Racing News

Ehalt, Heuertz to be Recognized at Alibi Breakfast

Ehalt to Receive Woods Award, Heuertz to Receive Frutkoff Award

BALTIMORE –Bob Ehalt will receive the David F. Woods Award for excellence in journalism and Steve Heuertz the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award, sponsored by Nikon, Thursday, May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

Inaugural Oaklawn Invitational Winner to Get Free Berth in Preakness

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the winner of the inaugural running of the $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational Saturday, May 4 at Oaklawn Park will receive a free berth in the starting gate for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

The 1 3/16th mile Preakness, to be run Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course, will be one of 16 stakes – nine graded – worth $3.8 million that will be run Preakness weekend.


BALTIMORE, MD – November 1st, 2018 – The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced today that facility and Preakness Village tickets to the 144th Preakness Stakes are on sale.

Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Returns to Pimlico Sunday, October 7

7th Annual Event Offers More Than $18,000 in Prize Money 
BALTIMORE – The rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at legendary Pimlico Race Course.
Now in its seventh year, the show was postponed from his original July 7 date due to heavy rains in the weeks leading up to the event.

‘Long, Amazing Run’ Ends for Retired Favorite Page McKenney

Former Claimer Won 15 Stakes, Nearly $2 Million in Purse Earnings
BALTIMORE – Adam Staple knew the time was getting closer when the best horse he has ever owned, popular 8-year-old claimer-turned-multiple stakes-winning millionaire Page McKenney, would stop racing.
With that in mind, Staple was somewhat prepared for the sudden retirement of Page McKenney Aug. 24 with a tendon injury in his left front leg. 

More Than 220 Riders Canter For the Cause at Legendary Pimlico

Ponies, Clydesdales, Thoroughbreds Walk & Trot in Legend’s Footsteps
More than $10,000 Raised for TAA and Susan G. Komen Maryland
BALTIMORE – Riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic cantered, walked and trotted their horses across legendary Pimlico Race Course Sunday morning as part of Canter For The Cause while raising awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Susan G. Komen Maryland.

Registration Ends Thursday, July 5 for Canter for the Cause

Pimlico’s Annual Event Benefits Susan Komen Foundation, TAA
BALTIMORE – Registration has been extended to the end of business Thursday, July 5 for the annual Canter for the Cause scheduled for Sunday, July 8 at legendary Pimlico Race Course to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

Georganne Hale Named Vice President of Racing Development in Maryland

Duties to Include Revitalizing D.C. International, Oversee Aftercare
Chris Merz Named Racing Secretary

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that longtime Vice President of Racing and Racing Secretary Georganne Hale has been named Vice President of Racing Development.

Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Rescheduled to October 7

7th Annual Event Offers More Than $18,000 in Prize Money 
BALTIMORE – The seventh annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, presented by Beyond the Wire, has been rescheduled to Sunday, Oct. 7 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.
The show has been moved from its original date of July 7 due to heavy rains the past month.

Lynch, Trio of Trainers Capture Preakness Meet at Pimlico Titles

Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5
Live Racing Returns for Laurel Park Summer Meet Starting Friday, June 1
BALTIMORE – Jockey Feargal Lynch and trainers Kieron Magee, Jerry Robb and Mary Eppler clinched individual honors Monday on a special Memorial Day holiday program to close the 12-day Preakness Meet at legendary Pimlico Race Course.