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Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, Golden Gate & Santa Anita
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LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that it has received approval from the Maryland Racing Commission to resume live racing at Laurel Park effective Saturday, May 30. The Summer 2020 meet begins with three days of live racing running through to Monday, June 1. 

Delayed Preakness Poised to Make History

Last Preakness Not Run in May Came in 1945
BALTIMORE – From the Alibi Breakfast to the blanket of handmade Black-Eyed Susans to the painting of the infield cupola’s weathervane in the colors of its winner, the Preakness Stakes is an event that revels in tradition.


1/ST Preakness At Home To Include A Safe Drive-InFieldFest 
Exclusively Benefitting First Responders

Oldest Living Preakness Winner Remains Popular in Retirement

Silver Charm Captured 1997 Edition in Thrilling Three-Horse Finish
“Final furlong, Free House by a head … Silver Charm, Captain Bodgit, Touch Gold … Free House and Silver Charm head to head … They’re in very close quarters, shoulder-to-shoulder, head-to-head, nose-to-nose … Free House, Silver Charm, Captain Bodgit … And it’s close! Could be Silver Charm, in between Free House and Captain Bodgit in a Preakness we … will … remember!”

MJC Resuming LARC Simulcasts Starting Sunday, May 3

Live Racing from Brazil Offered Sundays & Mondays in May
BALTIMORE – For the first time since the state’s live racing was paused in mid-March, the Maryland Jockey Club will begin offering Latin America Racing Channel simulcasting beginning Sunday, May 3.
Full card LARC simulcasts from Hipodromo da Gavea in Brazil are scheduled from 12:30 to 8 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays in May, starting May 3 and 4 and continuing May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.

Mr. Big News Connections Pretty Excited About Preakness Berth

Sophomore Earned Automatic Entry with April 11 Oaklawn Stakes Win

BALTIMORE – Allied Racing Stable’s Mr. Big News continues to do well following a victory over the weekend that gave the promising 3-year-old an automatic berth in the 145th Preakness Stakes and has his connections “pretty excited” about joining the Triple Crown chase.


BALTIMORE, MD – “The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club are continuing to work with our key stakeholders to explore all options to set a new date for the running of Preakness 145. Our first priority in these difficult times is the health and well-being of our customers, our vendors, our employees and the horses we all love. A decision will be made on a new date for Preakness 145 and will take into consideration all of the recommended best practices from local and governmental health authorities to protect our community.

Stronach 5: Friday's Most Exciting 30 Minutes of Sport

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool
Races from Maryland, California and Florida
LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will go coast-to-coast with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields all in approximately 30 minutes.