Racing News

Maryland Jockey Club Finalizes Rich Stakes Schedule for 2019

Laurel Summer Offers 13 Stakes Worth $1.1 Million Starting June 16
‘September to Remember’ Returns with 14 Stakes Worth $1.8 Million
De Francis Dash (G3), BWI Turf Cup (G3), $150,000 Bald Eagle Sept. 21
$150,000 All Along Tops Six Stakes Worth $600,000 Sept. 28
November, December Serve Up 15 Stakes Worth $1.375 Million

Alwaysmining ‘Really Well’ Following G1 Preakness

Multiple Stakes Winner May Shorten Up Upon Return

BALTIMORE – Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining, who had his six-race win streak snapped in the 144th Preakness (G1) May 18, emerged from the race in good order and returned to the track this week, trainer Kelly Rubley said.

Alwaysmining had his first gallop Thursday at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., five days after finishing 11th in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness, where he went off as the fourth choice of 13 sophomores at odds of 6-1.

Rainbow 6 Carryover Swells to $217,321 for Friday

Papal Law Springs $78.60 Upset in Thursday Feature

BALTIMORE – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 saw its carryover jackpot swell to $217,321.44 after going unsolved for the sixth consecutive racing day Thursday at Pimlico Race Course.

First race post time for Friday’s nine-race card is 1:10 p.m.

A total of $59,264 was bet into the popular multi-race wager Thursday on top of a carryover of $198,373.42 from the Preakness Stakes (G1) program May 18. Tickets with five of six winners were worth $835.94.

Canter for the Cause Returns to Pimlico Sunday, June 2

Entry Deadline Tuesday, May 28 for Annual Event to Benefit TAA

BALTIMORE – Pimlico Race Course will once again serve as host for the annual Canter for the Cause, sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Sunday, June 2.

Friday’s Stronach 5: Five Races, Four Tracks, Three on the Turf

Free Past Performances, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool, will be highlighted by turf races from Gulfstream Park, Pimlico Race Course and Santa Anita Park.

Post time for the national pick 5 will be 5 p.m.  The Stronach 5 will also feature six furlong events on the main track from Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream.

Brad Cox Earns Richest Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus

BALTIMORE – Brad Cox edged Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 bonus program offered to trainers for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course.

Cox led the way with 36 points, three more than two-time defending champion Asmussen, to earn a $50,000 bonus. In his Triple Crown race debut, Cox ran third and fourth, respectively, with Owendale and Warrior’s Charge in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18, won by War of Will.

Rainbow 6 Carryover of $198,373 for Thursday at Pimlico

Eight-Race Program Begins with 1:10 P.M. First Post

BALTIMORE – Coming off a spectacular weekend that saw records fall on both Preakness (G1) and Black-Eyed Susan (G2) days, live racing returns to Pimlico Race Course Thursday, May 23 with a carryover jackpot of $198,373.42 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6.

War of Will Exits Preakness Triumph in Good Order

Casse to Target Belmont Stakes for Resilient Colt  
Everfast, Owendale Likely Candidates for Belmont

BALTIMORE — Gary Barber’s War of Will exited his 1 ¼-length victory over the late-running Everfast in Saturday’s144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course in good order and will run in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 8 at Belmont Park if the colt continues to show all the right signs, trainer Mark Casse said Sunday morning.

Preakness 144 Sets Total Handle Record of $99.852 Million

War of Will Victorious

BALTIMORE – The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) set an all-time total handle record Saturday of $99,852,653.

Saturday’s record handle topped the previous mark of $97,168,658 set in 2017. Attendance was 131,256.

Catholic Boy Makes Successful Return in Maker’s Mark Dixie

Multiple G1 Winner Ends Six-Month Absence with Narrow Victory

BALTIMORE – Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy, last seen finishing off the board in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in November, made a triumphant return to the races in Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.