Racing News

Pimlico Riding Title Will Go Down To The Final Day

Russell Leads Perez By Three With 11 Races Remaining In Meet, With Carrasco Four Back

BALTIMORE, 06-07-13---The leading rider at the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting will not be decided until the final day and Sheldon Russell, who currently sits atop the standings will not even be here at the conclusion of Saturday’s card to see if he holds onto the top spot.

Frank Carulli: Taking His Talents To Vegas

BALTIMORE, 06-06-13---Frank Carulli lives, breathes, eats and sleeps gambling, so it should not be a surprise that he will be taking his talents to Las Vegas next month.

Cerro Nips Dynamic Strike In Canonero II Stakes

BALTIMORE, 06-01-13---Odds-on favorite Cerro (IRE) led to the far turn, allowed Dynamic Strike to move to his inside and battled that one the rest of the way to win the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes for 3-year olds at Pimlico Race Course Saturday afternoon.

Cerro Is Favored In Saturday's Canonero II Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-30-13---Team Valor International’s Cerro (IRE) is named the overwhelming favorite to win Pimlico Race Course’s final stakes race of the spring meeting, the $100,000 Canonero II for 3-year olds, on Saturday afternoon.

Leatherbury Takes Early Double With A Pair Of Photo Finishes

BALTIMORE, 05-27-13---Legendary trainer King Leatherbury, who ranks fifth on the all-time wins list, captured the first two races on Monday’s 10-race program at Pimlico Race Course, both in photo finishes.

Spicer Cub A Solid Second In Saturday Opener

BALTIMORE, 05-25-13---Spicer Cub, who became a YouTube sensation when his behavior in a maiden race at Pimlico Race Course last month went viral, ran without incident in Saturday’s opener, a $40,000 maiden special weight at 1 1/16 miles.

Spicer Cub Returns In Saturdays Opener

Spicer Cub number 12BALTIMORE, 05-24-13---Spicer Cub became a YouTube sensation when his behavior in a maiden race on April 13 at Pimlico Race Course went viral. The Mary Eppler trainee returns in Saturday’s opener, a $40,000 maiden special weight at 1 1/16 miles.

Preakness Winner Oxbow Confirmed For Belmont Stakes

ORB ‘FINE’ AFTER DULL TRY;  ITSMYLUCKYDAY MAKES GRADE

BALTIMORE, 05-19-13– Back in the 1980’s and ‘90s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas was winning Triple Crown races with astonishing regularity, the catch-phrase “D. Wayne off the plane” followed him from track to track as he made his hit-and-run assaults on racetracks across America with a lineup of assistants that included Todd Pletcher, Mark Hennig, Kiaran McLaughlin and Dallas Stewart.

Oxbow Makes History For Connections In Preakness Victory

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER ORB DISAPPOINTS AS ODDS-ON FAVORITE

BALTIMORE, 05-18-13– Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas made history at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday when he saddled Oxbow for a front-running upset victory in the 138th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 15-1 long shot gave his 77-year-old trainer his sixth Preakness victory, as well as his 14th triumph in a Triple Crown event.

Skyring Leads Throughout In Longines Dixie Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-18-13– Calumet Farm’s Skyring, who captured the James W. Murphy at Pimlico on Preakness Day last year, returned Saturday to triumph in the $300,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) at Old Hilltop.