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Pimlico Partners With Maryland Affiliate Of Susan G. Komen For The Cure® For The Third Annual People's Pink Party On Black-Eyed Susan Day

Lady Legends Race III, Female Jockey Challenge, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Pimlico Special Headline Preakness Eve Card

Pimlico Stakes Schedule Worth Nearly $3.5 Million During 29-Day Spring Meeting

Pimlico Special Returns To Boost Black-Eyed Susan Day Lineup

BALTIMORE, 02-28-12--- The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2012 Pimlico Race Course racing days and spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting this afternoon. The headline event of the eight-week meeting is the 137th running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of the famed Triple Crown, on May 19.

Pimlico Race Course Unveils New Logo

BALTIMORE, 02-21-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled a new logo for Pimlico Race Course. Pimlico, which opened on October 25, 1870, is the second oldest racetrack in the United States and is home to the $1 million Preakness Stakes®, the middle jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

Little Big Town, The Darkness & Mr. Greengenes Added To Preakness Infield Concert Lineup

Bands Will Play On Jägermeister Stage May 19 At Pimlico Race Course

BALTIMORE, 02-17-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced Little Big Town, The Darkness and Mr. Greengenes will perform on the Jägermeister stage on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico Race Course, prior to the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1).

Denmark Selected To Host International Pavilion At The 2012 Preakness Stakes

Prominent leaders in business, culture and politics to experience Danish hospitality and know how in exclusive setting at storied race


Baltimore, MD (Tuesday, February 7, 2012) — The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) is pleased to announce the selection of Denmark as the Host Nation of the 2012 International Pavilion at the Preakness Stakes. With this designation, the Embassy of Denmark and Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen will serve as Honorary Hosts welcoming distinguished guests and dignitaries to historic Pimlico Race Course for the annual running of the Preakness Stakes. 

Grammy Award Winner Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa To Headline Infield Concert On Preakness Day

Infield Ticket Prices Reduced For Entire Weekend


BALTIMORE, 02-03-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced 2012 Preakness InfieldFest will include performances by Grammy Award nominees Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa. Both artists will play extended sets on the main stage in the public Infield on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico Race Course when the Maryland Jockey Club, North America's oldest sporting organization, hosts the 137th renewal of the Preakness® Stakes.

Maryland Jockey Club To Race 146 Days In 2012

Preakness Stakes To Allow Two Also-Eligible Entries

Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Agree In Principal To 146 Day Racing Schedule In 2012

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-11---The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) reached an agreement in principal Saturday to apply and race 146 days at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2012.

“I am glad we got this resolved,” said Richard Hoffberger, MTHA president. “This means running the same amount of live days as this year which was important to the horsemen to maintain a year-round program.”

Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2012 Preakness Logo

BALTIMORE, 12-14-11---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2012 Preakness logo for the 137th running of the $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes® (G1), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, which is set for Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Pimlico Race Course.

Pimlico Announces Final Spring Meet Handle Figures

BALTIMORE, 05-26-11---The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico Race Course last weekend, posting average wagering figures which were 22% lower than the 2010 spring meet. The average daily handle went from $6.26 million to $4.87 million. The stand featured 29 live racing dates, nine more than a year ago, and 21 simulcast days.