It’s Preakness 143! Or Is It?

According to the Maryland Jockey Club’s logo for the feature race at Pimlico this Saturday, this year is Preakness 143. That would mean that the first edition of the race was run in 1873, when Survivor won it. (1918 counts twice, because there were two divisions that year.) If you go by the June 3,…

A “Nice” Pimlico Special Win For Frank Stronach

On the biggest weekend in the year in Maryland racing, the man who owns both of the state’s Thoroughbred tracks won one of its most historic races, but as he walked with measured step and mostly impassive face to the winner’s circle at Pimlico, Frank Stronach maintained his usually understated demeanor. “It’s nice,” he said.…

A Brooklyn “Dream” Comes True

When Anthony Bonomo started racing horses in 2006, he named his Brooklyn Boyz stable after the borough in which he’d grown up, and to which he still felt a close tie. Not uncommonly, he’d name his horses after place in the old neighborhood: Lorimer Street, McCarren Park, Jackson N Humboldt. It’s been a long time…

Brian’s Triple Crown Trail: The Preakness Stakes

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he analyzed every official Derby points race and will preview the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Pimlico: The Grade I, $1.5 million…