Federico Tesio, four other stakes on Pimlico Spring Challenge April 20

April 08, 1996|By Kent Baker

The $200,000, Grade III Federico Tesio will be the headliner April 20 when Pimlico Race Course throws a stakes-race extravaganza on Spring Challenge Day.

Five stakes races are scheduled in all, with the Tesio providing one of the final tuneups for the Kentucky Derby.

The Maryland Jockey Club has scheduled four other stakes for state-bred horses, the $75,000 Caesar's Wish Stakes, the $100,000 Geisha Handicap, the $100,000 Jennings Handicap and the $60,000 Star De Naskra.

The Tesio has drawn 42 pre-entries, including Romano Gucci, recent winner of the Gotham Stakes and a Triple Crown nominee.

Among the 15 nominated for the Geisha is Urbane, last year's 3-year-old Maryland-bred filly champion. She is based in California.

The Maryland Horse Breeders' Association will be host to a reception at Pimlico during the card.

Pub Date: 4/08/96

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