With fog desdending on Pimlico Race Course, Ax Man went wire-to-wire Saturday afternoon to win the $100,000 Sir Barton.
Ax Man had a bit of a challenge from Title Ready and Prince Lucky before pulling away down the stretch to win the 1 1/6-mile race by 6 ¾ lengths.
Ax Man paid $3.20 to win. Title Ready paid 4.20 to place and Prince Lucky finished third, paying $4.00.
Next up, the 143rd Preakness.