Racing News

Dominguez Headlines 2014 Alibi Breakfast Award Winners

BALTIMORE, 04-11-14—Pimlico Race Course today announced the winners of this year’s Preakness media awards. Honorees will be recognized and awards presented at the May 15 Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., two days prior to the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1).

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.

Pimlico To Attempt The Guinness Book Of World Records For Largest Zumba Class On Black-Eyed Susan Day

BALTIMORE, 04-08-14---Pimlico Race Course will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest Zumba® class on Friday, May 16. The class, sponsored by LifeBridge Health, will support the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, one of the two charities Pimlico is teaming up with on Black-Eyed Susan Day.

Karamanos Rides Three Winners Sunday

BALTIMORE, 04-06-14---Horacio Karamanos capped a successful opening week at Pimlico Race Course by riding three winners Sunday afternoon. The 40-year-old visited the winners’ circle with Cherokee Empire ($9.40-race 1), Saintly Feelings ($22-race 5) and Citizen Chris ($12.20-race 9).

Embarr Repeats In Dahlia Stakes In A Photo Finish

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Susan S. Cooney’s Embarr took the lead in mid-stretch but was all-out at the end to win the $100,000 Dahlia Stakes for fillies and mares at Pimlico Race Course. This was the second year in a row that Embarr had captured the Dahlia.

Aunt Ellen Breaks Her Maiden In Twixt Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Hickory Ridge Farm LLC’s Aunt Ellen entered the $75,000 Twixt Stakes without a victory in ten starts but closed from dead last in a field of five fillies to post the upset.

Ben's Cat Wins Mister Diz Stakes For Fifth Consecutive Year

Ben's Cat takes Mister Diz Stakes for fifth straight year.BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Julian Pimentel kept Ben’s Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, the first of three stakes races Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course. This was the fifth year in a row that the King Leatherbury homebred has won the Mister Diz.

Breeders' Cup Classic Winning Trainer Dickie Small Passes

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Prominent Maryland trainer Richard (Dickie) Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.

The Bridge Kicks Off Preakness Concert Series At Rams Head Live On Saturday, May 10

BALTIMORE, 04-04-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced The Bridge will headline a kickoff concert at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, May 10. The 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, will be held at historic Pimlico Race Course the following Saturday.

Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker Helps Kick Off Preakness Festivities At Pimlico

BALTIMORE, 04-04-14---Baltimore Ravens All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker helped kick off Preakness festivities with a series of humorous social media commercials that debuted earlier today.  In the first video http://youtu.be/qdHJGq29kaU, Tucker causes trouble at Pimlico Race Course and has to relinquish his tickets to the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, which will be held Saturday, May 17.