Racing News

Maryland Jockey Club To Host Region's Biggest Belmont Stakes Parties

Viewing Parties at Laurel & Pimlico
Free American Pharoah T-Shirts With Paid Admission
Triple Crown Buffets, Signature Cocktails with Souvenir Glass

BALTIMORE, MD., 06/02/15- The Maryland Jockey Club will host two of the region's biggest Belmont Stakes parties Saturday, June 6 when Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah attempts to make history by becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

Taylor Hole Has Riding Triple, Five Wins In Two Days

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/30/15 - Jockey Taylor Hole, who recently won his 2,000th career race, won three races Saturday.

Hole won aboard Aji ($7.80) in the seventh race, Sterling's Maximus ($5) in the eighth and Outofthedepths ($13) in the 10th. Hole has now ridden five winners the past two days.

Pimlico News & Notes

Motion Eyes Royal Ascot For Miss Temple City, Easy Goer For Donworth
Bodhisattva Doing Well After Preakness
Talk Show Man Preparing For Summer Campaign

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/28/15 –Trainer Graham Motion said Miss Temple City, winner of the Hilltop Stakes May 15 at Pimlico, is on schedule to ship to England for the June 19 Coronation Cup at Royal Ascot.

Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series Receives Secretary’s Citation

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 26, 2015) – Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder presented officials with the Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) a Secretary’s Citation for their contributions to Maryland agriculture on Saturday, May 23, at the Fair Hill Races in Elkton. The citation was accepted by TASS Coordinator Fran Burns and TASS Board Member Beverly Strauss.

Wallynette Rodriguez Wins First U.S. Race

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/25/15 - Jockey Wallynette Rodriguez won her first race in the United States Monday when she rode Lightnin Fast Girl to victory in Pimlico's first race.

Canter For the Cause Brings Out 275 Riders To Pimlico

Event Raises Money for Thoroughbred Aftercare & Susan G. Komen


BALTIMORE, MD 05/24/15 -  More than 275 professional and amateurs riders walked, trotted and cantered their horses and ponies across historic Pimlico Race Course Sunday morning during Canter For The Cause, a popular event that raises money for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Susan G. Komen Maryland.

Julian Pimentel Rides Four Winners

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/23/15 - Jockey Julian Pimentel rode four winners on Saturday's card: Magritte ($3.80) in the first, Curve of Stones ($3.60) in the fifth, Dynamic Strike ($22.60) in the ninth and Bank Float ($8) in the 10th.

Jockey Taylor Hole Reaches 2,000-Win Milestone

Veteran Rider Achieves Milestone Friday at Pimlico

BALTIMORE, MD 05/22/15 – Veteran jockey Taylor Hole picked up his 2,000th career victory Friday, riding Dr Bolt to victory in the sixth race at Pimlico Race Course.

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney elected to National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame as Pillars of the Turf

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., 05/20/15 — Esteemed sportsmen Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame as Pillars of the Turf.


American Pharoah Poised for Triple Crown Bid
Tale of Verve Slated to Return in Belmont Stakes
Divining Rod to Step off Triple Crown Trail

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/17/16– Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert covered many topics on the morning after saddling American Pharoah for a dominating victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course – a triumph that moved him into position to bid for a sweep the Triple Crown.