Pimlico Race Course

Stronach Group, Other Track Owners Implement Guidelines To Address Coronavirus

The Stronach Group, under the 1/ST brand, announced on Wednesday what it is doing to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak at its racetracks around the country, and what it plans to do in the future. Keeneland, Tampa Bay Downs, Sam Houston Race Park and Oaklawn Park also released plans for dealing with the virus. The […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Merritt ‘A Gem’ From The Rough Side Of Town

When Adriane Merritt visits Laurel Park and watches her son, Dominick, work as an exercise rider, she believes a mother’s prayers were answered. Adriane and her husband, Gary, raised Dominick and his two older siblings, Michelle Branch and Delvon Merritt, in an inner-city neighborhood on the east side of Baltimore that no one would choose. […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Releases ‘Adjusted And Improved’ Stakes Schedule For 2020

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a total of 38 stakes, 11 graded, worth $6.325 million in purses scheduled through mid-May 2020 at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, highlighted by the 145th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, May 16. The 1 3/16-mile Preakness for […]

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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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Mandatory Payout: Pimlico’s Rainbow 6 Carryover At $261,773 For Monday

There will be mandatory payouts in the 20-cent Rainbow 6, 50-cent Late Pick 5 and $1 Super Hi-5 for Monday’s special Memorial Day holiday program that marks the close of the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course. Post time for the first of nine races is 1:10 p.m. The Rainbow 6 went unsolved for […]

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Alwaysmining Thriving After Preakness, May Shorten Up For Next Start

Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining, who had his six-race win streak snapped in the 144th Preakness (G1) May 18, emerged from the race in good order and returned to the track this week, trainer Kelly Rubley said. Alwaysmining had his first gallop Thursday at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., five days after […]

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Friday Stronach 5 Features Races From Gulfstream, Pimlico, Santa Anita

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool, will be highlighted by turf races from Gulfstream Park, Pimlico Race Course and Santa Anita Park. Post time for the national pick 5 will be 5 p.m. The Stronach 5 will also feature six furlong events on the main track from Golden Gate […]

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Pimlico’s Thursday Card Features $198,373 Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot

Coming off a spectacular weekend that saw records fall on both Preakness (G1) and Black-Eyed Susan (G2) days, live racing returns to Pimlico Race Course Thursday, May 23 with a carryover jackpot of $198,373.42 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6. No single bettor solved the Rainbow 6 sequence that ended with War of Will’s $14.20 upset […]

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‘I Am The Last One They See’: The Artist Behind Racing’s Quickest Masterpiece

When Lawrence Jones arrived in the Preakness infield with a little red wagon full of painting supplies at 5:18 p.m., he was behind the schedule he sets for himself. It seems inconceivable that he, of all the people in the winner’s circle that day, should have encountered resistance navigating the labyrinth of security checkpoints with […]

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