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).
2022 Triple Crown quick links:
Mo Donegal romps in the 2022 Belmont Stakes - Saturday at Belmont, Mo Donegal drew away in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by 3 lengths over filly Nest and Skippylongstocking while Derby hero Rich Strike finished 6th. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Belmont Entries - With no Triple Crown on the line a small field of only 8 horses was entered this year with Peter Pan winner We the People the favorite at 2-1. Check out all the entries with full profiles and photos.
Analyzing the Belmont Stakes Contenders - Our annual analysis using popular angles and statistical trends to see who best matches the profile of a Belmont winner. This year the top horse isn't one of the colts but the lone filly!
2022 Belmont Festival Friday Stakes Results - Friday at Belmont Park had 5 stakes races: the New York Stakes (G1) won by Bleecker Street, the True North (G2) won by Jackie's Warrior, the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational (G2) won by Loft, the Bed o'Roses Invitational (G2) won by Bella Sofia, and the Intercontinental Stakes (G3) won by Caravel. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2022 Belmont Friday Workouts - Friday morning at Belmont Park, three of the Belmont Stakes horses were out on the main track. Check out photos and comments for We the People, Rich Strike, and Creative Minister.
Wonder Again (G2), Astoria, and Tremont Stakes - The Belmont Stakes Festival kicked off on Thursday with three stakes races, the Wonder Again Stakes (G2) won by Consumer Spending, the Astoria Stakes won by Devious Dame, and the Tremont Stakes won by Two of a Kind. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Fillies in the Belmont - This year there will be a filly in the race, the 24th to try her luck against the boys and trained by Todd Pletcher who trained the last filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Check out the other 23 who tried and the 3 who won.
Early Voting burns up the Preakness (G1) - On an oppressively hot Saturday at Pimlico, Early Voting pressed the pace to win the 2022 Preakness Stakes (G1) by 1 1/4 lengths over favorite Epicenter and Creative Minister. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Black-Eyed Susan Day Results - Interstatedaydream pressed the pace and took the lead in the stretch to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) by 1 1/4 lengths at Pimlico on Friday while favorite Adare Manor finished 2nd. There were 5 other stakes on the card including the Pimlico Special (G3) won by First Captain, the Allaire Dupont Distaff (G3) won by Super Quick, and the Hilltop Stakes won by Pizza Bianca. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 races here.
Rich Strike shocks in the 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1) - Saturday at Churchill Downs, long shot Rich Strike who drew in from the also-eligibles rallied from far back to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) by 3/4 length over favorite Epicenter with Zandon third. He is the second highest paying Derby winner ever. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Secret Oath wins the 2022 Kentucky Oaks (G1) - Secret Oath drew away in the muddy stretch to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by 2 lengths at Churchill Downs on Friday, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 5th Oaks victory. Favorite Nest was second and long shot Desert Dawn was third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2022 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.
2022 Triple Crown Late Nominations - UAE Derby runner-up Summer is Now headlines the list of seven late Triple Crown nominations made eligible by a $6000 fee by the March 28 deadline.
Early Triple Crown Nominations - 312 horses where nominated by the early deadline of January 29 for the 2022 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.