Tag: Preakness

Fetty Wap, The Chainsmokers Will Headline Preakness InfieldFest

American Pharoah works out in prepartation for tomorrow's Preakness.  Photo via the Preakness Facebook page.
American Pharoah works out in prepartation for tomorrow’s Preakness. Photo via the Preakness Facebook page.

catch of the day fish (2)Trap Queen is coming to Pimlico.

The Future of Pimlico (and the Preakness) Is in Question



The Preakness Stakes, one of the three races that makes up horse racing’s Triple Crown, has been held at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course for 140 years. But that might soon change.

Get a Free American Pharoah T-Shirt at Pimlico’s Belmont Watch Party


track_Pimlicocatch of the day fish (2)After triumphing in the Preakness, American Pharoah is set to run for the Triple Crown on Saturday up in New York. It also happens to be Pimlico’s last day of live racing this season, which is as good a reason as any to throw a party.

Get Preakness Chic Early at the Lord Baltimore Hotel


preaknesscatch of the day fish (2)For Preakness-goes looking to stay above it all, there will be ample opportunity to break in your hat before the crowds descend on Pimlico. On Friday evening, the Lord Baltimore is hosting a pre-Preakness party on its rooftop terrace.

D.C. Writer Wants to Move Preakness Closer to D.C.


track_PimlicoThe Preakness is this weekend, meaning horse racing media will descend on Baltimore, along with the rest of the sport’s A-listers. Andrew Beyer is one such scribe. Though the longtime Washington Post columnist’s journey isn’t very far, he’s apparently tired of making the trip.

The Preakness Analysis: An Insider’s Take

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California Chrome on the track at Pimlico.

I received the following analysis from former jockey Charlie Fenwick, whose wife Muffy is a contributor to the Baltimore Fishbowl. Charlie is an inveterate racing fan, and in the weeks leading up to the Preakness he emails a long list of friends with the inside scoop on the horses’ chances, the races and assorted stories. Below, his latest on what’s what for the Preakness. – SD

CALIFORNIA CHROME has no apparent weaknesses. He has tactical speed, rates behind, he is emotionally mature and likes the distance. For as many times as he’s run, he appears to be sound and fresh. Actually, he works the crowd a bit (see the photo above for him hamming it up in the Pimlico Stakes Barn). I don’t think Espinoza asked him for too much in the Derby, although he beat a weak field.

That Nature Show: Loving Horses and the Preakness Despite the Sneezing

California Chrome. Photo via delmarvanow.com
California Chrome at Pimlico. Photo via delmarvanow.com

This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks! Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

The Preakness, the “middle jewel” in The Triple Crown is this Saturday at Pimlico. If you know nothing else about me know this: I am so allergic to horses that if I so much as pet one hair on the nose of a horse, I become one giant hive that weeps and sneezes and yet despite this — despite becoming a giant wheezing snot-hive — I pet them anyway, saying between labored breaths and puffs on my inhaler, “They’re so beautiful.”  Snort. “So elegant.” Wheeze. “So fast.”  Then I have to go take a cold shower and a prednisone.


Huffington Post Talks Up Baltimore Tourism



It’s a big tourism weekend for Baltimore, what with the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes. The Huffington Post is using this as an excuse to recommend that visitors stick around after the race: “The host city has a little something for every type of traveler. Bonus: There’s nothing like Baltimore in May.”

Baltimore Female Jockey Forest Boyce Builds on Success, Eyes Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness Races

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Forest Boyce. Photo by Ignacio Correas

In just five years, Baltimore born and bred jockey Forest Boyce has established herself as a contender in the competitive sport of flat racing. Last year, she ranked seventh in local standings with 57 wins. With the Preakness approaching, she’s eyeing the stakes races, hoping for mounts on both Black Eyed Susan and Preakness days.