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May 26, 2023

ODELL BECKHAM JR., GAYLE KING, KEVIN LILES, CAVINDER TWINS, JOHN HARBAUGH, BOBBY FLAY, CAL RIPKEN JR., AND MORE ATTEND PREAKNESS 148, HOSTED BY 1/ST FOURTEEN-TIME GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER BRUNO MARS, SOFI TUKKER, ZACK BIA, CHANTEL JEFFRIES, DJ QUICKSILVA AND MARTIN 2 SMOOVE PERFORM AT PREAKNESS LIVE What: Preakness 148 and Preakness LIVE Where: Pimlico Race Course […]

May 21, 2023

‘Bright-Eyed’ Mage Will Target G1 Travers Wait and See for Preakness Runner-up Blazing Sevens Asmussen Likes Mile and a Half for Red Route One BALTIMORE, MD – In his Sunday morning comments after winning his record eighth Preakness Stakes (G1), Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was more somber than celebratory. A few times, Baffert […]

May 20, 2023

3YO Colt Gives Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert Record Eighth Victory Hall of Fame Jockey John Velazquez Earns First Preakness Win in 13th Try BALTIMORE – National Treasure led from the start and held off a game Blazing Sevens the length of the stretch to win the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel of […]

May 20, 2023

Fourth Career Stakes Win for 6YO Chilean-Bred Mare BALTIMORE – Stud Los Leones’ Cheetara, a Group 2 winner in her native Chile, came with a relentless drive on the far outside to outrun fellow closers Olivia Darling and I’m the Boss of Me and spring a 17-1 upset of Saturday’s $100,00 Skipat presented by Old […]

May 20, 2023

5YO Making Stakes Debut Sets 1 1/8-Mile Turf Course Record of 1:46.14 BALTIMORE – Courtlandt Farm’s 5-year-old Never Explain, making his 15th career start and first in a stakes, edged clear of four rivals in the final 50 yards to register a record-setting half-length upset at odds of 15-1 in Saturday’s $200,000 Dinner Party (G3) […]

May 20, 2023

4YO Filly Becomes Stakes Winner in 2nd North American Start BALTIMORE – Juddmonte homebred Whitebeam, an English-bred filly narrowly beaten in her North American debut last month, split horses in mid-stretch and went on to a 2 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Gallorette (G3) presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar at historic Pimlico Race Course. The […]

May 20, 2023

Sixth Win in Six-Furlong Sprint for Hall of Fame Trainer Asmussen BALTIMORE – Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Ryvit, stepping up to graded-stakes company for the first time, extended his win streak to four races with a 1 ¾-length triumph in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) presented by Case IH at historic Pimlico Race Course. The […]

May 20, 2023

3YO Scores by Four to Open Preakness Day Stakes Program BALTIMORE – Zendan Racing Stables Inc.’s Arabian Lion kicked off the Preakness Day stakes program in style Saturday, rolling to a popular four-length victory in the $100,000 Sir Barton sponsored by Brandon and Diannah Perry to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at historic Pimlico Race […]

May 20, 2023

99th Edition of Prestigious 1 1/8-Mile Race for 3YO Fillies BALTIMORE – Richard Bahde’s Taxed, facing her toughest test yet after going winless in four previous stakes attempts, swept past previously undefeated favorite Faiza at the top of the lane and caught front-running Hoosier Philly in deep stretch to spring an 11-1 upset in Friday’s […]

May 19, 2023

Hall of Fame Trainer Chasing Record with National Treasure BALTIMORE, MD – In his first visit to Pimlico Race Course in almost three years, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Friday it was hard to predict whether his Preakness Stakes (G1) starter National Treasure could deliver a record-breaking eighth win in the Middle Jewel […]

May 19, 2023

Mage, Blazing Sevens, Perform All Sons of Good Magic BALTIMORE, MD — There is one horse that stands above all the others in Saturday’s 148th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Of course, the easiest of answers is Mage, the Kentucky Derby(G1) winner, who is the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the […]

May 18, 2023

BALTIMORE, MD – For Zedan Racing’s Arabian Lion, the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes on Saturday is a chance to prove that he is a player to be reckoned with in stakes competition. After a frustrating second in the April 15 Lexington (G3) at Keeneland, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is trying him again at […]

May 18, 2023

Mage Makes J.J. Delgado Feel Like a Winner Cox Counting on Saez to Show First Mission the Way Blazing Sevens, Early Voting, Cloud Computing Same but Different McGaughey Hoping for Better ‘Perform’-ance in Preakness Baffert on National Treasure: ‘Talent is There’ Videos at Preakness.Isctv.com Interview Shug McGaughey (Perform) Training: Mage, First Mission, National Treasure, Red […]

May 18, 2023

Multiple Graded Winner Havnameltdown Tops Solid Field of Seven BALTIMORE – Chick Lang would have loved the 48th running of the stakes bearing his name on Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) program at historic Pimlico Race Course. The $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) presented by Case Tractor is named for one of racing’s great track executives, characters […]

May 18, 2023

Childhood Dream Fulfilled by Mage’s Kentucky Derby Victory Chenery ‘Gave a Little Girl a Dream’ BALTIMORE, MD – Fifty years and a day after the start of a lifetime of intense love of horses and racing Norma Barnes-Euresti found herself at the center of a memorable few minutes on the track at Churchill Downs May […]

May 17, 2023

Cox: First Mission ‘Had a Great Morning’ Baffert Trying Different Formula for Success in Preakness Blazing Sevens Putting Smiles on Connections’ Faces Winchell Taking ‘Route’ to Triple Crown Success Videos at Preakness.isctv.com Interview trainer Ed Moger Jr. (Chase the Chaos) Interview trainer Brad Cox (First Mission) Interview trainer John Salzman Jr. (Coffeewithchris) Interview assistant trainer […]

May 16, 2023

Trainer Motion to Saddle Three Starters BALTIMORE – It’s not for lack of trying that none of the seven fillies and mares expected to contest Saturday’s $100,000 Gallorette Stakes (G3) at historic Pimlico Race Course has ever won a graded stakes race on U.S. sod. They’ve all experienced their share of success, just not in […]

May 16, 2023

Cox Expects First Mission to ‘Take a Step Forward’ Blazing Sevens in Good Hands Preakness Week National Treasure’s Post 1 Brings Back Pleasant Memories Go to Preakness.isctv.com for Videos of Trainer Brad Cox interview on First Mission Trainer Gustavo Delgado Sr. (Mage) interview Assistant trainer Gustavo Delgado Jr. (Mage) interview Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes (National […]

May 15, 2023

That’s Right Ready to Roll in $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint BALTIMORE – Stakes-placed Circling the Drain, worse than third just once in six dirt tries, will shorten up and switch surfaces as he makes his turf debut in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 58th running of the one-mile […]

May 14, 2023

Walking Tours Run 6-9 A.M. Tuesday, May 16 through Friday, May 19 BALTIMORE – Following its successful return to the lineup of Preakness Stakes (G1) festivities last year, Sunrise at Old Hilltop will once again offer fans a unique behind the scenes walking tour of historic Pimlico Race Course. One of the most popular events […]

May 14, 2023

Delgado Jr.’s Previous Visits to Baltimore Have Been Memorable Blazing Sevens Arrives at Pimlico Following ‘Pretty Easy Ship’ National Treasure Walks on First Morning at Pimlico Red Route One Breezes; Disarm Gallops at Churchill Perform Breezes Half Mile at Belmont Park BALTIMORE, MD – Gustavo Delgado and Gustavo Delgado Jr. arrived at historic Pimlico Race […]

May 10, 2023

Cox Seeking Personal Triple Crown with First Mission Mage’s Four-Race Experience Could be a Plus for Preakness Confidence Game Resumes Training for Preakness BALTIMORE, MD — Gun Runner, the 2017 Horse of the Year who retired with earnings of just under $16 million, sired a Preakness Stakes (G1) winner from his first crop of 3-year-olds […]

May 8, 2023

Video: Forte ‘Looked Very Good’ in Monday Morning Gallop Rivelli: Two Phil’s ‘Back at Home Chilling’ Baffert: National Treasure ‘Probable’ for Preakness Desormeaux Has ‘More Respect’ for Confidence Game Than Ever BALTIMORE — Gustavo Delgado Jr., son of and assistant to trainer Gustavo Delgado, said Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mage has shown all the right […]

May 7, 2023

Co-Owner Restrepo: ‘This Boy Changed Our Lives Overnight’ Middle Jewel of Triple Crown May 20 at Pimlico Race Course BALTIMORE — As long as everything continues to go well, OGMA Investments, Ramiro Restrepo, Sterling Racing and CMNWLTH’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mage will make his next start in the 148th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May […]

April 30, 2023

Advance Betting on Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Closes Saturday BALTIMORE — Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s champion Forte remains a strong favorite in the inaugural Preakness Future Wager following the close of Sunday’s live racing in Maryland. A total of $84,651 was in the win pool at the conclusion of Sunday’s eight-race program […]

April 30, 2023

To be Honored May 18 at Alibi Breakfast BALTIMORE — Tom Pedulla, who has reported on Thoroughbred racing for more than three decades for numerous publications, will receive the Old Hilltop Award at the Alibi Breakfast Thursday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. Pedulla will be recognized for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction […]

April 27, 2023

Advance Betting on Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Begins Friday BALTIMORE — Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s multiple Grade 1-winning champion Forte, riding a five-race win streak, has been installed as the 4-1 favorite to open the Maryland Jockey Club’s inaugural Preakness Future Wager. For the first time, the MJC is offering advance wagering […]

May 25, 2022

Over the weekend, stars gathered (in their race day best!) to attend the running of the 147th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore hosted by 1/ST, where thoroughbred Early Voting took the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Guests placed their bets and sipped the Preakness Stake’s signature cocktail, the Black-Eyed Susan. Race-goers […]

May 23, 2022

Katharine McPhee sings the National Anthem during Preakness 147 at the Pimlico Race Course on May 21 in Baltimore. Click here to see full article

