Racing News

Ben's Cat Wins Mister Diz Stakes For Fourth Straight Year

BALTIMORE, 04-06-13--- Make that four years in a row for Ben’s Cat in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes. The Jim Stable star from the King Leatherbury barn carried Julian Pimentel to an easy 1-3/4 length victory over the firm turf at Pimlico Race Course.

“Four years in a row, that’s quite rare,” said Leatherbury, who owns, trains and bred Ben’s Cat. “He is amazing.”

Japan Selected To Host International Pavilion At The 2013 Preakness Stakes

Prominent leaders in business, culture and politics to experience Japanese hospitality, cuisine and culture in exclusive setting at storied race

BALTIMORE, 04-05-13— The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) today announced the selection of Japan as the Host Nation of the 2013 International Pavilion at the Preakness Stakes.  With this designation, the Embassy of Japan and Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae will serve as Honorary Hosts welcoming distinguished guests and dignitaries to historic Pimlico Race Course for the annual running of the Preakness Stakes.  

“In just three years, the International Pavilion has become the premier destination at Pimlico on Preakness Day and we are delighted to partner with the Embassy of Japan and Ambassador Sasae in bringing the international community to the annual running of the Preakness,” said Tom Chuckas, Maryland Jockey Club president.

McCarthy Continues Winning Ways, Riding Three To Victory On Opening Day Of Pimlico Spring Meet

BALTIMORE, 04-04-13---On January 1, apprentice rider Trevor McCarthy rode four winners on opening day of the Laurel Park winter meet. This afternoon, the 18-year-old visited the winners’ circle three times on opening day of the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting.

McCarthy was first aboard Christmas Flys ($6.40-third), Go Allie ($12-fourth) and Granted Ruler ($12.60-seventh).

Ben's Cat Looks For Fourth Straight Mister Diz Stakes Score Saturday Afternoon

BALTIMORE, 04-04-13---Two turf stakes, the Dahlia for fillies and mares and the Mister Diz for Maryland-bred sprinters highlight the 10-race card on opening Saturday at Pimlico.

The five furlong Mister Diz goes as race seven and is headed by Ben’s Cat (4-5), the three-time defending champion of the race. The reigning star of the King Leatherbury stable is 11 for 17 on the grass with career earnings exceeding $1.35 million.

The Parker’s Storm cat offspring will be making his seasonal debut in the Mister Diz, just as he did a year ago. Among his five wins in 2012 were victories in the Parx Dash Handicap, the Turf Monster Stakes (G3), the Maryland Million Turf Sprint and the Fabulous Strike Stakes.

"Get Your Preak On" At The Pier Concert With Phil Vassar Set For Saturday, May 11

BALTIMORE, 04-02-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced Phil Vassar will headline a “Get Your Preak On” kickoff concert at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, May 11. The 138th 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.

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, April 5 at http://www.piersixpavilion.com/. Ticket prices range from $25 to $60.

Pimlico Spring Meeting Begins Next Thursday

BALTIMORE, 03-29-13---Live racing in Maryland will shift to historic Pimlico Race Course next Thursday, April 4 for the spring meeting. The headline event of the 36-day stand is the 138th running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, on May 18.

Maryland Jockey Club To Host The World's Largest Farm To Table Dining Experience At The Preakness Stakes

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella to design the 2013 menu

March 20, 2013 (Washington, D.C.)-The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) today announced its plans to launch a dynamic Farm to Table concept at the Preakness Stakes, sourcing menu items for the Corporate Village and Turfside Terrace from America’s farms. The 2013 menus have been created by celebrity chef and restaurateur, Mike Isabella.

Chevelle, Florida-Georgia Line & Kristen And The Noise Added To Preakness Infield Concert Lineup

Bands Will Play On Jägermeister Stage May 18 At Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE, 03-15-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced Chevelle, Florida-Georgia Line and Kristen and the Noise will perform on the Jägermeister stage on Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, prior to the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1).

Maryland Jockey Club Auditioning Frank Carulli Replacements Next Week

LAUREL, MD. 03-13-12---Frank Carulli, the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park handicapper and racing analyst since January 2002, will be leaving the company at the conclusion of the Pimlico spring meet, which ends June 8. Carulli will be relocating to Las Vegas.

Next week (March 20-23) at Laurel Park, the Maryland Jockey Club will have four guest handicappers vie for Carulli’s on-air role as the Pimlico and Laurel television host.