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Magee Barn Continues Winning Ways With Two-Win Afternoon
BALTIMORE, 04-13-14---Entering 2012, trainer Kieron Magee had 72 career victories. In the last 27 ½ months, he has visited the winners’ circle 75 times at the major Maryland tracks. During that span, his runners are winning at a 25% clip.
This afternoon at Pimlico Race Course, the 53-year-old saddled two winners. Regal Nurse, who earned her 20th career victory with a dominating performance in the sixth, and Doubleblackdiamond, who took the finale in wire-to-wire fashion by 13 ¾ lengths.
Magee finished in a four-way tie atop the recently completed Laurel Park winter standings and leads all conditioners with seven victories from 17 starters after the first two weeks of the Pimlico spring stand.
“I am thrilled,” Magee said. “The last week at Laurel we didn’t run much because I was looking forward to this meet. This is my home. I couldn’t be happier. The horses are running really well.”
Magee will have one starter Thursday afternoon when live racing continues at Old Hilltop.
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.