May 23, 2022

What: Preakness 147 and InfieldFestWhere: Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, Maryland) When: Saturday, May 21, 2022 Early Voting, owned by Baltimore’s Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stables, trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, won Saturday’s 147th running of the Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, at the legendary Pimlico Race Course. On […]

May 22, 2022

The Chainsmokers are back with So Far So Good album, their first album 2019. The subsequent tour officially kicks off with a 75-minute InFieldFest set at the 2022 Preakness Stakes. It suits Alex Pall and Drew Taggart to be known as The Chainsmokers because they don’t know how to quit. They are relentless in their pursuit of excellence. Whether […]

May 22, 2022

Katharine McPhee attended the Preakness 147 event at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday afternoon. The 38-year-old performer cut a seriously stylish figure at the community driven gathering, during which she was pictured spending time with TV personality Gayle King. Several other figures from the music industry, including The Chainsmokers and Marshlello, performed during […]

May 21, 2022

Megan Thee Stallion put on a sizzling display while performing at the 2022 Preakness LIVE Culinary, Art & Music Festival, which was held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The 27-year-old rapper stormed the stage in a skimpy sparkly blue leotard with a plunging neckline that highlighted her ample cleavage. The newly launched festival – which was […]

May 21, 2022

Klaravich Stables, Brown Double Up in Middle Jewel BALTIMORE – Early Voting captured the 147th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, providing Klaravich Stables Inc. and trainer Chad Brown with a second win in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by following their game plan with 2017 victor Cloud Computing. Like Cloud Computing, Early […]

May 20, 2022

98th Edition of Prestigious 1 1/8-Mile Race for 3-Year-Old Fillies BALTIMORE – Jockey Florent Geroux and trainer Brad Cox, teaming up for the third consecutive year, registered their first victory in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) when Flurry Racing Stables’ Interstatedaydream passed tiring pacesetter Beguine at the top of the stretch and drew clear through the lane […]

May 20, 2022

Asmussen: Can’t Speculate How the Preakness Will Unfold McPeek Taking Another Shot with Creative Minister BALTIMORE – While Steve Asmussen has trained two winners of the Preakness Stakes (G1), owner Ron Winchell is still seeking his family’s first victory in any Triple Crown race. Winchell believes Epicenter, the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 147th Preakness at Pimlico […]

May 20, 2022

Treasure Trove Making Return Trip to Friday’s Pimlico Special (G3) Beguine Getting Chance on Big Stage for 95-Year-Old Owner-Breeder Advance Wagering Friday for Entire Preakness Stakes Day Program BALTIMORE – His connections may be different, but James Wolf’s Treasure Trove will find himself in familiar surroundings when he makes his return to graded-stakes competition in Friday’s […]

May 19, 2022

Entertainment executive Kevin Liles keeps the music industry’s hottest performers on speed dial, especially those he works with. When the Baltimore-bred music mogul was thinking about creating something special and exciting for his hometown’s premier horse racing and music event, he reached out to a headlining “hot girl.” “I called my girl Megan Thee Stallion […]

May 19, 2022

Rosario: ‘He Did Everything’ but Win in Derby Creative Minister Makes His Way into Main Event    Lukas: Secret Oath Training Better than Before Oaks BALTIMORE – With trainer Steve Asmussen’s premier division spending the winter stabled in New Orleans and most of the rest of year in Louisville, favored Epicenterwill play his first road game in Saturday’s […]

May 19, 2022

Hall of Fame Trainer Has No Plans to Slow Down BALTIMORE – The resume of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is about as long as the stretch at Pimlico Race Course. Maybe longer. Where to start? How about right here, at Old Hilltop? The Preakness Stakes (G1), the signature event on the Maryland racing […]

May 18, 2022

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott declared Friday, May 20 as Preakness LIVE Day in Baltimore City, recognizing the new festival set to bring Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion and other artists to the Pimlico infield, along with celebrity chefs and art installations. The mayor said the Preakness LIVE Culinary, Art & Music Festival, scheduled […]

May 18, 2022

Early Voting Gets Acquainted with Pimlico Racetrack Alex Sano: ‘It’s Like a Movie that Never Ends’ Lukas Looks Back at 1st Preakness Win BALTIMORE – Winchell Racing’s Epicenter, the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1), jogged a mile around Pimlico Race Course’s oval early Wednesday, his first morning in town after vanning from Louisville. “He’s […]

May 17, 2022

Early Voting Completes Belmont-Pimlico Ship BALTIMORE – Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) favorite Epicenter arrived at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday shortly after 2 p.m. following his 10 1/2-hour van ride from Louisville, Ky. Scott Blasi, who oversees Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen’s Churchill Downs division, was on hand to meet the van and unload Epicenter. Epicenter, and […]

May 17, 2022

BALTIMORE – The Woodlawn Vase, presented to the winners of the legendary Preakness Stakes (G1), has long been considered one of the most intricate, unique, and expensive trophies in all of sport. Designed in 1860 by Tiffany & Co. for the Woodlawn Racing Association in Louisville, Ky., the vase has a colorful history and is an […]

May 17, 2022

Oaks Winner Secret Oaks ‘Breaks Their Hearts’ Early Voting Set for Tuesday Afternoon Arrival Video: Lukas, Brown Joseph BALTIMORE – Saturday’s 147th Preakness Stakes (G1) will be Epicenter’s eighth career start, but Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen views the first seven races as just a warm up for the 6-5 morning-line favorite. “I think it’s a very […]

May 16, 2022

 98th Running of 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes Tops Friday, May 20 Program 13-Horse Field is Largest for Race in Nearly Three Decades BALTIMORE – Undefeated through four starts this year and a winner of five consecutive stakes dating back before Christmas, Luna Belle will be tested like never before facing 10 shippers among the largest field in nearly […]

May 16, 2022

 Asmussen: Post #8 ‘Ideal’ for Derby Runner-up Oaks Winner Secret Oath Arrives at Pimlico Monday BALTIMORE – Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Epicenter was installed as the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 147 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course following Monday’s post-position draw for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The Steve Asmussen-trained colt, who finished […]

May 14, 2022

Early Voting Looking Good for Preakness; Zandon Out Secret Oath At Least Worth a Look in Middle Jewel BALTIMORE – Armagnac, a front-running first-level allowance winner May 8 at Santa Anita, will make his next start in the 147th Preakness Stakes (G1), Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, next Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course. Both the $1.5 […]

May 12, 2022

Ashley Bartlett spent many years as a renter in Baltimore City, but as the pandemic unfolded, she grew frustrated with frequent calls to her landlord to fix things. “I thought, ‘I can’t keep doing this. Just buy a house.’” Having lived in several city neighborhoods over the years, among them, Charles Village, Mt. Vernon and […]

May 11, 2022

Nine Stakes, Five Graded, Support Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Undefeated Stakes Winner Chez Pierre Pointed to 121st Dinner Party (G2) Sophomores in Spotlight in Chick Lang (G3), Sir Barton, James Murphy BALTIMORE – A total of 245 nominations were made to eight Thoroughbred stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 million in purses that help support the 147th running […]

May 11, 2022

Historic Race for Sophomore Fillies Run for 98th Time Friday, May 20 Tops 14-Race Program of Six Stakes, Four Graded, Worth $1.05 Million BALTIMORE – Four graded-stakes winners led by Kentucky Oaks (G1) heroine Secret Oath, a trio of Grade 1-placed horses and local star Luna Belle, who has reeled off five consecutive stakes victories, head a […]

May 10, 2022

Velazquez to Ride Simplification in Middle Jewel Rich Strike Stretches Legs in Tuesday Morning Gallop Derby Champion a ‘Gamble That Worked Out’ BALTIMORE, MD – Tami Bobo and Tristan De Meric’s Simplification, who finished fourth in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), arrived at historic Pimlico Race Course before dawn Tuesday to begin preparations for the 147th running of […]

May 9, 2022

 Rich Strike ‘Really Good’ Following Derby Upset Win Simplification Due to Arrive at Pimlico Early Tuesday Un Ojo Set to Put Best Foot Forward in Preakness Epicenter’s Preakness Status Still Pending BALTIMORE – Two weeks after Rich Strike’s shocking 80-1 upset victory in last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), his trainer is scheduled to saddle his first starter […]

May 8, 2022

‘One in a Lifetime’ Colt Would Be Reed’s 1st Pimlico Starter  BALTIMORE – Rich Strike, winner of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) at 80-1 odds, will run in the147th Preakness (G1) at historic Pimlico Race Course as long as the colt is doing well, trainer Eric Reed said Sunday morning. The Lexington-based Reed spoke with the media a little […]

April 28, 2022

The Preakness Stakes returns in its traditional spot after the Kentucky Derby in the Triple Crown season. The race has been called “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” because a blanket of Maryland’s state flower is placed across the winning colt or filly. NBC is home to the 147th Preakness Stakes, providing comprehensive race coverage […]

April 12, 2022

Rap star Megan Thee Stallion is riding into town in May for the Preakness Stakes horse race. The Grammy Award-winning rapper is joining legendary artist Ms. Lauryn Hill to headline a new creative arts festival in Baltimore the day before the 147th Preakness at the Pimlico Race Course in Park Heights. The combined music, food, […]

April 12, 2022

Brittney Spencer, D-Nice, Darin Atwater and The Soulful Symphony will also perform at the May 20 festival. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Brittney Spencer, D-Nice, Darin Atwater and The Soulful Symphony will perform during the Baltimore festival, taking place infield at the Pimlico Race Course on May 20, entertainment company 1/ST Experience announced Tuesday (April 12). Family group […]

July 8, 2021

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June 1, 2021

Click Here to Read Full Article About Belinda Stronach on Forbes Website! Thoroughbred horse racing is one of the oldest sporting events in America. The Preakness Stakes was founded in 1873, held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The race is one leg of the prestigious […]

May 19, 2021

Edges Defending Champion Maker for Third Win in Five Years BALTIMORE, MD – Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen edged defending champion Mike Maker to claim the top prize of $50,000 for the third time in five years in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 trainer bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over […]

