Horse racing: A total of 268 horses were nominated to the eight stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 million in purses that support the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. The $1.5 million Preakness will anchor nine stakes, five graded, worth $2.65 million in purses on a 14-race program that begins with a special 10:30 a.m. first post. The Preakness will be Race 13 with a post time of 6:48 p.m. Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on both turf and dirt, is one of 19 graded-stakes winners among 38 horses nominated to the 118th running of the $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2) for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles on the grass. … Richard J. Hackerman’s 10-year-old gelding Warrioroftheroses, racing for the third time this year and 62nd overall, picked up career win No. 13 with an 18-1 upset of Thursday’s opening -day feature as racing returned to Pimlico Race Course. Ridden by Carol Cedeno for trainer Damon Dilodovico, Warrioroftheroses ($38.20) ran a mile and a sixteenth in 1:42.93 over a fast main track to win the $45,000 second-level optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up by two lengths over fellow long shot Brighton Lane. Throw the Fade, favored at 6-5, was third.