Racing News

My Adonis Headlines Saturday's Canonero II Stakes


BALTIMORE, 05-03-12---My Adonis remains an also-eligible for Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. Should he fail to draw into the race, trainer Kelly Breen will ship his star to Pimlico Race Course for the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes.

“Horses in Cinema A Celebration of the Preakness!” Gallops Into The American Film Institute Silver Theatre And Cultural Center May 12 through 17

BALTIMORE, 04-30-12---The Maryland Jockey Club proudly launches “Horses in Cinema”,  a film series featuring eight horse-powered films sure to delight the equestrian community and film lovers alike. All films will screen at the AFI Silver Theatre in Downtown Silver Spring, MD from May 12-17.  On the eve of the 137th running of the famed Preakness Stakes, middle jewel of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown, Saturday, May 19at Pimlico Race Course, the series will showcase the beauty and drama of the horse.

Sixth Grader Wins Preakness Portraits Youth Art Contest

BALTIMORE, 04-29-12---Lashé Speight, a sixth grader at Cross Country Elementary/Middle School, is the grand prize winner of the thirteenth annual Preakness Portraits Youth Art Contest. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake made the announcement Sunday morning at Pimlico Race Course.

Speight is the youngest winner ever.

Hudson Steele Wins Henry Clark Stakes In Season Debut

BALTIMORE, 04-28-12---Roger J. Weiss’ Hudson Steele was content to travel in third, then charged by the pacesetters and powered away to a victory in today’s feature at Pimlico Race Course, the $75,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes.

Done Talking Works Bullet At Laurel Park In Final Kentucky Derby Prep

LAUREL, MD. 04-28-12---Illinois Derby (G3) winner Done Talking worked 5-furlongs at Laurel Park Saturday morning in his final work before next Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.

The Hamilton Smith trainee stopped the clock in 1:01 seconds and galloped out in 1:14.60 with regular rider Sheldon Russell aboard. It was the fastest of 17 works at the distance.

Tiger Walk Expected To Be A New Shooter In Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-27-12---Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank attended his first Preakness as a student-athlete at the University of Maryland in early 1990’s. Now the 39-year-old could own a Preakness starter.

Sagamore Farm trainer Ignacio Correas said Tiger Walk will likely be a new shooter for the 137th running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 19.

Pletcher Runner Is Favored In Henry Clark Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-26-12---Trainer Todd Pletcher will start Hudson Steele in the $75,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes, a race scheduled for one mile on the turf at Pimlico Race Course Saturday afternoon. The race could be used as a springboard for some to the $300,000 Dixie Stakes (G2) on the Preakness undercard.

Pimlico, Macy's Teaming Up For A Pair Of Preakness Fashion Shows

BALTIMORE, 04-25-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced it has teamed up with Macy’s for a pair of Preakness fashion shows.

This Saturday, April 28, at the Macy’s Towson Town Center Mall (Cosmetic Mall Entrance on the second floor), there will be a fashion presentation to help showcase what to wear to this year’s 137th Preakness® Stakes on Saturday, May 19. Raffle drawings will include tickets to Preakness and a Macy’s gift card. The show starts at 2 p.m.

Third Annual Preakness 5K Set For Saturday, May 12

Entire Race Takes Place At Pimlico Race Course With Proceeds Benefitting The Maryland Affiliate Of Susan G. Komen For The Cure®

BALTIMORE, 04-24-12---The Maryland Jockey Club and sports marketing and event management company Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. (CSE) announced today the return of the “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5k. The race will take place Saturday, May 12 at Pimlico Race Course with part of the proceeds benefitting the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

Kentucky Derby Day Card Will Feature Jockey Challenge Pitting Riders From The Pimlico Colony Against Venezuela's Best

BALTIMORE, 04-23-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that next Saturday’s Kentucky Derby card at Pimlico Race Course will feature a Jockey Challenge featuring four riders visiting from Venezuela competing against four from the Maryland colony.

The featured race on the card will be the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes for 3-year-olds. The Venezuelan-based colt won the 1971 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The 1-1/16 mile race was previously known as the Federico Tesio Stakes.