May 18, 2021

Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fades to 3rd in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown BALTIMORE, MD – John and Diane Fradkin’s Rombauer staged a powerful rally through the stretch of Pimlico Race Course to register an 11-1 upset victory in Saturday’s 146th Preakness Stakes (G1). The $1 million Preakness Stakes, renewed under sunny skies and temperatures […]

May 18, 2021

Rombauer Wins the Second Leg of the Triple Crown Legendary #ClubQuarantine DJ D-Nice, 2 Chainz and Major Lazer Headline Preakness LIVE Preakness Stakes Mints First Collection of NFTs Commemorating the 15 Most Historic Races in  Preakness History What:  Preakness 146 Where: Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, Maryland) When: Saturday, May 15, 2021 1/ST and the Maryland […]

May 18, 2021

Belmont Stakes (G1) Likely for Preakness Runner-Up Midnight Bourbon Medina Spirit, Concert Tour Exit Preakness in Good Order BALTIMORE, MD – After a few hours of sleep, trainer Michael McCarthy was back at Pimlico Race Course Sunday morning, quietly talking about Rombauer’s emphatic victory in the 146th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday and looking ahead to […]

May 18, 2021

Sophomore Earns First Career Stakes Win in One-Mile Turf Test BALTIMORE, MD – Madaket Stables, Wonder Stable, Paul Farr and Team Hanley’s T D Dance saved ground racing inside early, split horses in mid-stretch to gain the lead and sprinted clear to a 3 ¾-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy at Pimlico Race Course. […]

May 18, 2021

Wins 1 1/16-Mile Grass Stakes in Course Record Time of 1:40.09 BALTIMORE, MD – Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown continued trainer Mike Maker’s Preakness Weekend to remember by setting a course record while notching his third career graded-stakes victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) at Pimlico Race Course. The 120th running of the […]

May 18, 2021

Ex-Claimer Becomes Graded-Stakes Winner in Six-Furlong Dash BALTIMORE – Paradise Farm Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve dueled with favored Strike Power into the turn, put away that rival once straightened for home and rolled to a 1 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Sprint (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The 34th running of the six-furlong Sprint […]

May 18, 2021

Fifth Career Win in Six-Furlong Sprint for Hall of Famer Asmusssen BALTIMORE, MD – Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s homebred Mighty Mischief, making his stakes debut, kept multiple stakes-winning stablemate and even-money favorite Jaxon Traveler at bay through the stretch to post a front-running 1 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. […]

May 18, 2021

Mare Earns Fourth Career Graded-Stakes Victory in 5-Year-Old Debut BALTIMORE, MD – Alex G. Campbell Jr.’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Mean Mary, making her 5-year-old debut, had things her own way from start to finish for a popular half-length triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Gallorette (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The 70th running of the 1 1/16-mile Gallorette […]

May 18, 2021

1 1/16-Mile Stakes for 3-Year-Olds Opens Preakness Day Program BALTIMORE, MD | May 15th, 2021 – The King Cheek, stretching out around two turns for the first time, dueled the length of the stretch with Grade 2-placed favorite Hozier before edging away approaching the wire to win the $100,000 Sir Barton by a head Saturday at […]

May 18, 2021

 Fifth Career Win in Six-Furlong Sprint for Hall of Famer Asmusssen BALTIMORE – Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s homebred Mighty Mischief, making his stakes debut, kept multiple stakes-winning stablemate and even-money favorite Jaxon Traveler at bay through the stretch to post a front-running 1 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The […]

May 14, 2021

97th Edition of Prestigious 1 1/8-Mile Race for 3-Year-Old Fillies BALTIMORE, MD – Three Diamonds Farm’s Army Wife was able to extricate herself from tight quarters leaving the backstretch, tipped outside to challenge long shot pacesetter Lady Traveler midway around the turn and opened up on the field once straightened for home to earn her first career […]

May 14, 2021

Hall of Famer Snags Fourth Career Win in One-Mile Turf Event BALTIMORE, MD – Wertheimer and Frere’s homebred Alda got to the lead at the top of the stretch and outran the field to the wire, holding off late bids from Seasons and Arm Candy to capture Friday’s $100,000 Hilltop by a neck at Pimlico Race […]

May 14, 2021

Historic 1 3/16-Mile Event Precedes Black-Eyed Susan (G2) BALTIMORE, MD – Michael Dubb, Steve Hornstock, Bethlehem Stables and Nice Guys Stables’ Last Judgment, who became a graded-stakes winner two starts back, led all the way around to add another graded triumph to his resume in Friday’s historic $250,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The […]

May 14, 2021

First Stakes Win in Fourth Career Start for 3-Year-Old Filly BALTIMORE, MD – Douglas Scharbauer’s Red Ghost, a homebred daughter of Hall of Famer Ghostzapper, lost the lead in mid-stretch but surged up the rail in the final strides to get her nose down on the wire and edge Eurphoric and Joyful Cadence in Friday’s $150,000 […]

May 14, 2021

Bred, Owned and Trained by Maryland-Based Liz Merryman BALTIMORE, MD – Pennsylvania-bred Caravel – bred, owned and trained by Maryland-based Liz Merryman – scooted through an opening along the inside and emerged from a three-way photo finish to capture Friday’s $100,000 The Very One by a nose at Pimlico Race Course. The 28th running of the five-furlong […]

May 14, 2021

First of 6 Stakes, 4 Graded, Worth $1 Million on Black-Eyed Susan Card BALTIMORE, MD – Robert and Lawana Low’s Spice Is Nice, racing for just the second time in nine months, put away Dreamalildreamofu in mid-stretch and edged clear by 1 ½ lengths to earn her first career stakes win in Friday’s $150,000 Allaire […]

May 14, 2021

‘Fresh and Happy’ Medina Spirit, Concert Tour Set for Middle Jewel Asmussen ‘Expecting a Very Good Run’ from Midnight Bourbon BALTIMORE, MD – At this time a year ago, Diane and John Fradkin were trying to figure out what to do with the 2-year-old homebred colt they would later name Rombauer. A couple of unexpected […]

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021 BALTIMORE, MD – After undergoing three rounds of out-of-competition blood sample testing as part of the condition of entry agreement into Preakness 146 between the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) and trainer Bob Baffert, Medina Spirit, Concert Tour and Beautiful Gift have been reported clear and are eligible to race this weekend at […]

May 14, 2021

Barnes Pleased with Preakness Preparation of Medina Spirit, Concert Tour Rombauer Brings ‘Wonderful Mechanics’ into Saturday’s Preakness Cohen Makes Preakness Debut with High Hopes for Keepmeinmind BALTIMORE, MD – Ron Winchell, who campaigns Louisiana Derby (G2) runner-up Midnight Bourbon in the name of his family’s Winchell Thoroughbreds, said he’s trying to keep his enthusiasm in […]

May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021 BALTIMORE, MD – Per the condition of entry agreement into Preakness 146 between the Maryland Jockey Club and trainer Bob Baffert reached earlier this week, Baffert trained horses Medina Spirit, Concert Tour and Beautiful Gift underwent three rounds of out-of-competition blood sample testing. The Maryland Racing Commission (MRC) took two samples, one […]

May 13, 2021

T D Dance Seeks First Stakes Win in $100,000 James W. Murphy BALTIMORE, MD | May 13th, 2021 – Robert D. Bone’s Completed Pass is a neck away from being a two-time champion of the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint. Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, the 7-year-old gelding will attempt to get back to the winner’s […]

May 13, 2021

Saturday’s Preakness Day Features 146th Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Advance Wagering for Entire Preakness Program Available Friday Special $1 Black-Eyed Susan/Preakness Double Wager Returns Preakness LIVE Entertainment Experience Part of Saturday Festivities BALTIMORE, MD | May 13th, 2021 – A weekend of world-class racing and entertainment is set to get under way with spectacular […]

May 12, 2021

Dontletsweetfoolya Back in Action for $100,000 Runhappy Skipat BALTIMORE, MD | May 12, 2021 – Already having stretched his streak of having captured at least one stakes in each of the past five years, Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Grade 3 winner Laki goes after his third straight victory at Pimlico Race Course in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland […]

May 11, 2021

Among 10 Stakes, Six Graded, Worth $2.25 Million on Preakness Card BALTIMORE, MD | May 11th, 2021– Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Tango Uniform Racing’s Feel Glorious, a four-time stakes winner of nearly $500,000 in 21 career races, continues the chase for an elusive graded victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Gallorette (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The […]

May 11, 2021

G2-Placed Hozier Gets Class Relief in $100,000 Sir Barton BALTIMORE, MD | May 11, 2021 – West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s speedy sophomore Jaxon Traveler, a head shy of being undefeated through five starts that include a pair of stakes victories, returns to Maryland seeking his first graded score in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang […]

May 11, 2021

Victory Kingdom Seeks First Stakes Win in $100,000 The Very One BALTIMORE, MD | May 11th, 2021 –Wertheimer & Frere’s Grade 1-placed homebred Alda and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gianni Fittipaldi’s Mia Martini will line up with the chance to add to trainer Graham Motion’s roster of winners in Friday’s $100,000 Hilltop at Pimlico Race Course. […]

May 11, 2021

Lukas Looks Back on 40-Plus Years of Preakness Memories Timing May be Right for Midnight Bourbon in Middle Jewel BALTIMORE, MD | May 11th, 2021 – Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina Spirit and Gary and Mary West’s Concert Tour each jogged a mile clockwise at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday morning to start off their first full […]

May 11, 2021

Trainer Bob Baffert Agrees to Grant Full Access to Medical and Testing Results for Medina Spirit, Concert Tour and Beautiful Gift as a Condition of Entry BALTIMORE, MD – 1/ST RACING and the Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Medina Spirit will be permitted to enter into the 146th Preakness Stakes (GI) to be run […]

May 11, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD | May 11th, 2021 – Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina Spirit, who upset 18 rivals in the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs at 12-1, was installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 146th Preakness Stakes (G1) following Tuesday’s post-position draw at Pimlico Race Course. The son of Protonico, who drew […]

