Racing News

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.

Idle Talk Surprises In Dahlia Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-21-12---Patrick A. Kelley’s Idle Talk caught In the Rough in the last jump to win the $75,000 Dahlia Stakes, a race for fillies and mares contested over the turf this afternoon at Pimlico Race Course.

Ben's Cat Upset By Stablemate Kens Cape In Allowance Test

BALTIMORE, 04-21-12---King Leatherbury got career win number 6,341 in the fourth race Saturday afternoon but not from 10-time stakes winners Ben's Cat. Kens Cape upset a strong allowance field at odds of nearly 20-1 in a thrilling stretch drive, while Ben’s Cat beat just two horses, finishing about three lengths behind his stablemate in the 5-furlong turf sprint.

Kentucky Derby Contender Done Talking Breezes Half-Mile At Laurel Park

BALTIMORE, 04-21-12---Illinois Derby (G3) winner Done Talking breezed 4-furlongs at Laurel Park Saturday morning in his penultimate work before the $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) two weeks from today.

The Hamilton Smith trainee stopped the clock in 49.60 seconds and galloped out in 1:02.60 with regular rider Sheldon Russell aboard.

Regal Nurse Runs Win Streak To Eight Straight

BALTIMORE, 04-19-12---Regal Nurse ran her win-streak to eight with a dominating eight-length victory in Thursday’s ninth race at Pimlico Race Course. It was the first turf score for the daughter of Monarchos, who was recently claimed by top trainer Dane Kobiskie.

Baltimore Belle Looks To Repeat In Saturday's Dahlia Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-19-12---Eleven starters and two also-eligibles assure that, weather permitting, the gate will be full for Saturday’s $75,000 Dahlia Stakes, a one mile test for fillies and mares on the grass at Pimlico Race Course.

The National Volleyball League Brings Olympic Gold Medalists Phil Dalhausser And Todd Rogers To The Pimlico Infield On Preakness Day

Top Ranked Players in the World to Compete in First Domestic Event of the Season

Pimlico Announces 2012 Alibi Breakfast Award Winners

BALTIMORE, 04-16-12—Pimlico Race Course today announced the winners of this year’s Preakness media awards. Honorees will be recognized and awards presented at the May 17 Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room. The ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., two days prior to the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1).

Preakness Day Card Will Feature Grade 1 Race For Arabians

BALTIMORE, 04-15-12---Abu Dhabi,capital of the United Arab Emirates, will join with Pimlico Race Course to host a Grade 1 race for purebred Arabian horses on Preakness Day, Saturday, May 19. The $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, headlines the 14-race card.