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Truth In The Lies Takes First Two-Year-Old Race Of The Year
BALTIMORE, 04-10-14---The first race for 2-year-olds in Maryland got underway today and a Wesley Ward filly, just up from Florida, won the Thursday opener at Pimlico Race Course.
Jeffrey Sanchez rode Truth in the Lies in the $40,000 maiden claimer to a two-length score. The daughter of Hold Me Back led from the start with Royalty Sea overtaking Linda’s Lollipop for second. Truth in the Lies stopped the clock in 54.17 for the 4-1/2 furlong distance over the fast main track.
“She broke good leaving the gate,” Sanchez said. “She took the lead easy and then relaxed. When I asked her to go at the quarter pole she gave me everything.”
Truth in the Lies paid $4.40.
PIMLICO TO HOST “ANYTHING GOES” HANDICAPPING TOURNAMENT APRIL 26-27
Pimlico Race Course will host the 2014 Xpressbet Anything Goes Handicap Tournament on April 26-27 with the top three finishers earnings spots in the Daily Racing Form National Handicapping Tournament in January 2015.
The first day, all entrants compete against each other for one of sixteen spots on Day 2. Players will begin with a live $200 bankroll and can make any available wager throughout the day, as long as multi-race bets fall within the races offered in the tournament. At the end of Day 1, the top sixteen finishers will be assigned a seed 1-16 determined by the player's ending bankroll.
Day 2 will be a head-to-head bracketed tournament featuring the top sixteen qualifiers from Saturday. Pimlico’s live product will be the only races available to wager on Day 2. Each round will consist of two races and there will be a one race gap between each round. Each player will carry over their net bankroll earned from Day 1. The player in the head-to-head matchup with the highest accumulated bankroll throughout the tournament will advance to the next round of the head-to-head tournament. Players can place any wager during the head-to-head portion of the tournament as long as multi-race bets fall within the races offered each round.
For complete rules and registration forms, visit http://www.pimlico.com/handicapping/contest.
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.