Crystal Cliffs, Honey Pants Head Preakness Weekend Stakes Action

After turning in a career best effort last out when winning a Gulfstream Park allowance, HONEY PANTS lines up in the The Very One Stakes today at Pimlico for owners Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister where she’ll be looking for her first career stakes victory.

After returning to the races a winner last month in the Sand Springs Stakes at Gulfstream Park, CRYSTAL CLIFFS (FR) goes for her first graded stakes win in tomorrow’s G3 Gallorette on the Preakness undercard for owners Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables, Rebhan, K-Mac Stables, Goodrich and Parkinson.

Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group is represented by three Maryland-bred homebreds running at Pimlico this weekend, headed by Federico Tesio winner JOE who heads to the turf to run in the James Murphy.

One race later, The Elkstone Group will be represented by recent Laurel Park allowance winner THE ADDISON POUR who runs in the Sir Barton Stakes.

Today at Pimlico, Laurel maiden winner LA CASA D’ORO will take her place in the G3 Miss Preakness.

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