Pimlico To Get A Facelift; Picks for Saturday May 25th

May 24, 2013 | Gary Quill

Preakness Funnie with Crab

Drawing courtesy of Mel @dailyracefunies. To see more of Mel’s work, click here.

In a press conference less than 24 hours after the fourth largest crowd in Preakness history witnessed Oxbow’s victory in the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, Maryland Jockey Club CEO, Tom Chuckas provided plenty of information.

The best news was that MJC will announce renovation plans for Pimlico by the end of 2013. With the influx of casino revenue which allowed for increased purses, Maryland thoroughbred horse racing has once again is THE #1 place for horsemen to train and run their equine athletes.

Click here to go to the Baltimore Business Journal website to listen to the press conference in its entirety.

Frankie Lovato’s JockeyWorld.org racing term of the day is #145… “Handily

Selections for Pimlico’s Saturday (Day 29) 10-race card will be on Page 2

Recapping Pimlico’s Friday 10-race card selections, posted 7 winners (1 Top Selections in BOLD type) having $2 WIN pay-offs of $6.20 (1st race), $5.40 (3rd), $12.60 (4th), $4.00 (5th), $7.40 (6th), $6.00 (7th) and $4.00 (9th).

The BEST BET (26 10-4-3) Small Giant (R5 #1A 7-2 PT; 4-1 M/L) hugged the rail, dueled with the winner to upper stretch then stopped, finishing last (5th).

The LONGSHOT PICK (26 5-1-2) Maryland Mystique (R7 #1 3-1 PT; 8-1 M/L) additional scratches beyond this race being taken off the turf cut the field size to 5… and that’s the only reason she finished 5th. She was supposed to be “lone speed”, but broke slowly, allowed the 2 horse to get the lead, and it was all downhill from that point.

Selections for Pimlico’s Saturday, May 25th card  are on Page 2.