Racing News

Karamanos Rides Three Winners Sunday

BALTIMORE, 04-06-14---Horacio Karamanos capped a successful opening week at Pimlico Race Course by riding three winners Sunday afternoon. The 40-year-old visited the winners’ circle with Cherokee Empire ($9.40-race 1), Saintly Feelings ($22-race 5) and Citizen Chris ($12.20-race 9).

Embarr Repeats In Dahlia Stakes In A Photo Finish

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Susan S. Cooney’s Embarr took the lead in mid-stretch but was all-out at the end to win the $100,000 Dahlia Stakes for fillies and mares at Pimlico Race Course. This was the second year in a row that Embarr had captured the Dahlia.

Aunt Ellen Breaks Her Maiden In Twixt Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Hickory Ridge Farm LLC’s Aunt Ellen entered the $75,000 Twixt Stakes without a victory in ten starts but closed from dead last in a field of five fillies to post the upset.

Ben's Cat Wins Mister Diz Stakes For Fifth Consecutive Year

Ben's Cat takes Mister Diz Stakes for fifth straight year.BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Julian Pimentel kept Ben’s Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, the first of three stakes races Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course. This was the fifth year in a row that the King Leatherbury homebred has won the Mister Diz.

Breeders' Cup Classic Winning Trainer Dickie Small Passes

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Prominent Maryland trainer Richard (Dickie) Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.

The Bridge Kicks Off Preakness Concert Series At Rams Head Live On Saturday, May 10

BALTIMORE, 04-04-14---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced The Bridge will headline a kickoff concert at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, May 10. The 139th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, will be held at historic Pimlico Race Course the following Saturday.

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).