BALTIMORE — Point of Honor took charge with a burst from the outside and held off Ulele to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday.
Fulfilling her role as the favorite, Point of Honor rallied marvelously for jockey Javier Castellano and prevailed in a duel to the wire by a half-length.
Point of Honor paid $7.80, $4.60 and $3.20 in this Grade 2 race for 3-year-old fillies. It was her third win in four career races.
With jockey Irad Ortiz aboard, Cookie Dough bolted from the gate and led for much of the race before falling behind the fast-closing Point of Honor and Ulele.
Earlier, the death of a horse on the track marred the second-biggest day of racing at Pimlico Race Course. In the eighth race, Congrats Gal collapsed following the conclusion of the Miss Preakness Stakes and was pronounced dead after being treated on the scene.