Maryland Jockey Club

Brad Cox Wins Top Prize In Preakness Weekend’s Trainer Bonus Program

Brad Cox edged Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 bonus program offered to trainers for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course. Cox led the way with 36 points, three more than two-time defending champion Asmussen, to earn a $50,000 […]

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EHV-1 Confirmed On Pennsylvania Farm; Presque Isle Mum On Quarantine Status

Jonathan Sheppard’s Ashwell Stables in West Grove, Pa., has been placed under quarantine after a steeplechaser there fell ill and died from the neurological strain of EHV-1. Sheppard said the horse, Out the Back Jack, showed symptoms for several days before his death on Sunday. “He was a rather likable horse and a bit of […]

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Record Preakness Day Wagering Just Shy of $100 Million

The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., set an all-time total handle record Saturday of $99,852,653. Saturday’s record handle topped the previous mark of $97,168,658 set in 2017. Attendance was 131,256, according to the Maryland Jockey Club. War of Will, who was placed seventh in the Kentucky Derby (G1) […]

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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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The Oft-Forgotten ‘Great Race’ At Pimlico That Wasn’t A Preakness

When Preakness revelers stream through the gates of Pimlico this weekend, many of them will walk by a golden outline of three old-timey horses stretched out in full flight, heads apart. That logo isn’t just a generic nod to Pimlico’s long history, but surprisingly, it’s not commemorating a Preakness of old, either. The three-horse gold […]

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Pimlico’s Preakness Weekend Wagering Menu Features Guaranteed Pools

Bettors will have their choice of seven guaranteed multi-race wager pools at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., on a weekend that features 16 stakes, nine graded, worth $3.95 million in purses anchored by the 144th running of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1). The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown will go off as […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Day Raffle Benefiting TAA To Include Donated Toro Mower

The Maryland Jockey Club has donated a Toro Commercial Zero-Turn Mower to be raffled off on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday, May 17, with all proceeds to benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire and rehome Thoroughbreds […]

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Heavy Rain Washes Out Remainder Of Friday Card At Pimlico

Pimlico Race Course cancelled its Friday card after Race 5 due to heavy rains that swept through the area. “There was a lot of rain in a very short period of time and our priority is always the safety of our human and equine athletes as well as our patrons,” said Maryland Jockey Club President […]

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Slate For Friday’s Stronach 5 Wager Announced; $100K Guaranteed Pool

The Stronach 5, featuring a 12-percent industry-low takeout and a $100,000 guaranteed pool, will feature four turf races Friday afternoon from four different tracks. Post time for the national pick 5 will be 5:30 p.m. with the ninth race at Gulfstream Park, a 1 1/16-mile turf event. The Stronach 5 will then go to Pimlico […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Files Motion To Dismiss, Says Baltimore ‘Has No Right To Confiscate’ Pimlico

The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that it filed a motion to dismiss Baltimore City’s lawsuit captioned, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, et al. v. The Stronach Group, et al., Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24-C-19-001776. That lawsuit seeks to condemn and confiscate the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course, the Woodlawn Vase, […]

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