Karamanos Rides Three Winners Sunday

Karamanos Rides Three Winners Sunday

BALTIMORE, 04-06-14---Horacio Karamanos capped a successful opening week at Pimlico Race Course by riding three winners Sunday afternoon. The 40-year-old visited the winners’ circle with Cherokee Empire ($9.40-race 1), Saintly Feelings ($22-race 5) and Citizen Chris ($12.20-race 9).

“It was a good week,” said Karamanos. “The switch from Laurel to Pimlico is good. I took off a month and a half to begin the year so the winter was slow. Business is picking up.”

Karamanos finished the week with five winners from 14 mounts. Three of the victories were for trainer Ferris Allen, including Cherokee Empire and Citizen Chris today.


The third annual Chasin’ for Children Pony Races were held between races Sunday afternoon. Fifty runners took part in the six races.

Race 1-Holwood Farm Shuffle (Lead Line Trot)
Winner: Tootsi Pop
Jockey: Carly Kern
Trainer: Heidi Herzog

Race 2-Scooby Doo Shuffle (Lead Line Trot)
Winner: Goose
Jockey: Lauren Lively
Trainer: Alex O’Neal Lively

Race 3-Mikey Smithwick Memorial Dash (Medium Ponies)
Winner: Splash
Jockey: Taylor Leatherman
Trainer: Taylor Leatherman

Race 4-The Dash For Dreams (Small Ponies)
Winner: Hoof Hearted
Jockey: Alice Nolen-Walston
Trainer: Alice Nolen-Walston

Race 4-The Half-Pint Hustle (Shetland Ponies)
Winner: Olney Phunny Bones
Jockey: Alice Nolen-Walston
Trainer: Madison Norman

Race 6-The Mr. V Special (Large Ponies)
Winner: Jordan
Jockey: Erin Swope
Trainer: Erin Swope


About Pimlico Race Course
Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel in horse racing's famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.

Pimlico Race Course is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.