Racing News

Too Clever By Half Wins Her Fifth Straight In Saturday Feature

BALTIMORE, 05-04-13---Too Clever by Half won for the fifth consecutive time Saturday, taking the $52,000 feature at Pimlico Race Course. The 5-year-old mare was one of three turf winners on the card for jockey Sheldon Russell.

Eight Get Tested On Pimlico Media Celebrity Announcer Day

BALTIMORE-05-03-13---The race call for eight of the 10 races on Friday afternoon were made by members of the Baltimore press corps, who found out first-hand how difficult Dave Rodman’s track announcing job is during the first annual Media Celebrity Announcer Day at Pimlico Race Course.

Military Vet Colvin Rides First Career Winner In Thursday's Opener

BALTIMORE, 05-02-13---Samantha Colvin captured her first lifetime win this afternoon when Rocket Ninetyeight won today’s opener at Pimlico Race Course. The 26-year-old grew up in Williamsport, PA and spent nearly a decade in the United States Army in signals intelligence.

Rocket Ninetyeight stalked the pace, moved three-wide into the stretch, took command and drew away. The $16,000 claiming maiden won by 3-3/4 lengths for owner-trainer Calvin Barth and paid $18.80.

Maryland Jockey Club Modifies Security Policies For 2013 Preakness Stakes And Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-30-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced it has modified the security policies for fans, employees and vendors who will enter Pimlico Race Course next month on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness days, May 17-18.

The changes were made after consulting with law enforcement and public safety officials following the bombings during the Boston Marathon two weeks ago.

Abstraction Lives Up To Hype In Tesio Stakes Score

BALTIMORE, 04-27-13---My Meadowview Farm LLC’s Abstraction was bottled up most of the way, but when he finally angled out for clear sailing, he spurted to the lead and drew away to win the $75,750 Federico Tesio Stakes for 3-year-olds at Pimlico Race Course.

Daydreamin Gracie Shines in Shine Again Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-27-13---PTK LLC’s Daydreamin Gracie swept by the pacesetter and stormed to victory in the $50,000 Shine Again Stakes, the first of two stakes on Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Jockey Club Racetracks Accredited By NTRA Safety And Integrity Alliance Inspection Team

Laurel Park Accredited, Pimlico Race Course Re-Accredited Following On-Site Inspections

04-26-13--The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance and that Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore has been re-accredited by the Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the two Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) facilities.

Swiss Watch Brand Longines Enters Comprehensive Partnership With The Maryland Jockey Club

Longines To Serve As The Official Timekeeper And Watch Of The Preakness Stakes, Presenting Partner of the International Pavilion, Dixie Stakes

Tesio And Shine Again Stakes Top Saturday Card

BALTIMORE, 04-25-13---Pimlico Race Course will feature two stakes on Saturday afternoon, the $75,000 Federico Tesio Stakes for up-and-coming three year olds and the $50,000 Shine Again Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares.

The Tesio is the prep for runners with an eye on competing in the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, May 18. Ten runners are entered.

Pimlico Press Box Renamed Sunday Afternoon

BALTIMORE, 04-21-13---Before Sunday’s first race, the Pimlico Race Course press box was renamed to include Joe Kelly, who covered horse racing for nearly 70 years prior to his passing in November at the age of 94. The Red Smith-Joe Kelly Press Box will be at full capacity next month for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Kelly began his career at the Baltimore Sun in the 1940s then moved to the Washington Starin 1955 where he spent the next 26 years. After retiring, he became the publicity director for the Maryland Million and was Pimlico Race Course’s historical consultant until his death.