ELKTON, MD - MAY 17: Hot walker Noe Lagunas holds Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness entrant Animal Kingdom at the Fair Hill Training Center on May 17, 2011 in Elkton, Maryland. Animal Kingdom is training for Saturday's 136th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Some of the items making headlines at Pimlico, around the country and around the world on this day before the Preakness:
Preakness 2011 & Pimlico
Post Time: Black-Eyed Susan attracts rock solid field - Sports, Ink - The Buffalo News
By Gene Kershner - Seven fillies will vie for top honors in the $250,000 Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday afternoon as a prelude to Saturdays Preakness Stakes.
Bill Finley: Why Nehro should run in the Preakness - ESPN
Ahmed Zayat is the latest to become convinced that race horses shouldn't race, at least not more than four or five times a year and never without five weeks or more between races.
2011 Preakness Stakes: A Quieter Morning for Animal Kingdom - NYTimes.com
After a series of strong gallops over the past few days, Animal Kingdom enjoyed a more relaxed training program Thursday morning.
Preakness Interview: Dale Romans (Videos) - BloodHorse.com
Steve Haskin talks with Dale Romans, trainer of Preakness Contender Shackleford.
Pimlico jockey challenge attracts Napravnik, Sutherland - Handicappers' Edge
Six of the world's top female riders are set to square off in the inaugural $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge on Friday's Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico Race Course. The challenge is part of The People's Pink Party, a joint effort between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, to help raise money and awareness in the fight against the disease.
Around the Country
Vinery Madison under appeal - ESPN
The trainer of the third-place finisher in the Grade 1 Vinery Madison Stakes on April 14 at Keeneland Racecourse has filed an appeal of a complaint that the second-place finisher should not have been allowed to start.
Belmont Park hosts inaugural race day medication summit - Handicappers' Edge
The first "International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH and the Racehorse" will take place at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, on June 13-14. The event is jointly sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC).
NY Resolution Would Allow Private Casinos - BloodHorse.com
A resolution has been introduced in the New York State Senate to permit privately owned casinos in four counties that are also home to racetracks.
Around the World
The World's Best Horse? She's in Australia - NYTimes.com
On Saturday, at Brisbane's Doomben track, Black Caviar blitzed a field of top sprinters to record her 13th consecutive win and confirm her Timeform rating as the word's best horse.
The Curragh: Dubawi Gold looks llike clear choice in Irish Guineas - Daily Racing Form
Dubawi Gold will be favored Saturday at the Curragh in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas in part because he exits a second-place finish to Frankel in the English 2000 Guineas, but also because the overall quality of his seven rivals appears to be subpar.
Workforce among 14 for Brigadier Gerard - Racing Post
WORKFORCE looks set to make his seasonal reappearance at Sandown on Thursday evening after featuring among 14 entries for the Group 3 Piper Heidsieck Champagne Brigadier Gerard Stakes over 1m2f.