Racing News

Preakness Stakes Purse Increased To $1.5 Million, Beginning In 2014

BALTIMORE, 12-12-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced it has increased the purse for the Preakness Stakes (G1) from $1 million to $1.5 million. The middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown is Saturday, May 17 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Jockey Club Unveils Updated Black-Eyed Susan Logo, Announces New Brand For Event Held Each May

BALTIMORE, 12-11-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled a new logo for Black-Eyed Susan Day and announced a new brand for the event.The 2014 Black-Eyed Susan Day is Friday, May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Jockey Club To Race 146 Days In 2014

LAUREL, MD. 11-12-13---Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will conduct 146 days of racing in 2014, the same number that was scheduled the last four years after the Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement by the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) and Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) at its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2014 Preakness Logo

BALTIMORE, 10-29-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2014 Preakness logo for the 139th running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1). The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

2014 Preakness Tickets On Sale Tuesday

BALTIMORE, 09-27-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that tickets for 2014 Preakness day go on-sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 1. The 139th running of the Preakness® Stakes will take place May 17, 2014 at Pimlico Race Course. Ticket renewals will be mailed out today. 

Houston Crowned Overall Champion Of Second Annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show

BALTIMORE, 07-13-13---Houston was crowned the overall champion of theTotally Thoroughbred Horse Show for the second consecutive year today at Pimlico Race Course, edging out Testimonially for top honors. The duo also went 1-2 in the inaugural show last July.

Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Returns To Pimlico Race Course This Saturday

BALTIMORE, 07-10-13---The Maryland Jockey Club will host the second annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show on the Pimlico Race Course infield on Saturday, July 13. The event starts at 9 a.m. Admission is free.

McCue Crew "Psyched" For Next Saturday's Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show At Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE, 07-02-13---Betty McCue is an elementary teacher by trade but her passion is re-training Thoroughbreds. Seven years ago, she and her sister Evelyn Martin founded Baltimore County-based EHM Stables, which gives Thoroughbreds a new life after retiring from the race track.

Pimlico Announces Spring Handle Figures

BALTIMORE, 06-11-13---The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico Race Course last weekend with total wagering of $188 million, an increase of 12% from a year ago. However, the average daily handle was 12% lower than 2012, down from $5.2million to $4.6million, because of an increase in live racing days.

Russell, Vazquez Capture Pimlico Titles

BALTIMORE, 06-08-13---The Pimlico Race Course spring meeting ended today with jockey Sheldon Russell and trainer Juan Vazquez winning individual titles. The 36-day stand began at the historic home of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on April 4.