Racing News

Gin Blossoms, Fuel and Vertical Horizon Headline Preakness Concert Series On Black-Eyed Susan's Ultimate Girls Day Out

Special Guests The Reagan Years & Margaret Valentine Join Infield Concert Festival Friday, May 15

Events to Benefit Susan G. Komen Maryland & Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Concerts Part of Several Events on "Ultimate Girls Day Out"

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/22/15 --- The Maryland Jockey Club announced today the Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms, the alternative hit makers and quadruple-platinum selling artists whose hits include “Hey Jealousy,” “Until I Fall Away,” and “Miss Disarray,” will perform Friday, May 15 on Black-Eyed Susan Day's "Ultimate Girls Day Out" as part of the Preakness Concert Series at Pimlico.

Washington Post’s Newton To Receive Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award

Newton Takes Winning Shot With Nikon Camera

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/21/15 --- Washington Post photographer Jonathan Newton has been named the recipient of the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award, sponsored by Nikon, for his picture of 2014 Preakness winner California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza making their winning move around the final turn.

Leatherbury, Xtra Heat Elected to Racing Hall of Fame

Pimlico Recognizes Legendary Trainer, Champion Sprinter at Sports Palace

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/20/15 – Legendary Mid-Atlantic trainer King Leatherbury and Maryland-based champion filly Xtra Heat were recognized at Pimlico Race Course’s Sports Palace Monday afternoon following their election into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. 

Bodhisattva Goes Distance in $100,000 Federico Tesio

Sophomore Earns First Stakes Win in Local Preakness Prep

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/18/15 --- Experience and a heady ride from jockey Trevor McCarthy proved to be a winning combination for Bodhisattva in the $100,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. 

Nellie Cashman Game in Dahlia Win

Talk Show Man Edges Paris Vegas at the Finish Line

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/18/15 --- Sycamore Racing’s Nellie Cashman, a graded-stakes winner and multiple graded-stakes placed, gamely held off Stuart Janney III’s Run of the River inside the final 70 yards to win Saturday’s $100,000 Dahlia by a nose while covering a firm mile course in 1:35.95.

Galiana Sprints to Upset in $100,000 Primonetta

Brenda’s Way Has it Her Way in $75,000 Geisha

BALTIMORE– Winless in three stakes since opening the year successfully in Florida, Triple R Stables’ Galiana returned to the winner’s circle with a come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 Primonetta Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Lady Shipman Cruises To Fourth Straight Win in Stormy Blues

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/18/15 --- How good is Lady Shipman?

That was the question everyone asked Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course after Randall E. Lowe’s 3-year-old homebred filly ran away from the competition to win the $100,000 Stormy Blues effortlessly by five lengths while winning her fourth consecutive race and second consecutive stakes race.

Bold Thunder Spoils Return of Ben’s Cat

Popular Maryland-Bred Runs Second in 2015 Debut

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/17/15 --- Making his fourth start of the year and first since returning from South Florida, Bold Thunder spoiled the 2015 debut of 9-year-old multiple graded stakes winner Ben’s Cat with a  front-running, three-length victory in Friday’s second race at Pimlico Race Course.

Pimlico News & Notes

Eight Belles’ Full Brother All Hands Taking Big Step Up in Tesio

Tesio Marks Stakes Debut for Maryland-based Top of Mind

Sustained Seeking Elusive Stakes Victory in Primonetta

BALTIMORE,MD., 04/17/16 --- Godolphin Racing’s late-starting colt All Hands looks to continue the family tradition when he makes his stakes debut at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday in the $100,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds. 

Collmus, Scheinman Named Old Hilltop Recipients

To Be Honored at Alibi Breakfast Thursday, May 14 at Pimlico

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/17/15 --- NBC Triple Crown announcer Larry Collmus, a Baltimore native who got his start calling races at Bowie at the age of 18, and John Scheinman, recipient of the 2014 Eclipse Award for writing in a feature/commentary category for his moving story on the late horseman Richard Small, will be the recipients of the Old Hilltop Award for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction at the Alibi Breakfast Thursday, May 14 at Pimlico Race Course.