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Early Triple Crown Nominations Due January 25

Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to compete in the three-race 2020 Triple Crown series – the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI) and $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) – are due Saturday, Jan. 25. Early Triple Crown nominations cost $600 and must be made at the […]

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MATCH Series Expanded, Bonus Money Increased For 2020

The popular Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been renewed for 2020, with an expanded schedule and an increase in owner, trainer and breeder bonus money thanks to new partner racetracks, horsemen’s groups and breeder associations, the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced Tuesday. The Series, which returned in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus and works toward […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Creates Social Media Campaign Celebrating ‘Backstretch Heroes’

While the spotlight regularly shines on the horses and horsemen that bring national and international attention to Maryland’s Thoroughbred industry, the Maryland Jockey Club has launched a campaign to recognize the people whose passion and work behind the scenes play a large part in that success. Created by administrative manager Erin McElwee, “Backstretch Heroes” is […]

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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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Mia Mischief Overwhelms Covfefe In Roxelana Overnight Stakes

Mia Mischief, winner of the $500,000 Humana Distaff (Grade I) on Kentucky Derby Day, ran shoulder-to-shoulder with swift pace-setter Covfefe and put away the 2-5 favorite inside the final 50 yards to win Saturday’s 10th running of the $120,100 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of a length. Late-closing Awestruck narrowly picked up […]

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Maryland Seeks To Improve Quality, Safety With Stricter Performance Requirements

Maryland is raising its performance requirements for horses stabled or entered at Laurel and Pimlico, which officials there hope will result in a better racing product and improved equine welfare. A note appearing on overnights last month informed horsemen any horse which has not finished first through fourth in its last eight starts would no […]

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Over 170 Riders Participate In Canter For The Cause Event at Pimlico Benefits TAA

More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course Sunday, June 2, to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, Canter for the […]

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Muscular Dystrophy Can’t Slow Down OTTB Enthusiast Jessica Hammond

Since the age of 3, when she first sat on a pony in the parking lot of the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Jessica Hammond’s life has been one consumed by horses. As she grew older, so did her passion. Whether counseling backstretch workers, as an owner herself, or in helping find them forever homes, […]

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Mandatory Payout Stimulates $1.2-Million Pick 6 Pool At Pimlico; Winners Get $14,231

It was a happy Memorial Day for multiple ticket-holders who each cashed for $14,231.16 following a mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 Monday at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. Hit during Opening Day, May 9, the Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the final 11 racing days of the Preakness meet. A total of $1,192,426 was […]

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