Racing News

Cerro Nips Dynamic Strike In Canonero II Stakes

BALTIMORE, 06-01-13---Odds-on favorite Cerro (IRE) led to the far turn, allowed Dynamic Strike to move to his inside and battled that one the rest of the way to win the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes for 3-year olds at Pimlico Race Course Saturday afternoon.

Cerro Is Favored In Saturday's Canonero II Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-30-13---Team Valor International’s Cerro (IRE) is named the overwhelming favorite to win Pimlico Race Course’s final stakes race of the spring meeting, the $100,000 Canonero II for 3-year olds, on Saturday afternoon.

Leatherbury Takes Early Double With A Pair Of Photo Finishes

BALTIMORE, 05-27-13---Legendary trainer King Leatherbury, who ranks fifth on the all-time wins list, captured the first two races on Monday’s 10-race program at Pimlico Race Course, both in photo finishes.

Spicer Cub A Solid Second In Saturday Opener

BALTIMORE, 05-25-13---Spicer Cub, who became a YouTube sensation when his behavior in a maiden race at Pimlico Race Course last month went viral, ran without incident in Saturday’s opener, a $40,000 maiden special weight at 1 1/16 miles.

Spicer Cub Returns In Saturdays Opener

Spicer Cub number 12BALTIMORE, 05-24-13---Spicer Cub became a YouTube sensation when his behavior in a maiden race on April 13 at Pimlico Race Course went viral. The Mary Eppler trainee returns in Saturday’s opener, a $40,000 maiden special weight at 1 1/16 miles.

Preakness Winner Oxbow Confirmed For Belmont Stakes


BALTIMORE, 05-19-13– Back in the 1980’s and ‘90s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas was winning Triple Crown races with astonishing regularity, the catch-phrase “D. Wayne off the plane” followed him from track to track as he made his hit-and-run assaults on racetracks across America with a lineup of assistants that included Todd Pletcher, Mark Hennig, Kiaran McLaughlin and Dallas Stewart.

Oxbow Makes History For Connections In Preakness Victory


BALTIMORE, 05-18-13– Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas made history at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday when he saddled Oxbow for a front-running upset victory in the 138th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 15-1 long shot gave his 77-year-old trainer his sixth Preakness victory, as well as his 14th triumph in a Triple Crown event.

Skyring Leads Throughout In Longines Dixie Stakes

BALTIMORE, 05-18-13– Calumet Farm’s Skyring, who captured the James W. Murphy at Pimlico on Preakness Day last year, returned Saturday to triumph in the $300,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (G2) at Old Hilltop.

Sage Valley Triumphs In Maryland Sprint Handicap


BALTIMORE, 05-18-13---Michael Dubb’s Sage Valley pressed the pace before bursting away to a convincing score in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Pianist Goes Solo In Gallorette Handicap

BALTIMORE, MD. 5-18-13– Hidden Brook & Dan Zucker’s Pianist took control soon after the start and played “catch me if you can” the rest of the way, as the Chad Brown-trained filly went the distance in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.