Racing News

The Stronach Group Recruits Tamir Shanel As Part of Industry Leading Effort to Revitalize the Sport of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

TORONTO, ONTARIO - The Stronach Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tamir Shanel as Executive Vice President, Food and Beverage. The recruitment of Mr. Shanel is part of The Stronach Group’s ongoing commitment develop world-class customer experiences across its properties as it leads the industry to modernize and reignite the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

Sale of Rosecroft to The Stronach Group Official

The Stronach Group announced today that its purchase of Prince George’s Gaming Ventures, LLC, the holding company of Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland, from Penn National Gaming Inc., has been officially completed.
The Stronach Group owns the Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, as well as pari-mutuel facilities Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Portland Meadows and Golden Gate Fields.

Pimlico Hosting Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show July 17; Event to Benefit Foxie G Foundation and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue

Event to Benefit Foxie G Foundation and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue
BALTIMORE – The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show to benefit the Foxie G Foundation and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue will take place Sunday, July 17 in the infield at historic Pimlico Race Course.
A Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) Member Show, it is open to thoroughbred horses only which will compete under their Jockey Club registered name.

Daily Handle Up During Preakness Meet at Pimlico

Exaggerator Wins on Record Preakness Day
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that daily handle was up nearly 22 percent from the previous year during the recently-concluded Preakness Meet at Pimlico.

McCarthy Claims Jockey Title on Closing Day at Pimlico

Posts Riding Triple Sunday for Second Straight Meet Championship
Live Racing Moves to Laurel Park July 1 for Summer Meet
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $10,626 for Opening Day at Laurel 
BALTIMORE – Trevor McCarthy made short work of a race that went down to the wire, riding three winners Sunday on closing day of the Preakness Meet at Pimlico to earn his second consecutive meet title in Maryland this year.

Eyeplayeveryday Springs Upset in $75,000 Find

Debbie’s Tude Shows the Way in $75,000 All Brandy
Trainer & Breeders Sweep Saturday’s Maryland-Bred Stakes
Multiple Carryovers for Sunday’s Meet Finale
BALTIMORE – Narrowly beaten in the same spot last year, M & D Stables homebred Eyeplayeveryday took the lead in mid-stretch, held off a closing English Minister and survived a double jockey objection to capture the $75,000 Find Stakes at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Rose Brier Keeps Rolling in $60,000 Edward P. Evans

Two Notch Road Sprints to Upset in $60,000 White Oak Farm
Queen Caroline Reigns in $60,000 Nellie Mae Cox
BALTIMORE – Panic Stable LLC’s Rose Brier took the lead straightening for home and held off late-running Special Envoy to keep his perfect Maryland record intact with a one-length victory in Saturday’s $60,000 Edward P. Evans at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Trainer Magee Clinches Preakness Meet at Pimlico Title Friday; Rainbow 6 Carryover $6,065 for Stakes-Filled Saturday

Rainbow 6 Carryover $6,065 for Stakes-Filled Saturday
 BALTIMORE – With two days remaining in the Preakness Meet at Pimlico, trainer Kieron Magee clinched his second consecutive Maryland meet title when Mothernaturespell won Friday’s fourth race at historic Pimlico Race Course.

SiriusXM DJ Phlash Phelps Enjoying Ride On Air and Track

Equine ‘Phelps’ Favored to Defend Title in Saturday’s $75,000 Find Stakes
 BALTIMORE – Visiting Laurel Park last fall for the annual Maryland Million Day festivities, satellite radio personality and Baltimore-area native Phlash Phelps smiled as a large crowd that gathered around him began shouting his name.

Millionaire Page McKenney Continues Recovery at Pimlico

Impressive Maiden Winner Recruiting Ready Nearing Next Start 
Stakes Winner Never Gone South Getting Summer Vacation
Disco Barbie Earns Long-Awaited Stakes Win
Preakness Meet Titles Going Down to the Wire