Several of the Preakness horses arrived at Pimlico on Wednesday afternoon, including favorite Epicenter, Early Voting, and Armagnac. Weather today was warm, but is supposed to get hotter for the weekend with temperatures pushing in to the 90's with only a tiny chance of rain.
Thursday Photos - all 9 Preakness horses and all 13 Black-Eyed Susan fillies
Armagnac arrived at Pimlico around 7pm on Wednesday. He was an allowance winner at Santa Anita for trainer Tim Yakteen and drew post 7 in the Preakness and will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr.
Creative Minister arrived at Pimlico on Tuesday afternoon. He was supplemented to the Preakness for $150,000 by trainer Ken McPeek after winning an allowance on Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs. He will break from post 2 with Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard.
Early Voting arrived at Pimlico on Tuesday afternoon. He skipped the Derby to wait for the Preakness and drew post 5 with Jose Ortiz scheduled to ride.
Epicenter arrived at Pimlico on Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky Derby runner-up drew post 5 and is the morning line favorite at 6-5 with Joel Rosario aboard.
Secret Oath arrived at Pimlico on Monday. The Kentucky Oaks winner will take on the boys for trainer D. Wayne Lukas breaking from post 4 with Luis Saez up.
Simplification was the first Preakness horse to arrive at Pimlico last week. The 4th place finisher in the Kentucky Derby drew post 1 and will have John Velazquez aboard this time.
Skippylongstocking in his stall on Tuesday afternoon. He finished third in the Wood Memorial last out and drew post 9 for the Preakness. He is 20-1 on the morning line and Junior Alvarado will ride.
Adare Manor arrived at Pimlico around 7pm on Wednesday. She is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and will break from post 10 under John Velazquez. She was the winner of the Las Virgenes Stakes (G3) and second in the Santa Anita Oaks (G2).
2023 Triple Crown quick links:
Top Kentucky Derby Contenders - Check out all the top horses on the road to the Kentucky Derby. Each has a profile with a photo and lots of other info.
Kentucky Derby Winners and Auction Prices - Bigger may seem better, but in the case of Kentucky Derby horses who sold at auction, less is more. Here is a look at how (badly) high priced auction purchases have done in the Kentucky Derby and the auction prices for this year's top Derby horses.
2023 Road to the Kentucky Derby - All the point earning races on the Triple Crown Trail leading up to the Kentucky Derby with results and winners updated as they are run.
2023 Triple Crown Late Nominations - Sunland Derby (G3) winner Wild on Ice headlines the list of seven late Triple Crown nominations made eligible by a $6000 fee by the March 27 deadline.
Early Triple Crown Nominations - 312 horses where nominated by the early deadline of January 29 for the 2023 Triple Crown. Trainer Todd Pletcher nominated the most with 42 followed by Brad Cox with 26. Check out all the horses and free past performances from Equibase.
2023 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules with no onsite parking were enforced in 2018, and are in effect again this year. Be sure to read the rules if you are attending. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons and many things are no longer allowed. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate.
Kentucky Derby Prep Races - What races should a horse prep in to win the Kentucky Derby? Some races may seem obvious, but have not produced a Derby winner in many years. Find out which races are the best preps here.
Kentucky Derby Winners and Auction Prices - Bigger may seem better, but in the case of Kentucky Derby horses who sold at auction, less is more. Here is a look at how (badly) high priced auction purchases have done in the Kentucky Derby and the auction prices for this year's top Derby contenders.
Kentucky Derby Traditions - Find out all about the big Derby Traditions: the rose garland, the trophy, the Twin Spires, mint juleps, singing "My Old Kentucy Home", fancy hats, celebrities and the annual Derby glasses.
Fillies in the Kentucky Derby - a look at the 39 fillies who have contested the Run for the Roses and how they did. So far there have been 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 5 thirds.
Review: Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments - Commemorative DVD from Churchill Downs with video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
Review: Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack by Kimberly Gatto. An entertaining and informative account of the history of the track and it's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, with lots of photos. Definitely recommended.