Saturday, May 12 2012


Preakness News-May 11 Notes


BALTIMORE– 05-11-12 – Trainer Doug O’Neill liked what he saw before, during and after I’ll Have Another’s “fantastic “gallop Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course, where the son of Flower Alley is preparing for a start in Preakness 137 on May 19.

“I’m looking for energy and for him to maintain his stride. He has such a long stride. He continues to keep that,” O’Neill said. “He’s got great energy and a great appetite. Those are the basic things I’m looking to maintain.”





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Friday, May 11 2012


Preakness News-May 10 Notes


BALTIMORE, 05-10-12 – Trainer Doug O’Neill took a red-eye flight from California to watch I’ll Have Another on the track at Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning and, in a matter of minutes, his Preakness-bound colt made the overnight trip worthwhile.

I’ll Have Another was led to the track by Lava Man – a $5 million earner during his career, who is a stable pony in retirement – and galloped smartly once around the track under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. It was the first time the Flower Alley colt was allowed to gallop since he won the Kentucky Derby early Saturday evening at Churchill Downs. O’Neill went home to California on Sunday and his staff traveled with the colt to Pimlico on Monday.





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Thursday, May 10 2012


Preakness News-May 9 Notes


I’LL HAVE ANOTHER JOGS MILE AT PIMLICO IN FIRST TRIP TO TRACK SINCE DERBY WIN; WENT THE DAY WELL JOGS AT FAIR HILL

BALTIMORE---05-09-12–Members of trainer Doug O’Neill’s staff liked what the saw Wednesday morning when Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another made his first trip to the track at Pimlico Race Course, the site of his next start, the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 19.

Following what is a typical post-race approach, Reddam Racing’s I’ll Have Another was limited to walking for the first three days following the Derby. The program changed on day four and he was saddled and sent out for a tour of the Pimlico oval. Under exercise rider Johnny Garcia, the son of Flower Alley left the barn at 8:30 a.m., immediately following the renovation break. With a lead pony alongside he jogged once around the course, then headed back to Barn D, where he cooled out, was given a bath and returned to his stall.





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Kathleen Kelly Named 2012 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior


BALTIMORE, 05-09-12---Kathleen Kelly has been named Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior for the 137th Preakness® Stakes. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior will serve as the official Preakness ambassador at all events leading up to and including the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.

Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, have developed a partnership to raise funds to aid awareness and research that will take place on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday, May 18. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised will go to the Komen Maryland Affiliate to use for community outreach programs in Maryland and 25% will be used for life-saving breast cancer research.





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Wednesday, May 09 2012


Preakness News-May 8 2012


BALTIMORE, 05-08-12 – Reddam Racing’s Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another was settled into his new home in Barn D at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday morning as the focus has shifted toward the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 19.

Following what is standard procedure for a horse in the days after a race, I’ll Have Another was limited to very light exercise Tuesday morning.





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Tuesday, May 08 2012


Kentucky Derby Winner I’ll Have Another Arrives At Pimlico Race Course


BALTIMORE, 05-07-12--- Kentucky Derby (G1) winner I’ll Have Another completed his journey to the Preakness Stakes at 5:07 p.m. Monday afternoon, 12 days before he will compete in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 137th running of the Preakness® Stakes (G1) is Saturday, May 19.

Led by groom Benjamin Perez, the Reddam Racing LLC colt stepped off the horse van that carried him 19 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico. The Derby winner left Louisville on a Tex Sutton charter three hours earlier and got a police escort to the track from the Baltimore City Police Department.





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Preakness News-May 7 Notes


BALTIMORE, 05-07-12---Reddam Racing’s I’ll Have Another boarded a van at Churchill Downs at 1:19 p.m. Monday for the first leg of a journey to Pimlico Race Course, where his quest for a sweep of the Triple Crown will resume in the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 19. Following a flight from Louisville International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Airport scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. arrival, the 2012 Kentucky Derby champion will be provided an escort to Barn D on the Pimlico backstretch by the Baltimore City Police Department.

I’ll Have Another’s arrival at Pimlico for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown will be the earliest by a Kentucky Derby winner in many years.





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Monday, May 23 2011


Preakness News-May 22 2011


SHACKLEFORD LOOKING GOOD AFTER PREAKNESS WIN ANIMAL KINGDOM FINE AFTER SECOND-PLACE FINISH

BALTIMORE – 05-22-11 – Trainer Dale Romans returned to the Preakness Stakes Barn shortly after 7:30 a.m. Sunday with trays of Starbucks drinks for media members who arrived for updates on his impressive winner of the Middle Jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.





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Sunday, May 22 2011


Shackleford Holds Off Animal Kingdom In Preakness Stakes


BALTIMORE – 05-21-11 – After pressing a fast early pace, Michael Lauffer and W.D. Cubbedge’s Shackleford took the lead into the homestretch and had just enough energy in reserve to hold off a charging Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom by a half-length to capture Saturday’s $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1).

The 136th running of the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown was a fitting conclusion to a 13-race program that attracted 107, 398 to Pimlico Race Course and generated an all-sources handle of $76,376, 689. The attendance, which included InfeldFEST partygoers who were treated to concerts by Grammy Award winners Train and Bruno Mars, was the seventh largest in Preakness history. The handle ranked as the seventh highest for Pimlico’s signature day.





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Paddy O’Prado Circles Up To Win Jagermeister Dixie Stakes


BALTIMORE – 05-21-11 – Despite a slow pace, Donegal Racing’s Paddy O’Prado rallied from last to win the historic $200,000 Jägermeister Dixie Stakes (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.

The gray colt by El Prado dropped back at the start of the 110th running of the Dixie on a “good” turf but accelerated around the far turn under Kent Desormeaux. Once set down for the drive, Paddy O’Prado quickly collared frontrunner Baryshnikov and won going away by 1 ½ lengths. Paddy O’Prado, who paid $3.20, ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:53.56. Bim Bam closed for third, two lengths behind the runner-up.





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Apart Gets Up To Win William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes


BALTIMORE –05-21-11 –Adele B. Dilschneider’s Apart overtook Colizeo in deep stretch to win the $100,000 William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes (G3).

Ms. Dilschneider, jockey Garrett Gomez and trainer Al Stall, who shared today’s victory, won last year’s Schaefer with eventual 2010 champion older male Blame.





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No Explaining Surges to Win Omnilife Gallorette Handicap Shared Account Finishes Fourth


BALTIMORE –05-21-11 – Harlequin Ranches’ No Explaining (IRE) came off the rail and powered to victory in $100,000 Omnilife Gallorette Handicap (G3) over the turf course at Pimlico.

Shared Account, the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Fillies & Mare Turf winner, closed from off the pace to finish fourth while conceding 10-13 pounds to her rivals in her 2011 debut.





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