Pimlico Receives Nearly Six Inches Of Rain Wednesday

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.

“Based on the acreage of the infield and the turf, 6.2 million gallons of water was dumped on us,” Mitten said.

Trevor McCarthy rode two winners on the card, guiding Proud to Be Wild ($3.80-race 6) and Avarice ($3.60-race 8) to popular scores. The 19-year-old has 10 multiple win-days in the first 16 days of the spring meet. He leads the jockey standings with 26 victories, 13 more than Victor Carrasco.

About Pimlico Race Course

Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel in horse racing's famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.

Pimlico Race Course is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.