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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.

Maryland Jockey Club Unveils Updated Black-Eyed Susan Logo, Announces New Brand For Event Held Each May

BALTIMORE, 12-11-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled a new logo for Black-Eyed Susan Day and announced a new brand for the event.The 2014 Black-Eyed Susan Day is Friday, May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Jockey Club To Race 146 Days In 2014

LAUREL, MD. 11-12-13---Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will conduct 146 days of racing in 2014, the same number that was scheduled the last four years after the Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement by the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) and Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) at its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2014 Preakness Logo

BALTIMORE, 10-29-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2014 Preakness logo for the 139th running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1). The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

2014 Preakness Tickets On Sale Tuesday

BALTIMORE, 09-27-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that tickets for 2014 Preakness day go on-sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 1. The 139th running of the Preakness® Stakes will take place May 17, 2014 at Pimlico Race Course. Ticket renewals will be mailed out today. 

Houston Crowned Overall Champion Of Second Annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show

BALTIMORE, 07-13-13---Houston was crowned the overall champion of theTotally Thoroughbred Horse Show for the second consecutive year today at Pimlico Race Course, edging out Testimonially for top honors. The duo also went 1-2 in the inaugural show last July.