Pimlico Race Course

143rd Preakness Headlines Pimlico’s $3.7 Million Spring Stakes Schedule

Highlighted by the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, legendary Pimlico Race Course will offer 15 stakes worth $3.7 million in purses during its spring meet which opens Thursday, May 10. The 12-day stand will run Thursdays through Sundays with the exception of Sunday, May 20. There […]

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Maryland Jockey Club’s 2017 Handle Exceeds $600 Million

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today total handle on races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2017 exceeded $600 million for the first time since 2008. Total handle was $627.3 million compared to $560.1 million in 2016 while average handle was $3.3 million, up from $3.091 million in 2016. There was also a […]

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Tickets On Sale Now For 2018 Preakness Stakes

The Stronach Group announced today that tickets to the 2018 Preakness Stakes, Black Eyed Susan Day and Budweiser InfieldFest are on sale. The 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, and the crowd favorite Budweiser InfieldFest will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. […]

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Despite Uncertainty Surrounding Pimlico, Maryland’s Rejuvenated Thoroughbred Industry On The Rebound

On Saturday, Laurel Park will host the 32nd edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million, the racing industry’s annual showcase event. During the past few years, the Maryland’s Thoroughbred industry has rebounded, with rising betting handles and a “rejuvenated” breeding program. However, as Childs Walker writes in the Baltimore Sun, there still remains an air of uncertainty […]

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Man Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder In Slaying Of Pimlico Security Guard

A Maryland man is facing up to 50 years in prison after being found guilty in a Baltimore court in the 2015 shooting of a Pimlico Race Course security guard. The Daily Racing Form reports that Keith Davis Jr., 26, was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of Kevin Jones, 22. According to the report, Jones […]

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Bonus Increase Set For Maryland-Breds By Maryland Stallions

Beginning with the 2017 Fall meet at Laurel Park, a 50% breeder bonus (the regular 30% plus an additional 20%) will be paid to breeders of registered Maryland-breds by Maryland stallions who win a maiden race in Maryland. This additional money will reward those breeders who breed their mares in Maryland and keep those horses […]

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Pimlico/Laurel Announcer Rodman Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down

Timonium Race Course in Maryland kicks off its annual Maryland State Fair race meet this weekend, and there will once again be a familiar voice calling the action. At the Baltimore Sun reports, Dave Rodman has been “The Voice” of Maryland Racing, no matter if it’s Pimlico, Laurel Park, or Timonium. Rodman recently sat down for an interview […]

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Pimlico To Host Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show June 25

The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, June 25 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at historic Pimlico Race Course. All proceeds from ticket sales and entry fees will go to benefit Beyond the Wire, a thoroughbred aftercare program launched last year by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s […]

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Preakness Day Continues Trend With New Record Handle, Attendance Figures

The Maryland Jockey Club announced that Saturday’s 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) broke all handle and attendance records at Pimlico Race Course. Attendance for the Preakness, won by Cloud Computing, was announced at 140,327, breaking last year’s record of 135,256. Total handle on Pimlico’s 14-race program was $97,168,658, an increase of three percent over the previous […]

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Castellano Factor Makes Difference In ‘Cloud’-y Preakness

William H. Lawrence reebnd Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stables’ Cloud Computing just got up to defeat champion Classic Empire in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes, putting a first classic victory on the resume of the 2016 Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown. Ridden by fellow Eclipse Award winner and Hall of Fame inductee Javier Castellano for the […]

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