Racing News

Catman Claws to Victory in $150,000 Laurel Futurity

2-Year-old Breaks Maiden in 1 1/16-Mile Turf Stakes
BALTIMORE – Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Catman graduated in style Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, taking the lead nearing the wire and tenaciously holding on by a nose over Wootton Asset in the $150,000 Laurel Futurity.


BALTIMORE - 1/ST and The Maryland Jockey Club are proud to honor George
Mitchell with the inaugural George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan
Stakes (GII).
George had an unwavering commitment to his beloved Park
Heights community and the City of Baltimore. His sentiments of
equity and justice present a transformative legacy, paving the way
for generations to come.

Laki Makes the Grade in $250,000 Frank De Francis Dash

Sprinter Gives Trainer Dilodovico First Career Graded Win
BALTIMORE – Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki, winner of at least one stakes each of the past four years, added a graded triumph to his resume by getting his nose down on the wire in a three-way photo finish Saturday in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Factor This Feasts on Competition in $250,000 Dinner Party

Second Stakes Win of Day for Jockey-Trainer Team of Geroux-Cox
BALTIMORE – Jockey Florent Geroux and trainer Brad Cox teamed up for their second stakes win of the afternoon when Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This cruised to a popular front-running 2 ¾-length score in Saturday’s $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.

Wicked Whisper Makes Some Noise in $150,000 Miss Preakness

G1 Winner Splits Horses in Mid-Stretch for One-Length Victory
BALTIMORE – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper, making just her third start of the year, split horses in mid-stretch and went on to earn her first victory in nearly a year in Saturday’s $150,000 Miss Preakness (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. 

Evil Lyn Looks Good in $100,000 Hilltop Triumph

Filly Become Stakes Winner in 14th Career Start
BALTIMORE – Experience paid off for Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Evil Lyn, racing fourth time off the claim and becoming a stakes winner for the first time in her 14th career start in Saturday’s $100,000 Hilltop at Pimlico Race Course.

Never Enough Time has Just Enough in $100,000 Skipat

4-Year-Old Mare Sprints to Second Straight Stakes Victory
BALTIMORE – R. Larry Johnson’s Maryland homebred Never Enough Time shook off the pressure of Liza Star early and got to the wire three-quarters of a length ahead of a trio of late challengers in Saturday’s $100,000 Skipat at Pimlico Race Course.

Juliet Foxtrot Dances to $150,000 Gallorette Victory

Even-Money Favorite Snaps Six-Race Losing Streak
BALTIMORE – Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Juliet Foxtrot snapped a six-race losing streak dating back to last July by overtaking pacesetter Jabuticaba from her stalking spot on the far turn and powering through the Pimlico Race Course stretch for a one-length triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Gallorette (G3).

Fluffy Socks Comfortable Winner of $150,000 Selima

Follows Maiden Score with First Career Stakes Triumph
BALTIMORE – Head of Plains Partners’ homebred Fluffy Socks, stepping up off her maiden win last month, scooted through an opening along the rail and surged past favored leader Invincible Gal to win the $150,000 Selima Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Harpers First Ride Springs Upset in $250,000 Pimlico Special

Maryland-Bred Turns Back Favored Owendale for Front-Running Score
BALTIMORE – MCA Racing Stable’s Harpers First Ride – bred in Maryland, saddled by the state’s leading trainer three years running and guided by his first-call rider – delivered a victory for the home team in one of its biggest races, scoring a front-running upset of favored Owendale in the historic $250,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday at Pimlico Race Course.