May 11, 2021

120th Year for Saturday Turf Stakes, Oldest Stakes Race at Pimlico BALTIMORE, MD | May 11th, 2021 – Grade 3-winning stablemates Bye Bye Melvin and English Bee will take on the imposing pair of Kuramata and Grade 1-placed Sacred Life as well as Grade 2 winner Somelikeithotbrown in a competitive edition of Saturday’s $250,000 Dinner […]

May 10, 2021

France Go de Ina Gets Acquainted with Pimlico Track Keepmeinmind Back on Track for Saturday’s Middle Jewel Brown Putting Risk Taking’s Disappointing Race Behind Him BALTIMORE, MD | May 10th, 2021 – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Midnight Bourbon had the easy workout typical of a Steve Asmussen-trained horse five days before a race, covering the half-mile distance […]

May 10, 2021

97th Running of 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes Tops Friday, May 14 Program BALTIMORE, MD | May 10th, 2021 – Godolphin homebred Adventuring, riding a two-race win streak for reigning Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox, and BB Horses’ Miss Leslie, a local stakes winner in her only two tries around two turns, each make the jump into […]

May 10, 2021

Shares Spotlight with $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) May 14 Among Six Stakes, Four Graded, Worth $1 Million in Purses BALTIMORE, MD | May 10th, 2021 – His owner, trainer and jockey will be different, but the scenery will be the same for Harpers First Ride when the defending champion returns to the site of his biggest […]

May 10, 2021

Lukas-Trained Ram Travels to Pimlico in Record Time BALTIMORE, MD | May 10th, 2021 – Medina Spirit and Concert Tour, candidates for Saturday’s 146th Preakness Stakes (G1), completed their journey from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course Monday afternoon shortly after 2 p.m.  Under the direction of veteran assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes, the pair of 3-year-olds […]

May 9, 2021

Concert Tour Breezes 5F; Medina Spirit Open Gallops Crowded Trade, Risk Taking Due at Pimlico Tuesday Rombauer Exits Preakness Breeze in Good Order Midnight Bourbon Seeking Rebound in Preakness with Good Start BALTIMORE, MD | May 9th, 2021 – Yuji Inaida’s France Go de Ina is unusually well traveled for a 3-year-old colt with a […]

May 8, 2021

McCarthy ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ with Rombauer’s 5F Breeze    ‘All Systems Go’ for Unbridled Honor Following Half-Mile Breeze     Lukas Looking to Even Score with Baffert in Preakness Medina Spirit, Concert Tour Have ‘Good Training Day’ Post-Position Draw for 146th Preakness (G1) Monday BALTIMORE, MD | May 8th, 2021 – Klaravich Stables Inc.’s Crowded Trade and […]

May 8, 2021

Willful Woman Makes Stakes Return in $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) G2 Winner Fearless Bound for Pimlico Special (G3) After Saturday Work Proxy Breezes Saturday at Fair Hill, $100,000 Sir Barton Remains in Play BALTIMORE, MD | May 8th, 2021 – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Willful Woman, a 3-year-old daughter of champion Nyquist and half-sister to […]

May 8, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD | May 8th, 2021 – France Go de Ina arrived at Pimlico Race Course Saturday night to prepare for the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) May 15. The Kentucky-bred colt, based in Japan with trainer Hideyuki Mori, will become the first horse from Japan to compete in the Preakness since Lani in 2016 […]

May 7, 2021

Pletcher Aiming to Add Preakness to Hall of Fame Resume  Medina Spirit, Concert Tour ‘Fresh’ for 146th Preakness BALTIMORE, MD | May 7th, 2021 – In a late change of plans, the well-named colt Risk Taking will be entered Monday for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Chad Brown said […]

May 6, 2021

Cox to Have Presence on Preakness Weekend Black-Eyed Susan Bound Adventuring Tops Cox’s Pimlico Contingent G3-Placed Lady Traveler Being Pointed to Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Spritz to Work Sunday for Possible Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Run BALTIMORE, MD | May 6th, 2021 – Though he won’t have a starter in next Saturday’s 146th Preakness Stakes (G1), reigning […]

May 6, 2021

Joel Rosario Has Mount in May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) BALTIMORE, MD | May 6th, 2021 – Yuji Inaida’s France Go de Ina is reported to have travelled well on a flight from Japan to Los Angeles, the first leg of an itinerary that will bring the 3-year-old son of Will Take Charge to Pimlico […]

May 6, 2021

Nine Stakes, Five Graded, Support Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Trainer Maker has Five of 26 Nominees to 120th Dinner Party (G2) Sophomores in Spotlight in Chick Lang (G3), Sir Barton, James Murphy BALTIMORE, MD | May 6th, 2021 – A total of 244 nominations were made to nine stakes, five graded, worth $1.25 million […]

May 6, 2021

Everything Went as Planned for Medina Spirit in Derby   Crowded Trade Following Cloud Computing’s Example BALTIMORE, MD | May 6th, 2021 – Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen confirmed Thursday morning that Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Midnight Bourbon will run in the 146th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 15. Asmussen, via text from Texas, […]

May 5, 2021

Five Stakes, Three Graded, Complement Main Event Friday, May 14 Pimlico Special (G3) Noms Include Multiple G1 Winner Knicks Go BALTIMORE, MD | May 5th, 2021 – A total of 175 horses were nominated to five stakes, three graded, that help comprise the undercard of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Day program Friday, May 14 […]

May 5, 2021

Historic Race for Sophomore Fillies Run for 97th Time Friday, May 14 Tops 14-Race Program of Six Stakes, Four Graded, Worth $1 Million BALTIMORE | May 5th, 2021 – Four graded-stakes winners, three undefeated horses and a local star that earned automatic entry with her latest victory are among an accomplished group of 26 horses […]

May 5, 2021

Medina Spirit ‘Moving Well’ in Morning Jog  Keepmeinmind Back to Track for Likely Preakness Run Asmussen ‘Happy’ with Midnight Bourbon’s Return to Track BALTIMORE, MD | May 5th, 2021 – Four years after securing his first victory in a Triple Crown race in the Preakness Stakes (G1), trainer Chad Brown is aiming Crowded Trade for […]

May 4, 2021

 Preakness under Consideration for Keepmeinmind Essential Quality to Skip 146th Preakness Stakes King Fury Out of Middle Jewel of Triple Crown BALTIMORE, MD | May 4th, 2021 – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Tuesday morning that the time was right for Gary and Mary West’s Concert Tour to jump onto the Triple Crown trail […]

May 3, 2021

‘All Systems Good’ for Kentucky Derby Hero Medina Spirit  ‘So Far, So Good’ for King Fury’s Preakness Prospects Lukas-Trained Ram ‘Outside Chance’ for Middle Jewel BALTIMORE, MD | May 3rd, 2021 – John and Diane Fradkin’s Rombauer, third in the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) in his most recent start, is headed to the May 15 […]

April 21, 2021

1/ST EXPERIENCE Celebrates the Return of Live Music with New Entertainment Experience Boasting a World-Class Lineup of Artists & Performers to Broadcast Live In Part on NBC During The Race Day Broadcast and on D-Nice’s #ClubQuarantine D-Nice’s #ClubQuarantine to Live Stream Second Screen JockeyCam Experience as Part of Preakness LIVE BALTIMORE, MD | APRIL 21, […]

March 23, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD – 1/ST and the Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Preakness 146 will run with a socially distant, limited crowd of 10,000 in attendance when it returns as the second jewel of the Triple Crown Series on Saturday, May 15 to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The decision to include fans was […]

March 11, 2021

BALTIMORE – Featuring the return of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to its familiar position as the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the Maryland Jockey Club will offer 16 stakes, 10 graded, worth $3.25 million in purses over Preakness weekend, May 14-15, at Pimlico Race Course. Postponed to Oct. 3 last year amid the […]

October 6, 2020

BALTIMORE – Mike Maker edged defending champion Brad Cox and two-time winner Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 Sentient Jet Trainer Bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend, Oct. 1-3, at Pimlico Race Course. Maker led the way with 43 points, three […]

October 5, 2020

October 4, 2020

 Filly Beats Boys with Second-Fastest Clocking in Preakness History Becomes Only 6th Filly to Win Pimlico’s Historic Race BALTIMORE – Peter Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver prevailed over Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic in a thrilling stretch duel to capture Saturday’s 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, becoming the sixth filly to win the 1 3/16-mile classic […]

October 3, 2020

Edges G3 Winner Bye Bye Melvin for First Career Stakes Win BALTIMORE – Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Don Juan Kitten, beaten a head by Bye Bye Melvin in their previous meeting, avenged the loss and got the best of his rival by a nose on the wire Saturday in the $100,000 James W. Murphy at […]

October 3, 2020

2-Year-old Breaks Maiden in 1 1/16-Mile Turf Stakes BALTIMORE – Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Catman graduated in style Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, taking the lead nearing the wire and tenaciously holding on by a nose over Wootton Asset in the $150,000 Laurel Futurity. The 94th running of the Laurel Futurity for 2-year-olds […]

October 3, 2020

Sprinter Gives Trainer Dilodovico First Career Graded Win BALTIMORE – Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki, winner of at least one stakes each of the past four years, added a graded triumph to his resume by getting his nose down on the wire in a three-way photo finish Saturday in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial […]

October 3, 2020

Second Stakes Win of Day for Jockey-Trainer Team of Geroux-Cox BALTIMORE – Jockey Florent Geroux and trainer Brad Cox teamed up for their second stakes win of the afternoon when Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This cruised to a popular front-running 2 ¾-length score in Saturday’s $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) at Pimlico Race Course. The 119th […]

October 3, 2020

G1 Winner Splits Horses in Mid-Stretch for One-Length Victory BALTIMORE – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper, making just her third start of the year, split horses in mid-stretch and went on to earn her first victory in nearly a year in Saturday’s $150,000 Miss Preakness (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.  The […]

October 3, 2020

Filly Become Stakes Winner in 14th Career Start BALTIMORE – Experience paid off for Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Evil Lyn, racing fourth time off the claim and becoming a stakes winner for the first time in her 14th career start in Saturday’s $100,000 Hilltop at Pimlico Race Course. The 48th running of the […]

