Racing News

Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker Helps Kick Off Preakness Festivities At Pimlico

BALTIMORE, 04-04-14---Baltimore Ravens All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker helped kick off Preakness festivities with a series of humorous social media commercials that debuted earlier today.  In the first video, Tucker causes trouble at Pimlico Race Course and has to relinquish his tickets to the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, which will be held Saturday, May 17.

Pimentel Rides Two Winners On Opening Day Of The Pimico Spring Meeting, Will Be Aboard Ben's Cat In Saturday's Mister Dis Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-03-14---Veteran jockey Julian Pimentel rode a pair of winners on the opening day card of the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting Thursday afternoon.

The 34-year-old, who has been a top five rider in the state since arriving from New Jersey in 2006, reached the wire first with He’s Achance ($6.40-race 4) and Glich ($4-race 5).

Pimlico Spring Meeting Begins Thursday

BALTIMORE, 04-01-14---Live racing in Maryland shifts to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday, April 3 for the spring meeting. The headline event of the 35-day stand is the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, on May 17.

Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sundy Best & Go Go Gadjet Added To Preakness Infield Concert Lineup

Bands Will Play On Jägermeister Stage May 17 At Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE, 03-21-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sundy Best and Go Go Gadjet will perform on the Jägermeister stage on Saturday, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course, prior to the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1).

Counting Crows, The Fray, Annie Bosko To Perform On Black-Eyed Susan Day As Part Of "Preakness Concert Series"

Pimlico Partners With Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure®, Suited To Succeed For “The Ultimate Girls Day Out”

13-Race Card Will Feature Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Pimlico Special, Lady Legends Race & Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge

BALTIMORE, 03-12-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that Counting Crows, The Fray and Annie Bosko will perform live in the public infield, beginning in the late afternoon on Friday, May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

Peru Selected To Host International Pavilion At The 2014 Preakness Stakes

Peruvian hospitality, cuisine and culture to be on center stage at storied race that brings together prominent international leaders in business and politics

Baltimore, 02-27-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced the selection of Peru as the host nation of the 2014 International Pavilion at the 139th Preakness® Stakes. With this designation, the Embassy of Peru and Ambassador Harold Forsyth will serve as honorary hosts welcoming distinguished guests and dignitaries to the exclusive International Pavilion at historic Pimlico Race Course on May 17.

Pimlico Stakes Schedule Worth Nearly $4.7 Million During 35-Day Spring Meeting

$100,000 Trainer Bonus Added To Preakness Weekend

BALTIMORE, 02-18-14---The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2014 Pimlico Race Course spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting this afternoon. The headline event of the 10-week meeting is the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of horse racing’s famed Triple Crown, on May 17.

Grammy Winner Lorde To Headline 2014 Infieldfest Concert On Preakness Day

Lorde To Make Her First Maryland Appearance At Pimlico

BALTIMORE, 02-06-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that double Grammy Award winner Lorde will headline the 2014 Preakness InfieldFest concert. The 17-year-old superstar will play an extended set on the main stage Saturday, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course when the Maryland Jockey Club, North America's oldest sporting organization, hosts the 139th renewal of the Preakness® Stakes.

Wagering Up On Live Racing For 2013 Season

LAUREL, MD. 01-03-14---The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its 2013 racing season earlier this week, posting average wagering figures on the live product at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course which were 4.1% higher than 2012. The average daily handle grew from $1.975 million to $2.057 million per day.

Preakness Stakes Purse Increased To $1.5 Million, Beginning In 2014

BALTIMORE, 12-12-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced it has increased the purse for the Preakness Stakes (G1) from $1 million to $1.5 million. The middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown is Saturday, May 17 at historic Pimlico Race Course.