Racing News

Lady Legends Back For Third Tour Of Old Hilltop

Female Jockey Challenge also returns to Black-Eyed Susan card

BALTIMORE, 05-15-12---Fillies and mares, both equine and human, will be in the spotlight for the third consecutive year on Friday as The People’s Pink Party takes over Pimlico Race Course.

A joint effort between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, the annual springtime event was created in 2010 to help raise money and awareness in the fight against the disease.

Bodemeister Confirmed For Start In Preakness, Derby Runner-Up Set To Take On I'll Have Another; Daddy Nose Best May Join Field For 'Middle Jewel'

BALTIMORE, 05-14-12 – Trainer Bob Baffert on Monday got his first look at Bodemeister since the morning after his brilliant second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The Hall of Fame trainer liked what he saw during his colt’s 1 ½-mile gallop around a muddy oval before confirming the son of Empire Maker for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Pimlico Special Returns To Boost Friday Card

BALTIMORE, 05-14-12---After a three-year absence, the Pimlico Special returns Friday with a Grade 3 rating, a $300,000 purse and a stellar field of 10 handicap runners. Fifteen of the previous 41 winners earned Horse of the Year honors.

Seven other stakes help comprise the 13-race card including the return of the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) and also featuring the $30,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge, back for its second year, and the Lady Legends for the Cure Race III, a pari-mutuel event between eight retired female riders.

Nine To Line Up For 88th Black-Eyed Susan

Pletcher pair takes aim at 7-5 Favorite Mamma Kimbo in Grade 2 Test For Three-Year Old Fillies

BALTIMORE, 05-14-12---On the one hand, trainer Todd Pletcher is looking for redemption. On the other, it’s all about progression. Pletcher will saddle both Disposablepleasure and In Lingerie in the 88th renewal of the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) on Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

I'll Have Another's Trainer Keeping Busy In Baltimore, Secretariat's Jockey Visits With Derby Winner's Crew; Tiger Walk, Zetterholm Turn In Workouts At Pimlico

BALTIMORE - 05-13-12 – In the week since Reddam Racing’s I’ll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O’Neill has been a gracious celebrity, taking part in many interviews, making appearances and posing for photos. Before his colt went to the track Sunday morning, O’Neill changed roles to a fan, happy to be able to chat with Ron Turcotte, Secretariat’s jockey.

Physical Therapist Lends Helpful Hand to I'll Have Another, Cerin Accompanies Derby Winner To Pimlico For Preakness

BALTIMORE, 05-12-12 –Tyler Cerin is a valued member of the I’ll Have Another team whom trainer Doug O’Neill would rather not have to use at Pimlico Race Course during preparations for the 137th Preakness Stakes.

I'll Have Another Giving Trainer Confidence, O'Neill Looking For Derby Winner To Repeat; Teeth Of The Dog Works For Preakness Start

BALTIMORE– 05-12-12 –On a sunny Saturday morning at Pimlico Race Course,  trainer Doug O’Neill was very enthusiastic about Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another’s chances of winning the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

California Couple Captures Preakness 5K Titles

BALTIMORE, 05-12-12---Preakness week unofficially started this morning at Pimlico Race Course with the running of the “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5k. All 643 runners began the race by breaking off through the starting gate. The entire 3.1 mile race took place on Pimlico property, which included one trip around the famous dirt course, finishing in the famed Infield.

The Assembly Line Added To Preakness Infieldfest Concert Lineup

BALTIMORE, 05-11-12---The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that breakout band The Assembly Line will open for main stage powerhouses Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa for the Preakness® InfieldFest concert on Saturday, May 19 in the Pimlico public Infield prior to the running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (Grade I).

I'll Have Another Shines At Pimlico, Derby Winner Hasn't Missed A Beat; Desormeaux To Ride In Preakness

BALTIMORE– 05-11-12 – Trainer Doug O’Neill liked what he saw before, during and after I’ll Have Another’s “fantastic “gallop Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course, where the son of Flower Alley is preparing for a start in Preakness 137 on May 19.