October 3, 2020

4-Year-Old Mare Sprints to Second Straight Stakes Victory BALTIMORE – R. Larry Johnson’s Maryland homebred Never Enough Time shook off the pressure of Liza Star early and got to the wire three-quarters of a length ahead of a trio of late challengers in Saturday’s $100,000 Skipat at Pimlico Race Course. The 27th running of the […]

October 3, 2020

Even-Money Favorite Snaps Six-Race Losing Streak BALTIMORE – Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Juliet Foxtrot snapped a six-race losing streak dating back to last July by overtaking pacesetter Jabuticaba from her stalking spot on the far turn and powering through the Pimlico Race Course stretch for a one-length triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Gallorette (G3). The 69th running […]

October 3, 2020

BALTIMORE – Head of Plains Partners’ homebred Fluffy Socks, stepping up off her maiden win last month, scooted through an opening along the rail and surged past favored leader Invincible Gal to win the $150,000 Selima Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 91st running of the 1 1/16-mile Selima for 2-year-old fillies on the grass kicked off […]

October 3, 2020

Maryland-Bred Turns Back Favored Owendale for Front-Running Score BALTIMORE – MCA Racing Stable’s Harpers First Ride delivered a victory in one of its biggest races, scoring an upset victory in the $250,000 Pimlico Special (G3). With Angel Cruz up for trainer Claudio Gonzalez, Harpers First Ride ($13) led from start to finish in only his […]

October 3, 2020

Pimlico Special/Preakness Double Will Pays PP                   Horse                          Odds 1                      Excession                    80-1 2                      Mr. Big News             18-1 3                      Art Collector               4-5 4                      Swiss Skydiver           16-1 5                      Thousand Words         5-1 6                      Jesus’ Team                 30-1 7                      Ny Traffic                   35-1 8                      Max Player                  25-1 9                      Authentic                    5-1 10                    Pneumatic                   17-1 11                    Liveyourbeastlife        50-1 Pimlico Special/Preakness […]

October 2, 2020

Drury Likes What He Sees from Art Collector           Swiss Skydiver Ready for Her Clash with the Boys Mr. Big News Has Another Good Day BALTIMORE – While his Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic is the program favorite for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Saturday, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said his other […]

October 2, 2020

Trainer Bob Baffert Seeks Record 8th Preakness Win Blue Grass Winner Art Collector Joins Triple Crown Fray Swiss Skydiver on Quest to Be 6th Filly to win Preakness BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic is favored at 9-5 in the morning line for Saturday’s 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, providing Hall […]

October 2, 2020

BALTIMORE – Four local riders have mounts in Saturday’s 145th Preakness Stakes (G1). Maryland Jockey Club host and analysis Naomi Tukker talks to the riders about getting the opportunity and their chances.

October 2, 2020

After 30 Years in the Trenches, Art Collector’s Trainer in Triple Crown BALTIMORE – Tommy Drury Jr. had never won a graded stake until Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector captured Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2) less than three months ago. But he’d certainly played a role in the training process for a lot of graded-stakes winners. Now, […]

October 1, 2020

Rated Second Behind Morning-Line Favorite Authentic   LOUISVILLE — Bruce Lunsford, who will have his first Preakness Stakes (G1) entrant when Art Collector takes on Kentucky Derby winner Authentic Saturday at Pimlico, knows something about tough races and taking on formidable opponents. After all, as the Democratic nominee for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat in 2008, […]

October 1, 2020

Marylander Annie Finney Having Fun on Art Collector Calhoun Finds a Silver Lining with Mr. Big News BALTIMORE – After his Preakness (G1) horses went to the track at Pimlico Race Course for their exercise Thursday morning, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert joked about the schedule for the days ahead. “We gallop tomorrow and […]

October 1, 2020

Undefeated Fillies Caravel, Princess Grace Tangle in $100,000 Hilltop BALTIMORE – Cash is King and LC Racing’s stakes winner Monday Morning Qb, at one time under consideration for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), will instead make his turf debut Saturday in the $100,000 James W. Murphy at Pimlico Race Course. The 55th running of the […]

September 30, 2020

119th Year for Saturday, Oct. 3 Turf Stakes, Oldest Stakes Race at Pimlico BALTIMORE – Already a four-time winner of the race, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will go after No. 5 with Maryland-loving multiple graded-stakes winner Doctor Mounty in the $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. The 119th […]

September 30, 2020

Among 12 Stakes, Seven Graded, on Oct. 3 Preakness Day Program BALTIMORE – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper, making just her sixth career start, looks to return to the winner’s circle for the first time in nearly a year when she lines up against six rivals in the $150,000 Miss Preakness […]

September 30, 2020

Turf Stakes First of Seven Graded Events on Preakness Day Program Oct. 3 BALTIMORE – Juliet Foxtrot and Varenka, graded winners in 2019, will seek their first stakes score this season in the $150,000 Gallorette (G3) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. A field of eight fillies and mares was entered in the 1 […]

September 29, 2020

Prestigious $200,000 Sprint Joins Preakness (G1) Undercard Saturday, Oct. 3 Florida Shipper Liza Star Looks to Spring Upset in $100,000 Skipat BALTIMORE – Last fall, trainer John Terranova sent an unknown minor stakes winner from New York to Maryland, one that had been competitive graded company without success, in search of a breakthrough race. Killybegs […]

September 29, 2020

Veteran Riders Combined for Seven State Championships in Nine Years BALTIMORE – A fearsome foursome of Maryland’s top jockeys, who have combined to win 30 individual meet titles and seven of the state’s last nine overall riding championships, are lined up to strut their stuff on the biggest stage of all. Trevor McCarthy, Jevian Toledo, […]

September 29, 2020

D’Angelo Following His Dream with Jesus’ Team Pneumatic Seeks to Join Long List of Winchell Stars Naming Swiss Skydiver Easy Call for Owner BALTIMORE – A  connection formed with 2018 Triple Crown champion Justify has yielded 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and Preakness (G1) morning-line favorite Authentic. Starlight Racing bought into partnerships that were racing Justify, Grade […]

September 29, 2020

Joined by Five Others Including Swiss Skydiver, Art Collector BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic and five other horses running in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) arrived at Pimlico Race Course at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday evening after a flight from Louisville, Kentucky. Authentic, the favorite in Saturday’s 145th running of the Preakness, was joined by […]

September 28, 2020

96th Edition of Prestigious 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes Saturday, Oct. 3 BALTIMORE – An evenly-matched field of 11 fillies, led by graded-stakes winners Bonny South, Hopeful Growth, Perfect Alibi and Project Whiskey, are set to gather for the 96th running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G1) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. The 1 1/8-mile […]

September 28, 2020

Saddles Mr. Big News in Saturday’s Preakness LOUISVILLE – Bret Calhoun has accrued 3,192 victories and $86 million in purse earnings – both ranking 28th all-time in North America – in 26 years of training horses. The 56-year-old Texas product has won 42 graded stakes and 302 stakes overall.  But showing how difficult it is […]

September 28, 2020

Trainer Bob Baffert on Quest for Record 8th Preakness Win BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic will headline a field of 11 3-year-olds entered Monday in the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), which will bring down the curtain on a most unusual 2020 Triple Crown campaign Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The Bob Baffert-trained colt […]

September 27, 2020

Albarado Tabbed to Ride Multiple Graded-Stakes Winner Ny Traffic Likely for Preakness Following Sunday Breeze Derby Hero Authentic Slated to Breeze Monday at Churchill BALTIMORE – Peter Callahan’s Grade 1 stakes-winning filly Swiss Skydiver will compete in the 145th Preakness (G1) at Pimlico on Oct. 3, trainer Kenny McPeek confirmed Sunday. Veteran jockey Robby Albarado will replace Tyler Gaffalione […]

September 27, 2020

Owendale, Third in 2019 Preakness, Among Eight Foes in Friday, Oct. 2 Race BALTIMORE – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold, who has enjoyed some of his finest career moments at Pimlico Race Course, will get the chance once again to display his affinity for the when he returns to defend his title in the historic $250,000 Pimlico […]

September 27, 2020

BALTIMORE – A total of 76 horses were entered for the eight Claiming Crown prep races on the Pimlico Special (G3) program Friday, Oct. 2 at Pimlico Race Course. In addition to guaranteed berths in the Claiming Crown, the Pimlico prep race winners will receive travel subsidies to the event to be held at Gulfstream […]

September 27, 2020

Hall of Fame Trainers Work Together to Bring Derby Winner Authentic to Preakness LOUISVILLE – Bob Baffert has won more Triple Crown races than any trainer in history. So when he needed someone to oversee the preparation in Kentucky of his sixth Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, Authentic, during the weeks leading up to the Oct. […]

September 26, 2020

Pair of Turf Sprint Stakes Help Open Preakness Weekend Thursday, Oct. 1 BALTIMORE –Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Double Crown and Euro Stable’s Lebda, both two-time stakes winners, are both set to go after their first graded triumph in the $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) Thursday, Oct. 1 at Pimlico Race Course. The 45th running of the six-furlong […]

September 26, 2020

Art Collector Breezes Easy Half-Mile at Churchill Swiss Skydiver Breezes for Possible Preakness Start Jesus’ Team Breezes, Dr Post and Happy Saver Passing Preakness BALTIMORE – With blinkers back on, Thousand Words turned in the type of work Saturday morning at Churchill Downs that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert again is regarding him as […]

September 25, 2020

Pimlico Drive-Up Testing Site Open 7-3 Starting Sunday, Sept. 27 BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday strict protocols for jockeys intending to ride during Preakness weekend, Oct. 1-3, at Pimlico Race Course. A total of 16 stakes, nine graded, worth $3.35 million in purses will be offered during the three-day span that closes […]

September 25, 2020

11 of 15 Victories at Pimlico in Graded Stakes, Seeks Third Preakness Win BALTIMORE – Steve Asmussen last week became only the second trainer to win 9,000 races, the landmark win coming on Troy Ounce in the second race at Oklahoma City’s Remington Park. That left him 446 victories — since whittled to 437 heading […]

