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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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McCarthy, Ness Atop Jockey, Trainer Standings As Pimlico Meet Ends

Trevor McCarthy continued his dominance of the jockey standings, and in the process helped trainer Jamie Ness to his first Maryland meet title in four years as the Preakness Meet at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., closed with a special Memorial Day holiday program Monday. McCarthy, 25, finished the 12-day stand with 13 wins. It is […]

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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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Maryland Jockey Club Finalizes Remainder Of 2019 Stakes Schedule Worth $4.275 Million

With memories of sensational performances, beautiful weather and world-class entertainment still fresh, the Maryland Jockey Club has put together a schedule of 42 stakes worth $4.275 million in purses to carry the momentum of a record-setting Preakness weekend through the end of 2019. War of Will captured the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) on a 14-race […]

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