Racing News

McCarthy Adds to Career Milestone Sunday at Pimlico

Three-Win Day for Maryland’s Leading Rider
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Thursday
BALTIMORE – Jockey Trevor McCarthy wasted no time adding to his milestone 1,000th career victory by capturing the first race at historic Pimlico Race Course Sunday on opening weekend of the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico.

Black-Eyed Susan Day to Feature Trio of $300,000 Guaranteed Pools

BALTIMORE – Friday’s 14-race Black-Eyed Susan program at Pimlico Race Course – featuring seven stakes races and more than $1.15 million in purses – will offer bettors three $300,000 guaranteed pools.
The first $300,000 guaranteed pool will be the Pick 5 beginning in the seventh race. There are 65 horses entered in the Pick 5 sequence, which will have the following races:
$300,000 Pimlico Special (G3)

Pletcher Scraps Saturday Work for Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Contender Moana; Longines Dixie (G2)-Bound World Approval ‘Hasn’t Lost a Step’ at 5

Pletcher Scraps Saturday Work for Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Contender Moana
Connections ‘Leaning Toward’ Black-Eyed Susan for Shimmering Aspen
Longines Dixie (G2)-Bound World Approval ‘Hasn’t Lost a Step’ at 5
‘The Coach’ Will be Back at Pimlico

Carrasco Returns a Winner on Opening Day at Pimlico

Veteran Jockey Rides for First Time Since April 2 Injury
Rainbow 6 Solved for $2,454 Payout
BALTIMORE – Eclipse Award-winning rider Victor Carrasco, riding for the first time since an April 2 spill at Laurel Park, won with his first mount back as racing returned to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday.

Nominations Close Tuesday, May 9 for Preakness Weekend Stakes

142nd Preakness (G1) Tops May 20 Card of Eight Stakes Worth $2.55 Million
93rd Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Day May 19 Offers Seven Stakes Worth $1.15 Million
BALTIMORE – Nominations close Tuesday, May 9 for the stakes-filled Preakness Weekend at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Racing Returns to Historic Pimlico Race Course

Preakness Meet at Pimlico Opens Thursday for 12-Day Stand
142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) Set for May 20
93rd Black-Eyed Susan (G2), Ultimate Girls Day Out May 19
$100,000 Trainer Bonus Returns for Preakness Weekend Stakes

Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming Headed to Preakness

Seeking Fifth Straight Win in Middle Jewel of Triple Crown
Horse Scheduled to Arrive at Pimlico Tuesday Morning
Black-Eyed Susan Day, Ultimate Girls Day Out, InfieldFest on Tap
BALTIMORE – Always Dreaming, impressive winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1), is headed to historic Pimlico Race Course for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 20.

Frank Stronach Endorses Horse Racing Integrity Act

Aurora, Ontario-April 26, 2017

I, Frank Stronach, Founder and Honorary Chairman of The Stronach Group, am pleased to support the Horse Racing Integrity Act, sponsored by Congressman Andy Barr and Congressman Paul Tonko.

Under the legislation, USADA should work together with state regulators and members of the horse racing industry to achieve the highest integrity at a reasonable cost.

Grammy-Award Winner Zedd Named Special Guest of Budweiser InfieldFest at the 142nd Preakness

Zedd Joins Platinum Selling Artist Sam Hunt and Award-Winning Music Group Good Charlotte along with LOCASH and High Valley on May 20th 
BALTIMORE, MD - April 19, 2017  – The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Race Course, announced today that Grammy and Billboard award-winning electronic music artist Zedd will be the special guest artist joining the 2017 Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest on Saturday, May 20th.


Miami, Florida, April 5, 2017  - Fresh off the heels of the inaugural running of the $12 million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The Stronach Group announced today that the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race is about to get even richer. On January 27th, 2018, the world will again turn its attention to South Florida in anticipation of an extraordinary, new record setting, $16 million USD purse.