Racing News

Woodwin W Remains Unbeaten in James Murphy

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15– Woody Weekes’ Woodwin W swept past pacesetter Bluegrass Singer at the top of the stretch and sprinted clear to keep his perfect record intact with a three-quarter length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes.

American Pharoah Favored in Early Wagering for Saturday’s 140th Preakness

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – At the close of Friday’s early wagering, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah was the 3-5 favorite for Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. 

Commissioner Shows Who’s Boss in Sagamore Racing Pimlico Special

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – For much of his career, WinStar Farm homebred Commissioner has shown a flair for the dramatic. Five of his first 11 starts were decided by less than a length, including each of his three wins, none of which came by more than a neck. 

Keen Pauline Steals Away to Upset Victory in $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan Day Program Registers Sharp Increases in Handle, Attendance

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – The beneficiary of a cagy ride by Javier Castellano, Stonestreet Stables’ Keen Pauline pulled off a 15-1 upset in Friday’s $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.

Black-Eyed Susan Handle Tops $18 Million For 63 Percent Increase

Attendance Up 23 Percent From 2014                               

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the total handle for Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day was $18.488 million, the highest total handle on Black-Eyed Susan Day in 10 years and topping last year’s handle of $11.346 million by 63 percent.

Skipat Victory Keeps Galiana Perfect at Pimlico

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15 – Four weeks after winning her debut at Pimlico Race Course, Triple R Stables’ Galiana powered past front-running favorite Lady Sabelia in the stretch Friday for a 2 ¾-length victory in the 22nd running of the $100,000 Skipat Stakes.

Stopchargingmaria Returns to Pimlico a Winner in DuPont

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15  – Asserting her class as a Grade 1 winner, favored Stopchargingmaria took the lead in the last of nine furlongs and cruised home a four-length winner in the 22nd running of the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Ben’s Cat Sprints to Third Straight Jim McKay Triumph

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15  – Showing no signs of slowing down at the age of 9, Ben’s Cat reeled in Bold Thunder in deep stretch and stuck a neck out at the wire for his third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Friday at Pimlico Race Course. 

Irish Jasper Finds Room Inside for Miss Preakness Win

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15– Under a patient ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Irish Jasper surged through an opening along the inside in mid-stretch and sprinted clear to a 1 ¼-length victory Friday in the 30th running of the $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3).

Miss Temple City Rolls to Victory in $100,000 Hilltop

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/15/15– Miss Temple City took the lead at the top of the stretch and steadily edged clear to her first career stakes victory in Friday’s 43rd running of the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes.