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Encyclopedia > Pimlico Special

The Pimlico Special is an American thoroughbred horse race held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, home to the Triple Crown race, the Preakness Stakes. It was first run in 1937 and won by War Admiral who went on to be named Horse of the Year. Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. ... Nickname: Charm City Location in the state of Maryland Founded 30 July 1729 County Independent city Mayor Martin OMalley (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 349. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... War Admiral (1934-1959), was a thoroughbred racing horse, the son of the great Man O War. ... Horse of the Year is the highest honor given in American thoroughbred horse racing. ...


In 1938, the Pimlico Special was host to one of American racing's most historic moments when Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral in a much anticipated match race. Red Pollard on Seabiscuit Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933—May 17, 1947) was a champion thoroughbred race horse in the United States. ... War Admiral (1934-1959), was a thoroughbred racing horse, the son of the great Man O War. ...


Discontinued after 1958, the race was revived as a handicap event in 1988.



Past winners:


Previous Pimlico Special Winners

  • 1937 : War Admiral
  • 1938 : Seabiscuit
  • 1939 : Challedon
  • 1940 : Challedon
  • 1941 : Market Wise
  • 1942 : Whirlaway
  • 1943 : Shut Out
  • 1944 : Twilight Tear
  • 1945 : Armed
  • 1946 : Assault
  • 1947 : Fervent
  • 1948 : Citation
  • 1949 : Capot
  • 1950 : One Hitter
  • 1951 : Bryan G.
  • 1952 : General Staff
  • 1953 : Tom Fool
  • 1954 : Helioscope
  • 1955 : Sailor
  • 1956 : Summer Tan
  • 1957 : Promised Land
  • 1958 : Vertex
  • 1959 – 1987 : No race held
  • 1988 : Bet Twice
  • 1989 : Blushing John
  • 1990 : Criminal Type
  • 1991 : Farma Way
  • 1992 : Strike the Gold
  • 1993 : Devil His Due
  • 1994 : As Indicated
  • 1995 : Cigar
  • 1996 : Star Standard
  • 1997 : Gentlemen
  • 1998 : Skip Away
  • 1999 : Real Quiet
  • 2000 : Golden Missile
  • 2001 : Include
  • 2002 : No race held
  • 2003 : Mineshaft
  • 2004 : Southern Image
  • 2005 : Eddington

 
 

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