2002 to 2010 Preakness Stakes Video Replays

We got some Preakness Stakes video replays for you that covers 2002 thru 2010!

You can click here see them or you can find it on our side-bar or under the tab a top this page both marked 2002 to 2010 Preakness Stakes Video Plays!

 

Just a little something to keep you Jazzed Up!

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Preakness: Nehro declared out by Zayat

 

Nehro out of 2011 Preakness Stakes

Preakness: Nehro declared out by Zayat.

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The good folks at Zayat Stables finally had their “Uncle Mo” moment this morning and pulled Nehro’s name from any further consideration for this year’s Preakness Stakes!

Ahmed Zayat said earlier today,

I want to be super-cautious. I want to keep him happy and healthy for the rest of the year. We are in a great position to have a horse who can run in these classics. We will point now for the Belmont, God willing.”

 So maybe just 13 runners in this year’s 2nd leg of the Triple Crown season!

Tomorrow is the Preakness draw at about 5:00 pm, so we’ll have a better handle on who is really “in” or “out” after the draw is completed!

Why the Preakness is easier to handicap then the Derby

The Preakness Stakes is indeed an easier contest to handicap then the Kentucky Derby or even the Belmont Stakes, for that matter, but for now we’ll leave the Belmont Stakes alone as that one is truly is a different animal! No pun intended!

So here are some bullet points to support our reasoning on this idea!

  • The Derby has, in most years, 20 starters, while the Preakness has a maximum of 14 and in many years, more like 10, 11 or 12 starters! So there is obviously much less clutter to have to stiff through when handicapping a Preakness Stakes!
  • Every Preakness has an instant favorite for us to run at, the Kentucky Derby winner, who we now know can very easily handle this Preakness distance of 1 3/16ths because they just won at a 1 1/4 mile, 2 weeks ago! So again, it’s a no-brainer to make the Derby winner the favorite every Preakness Day, but you can’t say that about a Derby favorite each Spring!
  • New Shooters” come in here every year to make a mark for themselves, but all of them would have preferred a run in the Derby, but lacked enough Graded Stakes earnings a.k.a. not good enough to run there, to be in the Derby mix! So many just don’t do well here on Preakness Day,in the face of another round of battle-hardened Derby runners to have to run again! In recent times, only Rachel in 2009, has broken this non-derby mold, but she was a horse of a different color, so to speak!
  • So unfortunately, Derby-Runners do tended to get the lion’s share of the all the attention every Preakness Day, as past history has borne out and so do all the early odds we’ve been showing do too!
  •  This year, we might get as many as 6 Derby runners here on Saturday and that doesn’t bode well for all the New Shooters this year!

So with our quick bullet points made, I believe anyone of our readership could handicap this year’s Preakness Stakes, as the 3yo’s are continuing to sort themselves out!

The Preakness draw for Post Positions and Morning Line odds will be announced at about 5:00 pm on Wednesday and that should give us the final field complement and some solid odds to work with! 

So go ahead, you can handicap this year’s Preakness Stakes! It’s easier then you think and far less stressful than a Kentucky Derby scramble every Spring!

GII Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is the Main-Event on Ladies day at Pimlico this Friday with Past Performances!

Friday is Ladies Day at Pimlico

What would a big racing weekend at Pimlico be without a big-time 3yo ladies race in the GII Black-Eyed Susan, going 1 1/8 mile, for a solid purse of $250,000 for these fine young Ladies!

 
Churchill has it’s Oaks race, Belmont has it’s Acorn contest but the Black-Eyed Susan belongs only to Pimlico each  year, on the friday before the Preakness Stakes!
 
So lets meet these 7 fine fillies who have come, dressed to thrill, here on Friday!
 
See Free PP’s of all the runners
 
At 9/5 is Wyomia whose out of the Kingmambo and Seattle Slew lines, Her last outing was a coming-late 2nd to Lilacs and Lace in that wild GI Ashland Stakes at Keeneland last month. In March, she won the Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs and last fall finished 6th in the B/C juvy fillies turf clash, so she has got a handle on all 3 surface types over her 6 race career! 9/5 sounds right to us so put this one right into your exotics thinking first!
 
At 5/2 is Hot Summer out of the Malibu Moon and Quiet American lines. This one was the winner of the GIII Comely Stakes at the Big A last month beating a highly regarded Ava K in the process! Her only other outing this year was a 5th in the GII Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream this winter! She’ll be stretching out here friday to a 1 1/8 mile contest but her pedigree says she can handle it. So exotics for her too!
 
At 3/1 is Royal Delta who is an Empire Maker daughter and a granddaughter to A.P. Indy so her blood lines say the distance should be no problem, but a 3-race career isn’t what we’d think would have garner a m/l of 3/1 here. Her last outing was over the Keeneland poly in a 1 1/16 mile allowance win at 1:43.71!
Her only other finish this year was a distant 9th in that same Suncoast Stakes won by Wyomia!
3/1 seem very gifty here so tri’s and supers for this young lady!
 
At 8/1 are another pair of fine 3yo fillies in Buster’s Ready and Coax Liberty!
 
Buster’s Ready is a More Than Ready child with a good 7 race career, going 7-3-1-1 in her racing efforts. She’s been running at a mile or more in all her starts and has hit the board in her last 5 starts too!
But she is stepping up into Graded Stakes company with only a 3rd placing star in the Out Ruled Stakes at the Big A in March! She seem a bit over matched here so if you must Supers only please on her this Friday!
 
Coax Liberty is a Successful Appeal’s daughter with a very long career path that ran thru all of the big 2yo G/S races on the NYRA circuit last fall, then a 2nd in the Brandywine Stakes at the Parx in Dec.
Winning the Dearly Precious Stake at Aqueduct in Feb., a 2nd again, in the GIII Cicada in March and her last outing was over the poly of Keeneland in the GII Beaumont Stakes finishing a distance 3rd to the very speedy Turbulent Descent that day. The problem we see with her is not her resume which is just fine, but her lack of distance in all her races that were mostly sprints! We’d love to put her in the first-tier here, but caution says supers, as the 1 1/8 might be out of her reach!
 
At 15/1 and 20/1 are the final twosome of this year’s edition of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in Love Theway Youare, yes that’s just the way it’s spelt and Art of the Hunt, respectively!
 
Love Theway Youare is a west coast shipper, out of Arch, with a pair of msw and allow wins in her last two starts out there. She has been going the longer distances out there this year as she has been a very busy girl in 2011 with 6 starts already!  Can’t find any love here for this one with the busy schedule, shipping, an all! So supers only but we wouldn’t!
 
Art of the Hunt is out of Lion Hearted and we can find no record of any kind on her. Not a good sign for a GII race, you folks at Pimlico! Update Art of the Hunt scratched
 
So Wyomia and Hot Summer should be your ones and two’s here on Friday with all and all to fill out your tri’s and supers, accept Art of the Hunt who is an unknown commodity to us!
 
So you won’t get rich off this contest but as we said earlier, 6 horse fields won’t deliver much value, especially if the 2 heavy favorites come 1, 2!
 
So that’s your Friday Preakness warm-up, now go out an knock’em alive!