Racing News

Jockey Stoddard Wins First Race On 87-1 Longshot

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/01/15 – Jockey Caitlyn Stoddard, a native of Baltimore, won the first race of her career Friday aboard the 87-1 longshot Im Charming in Pimlico Race Course’s sixth race.

Bet The Derby & Oaks At Pimlico, Laurel & OTB At The Horseshoe

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/30/15 – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today fans can bet Saturday’s 141st Kentucky Derby and Friday’s Kentucky Oaks – as well as races from around the country – at Pimlico, Laurel, and the new OTB at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore.

Hall of Fame Stable a Family Affair for Leatherbury, Thorpe

Legendary Horseman, Longtime Assistant Team Up for Success

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/26/15 – Assistant trainer Avon Thorpe has described his 2 ½ decades of working in several roles for recently elected Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury as a family affair. 

Napravnik To Receive Special Award of Merit At Alibi Breakfast

Former Leading Maryland Rider to be Honored Thursday, May 14

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/24/15 ---Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey and setting new standards for women riders, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on the racing industry at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course Thursday, May 14.

Ultimate Girls Day Out to Feature Hooves & Heels Fashion Event

One of Many Events Celebrating Women on Black-Eyed Susan Day Friday, May 15

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/23/15 --- Black-Eyed Susan Day's Ultimate Girls Day Out, an entire day at Pimlico Race Course dedicated to the spirit and strength of women, will play host to Hooves & Heels, a fashion event for every woman attending the day's races and festivities on Friday, May 15.

Gin Blossoms, Fuel and Vertical Horizon Headline Preakness Concert Series On Black-Eyed Susan's Ultimate Girls Day Out

Special Guests The Reagan Years & Margaret Valentine Join Infield Concert Festival Friday, May 15

Events to Benefit Susan G. Komen Maryland & Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Concerts Part of Several Events on "Ultimate Girls Day Out"

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/22/15 --- The Maryland Jockey Club announced today the Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms, the alternative hit makers and quadruple-platinum selling artists whose hits include “Hey Jealousy,” “Until I Fall Away,” and “Miss Disarray,” will perform Friday, May 15 on Black-Eyed Susan Day's "Ultimate Girls Day Out" as part of the Preakness Concert Series at Pimlico.

Washington Post’s Newton To Receive Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award

Newton Takes Winning Shot With Nikon Camera

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/21/15 --- Washington Post photographer Jonathan Newton has been named the recipient of the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award, sponsored by Nikon, for his picture of 2014 Preakness winner California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza making their winning move around the final turn.

Leatherbury, Xtra Heat Elected to Racing Hall of Fame

Pimlico Recognizes Legendary Trainer, Champion Sprinter at Sports Palace

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/20/15 – Legendary Mid-Atlantic trainer King Leatherbury and Maryland-based champion filly Xtra Heat were recognized at Pimlico Race Course’s Sports Palace Monday afternoon following their election into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. 

Bodhisattva Goes Distance in $100,000 Federico Tesio

Sophomore Earns First Stakes Win in Local Preakness Prep

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/18/15 --- Experience and a heady ride from jockey Trevor McCarthy proved to be a winning combination for Bodhisattva in the $100,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. 

Nellie Cashman Game in Dahlia Win

Talk Show Man Edges Paris Vegas at the Finish Line

BALTIMORE, MD., 04/18/15 --- Sycamore Racing’s Nellie Cashman, a graded-stakes winner and multiple graded-stakes placed, gamely held off Stuart Janney III’s Run of the River inside the final 70 yards to win Saturday’s $100,000 Dahlia by a nose while covering a firm mile course in 1:35.95.