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  • Pimlico spring schedule has 21 stakes, two new bonuses

    Pimlico spring schedule has 21 stakes, two new bonuses
    Pimlico Race Course announced Wednesday a spring schedule featuring 21 stakes races, including eight graded on Preakness Weekend May 15-16, and two bonuses for owners and trainers. The 140th Preakness, the $1.5 million middle jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, to be run May 16, will highlight a weekend that will include the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) for 3-year-old fillies, the $300,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds and up on the turf, and the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) for 3-year-olds and up. Preakness weekend also will include two bonuses, one for the possible return of any winner of a Triple Crown event, and another for trainers. Pimlico will offer a $50,000 bonus to each owner and trainer who runs a horse in the Pimlico Special that has won a previous Triple Crown event. If a horse has won two Crown events, the bonus will be $100,000 to both the trainer and owner. Meanwhile, Pimlico will offer bonus money totaling $100,000 to trainers who run in at least five stakes and starter races during Preakness weekend. The trainer with the most points will receive $50,000, second $25,000, third $12,000, fourth $7,000, fifth $4,000 and sixth $2,000. For trainers to earn any part of the $100,000 point bonus, they must saddle a minimum of five horses in the Preakness, Longines Dixie, Pimlico Special, Black-Eyed Susan, James Murphy, Gallorette (G3), Chick Lang, Sir Barton, Deputed Testamony, Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3), Jim McKay Turf Sprint, Hilltop, Allair DuPont Distaff (G3), Miss Preakness (G3), Skipat and Kattegat's Pride and The Very One. Pimlico also will offer a Whips International Turf Starter Handicap for colts and geldings and fillies and mares which have run for $5,000 or less in 2014-2015 on April 4, May 2 and June 6. There will be a $5,000 bonus to the trainers of horses that have the most points after the series. Points will be awarded from first to third with every starter getting a point. The stakes schedule will begin April 18 with six stakes totaling $575,000: the $100,000 Dahlia for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up at a mile on the turf; the $100,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the $100,000 Primonetta for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs; the $100,000 Henry S. Clark for 3-year-olds and up at a mile on the turf; the $100,000 Stormy Blues for 3-year-old fillies going five furlongs on the turf, and the $75,000 Geisha Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, at 1 1/16 miles. Preakness Weekend begins May 15 with six stakes, four of them graded, including the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan, $300,000 Pimlico Special, $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff and $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness. On May 16 the 1 3/16 mile Preakness will be supported by seven other stakes: the Longines Dixie, Maryland Sprint Handicap, Gallorette, James W. Murphy, Chick Lang, Sir Barton and The Very One. Racing begins at Pimlico Race Course on April 2.
  • Dortmund No. 1 to start AP's Run to Roses Top 10

    They're off, and running on the road to the Kentucky Derby. The prep race season is in full swing with hundreds of 3-year-olds competing for one of 20 coveted spots in the starting gate at Churchill Downs on May 2. With just over 10 weeks to go before...

    White party, golf tourney to benefit Horses Healing Hearts

    White party, golf tourney to benefit Horses Healing Hearts
    Horses Healing Hearts will have its fourth annual White, White West Party at the Pavilion at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, 3667 120th Ave., S, from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. The event combines formal white attire with fun western wear. "A lot...

    Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune sports section honored

    Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune sports section honored
    Bears beat writer Brad Biggs was honored for his breaking-news reporting and the Chicago Tribune sports section won a "Triple Crown" for 2014 in judging by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Biggs earned top-10 recognition in the Breaking News...

    High School Roundup: Breakers add two more titles in girls' water polo

    High School Roundup: Breakers add two more titles in girls' water polo
    The titles keep piling up for the Laguna Beach girls' water polo team. The coffer became a little richer in the past week when two more championships were won by the No. 1-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1. Laguna won for the 47th...