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Maryland Jockey Club To Offer 65 Stakes, $9.2 Million Through October 2019

Starting on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, and leading up to the 34th edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million in mid-October, the Maryland Jockey Club will offer 65 stakes, 13 graded, worth $9.2 million in purses through the first two-thirds of the 2019 calendar. Highlighting the year’s stakes action is the 144th running of the $1.5 […]

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Study Projects $424 Million Price Tag To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

Phase 2 of a study by the Maryland Stadium Authority has concluded it will cost $424 million to rebuild Pimlico Race Course in order to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. The study, released on Thursday, did not spell out where the money to rebuild the aging racetrack would come from, although Baltimore Mayor Catherine […]

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Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby Winner To Get Free Berth In Preakness

For the first time ever, the El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate Fields’ premier race for 3-year-olds and to be run on Feb. 16, will provide the winner with an automatic, all expenses paid berth in the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, the Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico […]

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Maryland Racing Secretary Merz Focusing On Filling Stalls, Advancing Stakes Schedule

The fact that winter racing is fast approaching hit Chris Merz hard Thursday morning. Merz, a native of San Diego who became the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing secretary in July, woke up to an inch of snow and a winter storm warning. “Waking up and seeing snow? Never. Never seen that before,” Merz said. “It […]

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‘We Believe In The Future Of Horse Racing’: Belinda Stronach Outlines Plans For Company’s Assets

While the lawsuit filed Oct. 1 by Frank and Elfriede Stronach against their daughter Belinda over her management of the family’s privately held business and various trusts plays out in Ontario Superior Court in Canada, Belinda Stronach and the management team she has assembled at The Stronach Group are moving forward with strategic, long-range plans […]

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‘An Unforgettable Weekend’: 2019 Preakness Tickets Now On Sale

The Stronach Group, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced Thursday that facility and Preakness Village tickets to the 144th Preakness Stakes are on sale. The Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore, Maryland. The 95th Black-Eyed […]

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Equibase Installs GPS Systems At Several Tracks, Named Official Timer

Equibase Company has installed a global positioning satellite (GPS) system at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park and Pimlico, and has been named the official timer at these tracks, it was announced today. Equibase’s GPS technology partner, Total Performance Data, is based in the United Kingdom and has more than a dozen tracking systems […]

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Rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Set For Sunday, Oct. 7

The rescheduled Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Now in its seventh year, the show was postponed from his original July 7 date due to heavy rains in the weeks leading up to the […]

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Always Sunshine ‘Doing Super’ Ahead Of De Francis Memorial Dash

Gilbert Campbell’s homebred graded-stakes winner Always Sunshine breezed Sunday morning in his final serious piece of work ahead of a scheduled start in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 15 at Laurel Park. Regular exercise rider Michelle Peoples was up as Always Sunshine, coming off an impressive victory in the […]

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‘Canter For The Cause’: Pimlico Event Raises $10,000 For TAA, Susan G. Komen

Riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic cantered, walked and trotted their horses across legendary Pimlico Race Course Sunday morning as part of Canter For The Cause while raising awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Susan G. Komen Maryland. Riders brought their ponies, Thoroughbred, Clydesdales and Standardbreds to Pimlico to walk in the footsteps of such champions as […]

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