Racing News

Ironicus Scores First Stakes Victory in G2 Dixie

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15 – Light on experience and lacking any stakes credentials, Stuart Janney III’s homebred Ironicus did have one distinct advantage heading into Saturday’s $300,000 Longines Dixie Handicap (G2). 

Holy Boss Runs Win Streak to Three in Chick Lang

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15 – After stalking pacesetter Victory Is Sweet for five furlongs, Jerry Durant’s Holy Boss surged to the lead in the final eighth of a mile and won the 16th running of the $100,000 Chick Lang by two lengths Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Watsdachances Rolls to Gallorette Victory

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15  – Given a calculated ride by jockey Javier Castellano, Watsdachances collared Emotional Kitten in the final sixteenth of a mile and pulled away to win the 64th running of the $150,000 Stella Artois Gallorette Handicap (G3) by one length Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Fame and Power Goes the Distance in Sir Barton

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15– Juddmonte Farms’ Fame and Power led every step of the way for a front-running three-length victory in Saturday’s 18th running of the $100,000 Sir Barton for 3-year-olds at Pimlico Race Course.

Sandbar Gets Last Call in Maryland Sprint Handicap

BALTIMORE, MD., 05/16/15 – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sandbar took the lead from defending champion Happy My Way in mid-stretch and went on to a three-quarter length win in Friday’s $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3).

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.