September 25, 2020

So Many Factors to Winning the Preakness LOUISVILLE – Mr. Big News, third in the Kentucky Derby (G1) in his last start, had his final major training session for the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1), cruising a half-mile in 50.40 seconds early Friday morning at Churchill Downs. Trainer Bret Calhoun termed it “just a maintenance […]

September 24, 2020

145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Set for Saturday, October 3 96th Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Joins Preakness Day Program 16 Stakes, Nine Graded, Worth $3.35 Million Oct. 1-3 $100,000 Trainer Bonus Returns for Preakness Weekend Stakes BALTIMORE – Championship racing returns to legendary Pimlico Race Course Thursday for the long-awaited opening of an historic Preakness Meet at […]

September 23, 2020

BALTIMORE – Max Player is headed to the Preakness Stakes (G1), which as it currently stands will stamp him as the only horse to compete in all three legs of the Triple Crown — plus Saratoga’s Travers Stakes (G1). Owned by George Hall and the SportBLX Thoroughbreds company he co-founded, Max Player finished third in […]

September 21, 2020

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Pneumatic continued his preparation for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) on Oct. 3 with a five-furlong bullet work Monday morning in company in 1:00.85 over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. “On this track that’s about as good as horses work,” said Scott Blasi, trainer Steve Asmussen’s top assistant. […]

September 21, 2020

LOUISVILLE – B. Wayne Hughes, whose Spendthrift Farm is majority owner in Authentic, wanted minority owner MyRacehorse’s black and white silks to be worn by jockey John Velazquez in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Authentic carried those colors into the history books as the winner of the only Kentucky Derby not held in the spring. A […]

September 20, 2020

LOUSIVILLE – Trainer Brad Cox said Juddmonte Farms’ Bonny South was rerouted from the Kentucky Oaks (G1) once it was announced in mid-August that the $250,000, Black-Eyed Susan (G2) would be on the Preakness undercard. “That was the spot that made the most sense, against 3-year-olds fillies, he said.  Cox won the Kentucky Oaks anyway […]

September 20, 2020

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Grupo 7C Stable’s Jesus’ Team, third in the Jim Dandy (G2) and fourth in the Haskell (G1), will be supplemented to the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), to be run Oct. 3 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The decision was made, said trainer Jose D’Angelo, after the 3-year-old son of Tapiture breezed […]

September 19, 2020

LOUISVILLE – Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector, who would have been co-second choice for the Kentucky Derby (G1) until a minor foot issue forced him out of the race, worked five-eighths of a mile at Churchill Downs in a strong 59.40 seconds – a time for the distance eclipsed Saturday only by Kentucky Derby winner Authentic’s […]

September 19, 2020

Authentic Works Five Furlongs, Thousand Words “Steady” in Work LOUISVILLE— Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic had his first major training session Saturday morning to prepare for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), working five-eighths of a mile in 59.20 seconds at Churchill Downs. Jockey Martin Garcia filled in for John Velazquez, who won his third Kentucky […]

September 19, 2020

Returns to Work Tab with Half-Mile Breeze Saturday at Fair Hill ELKTON, MD – Godolphin homebred Mystic Guide, last out winner of the Jim Dandy (G2) Sept. 5, remains under consideration for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course after returning to the work tab with a half-mile breeze Saturday morning. […]

September 18, 2020

16 Stakes, Nine Graded, Worth $3.35 Million in Purses Oct. 1-3 Black-Eyed Susan (G2), De Francis Dash Join Preakness Lineup Historic Pimlico Special (G3) Tops Claiming Crown Preview Day Sophomores in Spotlight in Chick Lang (G3) to Open Weekend BALTIMORE – A total of 464 nominations were made to 14 Thoroughbred stakes, seven graded, worth […]

September 18, 2020

LOUISVILLE – Even though Kentucky Derby (G1) third-place finisher Mr. Big News earned a free roll in the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) by virtue of winning Oaklawn Park’s $200,000 Oaklawn Stakes, owner Chester Thomas and trainer Bret Calhoun said that has no bearing on their decision to run in Pimlico’s famed 1 3/16-mile classic. What […]

September 16, 2020

Accomplished Filly’s Status ‘Depends on Who Shows Up’ BALTIMORE – Trainer Kenny McPeek is playing the waiting game concerning a possible run for Swiss Skydiver in the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico. “It’s going to depend on who shows up,” McPeek said. “We are also nominating her to the Spinster and she’s been […]

September 16, 2020

Nominations for Oct. 1-3 Stakes Due Thursday, Sept. 17 BALTIMORE – For the fourth consecutive year, the Maryland Jockey Club is offering the $100,000 Sentient Jet Trainer Bonus to horsemen that accumulate the most points during stakes races over Preakness weekend, Oct. 1-3 at Pimlico Race Course. Led by the 145th running of the Preakness […]

September 14, 2020

Mr. Big News, Third in Derby, “definitely pointing” to Preakness. Pneumatic following similar spacing he had before Pegasus. LOUISVILLE: Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector remains on track for the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) after missing the Kentucky Derby (G1) with a minor foot issue. Art Collector worked a half-mile in 48.10 seconds on Saturday at […]

September 14, 2020

G3 De Francis Dash Possible for Multiple Stakes Winner Laki HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Ny Traffic exited his eighth-place finish in last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) with a cut in his left front ankle, but trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. hasn’t ruled out the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) as a possible next start for the […]

September 14, 2020

Trainer Bob Baffert Says Both ‘Ready to Go’ BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday that Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic and Thousand Words are on course for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. Authentic became Baffert’s record-tying sixth Derby winner on Sept. 5 with a 1 […]

September 8, 2020

Derby Winner, Runner-Up Could be Headed for Showdown Oct. 3 BALTIMORE – Spendthrift Farm, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables and Starlight Racing’s Authentic, upset winner of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), and beaten favorite Tiz the Law could be headed for a rematch in the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. Trainer […]

September 2, 2020

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 2, 2020 – The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Preakness Stakes (G1), announced today that Preakness 145 will proceed without fans in attendance on October 3rd at Pimlico Race Course. “The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club have been working closely in consultation with […]

September 2, 2020

With the announcement the 2020 Preakness Stakes day and Black-Eyed Susan day will be held without fans in attendance on October 3rd, 2020, all tickets and parking passes purchased for 2020 Preakness day, Black-Eyed Susan day have been made void.  Account holders that own voided tickets will have the total value of voided tickets credited […]

September 2, 2020

Existing Ticket Holders of 2020 Preakness Stakes and Black-Eyed Susan Tickets If you purchased tickets direct from the Maryland Jockey Club or from their official ticketing partner, Eventbrite: With the announcement the 2020 Preakness Stakes day and Black-Eyed Susan day will be held without fans in attendance on October 3rd, 2020, all tickets and parking […]

September 1, 2020

Black-Eyed Susan (G2), De Francis Dash (G3) Join Preakness Day Program Pimlico Special (G3), Claiming Crown Preview Day Friday, Oct. 2 Chick Lang (G3), Two $100,000 Turf Sprints Highlight Thursday, Oct. 1 BALTIMORE – Highlighted by the $1 million Preakness (G1), presented this year as the final jewel in a refashioned Triple Crown, the Maryland […]

August 24, 2020

Preakness Becomes First Triple Crown Race to Join Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series BALTIMORE and LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2020) – Officials of the Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group today announced that the winner of the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) for 3-year-olds on Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will earn an automatic […]

August 21, 2020

96th Edition of Prestigious 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes Saturday, Oct. 3 50th Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, Oct. 2  BALTIMORE – Maryland’s most prestigious race for 3-year-old fillies, the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2), will contest its 96th renewal this year as part of the Preakness Day program Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. First run in […]

June 16, 2020

This year’s 145th Preakness Stakes has been postponed from May 16th to October 3rd, 2020. Because of this, we have updated our ticket policy and are offering all customers who purchased prior to May 1st, 2020 multiple options on their previously purchased tickets. By default, purchased tickets will be made valid for the event date […]

March 18, 2020

April 3, 2020 To our loyal Preakness & InfieldFest community, The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club are continuing to work with our key stakeholders to explore all options to set a new date for the running of Preakness 145. Our first priority in these difficult times is the health and well-being of our […]

October 25, 2019

For immediate release October 25th, 2019 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach Group announced today that it has retained Allied Sports as the agency of record to assist in building out the company’s national sponsorship portfolio.  The Stronach Group is a world-class entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering […]

September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019 LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 13, 2019) – Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations. “I can think of […]

August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019 Everfast, Owendale, Laughing Fox Among Field of 12 Saturday BALTIMORE – For the first time since they met in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, three of the top five finishers in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown will line up again in Saturday’s $1.25 million […]

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 BALTIMORE – Brad Cox edged Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 bonus program offered to trainers for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course. Cox led the way with 36 points, three more than two-time defending champion […]

May 19, 2019

May 19, 2019 Casse to Target Belmont Stakes for Resilient Colt  Everfast, Owendale Likely Candidates for Belmont BALTIMORE — Gary Barber’s War of Will exited his 1 ¼-length victory over the late-running Everfast in Saturday’s144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course in good order and will run in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 8 […]

May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019 Earns First Career Graded Triumph in Six-Furlong Sprint BALTIMORE – Calumet Farm homebred Lexitonian split horses in mid-stretch and came with a determined run to edge past Gladiator King at the wire and upset the $200,000 Chick Lang (G3) at odds of 17-1 Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 44th running of […]

May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019 BALTIMORE – Calumet Farm homebred English Bee, never far from the lead, dueled with pacesetter Real News through the stretch and edged clear late to earn his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy at Pimlico Race Course. The 54th running of the James Murphy for 3-year-olds was the […]

May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019 BALTIMORE – Red Oak Stable homebred King for a Day kicked off his sophomore season in record-setting fashion Saturday, cruising to a 2 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Sir Barton presented by the Earle I. Mack Foundation to benefit the TAA and Man o’War Project at Pimlico Race Course. The 22nd running […]

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 Last of Seven Stakes, Four Graded, on Black-Eyed Susan Day Program BALTIMORE – Sather Family’s Mylady Curlin dueled the length of the stretch with Golden Award before getting her nose down on the wire to win Friday’s $150,000 Caplan Brothers Glass Allaire duPont Distaff (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The 26th running […]

