate him on Super Saver’s victory and to personally invite him to the Preakness.





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Friday, April 30 2010


Keeping the Preakness in Maryland


GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, ATTORNEY GENERAL GANSLER, MAYOR RAWLINGS-BLAKE ADDRESS THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT KEEPING PREAKNESS IN MARYLAND

BALTIMORE, MD (April 30, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Tom Chuckas, President and COO of the Maryland Jockey Club, today addressed the settlement agreement that ensures the Preakness will remain in Maryland.

“For 134 years (and counting) the Preakness Stakes has been run in the State of Maryland and has belonged to the people of our state,” said Governor O’Malley. “The Preakness Covenant will ensure that people of Maryland continue to enjoy this time-honored tradition, and that the State of Maryland and City of Baltimore will continue to realize the economic benefits of this annual event. I want to thank Attorney General Doug Gansler, and his staff for working quickly and aggressively with us with us to secure the future of the Preakness Stakes right here where it belongs in Maryland.”





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PREAKNESS CELEBRATION ANNOUNCES 2010 EVENTS


BALTIMORE, 04-30-10---Maryland Preakness Celebration, Inc. announced the calendar of events for Preakness Week 2010 at a news conference this morning at City Hall. The news conference featured Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas and Preakness Celebration president Mark Friedman.

Maryland Preakness Celebration, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1988 to produce a festival of events in and around Baltimore to celebrate the middle jewel of thoroughbred racing’s prestigious Triple Crown series. The Preakness® Stakes will take place Saturday, May 15 at historic Pimlico Race Course.





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