Racing News

A Message From Frank Stronach

AURORA, ONTARIO, April 16, 2014 - The Stronach Group has always been committed to ensuring that our horse racing businesses operate with integrity and concern for the health and safety of the horses and the people who work with them. Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen and regulators must come together to do everything we can to prevent any abuse of our thoroughbred athletes. We must also work diligently to ban any individuals engaged in fraudulent or harmful activities from participating in our sport. The goal of these efforts is to achieve the highest standards with respect to the integrity of our sport and the safety of our athletes, both equine and human.

Magee Barn Continues Winning Ways With Two-Win Afternoon

BALTIMORE, 04-13-14---Entering 2012, trainer Kieron Magee had 72 career victories. In the last 27 ½ months, he has visited the winners’ circle 75 times at the major Maryland tracks. During that span, his runners are winning at a 25% clip.

Kennesaw Mountain Wins Third Straight In Photo Finish

BALTIMORE, 04-12-14—Kennesaw Mountain earned his third consecutive victory, winning Saturday’s $45,000 feature at Pimlico Race Course in a photo finish.

Dominguez Headlines 2014 Alibi Breakfast Award Winners

BALTIMORE, 04-11-14—Pimlico Race Course today announced the winners of this year’s Preakness media awards. Honorees will be recognized and awards presented at the May 15 Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., two days prior to the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1).

Truth In The Lies Takes First Two-Year-Old Race Of The Year

BALTIMORE, 04-10-14---The first race for 2-year-olds in Maryland got underway today and a Wesley Ward filly, just up from Florida, won the Thursday opener at Pimlico Race Course.

Pimlico To Attempt The Guinness Book Of World Records For Largest Zumba Class On Black-Eyed Susan Day

BALTIMORE, 04-08-14---Pimlico Race Course will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest Zumba® class on Friday, May 16. The class, sponsored by LifeBridge Health, will support the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, one of the two charities Pimlico is teaming up with on Black-Eyed Susan Day.

Karamanos Rides Three Winners Sunday

BALTIMORE, 04-06-14---Horacio Karamanos capped a successful opening week at Pimlico Race Course by riding three winners Sunday afternoon. The 40-year-old visited the winners’ circle with Cherokee Empire ($9.40-race 1), Saintly Feelings ($22-race 5) and Citizen Chris ($12.20-race 9).

Embarr Repeats In Dahlia Stakes In A Photo Finish

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Susan S. Cooney’s Embarr took the lead in mid-stretch but was all-out at the end to win the $100,000 Dahlia Stakes for fillies and mares at Pimlico Race Course. This was the second year in a row that Embarr had captured the Dahlia.

Aunt Ellen Breaks Her Maiden In Twixt Stakes

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Hickory Ridge Farm LLC’s Aunt Ellen entered the $75,000 Twixt Stakes without a victory in ten starts but closed from dead last in a field of five fillies to post the upset.

Ben's Cat Wins Mister Diz Stakes For Fifth Consecutive Year

Ben's Cat takes Mister Diz Stakes for fifth straight year.BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Julian Pimentel kept Ben’s Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, the first of three stakes races Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course. This was the fifth year in a row that the King Leatherbury homebred has won the Mister Diz.