Racing News

Preakness A Joyous Homecoming For California Chrome's Exercise Rider

Willie Delgado Set for Return to Roots With Kentucky Derby Winner; Rosario Named on Ride On Curlin

BALTIMORE, 05-05-14---The 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on May 17 will provide a joyous homecoming for Willie Delgado, the exercise rider of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome.

Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome Confirmed For Preakness Stakes, Hoping To Arrive At Pimlico Monday, May 12

BALTIMORE, 05-04-14---Kentucky Derby (G1) winner California Chrome is headed to the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 17,  bringing trainer Art Sherman back to Maryland for the first time in 55 years.

Made Up Romps In Saturday Feature

BALTIMORE, 05-03-14---Eric D. Fral’s Made Up rallied from the back of the pack to win the $47,000 optional/allowance feature as the even-money favorite this afternoon at Pimlico Race Course.

Stevens Out Of Hall Of Fame Jockey Challenge

BALTIMORE, 05-02-14---Gary Stevens, who last year became the oldest rider to win the Preakness Stakes (G1), has informed Pimlico officials that he will not participate in the Xpressbet Jockey Challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 16.

Pimlico Receives Nearly Six Inches Of Rain Wednesday

BALTIMORE, 05-01-14---The four races scheduled to be run on the grass this afternoon at Pimlico Race Course were taken off the turf after Wednesday’s deluge brought 5.82 inches of rain to the central Maryland track, according to turf superintendent Robbie Mitten. The main track was fast for all nine races Thursday.

Hip-Hop Icon Nas And Dj's Frank Walker & Glenn Morrison Added To Main Stage Lineup At Preakness Infieldfest

BALTIMORE, 04-29-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that legendary hip-hop artist Nas and DJ’s Frank Walker and Glenn Morrison will perform on the main stage at 2014 Preakness InfieldFest on Saturday, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

Celtic Katie Comes Through In Geisha Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-26-14---Trainer Chris Grove won the $75,000 Geisha Stakes for the fifth time, this time with Lewis Family Racing Stable’s Celtic Katie, who beat Maryland-bred filly and mares this afternoon at Pimlico Race Course.

Solis Elected Into Hall Of Fame, Added To Jockey Challenge On Black-Eyed Susan Day

BALTIMORE, 04-25-14---Alex Solis, who guided Snow Chief to victory in the 1986 Preakness Stakes (G1) was elected into The National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame earlier this afternoon. The 50-year-old was also added to the lineup for the Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico Race Course.

MD-Bred Fillies And Mares Meet In Saturday's Geisha Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-24-14---Six Maryland-bred fillies and mares face off in Saturday’s $75,000 Geisha Stakes, a 1-1/16th mile test on the main track at Pimlico Race Course.

Kid Cruz Cruises In Tesio Stakes, Punches Preakness Ticket

BALTIMORE, 04-19-14---Julian Pimentel rated him off the pace into the far turn, then signaled go and Kid Cruz charged by his rivals and posted an easy victory in $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes to cap off four stakes this afternoon at Pimlico Race Course.