Racing News

King for a Day Reigns Supreme in Sir Barton

BALTIMORE – Red Oak Stable homebred King for a Day kicked off his sophomore season in record-setting fashion Saturday, cruising to a 2 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Sir Barton presented by the Earle I. Mack Foundation to benefit the TAA and Man o’War Project at Pimlico Race Course.

The 22nd running of the 1 1/16-mile Sir Barton for 3-year-olds was the first of nine stakes, five graded, worth $2.8 million in purses on a spectacular 14-race program featuring the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Record Attendance and Handle on Black-Eyed Susan Day

51,573 Attend 95th Black-Eyed Susan Day

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and handle on Friday’s 95th Black-Eyed Susan Day, highlighted by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing, LLC’s Point of Honor winning the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tenfold winning the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Mylady Curlin Noses out Golden Award in Allaire duPont Distaff

Last of Seven Stakes, Four Graded, on Black-Eyed Susan Day Program
BALTIMORE – Sather Family’s Mylady Curlin dueled the length of the stretch with Golden Award before getting her nose down on the wire to win Friday’s $150,000 Caplan Brothers Glass Allaire duPont Distaff (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Completed Pass Scores for Home Team in Jim McKay Turf Sprint

BALTIMORE – Based at Laurel Park with Claudio Gonzalez, Maryland’s leading trainer the past two years, Robert D. Bone’s Completed Pass scored a win for the home team with his three-quarter length triumph in Friday’s 14th running of the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico Race Course.

Castellano Gets Fifth Win with Point of Honor in Black-Eyed Susan

Hall of Fame Jockey’s Third Career Win in Prestigious 3-Year-Old Filly Race
BALTIMORE – By the time the 95th edition of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan was set to run, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano was already having a pretty good day. In just over a minute and a half, Point of Honor made it a great one.

Tenfold Determined Winner of Pimlico Special

Ran Third to Triple Crown Champion Justify in 2018 Preakness
BALTIMORE – When last seen at Pimlico Race Course a year ago, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold was closing with a flourish to finish a close-up third in the Preakness Stakes (G1) to eventual Triple Crown winner Justify.

Dogtag Fights off Stablemate to Capture Hilltop

Fourth Consecutive Victory for Hall of Famer Castellano

BALTIMORE – LNJ Foxwoods’ Dogtag, racing for the first time in nearly eight months, got the jump on favored Nova Sol entering the stretch and outran her stablemate to the wire for a 1 ¾-length triumph in the $100,000 Maker’s Mark Hilltop Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

Covfefe Positively Shatters Track Record in Miss Preakness

Cox-Trained 3-Year-Old Filly Runs Six Furlongs in 1:07.70

BALTIMORE – LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe, in her second start of the year, dominated eight rivals in earning her first career stakes victory with a record-shattering performance in Friday’s $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Chalon Returns with Record-Setting Triumph in Skipat

BALTIMORE – Lael Stables’ Chalon, unraced since her narrow loss in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) last November, returned to action in spectacular fashion Friday with a record-setting victory in the $100,000 Fidelity First & Blackwell Real Estate Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Alwaysmining to Give Jockey Ride of Lifetime in Saturday’s Preakness

Improbable Gets ‘Thumbs Up’ Friday Morning   
Blinkers Expected to Put Bourbon War ‘More on the Bridle’

BALTIMORE, MD –  Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining got his first look at Pimlico Race Course with a jog around main track at 7 a.m. Friday, the morning after arriving from his home at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md.