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 BALTIMORE – Based at Laurel Park with Claudio Gonzalez, Maryland’s leading trainer the past two years, Robert D. Bone’s Completed Pass scored a win for the home team with his three-quarter length triumph in Friday’s 14th running of the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico Race Course. The five-furlong Jim McKay […]

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 Hall of Fame Jockey’s Third Career Win in Prestigious 3-Year-Old Filly Race BALTIMORE – By the time the 95th edition of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan was set to run, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano was already having a pretty good day. In just over a minute and a half, Point of […]

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 Ran Third to Triple Crown Champion Justify in 2018 Preakness BALTIMORE – When last seen at Pimlico Race Course a year ago, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold was closing with a flourish to finish a close-up third in the Preakness Stakes (G1) to eventual Triple Crown winner Justify. Friday afternoon, the 4-year-old son of […]

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 Cox-Trained 3-Year-Old Filly Runs Six Furlongs in 1:07.70 BALTIMORE – LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe, in her second start of the year, dominated eight rivals in earning her first career stakes victory with a record-shattering performance in Friday’s $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The 34th running of the six-furlong […]

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 BALTIMORE – Lael Stables’ Chalon, unraced since her narrow loss in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) last November, returned to action in spectacular fashion Friday with a record-setting victory in the $100,000 Fidelity First & Blackwell Real Estate Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. The 26th running of the […]

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 Improbable Gets ‘Thumbs Up’ Friday Morning   Blinkers Expected to Put Bourbon War ‘More on the Bridle’ BALTIMORE, MD –  Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining got his first look at Pimlico Race Course with a jog around main track at 7 a.m. Friday, the morning after arriving from his home at Fair Hill Training Center […]

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 BALTIMORE – Trainer Bob Baffert, looking to win his record eighth Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday with 5-2 morning-line favorite Improbable, arrived at Pimlico Race Course late Thursday afternoon. Baffert is currently tied with Robert Wyndham Walden with seven victories in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Baffert’s other victories came with […]

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 Warrior’s Charge Stable Manager Has Long History at Pimlico BALTIMORE, MD –You can almost hear the smile in Liz Crow’s voice as she recalls the first time she came to Pimlico Race Course in a professional setting – partially because it wasn’t all that long ago but mostly because it seems like […]

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 Alwaysmining, Win Win Win, Join Preakness Cast at Pimlico Bourbon War Enthusiastic in First Gallop at Pimlico  BALTIMORE, MD – Improbable, the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), made his first visit to the track at Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning under exercise rider Humberto Gomez. The chestnut colt […]

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 $2 Million Pick 4, $1 Million Late Pick 5 Pools Preakness Day Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day Features Trio of $300,000 Pools BALTIMORE – Bettors will have their choice of seven guaranteed multi-race wager pools at Pimlico Race Course on a weekend that features 16 stakes, nine graded, worth $3.95 million in purses […]

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 Baffert Shooting for Record 8th Win in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown BALTIMORE, MD – WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing, principles in the ownership group of 2018 Triple Crown champion Justify, will once again be represented by a morning-line favorite for the Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday when […]

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 Trainer Gustavo Delgado Jr. (Bodexpress):  https://youtu.be/oNHigg6Yfik Trainer D. Wayne Lukas (Market King): https://youtu.be/4EgPSXmxNlI Trainer Mark Casse (War of Will) : https://youtu.be/StPkBwRj1HI Trainer Mike Trombetta (Win Win Win): https://youtu.be/WTIuJqkH9SE Trainer Kelly Rubley (Alwaysmining): https://youtu.be/wE2q0n64ZA4 Trainer Blaine Wright (Anothertwistadate): https://youtu.be/Fx5t8u0GFsk About Pimlico Race Course Legendary Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the […]

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 BALTIMORE – When the 2000s began, Kelly Rubley seemed destined for a life of academia. But, even as she climbed the ladder from middle school science teacher to administrator, the horses kept calling. Before the decade was over, Rubley answered the call. She left behind the security of a career in education […]

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 Market King, Bodexpress, Signalman Join War of Will     Click here to watch the inerview with D. Wayne Lukas.       BALTIMORE, MD – Robert Baker and William Mack’s Market King arrived at Pimlico Race Course midafternoon Tuesday for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes following a 10-hour, 15-minute van ride that originated at Churchill Downs. Market […]

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 BALTIMORE – A year after winning the historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) for the first time with multiple graded-stakes winning millionaire Irish War Cry, trainer Graham Motion plans to defend his title with a lightly raced horse making his stakes debut. West Point Thoroughbreds and Chester Thoroughbreds’ Flying the Flag will represent […]

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 Carroll to Sign “Out of the Clouds” Kelly to Sign “Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown” Rowe to Sign “About My Mother” BALTIMORE – Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico Race Course, featuring 14 races, assorted entertainment and fine dining – will also feature three authors meeting fans and […]

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 Laughing Fox Works 4F for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown    Equipment Change for Bourbon War in Preakness Alwaysmining ‘in a Very Good Place’ BALTIMORE, MD – With Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on the scene, Improbable worked an easy half-mile in 51.80 seconds on a chilly Monday morning at Churchill Downs […]

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 Please Flatter Me Works Monday at Pimlico for Miss Preakness (G3) Sweet Diane Taken Out of Consideration for Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Former Brown Assistant DeVaux in Search of First Stakes Win in Hilltop Trainer Jason Servis has High Hopes for Miss Imperial in Miss Preakness Trainer Sharp Excited About Returning to Mid-Atlantic […]

May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019 95th Running of 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes Tops Friday, May 17 Program BALTIMORE – Having established her local dominance with four straight wins, the last three in stakes, Maryland homebred Las Setas will face the biggest test of her young career when she faces a batch of new faces as she steps up […]

May 12, 2019

Daughters of 2007 Preakness Winner Curlin Among duPont (G3) Contenders May 12, 2019 BALTIMORE – Trainer Brad Cox has Owendale and Warrior’s Charge running in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). First, he hopes to kick-start a potentially huge weekend Friday at Pimlico Race Course with Covfefe in the $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3) and […]

May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD – Robert C. Baker and William L. Mack’s colt Market King is headed to Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday. Market King, most recently 11th in the Blue Grass (G2) on April 6 at Keeneland, is the 12th […]

May 11, 2019

May 11, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD –  Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Anothertwistafate breezed six furlongs in a bullet 1:14.20 Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, his final timed workout prior to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. Trainer Blaine Wright sent Anothertwistafate out to work in company under jockey Juan Hernandez. […]

May 10, 2019

Las Setas Works Friday Morning at Laurel for Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Jim McKay-Bound Tricks to Doo has Friday Breeze at Fair Hill Walsh Bringing Sundaysatthebeach to Black-Eyed Susan; Maid in the Mist to Hilltop Stall Hoping to Make Headlines with Real News in James Murphy May 10, 2019 BALTIMORE – Multiple stakes winner Las Setas, […]

May 10, 2019

Win Win Win Confirmed for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown                      Laughing Fox ‘Cool’ and ‘Relaxed’ for Preakness Run      May 10, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD – Runnymede Racing LLC’s Alwaysmining breezed a half-mile at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Friday morning in preparation for a planned start in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at […]

May 9, 2019

Warrior’s Charge to be Supplemented for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Improbable Spirited in Thursday’s Return to Track May 9, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD – Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’sBourbon War continued his preparations for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at Pimlico Race Course with a five-furlong breeze Thursday morning at Belmont […]

May 9, 2019

Earned Automatic Berth with Victory in May 4 Oaklawn Invitational May 9, 2019 BALTIMORE – Oaklawn Invitational winner Laughing Fox will make his next start in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, owner Alex Lieblong said Thursday morning. Laughing Fox, who runs in the name of Lieblong and his […]

May 8, 2019

Six Stakes, Three Graded, Complement Main Event Friday, May 17 Multiple Graded Winners Abound in $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) May 8, 2019 BALTIMORE – A total of 205 horses were nominated to six stakes, three graded, that help comprise the undercard of the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Day program Friday, May 17 at Pimlico […]

May 8, 2019

Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday for 12-Day Stand 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Set for Saturday, May 18 95th Black-Eyed Susan (G2), Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 17 $100,000 Trainer Bonus Returns for Preakness Weekend Stakes May 8, 2019 BALTIMORE – Championship racing returns to legendary Pimlico Race Course Thursday for the opening of its […]

May 8, 2019

Middle Jewel of Triple Crown in Play for Win Win Win May 8, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD – In preparation for a start in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18, Gary Barber’s War of Will returned to the track Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs, four days after he was involved in […]

May 8, 2019

Historic Race for Sophomore Fillies Run for 95th Time Friday, May 17 Tops 14-Race Program of Seven Stakes, Four Graded, Worth $1.15 million May 8, 2019 BALTIMORE – Graded-stakes winners Jaywalk and Always Shopping and Maryland-based Las Setas, riding a four-race win streak including three straight stakes, top a diverse group of 28 horses nominated […]

May 7, 2019

Signalman ‘Fresh’ for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown May 7, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD – In the absence of Maximum Security, Country House and Code of Honor, beaten Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Improbable is expected to vie for favoritism in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. Hall of Fame trainer Bob […]

April 13, 2019

(Baltimore, MD) — As the 144th Preakness Stakes approaches, and in light of the recent Maryland Stadium Authority study that concluded that after more than 100 years, Pimlico Race Course had “reached the end of its useful life,” the Maryland Jockey Club engaged a Baltimore based independent engineering firm, Faisant Associates, to assess the facility to determine […]

November 1, 2018

MIDDLE JEWEL OF THE TRIPLE CROWN TO BE RUN MAY 18TH, 2019 AT PIMLICO RACE COURSE BALTIMORE, MD – November 1st, 2018 – The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced today that facility and Preakness Village tickets to the 144th Preakness Stakes are on sale.  The Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of […]

May 30, 2018

To Be Recognized at Alibi Breakfast May 17 BALTIMORE – Rick Buckley, a freelance photographer and native of Baltimore, will be awarded the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award, sponsored by Nikon, Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. The award is given annually to the best Preakness picture from the previous year. […]

