Racing News

Pimlico to Host Belmont Party and Brew & Bourbon Classic; McCarthy, Toledo Each Win Three

McCarthy, Toledo Each Win Three 
BALTIMORE  - Pimlico's nine-race program Saturday will include a special post time, the simulcast of the 148th Belmont Stakes, and the popular Brew & Bourbon Classic.
Doors open at 11 a.m. at Pimlico and Laurel Park. Pimlico will have a special 12:45 p.m. first race post Saturday.

France's Le Geay Wins FEGENTRI Race at Pimlico

BALTIMORE - No Delay, a 30-1 longshot ridden by Lara Le Geay of France, drove past Counting Days inside the final sixteenth to win the FEGENTRI International Federation of Gentlemen & Lady Riders race Thursday at Pimlico.
No Delay returned $65.
For Le Geay, one of the top five riders in the FEGENTRI standings, it was her first mount in the U.S.

Brew & Bourbon Classic Set for Saturday, June 11; Watch and Wager on Live Simulcast of G1 Belmont Stakes

Watch and Wager on Live Simulcast of G1 Belmont Stakes
BALTIMORE – In addition to holding its own live racing program, historic Pimlico Race Course will host the Brew & Bourbon Classic on Saturday, June 11 where fans can also watch and wager on a live simulcast of the 148th Belmont Stakes (G1) from Belmont Park.
Post time for Pimlico’s opening race will be 12:45 p.m.

Coco as in Chanel Springs Upset in $100,000 Stormy Blues; Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Sunday

Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Sunday
BALTIMORE – Three weeks after breaking her maiden over the same track and distance, Heider Family Stables LLC homebred Coco as in Chanel returned with a front-running 16-1 upset of Saturday’s $100,000 Stormy Blues Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Energetic Nyquist Jogs Two Miles Saturday at Pimlico

G1 Kentucky Derby Winner Returning to California Sunday
BALTIMORE – Previously undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1) winner Nyquist spent his last morning on the main track at historic Pimlico Race Course with an energetic two-mile jog Saturday morning.
It was the third straight day of training for the 2015 champion 2-year-old male, who is scheduled to return to trainer Doug O’Neill’s base at Santa Anita Park Sunday morning.

Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Solved Friday at Pimlico

Super Hi-5 Carryover of $2,249 for Saturday’s Opener
Elegant Supermodel Narrow Favorite in $100,000 Stormy Blues
BALTIMORE – For the second time in four racing days, the 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved by one lucky bettor when 11-1 long shot Chateau de Vizille upset the ninth race Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course for a jackpot payoff of $7,071.68.

Multiple Stakes Winner Marengo Road to Stay on Turf

Undefeated Bobcat Returns to Work Tab at Laurel Park
 BALTIMORE – A stakes winner on dirt and turf this year, Harry and Tom Meyerhoff LLC’s Marengo Road will remain on the grass for at least his still-to-be-determined next start.

Five Stakes Worth $330,000 Set for June 25 at Pimlico

BALTIMORE - The final weekend of the 28-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico will offer five stakes worth $330,000 on Saturday, June 25 for both Maryland-bred and Virginia-bred/sired horses.
The $75,000 All Brandy Stakes for fillies and mares 3 and up and the $75,000 Find Stakes for 3-year-olds and up are restricted to Maryland-breds and will be run at 1 1/8 miles on the turf course.

G3 Winner Divining Rod Nearing Return to Races

BALTIMORE - Lael Stables’ Grade 3 winner Divining Rod, third behind 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in the 140th Preakness Stakes (G1), is getting closer to his first race in nearly a year.
The 4-year-old Tapit colt, unraced since a fifth-place finish in the Smarty Jones (G3) last August at Parx, breezed three furlongs Wednesday at the Fair Hill Training Center in “something like 39 seconds,” trainer Arnaud Delacour said.

Nyquist Returns to Track with Thursday Jog

G1 Kentucky Derby Winner to Train Friday, Ship Sunday
BALTIMORE – Previously undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) and Florida Derby (G1) winner Nyquist returned to the track Thursday morning for the first time since his third-place finish in the 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) May 21.
Accompanied on the pony by California-based trainer Doug O’Neill’s assistant, Jack Sisterson, Nyquist jogged one lap around the main track at historic Pimlico Race Course.