New Direction: Goal To ‘Preserve And Enhance’ Preakness At Pimlico

The Stronach Group appears to have changed its mind about moving the Preakness away from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, according to Maryland Matters. The track is in need of significant renovations, and Stronach has spent the past several years devoting the majority of its resources to nearby Laurel Park, but Pimlico’s 144-year history may not […]

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Maryland Horse Breeders Grant Tesio Award To Senator Miller

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is proud to present the 2019 Tesio Award to Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller. The award is named for Federico Tesio, widely regarded as the most brilliant horse breeder of the 20th century. The Tesio Award bestows special recognition for extraordinary contributions. This is a most appropriate time to bestow […]

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‘Good To Be Home’: Feargal Lynch Returns A Winner At Laurel

Kaleem Shah Inc.’s Closer Look ($6.80), favored at 2-1 in a field of 12, cruised to a 4 ¾-length triumph in Race 7 Saturday to give journeyman Feargal Lynch his first win since returning to the Maryland circuit with Friday’s opening of the 43-day summer meet at Laurel. Lynch, a two-time meet titlist in Maryland […]

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Jockey Perez Sweeps Laurel’s Baby Races On Opening Day

Jockey Xavier Perez kicked off Laurel Park’s summer meet in style by riding longshot first-timer Guilty and heavily favored Quad Eights to victory, sweeping the two juvenile races on Friday’s Opening Day program. J R Sanchez Racing Stable’s Guilty ($27) got the meet off to a rousing start with a 12-1 upset of the opener, […]

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Live Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs Saturday And Sunday

Wicked Freud, a seven-year-old gelding who hails from the barn of Jason Servis, the trainer of Maximum Security, the first-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby that was disqualified and placed 17th, is slated to run in Saturday’s feature, a $55,000 allowance/optional claiming race at about 7 ½ furlongs on the turf with a field of […]

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Sprinter Wentz Quarterbacking Pimlico Lineup For Young John Tyler Servis

Wentz the horse, not the quarterback, is heading to Baltimore for the 33rd edition of Saturday’s $150,000 ClearSpan Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3), one of eight stakes, four graded, on the undercard of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The 3-year-old chestnut colt is owned by Pennsylvania-based Main Line Racing […]

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‘Laid Back’ Alwaysmining Making Good Progress Toward Preakness

Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining resumed training this week and continues to progress nicely toward his graded-stakes debut in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Maryland-bred Alwaysmining earned an automatic berth in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by virtue of his runaway victory in the […]

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Juvenile, Turf Racing Returns To Laurel Park This Thursday

Live racing returns to Laurel Park with an eight-race program Thursday, April 18 that marks the seasonal debut of both juvenile and turf racing to the Maryland calendar. Thursday’s opener is a $40,000 maiden special weight sprint going 4 ½ furlongs on the main track which attracted nine 2-year-old fillies, including a pair each from […]

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‘More Strict’ Pre-Race Exams, ‘Additional Scrutiny’ To Be Utilized In Maryland

The Maryland Jockey Club will now be implementing stricter protocols for its pre-race examinations, according to The MJC is owned by The Stronach Group, as are California’s embattled Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields. Those two tracks have been introducing new safety and wellness protocols as a response to Santa Anita’s 22 equine […]

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