Racing News

Eight Races Friday Open Pimlico’s Boutique Fall Meet

Nine-Day Stand Runs Friday-Sunday Through Sept. 24
Nine Stakes Worth $925,000 in Purses Beginning Sunday

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club will raise the curtain on its boutique nine-day fall meet at Pimlico Race Course with a live eight-race program Friday.

First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Latest Career Milestone ‘Huge’ for Kieron Magee

1,000 Wins for Trainer that ‘Didn’t Want to Do This’
Based at Pimlico Where Fall Meet Opens Sept. 8

BALTIMORE – All things considered; Kieron Magee has done remarkably well at a job he never really wanted.

Nearly two decades ago, working as a salaried exercise rider for trainer Dale Capuano after having freelanced on the Maryland circuit for years since coming to the U.S. from Ireland, Magee knew a career change was coming.

Big Everest Tops 20 Nominees to $200,000 BWI Turf Cup

G3 Event Among Six Stakes Worth $675,000 in Purses Sept. 16

BALTIMORE – Big Everest, a three-time stakes winner beaten as the favorite in his last start; graded-stakes winning turf sprinter Cazadero and Highestdistinction, who upset Big Everest in their last meeting, top a list of 20 horses nominated to the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) Saturday, Sept. 16 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Graded Duo Tops Nominations for $100,000 Polynesian

Double Crown, Magic Michael Among 20 for Sept. 10 Stakes
Joined by $100,000 Sensible Lady Turf Dash, $75,000 Challedon

BALTIMORE – Graded-stakes winners Double Crown and Magic Michael, graded-stakes placed Calibrate and Yodel E.A. Who, and Be Better, who ran his win streak to three with his first stakes victory last time out, are among 20 horses nominated to the $100,000 Polynesian Sunday, Sept. 10 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Ness, Rodriguez Top Laurel Summer Meet Standings

Trainer, Jockey Team Up to Win Second Titles This Year
MJC’s Next Live Meet Opens Sept. 8 at Historic Pimlico

BALTIMORE – It has been a summer to remember for trainer Jamie Ness and jockey Jaime Rodriguez, who both reached career milestones and teamed up for the second time this year to lead the Laurel Park standings.

Jose Giron Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Earns $11,357 in Prize Money & Berth in Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

BALTIMORE – Jose Giron of Silver Spring, Md. finished with a balance of $1,885.50 to top a field of 98 entrants and capture the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Laurel Park.

The fall edition of the bi-annual Champions Tournament was hosted in Laurel’s refurbished second-floor clubhouse sports bar, open to players for a fee of $500 that included $300 per entry and a $200 bankroll.

Field Pass Outclasses Rivals for $75,000 Find Victory

1st Career Stakes Win, 4th on Day for Apprentice Concepcion
Gold Digging Broad Promoted Winner of $75,000 All Brandy
Mandatory Payouts for Sunday’s Closing Day Program

BALTIMORE – Three Diamonds Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning millionaire Field Pass, given a heady ride by apprentice Axel Concepcion, came with a steady run down the center of the stretch to reel in Crabs N Beer for a neck victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Find at Laurel Park.

Connections Hoping B Determined Can ‘Find’ Winner’s Circle

6-Year-Old Chasing Second Stakes Win in 1 1/16-Mile Turf Event
MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament, Crab Fest Saturday
Sophomore Blame Colt High Value Graduates in Friday Debut

BALTIMORE – Mint Meadows Farm and Donald Metzger’s B Determined, whose biggest win came on one of Maryland’s highest-profile days at the longest distance he’s ever run, will stretch out again in search of a second career stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Find at Laurel Park.

Laurel Summer Meet Opens Final Weekend Friday

Double Carryovers on 9-Race Program Starting at 12:25
$1.5 Million Maiden Vinco Continues Quest for First Win
Turf Stakes, Handicapping Tournament, Crab Fest Saturday

BALTIMORE – Laurel Park will bring the curtain down on its 33-day summer meet starting Friday with a nine-race program featuring a maiden special weight on dirt and an open allowance on turf for 3-year-olds and up.

First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Coconut Cake Seeking Rebound in $75,000 All Brandy

First of Two Grass Stakes for Maryland-Breds Saturday

BALTIMORE – N R S Stable, James Chambers and Avalon Farm’s 6-year-old mare Coconut Cake, exiting the furthest finish in her 11 grass starts, will get a chance to regain her form while seeking a third stakes victory in Saturday’s $75,000 All Brandy at Laurel Park.