Maryland Jockey Club Press Office

Casse: ‘Extremely Good Shot’ War Of Will To Contest Belmont Stakes

Gary Barber’s War of Will exited his 1 ¼-length victory over the late-running Everfast in Saturday’s144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., in good order and will run in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 8 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.,  if the colt continues to show all the right signs, […]

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Louisiana-Bred Wild About Star Posts Mild Upset In The Very One

Brittlyn Stable’s Wild About Star, racing for the first time outside of her native Louisiana, came with a sweeping move on the outside and stormed down the center of the track to pass favored Jo Jo Air to win Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One at Pimlico Race Course. “I am wild about Star!” said winning […]

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Stronach 5 Featuring Black-Eyed Susan Returns $5,354 To 20 Winners

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring the Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Pimlico Special (G3) returned $5,354.30 to 20 bettors. Along with races from Pimlico, Friday’s Stronach 5 featured turf races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence ● Leg One – Pimlico 10th Race – Tenfold ($12.20) ● Leg Two […]

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Pimlico Reports Record Attendance, Handle On Black-Eyed Susan Day

The Maryland Jockey Club reported record attendance and handle on Friday’s 95th Black-Eyed Susan Day, highlighted by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing, LLC’s Point of Honor winning the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC’s Tenfold winning the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. Total handle on Friday’s 14-race Black-Eyed Susan […]

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Preakness Notes, May 17: Centeno ‘Lucky And Blessed’ To Retain Mount On Alwaysmining

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining got his first look at Pimlico Race Course with a jog around main track at 7 a.m. Friday, the morning after arriving from his home at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Alwaysmining has won five consecutive stakes and six straight races overall, all since being united with jockey Daniel Centeno, […]

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Preakness Notes, May 16: Favored Improbable Full Of Energy Thursday

Improbable, the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), made his first visit to the track at Pimlico Race Course Thursday morning under exercise rider Humberto Gomez. The chestnut colt trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert had shipped to Baltimore from Louisville, Ky. Wednesday. Video: https://youtu.be/JG4S3WAa6C8 Owned by the triumvirate of WinStar Farm, China […]

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Trombetta Hoping Weber’s ‘Souper’ Horses Run Mmm, Mmm, Good At Pimlico

Soup for you? For Charlotte Weber, the owner of Live Oak Plantation, it’s all about soup – in business and recently in horse racing. The Campbell Soup heir will send out two of her “souper” named horses this weekend at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. – Souper Escape in the $100,000 Maker’s Mark Hilltop […]

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Crow Hopes Warrior’s Charge Will Bring Her Full Circle In Preakness

You can almost hear the smile in Liz Crow’s voice as she recalls the first time she came to Pimlico Race Course in a professional setting – partially because it wasn’t all that long ago but mostly because it seems like a lifetime has passed since. In 2007, the Bethesda, Md. native had just landed […]

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Will Cookie Dough Rise To Occasion In Black-Eyed Susan?

Arindel’s multiple stakes-winning homebred Cookie Dough, unable to make planned starts in the Breeders’ Cup and Kentucky Oaks (G1), will finally get her chance on the big stage in Friday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The 95th running of the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan for 3-year-old fillies is […]

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Versatile Flameaway To Go In Friday’s Pimlico Special, Will Scratch From Dixie

Owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse have decided to run Flameaway in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) instead of Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2). The 4-year-old Flameaway was entered in both races at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md.,, with the Pimlico Special 1 1/4 miles on dirt and the Dixie 1 1/16 miles on […]

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