Racing News

Pimlico Announces Spring Handle Figures

BALTIMORE, 06-10-14---The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico Race Course last weekend with the average daily handle 4.7% higher than 2013. The average daily handle increased from $4.5 million to $4.7 million with one fewer day of live racing. Easter fell during the spring stand this year.

McCarthy, Magee Capture Pimlico Titles

BALTIMORE, 06-07-14---The Pimlico Race Course spring meeting ended today with jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Kieron Magee winning individual titles. The 35-day stand began at the historic home of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on April 3.

Second Annual Media Celebrity Announcer Day

BALTIMORE-06-06-14---The race calls for Friday’s 10 race-card were made by members of the Baltimore press corps, who found out first-hand how difficult track announcing is during the second annual Media Celebrity Announcer Day at Pimlico Race Course.

Carrasco Rides Four Winners, Moves To Within Single Digits Of McCarthy In Jockey Standings

BALTIMORE, 05-31-14---Victor Carrasco rode four winners Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course and moved to within seven of Trevor McCarthy for the top spot in the standings with three live racing days remaining in the spring meeting.

Ben's Cat Looking To Reach $2 Million Milestone In Grade 3 On Belmont Stakes Undercard

BALTIMORE, 05-30-14---Maryland sensation Ben’s Cat will attempt to become the 7th Maryland-bred to reach the $2 million earnings mark when the King Leatherbury homebred competes in the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational (G3) at Belmont Park next Saturday. A first or second place finish will allow Ben’s Cat to reach the milestone.

Lively Times Gives Dylan Smith Her First Career Winner

BALTIMORE, 05-26-14---Lively Times, a Two Punch filly owned and trained by Dylan Smith, led from start to finish in today’s seventh race at Pimlico Race Course and rewarded her owner with her first victory as a licensed trainer.

Make My Saturday Much The Best In Sunday Feature

BALTIMORE, 05-25-14---J. Christopher Everett’s Make My Saturday captured the $42,000 allowance feature Sunday afternoon at Pimilco Race Course.

Social Inclusion Gallops, Leaves For Belmont Park Sunday

BALTIMORE, 05-24-14---Social Inclusion, who finished third in last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1), galloped a mile at Pimlico Race Course Saturday morning after the renovation break. The Manny Azpurua trainee leaves for Belmont Park Sunday morning.

Pletcher Wins Inaugural Trainer Bonus

BALTIMORE, 05-23-14---Four trainers took advantage of Pimlico’s trainer bonus last weekend, with Todd Pletcher earning top honors and a check for $50,000.

California Chrome Leaves Pimlico For A Date With Destiny

BALTIMORE, 05-20-14---Dual classic winner California Chrome left Pimlico Race Course at 6:14 a.m. for what is expected to be a 4-hour van ride to Elmont, NY. Trained by 77-year-old Art Sherman, California Chrome is eligible to become Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion in the 146th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) June 7 at Belmont Park.