The Pimlico Special, a longtime tradition of the Preakness Stakes weekend that had fallen on hard times in recent years — it has been run just once since 2007 — rejoins the schedule leading up to the 2012 Preakness.
Nine horses, a field that And Down The Stretch They Come calls "really good," will hit the track at Pimlico Park in the Special on Friday, led by Mission Impazible, a 7-2 favorite. Alternation is just behind Mission Impazible at 4-1, and Hymn Book, the third of the three top horses in the race, is at 9-2.
The horses will go from 10 post positions, not nine, thanks to the scratching of Cease.
Post time for the 2012 Pimlico Special is 5:51 p.m. Eastern on Friday, May 17. It will be televised on HRTV. Here is the full list of Pimlico Special entries and post positions via And Down The Stretch They Come.
|1||Toby's Corner||E. Castro||G. Motion||6/1|
|2||Endorsement||M. Garcia||E. Harty||8/1|
|4||Hymn Book||J. Velazquez||S. McGaughey||9/2|
|5||Cherokee Artist||V. Santiago||J. Robb||20/1|
|6||Nehro||C. Nakatani||S. Asmussen||8/1|
|7||Mission Impazible||J. Castellano||T. Pletcher||7/2|
|8||Yawanna Twist||M. Luzzi||J. Parisella||12/1|
|9||Alternation||L. Quinonez||D. Von Hemel||4/1|
|10||Eighttofasttocatch||S. Russell||T. Keefe||15/1|