May 14, 2018

Hall of Fame Trainers Seeking Record-Tying 7thPreakness Wins Baffert Looking to Tie Lukas’ Record of 14 Triple Crown ScoresHALL OF FAME TRAINERS SEEKING RECORD-TYING 7THPREAKNESS WINS HALL OF FAME TRAINERS SEEKING RECORD-TYING 7TH PREAKNESS WINS       BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas are in a position to deliver performances of […]

May 14, 2018

Baffert Reunites with Justify in Kentucky Monday Morning Good Magic First Preakness Horse to Arrive at Pimlico (Video link) Quip’s Trainer Brisset Had Hand in Justify’s Early Development Tenfold Preps for Preakness with 4F Breeze in 49 2/5 SecondsBaffert Reunites with Justify in Kentucky Monday Morning BAFFERT REUNITES WITH JUSTIFY IN KENTUCKY MONDAY MORNING             BALTIMORE – […]

May 13, 2018

Among Seven Stakes, Four Graded, Worth $1.15 Million in Purses Friday Power of Snunner Seeks Graded Triumph in $150,000 Allaire DuPont (G3) AMONG SEVEN STAKES, FOUR GRADED, WORTH $1.15 MILLION IN PURSES FRIDAY       BALTIMORE – Good Move, who runs in Friday’s $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3), could take another step toward stamping herself as […]

May 13, 2018

Good Magic Confirmed for Preakness Rematch vs. Justify Barnes in ‘Awesome Position’ with Baffert, Justify Diamond King ‘Right on the Money’ in 5F Breeze  Lone Sailor Confirmed for Preakness; Ortiz Jr. to Ride  Quip Ready, Fit Sunday after Breezing 4FGood Magic Confirmed for Preakness Rematch vs. Justify GOOD MAGIC CONFIRMED FOR PREAKNESS REMATCH VS. JUSTIFY […]

May 13, 2018

Vertical Oak looks to Continue Pimlico Success in $100,000 Skipat Stakes Trainer Graham Motion Takes Three Shots at $100,000 Hilltop Stakes Hogy Rolls into $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Looking to ReboundVertical Oak looks to Continue Pimlico Success in $100,000 Skipat Stakes VERTICAL OAK LOOKS TO CONTINUE PIMLICO SUCCESS IN $100,000 SKIPAT STAKES     […]

May 13, 2018

Stablemates Coach Rocks, C.S. Incharge Face Eight in $250,000 StakesDerby Hero Justify Gallops Amid Less Fanfare             BALTIMORE – Trainer Dale Romans, who has enjoyed considerable success through the years at legendary Pimlico Race Course, will send out a pair of talented stakes winners on Friday as he goes in search of his third victory in the […]

May 12, 2018

Lightly Raced Justify May Have Advantage in Preakness Lukas: It’s Justify’s ‘Triple Crown to Lose’ Tenfold a ‘Go’ for Preakness with Ricardo Santana Jr. Up LIGHTLY RACED JUSTIFY MAY HAVE ADVANTAGE IN PREAKNESS       BALTIMORE – Having bucked history while winning the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) in only his fourth start and without […]

May 12, 2018

To be Recognized Thursday, May 17 at Alibi Breakfast BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, who has won 24 riding titles in Maryland and rode 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, has been named the Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 143.      Prado, who is two wins away from becoming only the eighth jockey with […]

May 11, 2018

Derby Hero Justify Gallops Amid Less Fanfare Diamond King Brings Owner Chuck Zacney Full Circle Good Magic May Seek to Join Good Company in Preakness DERBY HERO JUSTIFY GALLOPS AMID LESS FANFARE      BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Justify, the strong favorite for the 143rd running of the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1), had […]

May 11, 2018

Change of Jockey, Equipment for Midnight Disguise in Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Afleet Willy Breezes Friday at Laurel Park for Pimlico Special (G3) Pimlico Special Contender Rated R Superstar Works Friday in Kentucky Good Move Makes Stakes Debut in Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3) CHANGE OF JOCKEY, EQUIPMENT FOR MIDNIGHT DISGUISE IN BLACK-EYED SUSAN (G2)   […]

May 10, 2018

Seven Stakes, Three Graded, Support Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Seven Stakes, Three Graded, Support Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Stablemates Just Howard, G1 Winner Ring Weekend Target Dixie (G2) Maryland Sprint (G3) Included in Renewed MATCH Series Sophomores in Spotlight in Chick Lang, Sir Barton, James Murphy SEVEN STAKES, THREE GRADED, SUPPORT MIDDLE JEWEL […]

May 10, 2018

Bolt d’Oro Confirmed as Candidate for Preakness Stakes Justify Impressive in First Gallop since Derby Win Preakness Decision for Good Magic Expected Monday Diamond King Confirmed for Preakness Run BOLT D’ORO CONFIRMED AS CANDIDATE FOR PREAKNESS STAKES       BALTIMORE – Owner/trainer Mick Ruis confirmed Thursday that Bolt d’Oro is a candidate for the May […]

May 9, 2018

Derby Hero Justify Visited by Trio of Happy Owners Bravazo, Sporting Chance Return to Track for Lukas Lone Sailor, Givemeaminit Play Waiting Game DERBY HERO JUSTIFY VISITED BY TRIO OF HAPPY OWNERS   BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Justify had his final scheduled walk day Wednesday at Churchill Downs before resuming training Thursday in preparation […]

May 9, 2018

Six Stakes, Three Graded, Complement Main Event May 18  Multiple Graded Winners Abound in $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Jim McKay, Skipat Kick Off Renewed MATCH Series SIX STAKES, THREE GRADED, COMPLEMENT MAIN EVENT MAY 18 BALTIMORE – A total of 183 horses were nominated to six stakes, three graded, that help comprise the undercard of the […]

May 9, 2018

Historic Race for Sophomore Fillies May 18 Attracts 28 Nominations BALTIMORE – Though based in New York, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has shipped in to win some of Maryland’s most prestigious stakes over the years, among them the 2006 Pimlico Special – the first of six straight Grade 1 wins and the North American debut for eventual […]

May 8, 2018

Multiple Graded Winner Rated R Superstar Headed to Pimlico Special (G3) Turf Champion World Approval May Return for Title Defense in Dixie (G2) Something Awesome Goes for Fourth Straight Win in Pimlico Special BALTIMORE – Radar Racing’s multiple graded-stakes winner Rated R Superstar will make his 25th career start and fifth of 2018 in the historic $300,000 […]

May 8, 2018

Quip Confirmed for Run in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Another Routine Day for Kentucky Derby Hero Justify Lukas Doubling Up in Quest for 7th Preakness Win BALTIMORE –  Trainer Chad Brown said Tuesday morning that he is still considering a start in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) for Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Good Magic – setting up […]

May 8, 2018

Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday for 12-Day Stand 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) Set for Saturday, May 19 94th Black-Eyed Susan (G2), Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18 Hall of Famer Prado Three Wins Away from 7,000 $100,000 Trainer Bonus Returns for Preakness Weekend Stakes Renewed MATCH Series Opens with Races May 18 and 19 BALTIMORE – Championship […]

May 8, 2018

94th Running of $250,000 Stakes Headlines Friday, May 18 Program BALTIMORE – Norma Lee Stockseth and Todd Dunn’s 3-year-old filly Cosmic Burst, winner of the Honeybee (G3) March 10, is being considered for the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Nominations for the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan close May 8 and […]

May 7, 2018

Asmussen Reports Tenfold ‘Probable’ for Preakness Brisset Training Quip for a Run in Middle Jewel BALTIMORE – Trainer Bob Baffert said Monday he was not concerned about a condition that has surfaced in the left hind foot of Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Justify – the leading candidate for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico […]

May 7, 2018

Respected Broadcaster to be Recognized May 17 at Alibi Breakfast BALTIMORE – Jeannine Edwards, who served as senior horse racing reporter for ESPN and ABC for 16 years and provided extensive coverage of the Triple Crown and Preakness Stakes, will receive the Special Award of Merit Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race […]

May 6, 2018

Seeking Fifth Straight Win in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Horse Scheduled to Arrive on Old Hilltop During Preakness Week BALTIMORE – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Justify, an historic winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1), is bound for legendary Pimlico Race Course for the Middle Jewel of […]

May 3, 2018

Bypassed Kentucky Derby to Point for Middle Jewel of Triple Crown BALTIMORE – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s Grade 2 winner Quip returned to the work tab with a half-mile breeze Thursday morning at Keeneland ahead of his anticipated start in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1). A bay son of Distorted Humor bred […]

April 30, 2018

To be Recognized May 17 at Alibi Breakfast     BALTIMORE – Chris Dachille, executive sports producer at WBAL-TV, will be presented with the Old Hilltop Award Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. The Old Hilltop Award is given annually to an individual who covers Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction. Dachille has […]

April 28, 2018

To be Recognized at Alibi Breakfast Thursday, May 17 BALTIMORE – Tom Law, senior writer for Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred and managing editor for ST Publishing Inc., will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Law will be recognized by the Maryland […]

April 27, 2018

BALTIMORE – Though the connections have yet to formally make a decision, co-owner Chuck Zacney said Federico Tesio winner Diamond King is expected to return to Maryland for the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) May 19 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Cash is King, D.J. Stable and LC Racing’s Diamond King earned automatic entry into the $1.5 million […]

April 5, 2018

BALTIMORE, APRIL 5, 2018 – The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Race Course, officially announced today that multi-platinum recording artist Post Malone and electronic duo ODESZA will perform at the 2018 Budweiser InfieldFest Concert at the 143rd Preakness on Saturday, May 19, along with an incredible lineup of acclaimed artists. Budweiser InfieldFest is […]

October 26, 2017

MIDDLE JEWEL OF THE TRIPLE CROWN TO BE RUN MAY 19TH, 2018, AT PIMLICO RACE COURSE Baltimore, Maryland – October 26th, 2017 – The Stronach Group announced today that tickets to the 2018 Preakness Stakes, Black Eyed Susan Day and Budweiser Infieldfest are on sale. The 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple […]

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