- Local trainer Mike Trombetta says he's happy with the form and energy of Maryland-based Preakness contender Win Win Win
- Trainer Doug O'Neill is drawing most of the attention this week at Pimlico Race Course with his horse Nyquist, a 3-5 favorite to win the Preakness on Saturday two weeks after a Kentucky Derby win. But O'Neill and his team might have a victory this weekend before Nyquist even starts. O'Neill's filly Land Over Sea is a 2-1 favorite to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday at Pimlico.
- Trainer Dale Romans isn't back to 100 percent ahead of this year's Preakness, but he continues to improve after a serious car accident after the Kentucky Derby.
- Undefeated Nyquist won the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, the most coveted prize in American racing, the fourth straight favorite to win the race.
- Two questions have hovered over American Pharoah's preparations for the Belmont Stakes: Can he triumph where 13 others have failed and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978? If he does it, would his achievement lift a sport that has lost much of its stature over the last four decades?
- Keen Pauline's trainer missed his flight, but the 3-year-old filly didn't miss a step in Friday's $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. After finishing second twice and third once in her first five starts, the Kentucky-bred and trained horse went wire-to-wire in winning her first stakes race.