Black-Eyed Susan Day

Maple Leaf Mel Crowned 'Miss Preakness' in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD -- Despite having done everything right in three prior career starts, Maple Leaf Mel was nonetheless sent off the 8-5 second betting choice in Friday's GIII Miss Preakness S. behind 4-5 choice Key of Life (Mo Town), victorious in the GII Beaumont S. Apr. 16. Unaware of the crowd's leanings, the grey daughter of Cross Traffic led for most of the way and never looked back, rolling home an easy 1 1/2-length winner over the late-closing Topsy. The grey soon overtook the fast-starting Key of Life and maintained...

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TAA A Strong Presence at Pimlico Preakness Week

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be on-site at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness week. The 148th Preakness S. will take place Saturday, May 20. The TAA will kick off the week with America's Best Racing's Pre-Preakness Party. The eighth annual Pre-Preakness Party will be held Wednesday, May 17, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. The evening will consist of networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, an entertaining handicapping challenge with guest analysts, and a silent auction. All proceeds of the party and auction will benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance....

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Black-Eyed Susan Day Produces Record Handle

Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico Race Course produced a record total handle of $27.675 million. Friday's record handle eclipsed the previous record set in 2019 of $21.349 million. Attendance Friday on the day was capped at 10,000. "We're pleased Black-Eyed Susan Day produced some fantastic racing by some extraordinary horses, and it was nice to see people at the track having a fantastic time," said Craig Fravel, CEO 1/ST RACING. "We want to thank the horsemen for supporting this day of racing and our racing office that did such a...

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