The Pimlico Special (now USA-G3) was historically Maryland's top race for older horses on dirt. As with the Preakness Stakes (USA-G1), it is particularly sweet for Maryland horsemen when a state-bred horse makes off with the honors. This year, Maryland-bred Harpers Wild Ride carried off the honors. Can you name the four previous Maryland-breds who won the Special?
I'm Avalyn Hunter, an author, pedigree researcher and longtime racing fan with a particular interest in Thoroughbred mares and their contributions to the history of the breed.