Category: Pimlico

2015 Preakness Point/Counterpoint

Picks and Ponderings turned its attention to Pimlico Race Course for Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day card, and keeps its eyes turned eastward for Preakness Day. Will AMERICAN PHAROAH continue his sojourn toward Triple Crown glory?  Will his stablemate DORTMUND turn the tables?  Will someone else spoil Bob Baffert’s party altogether?  To answer that question here,... Read more »

2015 Black-Eyed Susan Day Stakes Preview

There are three things that serve as the definition of a black-eyed susan.  First, it is a flower that serves as the state flower of Maryland.  And the winner of the Preakness Stakes on the third Saturday in May will be draped in a bouquet of yellow and brown flowers (spoiler alert: it’s really chrysanthemums... Read more »

2014 Preakness Stakes Picks & Ponderings

The Preakness Stakes.  The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. A big thank you to all the readers and twitter followers that found “Picks and Ponderings” for Kentucky Derby week.  The readership numbers were high and you readers made “Picks and Ponderings” a top-read site in the broad ChicagoNow network. Even if the picks and... Read more »
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2013 Preakness Stakes Picks and Ponderings

The Preakness Stakes.  The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. A big thank you to all the readers and twitter followers that found “Picks and Ponderings” for Kentucky Derby week. So whether this is your first time reading or your hundredth time, we hope you have fun with the picks and enjoy the ponderings. Onward... Read more »

Hanshin Cup: Havelock Turns Key to Earn Victory

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS –Just a moment before a stirring renewal of the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, HAVELOCK, with the services of Florent Geroux, treated fans to an exciting come-from-behind score in the first stakes of the year at Arlington Park, the G3 $150,000 Hanshin Cup at a single-turn mile on polytrack. HAVELOCK was third... Read more »

Hanshin Cup Preview

The first of nearly forty stakes races this year at Arlington is this upcoming Saturday.  It’s the Grade Three Hanshin Cup Stakes, with a purse of $150,000. For the past 18 years, it’s been an exchange race with the Japanese Racing Association (JRA) that pays homage to Hanshin Racecourse.  Hanshin hosts the Group 1 Japan... Read more »
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Preakness Stakes Picks and Ponderings

The Preakness Stakes. The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. After handicapping like a box fan (sucking on one side and blowing out the other) on Derby Day, The Author is back to take another crack at the Triple Crown. This time we move to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.  Along with the horses,... Read more »