Racing News

Owner Leaning Toward Sending Laughing Fox to G1 Preakness

Earned Automatic Berth with Victory in May 4 Oaklawn Invitational

BALTIMORE – While a final decision won’t come for at least a few days, if all goes well Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox is likely headed to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Derby Winner Country House Tops Prospects for 144th Preakness

Middle Jewel of Triple Crown Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Country House tops the list of candidates for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) – the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Race Course – on May 18.

Alwaysmining ‘Perfect’ in Friday Breeze for G1 Preakness

Multiple Stakes Winner Goes Half-Mile at Fair Hill Training Center

ELKTON, MD – An energetic Alwaysmining returned to the work tab on a foggy and cool Friday morning at the Fair Hill Training Center with a half-mile breeze for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) that trainer Kelly Rubley called “perfect.”

TAA to Receive Special Award of Merit at Preakness

BALTIMORE – The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which has granted nearly $14 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations, will receive the Special Award of Merit Thursday, May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

The Special Award of Merit is given to those who have made a positive impact on the racing industry. Previous recipients have included Jim McKay, D. Wayne Lukas, Dr. Dean Richardson and Edgar Prado, Team American Pharoah, and King Leatherbury.

Byk to Receive Old Hilltop Award at Alibi Breakfast Preakness Week

BALTIMORE – Writer and broadcaster Steve Byk, host of ‘At the Races with Steve Byk’ on SiriusXM, will receive the Old Hilltop Award May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

The Old Hilltop Award is given annually to an individual who covers Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction. Previous Old Hilltop recipients include Red Smith, Joe Hirsch, Edwin Pope, Sam McCracken, Jim McKay, Dave Johnson, Scott Wykoff and Keith Mills.

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.