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Preakness Attendance, Handle Third-Largest In History

The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club announced that total handle on Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes, won by Justify, was $93,655,128. The handle, as well as the crowd of 134,487, was the third-largest in Preakness history. Despite rain showers, a sloppy track and dense fog, an energetic crowd was treated to 14 races, world-class dining, and entertainment […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Day Draws Crowd Of 48,265 To Pimlico

Despite a sloppy track and afternoon showers, a crowd of 48,265 attended Friday’s 14-race Black-Eyed Susan program at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The crowd was the second largest in the Black-Eyed Susan’s 94-year history, just shy of last year’s record of 50,339. The program was highlighted by seven stakes and Red Ruby’s victory in the […]

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Pimlico Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Baltimore’s historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. America’s second-oldest racetrack, established in 1870, opened its 12-date spring meet last week and will host the 143rd running of the Preakness, middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, on Saturday. […]

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Maryland: Horse Racing Industry Has $500 Million Economic Impact

The 2018 Economic Impact Study produced by the American Horse Council confirms that Maryland’s horse industry adds more than $1.3 billion to Maryland’s economy.  The report found that the horse industry total employment impact is more than 21,000 jobs, including a more than $500 million impact from the horse racing sector alone. The report quantified […]

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130 Nominations For MATCH Series Kickoff Races On Preakness Weekend At Pimlico

The first four stakes in the 2018 MATCH Series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) have attracted a combined 130 nominations. The Series begins May 18-19 at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland as part of Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes weekend. The $100,000 Skipat Stakes for fillies and mares at six furlongs, and the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf […]

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12-Day Preakness Meet At Pimlico Opens On Thursday

Championship racing returns to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., Thursday for the opening of its 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico, highlighted by the 143rd running of the $1.5 million, Grade 1 Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 19. The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the 1 3/16-mile Preakness anchors eight stakes on a 14-race card […]

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On To Pimlico For Justify: Baffert A Perfect 4-For-4 In Preakness With Kentucky Derby Winners

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Justify, an historic winner of the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, is bound for legendary Pimlico Race Course for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 19. In a phone call to Hall […]

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Under Armour Loss Will Leave ‘Quite A Void’ In Preakness Infield

The Under Armour brand has sponsored a tent in Pimlico’s infield on Preakness Day for years, but the finish line will be lacking the brand’s presence in 2018. According to the Baltimore Sun, Under Armour’s corporate decision is a result of struggling sales and stock prices, and the company will focus on “becoming a more operationally efficient […]

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Irish War Cry, Sal Sinatra Among Those To Be Honored By Maryland Racing Media Association

He may be a New Jersey-bred, but Irish War Cry will also be named 2017 Maryland-based Horse of the Year by the Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA). Irish War Cry’s connections will receive the honors Saturday at Laurel Park on a day featuring six stakes races. Also receiving awards from MRMA during the day will […]

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EHV-1 Positive Quarantines Barn At Laurel Park; Shipping Restrictions Result In Multiple Scratches

The New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., had a horse who had been on the property test positive for the equine herpes myoencephalopathy (EHM, neurological disease caused by equine herpesvirus) on Jan. 16. As a result, the facility ordered all horses who had been on the grounds during the affected time period to be tested. […]

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