Horse Racing

Legendary jockey Dominguez to be honored Preakness week

April 13, 2014 | WNST Staff

DOMINGUEZ HEADLINES 2014 ALIBI BREAKFAST AWARD WINNERS BALTIMORE, 04-11-14—Pimlico Race Course today announced the winners of this year’s Preakness media awards. Honorees will be recognized and awards presented at the May 15 Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., two days prior to the middle jewel of the [...]

Legendary Maryland horse trainer Small dies at 68

April 05, 2014 | WNST Staff

BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNING TRAINER DICKIE SMALL PASSES BALTIMORE, 04-05-14—Prominent Maryland trainer Richard (Dickie) Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Born in Baltimore on December 2, 1945, Small attended the Gilman School, played lacrosse at the University of Delaware and served [...]

Switchfoot, Eli Young Band added to Preakness concert lineup

March 21, 2014 | WNST Staff

SWITCHFOOT, ELI YOUNG BAND, SUNDY BEST & GO GO GADJET ADDED TO PREAKNESS INFIELD CONCERT LINEUP Bands Will Play On Jägermeister Stage May 17 At Pimlico Race Course BALTIMORE, 03-21-14—The Maryland Jockey Club today announced Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sundy Best and Go Go Gadjet will perform on the Jägermeister stage on Saturday, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course, prior to the [...]

Counting Crows, The Fray to play Pimlico on Black-Eyed Susan Day

March 12, 2014 | WNST Staff

COUNTING CROWS, THE FRAY, ANNIE BOSKO TO PERFORM ON BLACK-EYED SUSAN DAY AS PART OF “PREAKNESS CONCERT SERIES” Pimlico Partners With Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure®, Suited To Succeed For “The Ultimate Girls Day Out” 13-Race Card Will Feature Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, Pimlico Special, Lady Legends Race & Hall of Fame [...]

Here’s a list of #WNSTSweet16 “must attend” events for Baltimore sports fans

Here’s a list of #WNSTSweet16 “must attend” events for Baltimore sports fans

March 11, 2014 | Nestor Aparicio

If you’ve ever attended any of these @WNSTSweet16 events, you know what makes Baltimore great…

Trainer bonus added to Preakness weekend purse

February 18, 2014 | WNST Staff

PIMLICO STAKES SCHEDULE WORTH NEARLY $4.7 MILLION DURING 35-DAY SPRING MEETING $100,000 Trainer Bonus Added To Preakness Weekend BALTIMORE, 02-18-14—The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2014 Pimlico Race Course spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting this afternoon. The headline event of the 10-week meeting is the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the [...]

Racing commission implements new contract to enhance safety

February 07, 2014 | WNST Staff

MARYLAND RACING COMMISSION IMPLEMENTS NEW CONTRACT TO ENHANCE SAFETY OF HORSES AND ATHLETES Truesdail Laboratories to perform analysis of all horses competing in Maryland BALTIMORE, MD (February 6, 2014) – In Maryland’s continuing effort to comply with the Mid Atlantic Uniform Medication and Drug Testing program which requires laboratories to be fully accredited, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a 5-year contract with Truesdail Laboratories [...]

Lorde to headline Preakness infield concert

February 06, 2014 | WNST Staff

GRAMMY WINNER LORDE TO HEADLINE 2014 INFIELDFEST CONCERT ON PREAKNESS DAY Lorde To Make Her First Maryland Appearance At Pimlico BALTIMORE, 02-06-14—The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that double Grammy Award winner Lorde will headline the 2014 Preakness InfieldFest concert. The 17-year-old superstar will play an extended set on the main stage Saturday, May 17at Pimlico Race Course when the [...]

Horse Breeders Association announces “Maryland’s Colts Are Back”

December 27, 2013 | WNST Staff

Today, Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) leadership celebrated Purple Friday with the launch of the “Maryland’s Colts are Back” campaign. The campaign will consist of radio ads, press events, canvassing efforts, as well as social media to educate Marylanders on how the promise that was made prior to the 2008 election is being kept to [...]

Name a Horse, Get Gear Via Sagamore Racing 2nd Annual Naming Contest

Name a Horse, Get Gear Via Sagamore Racing 2nd Annual Naming Contest

December 18, 2013 | Gary Quill

Glydon, MD 12-18-2013: Fans will have the unique opportunity to name a Sagamore-homebred born during infamous Super Bowl XLVII “blackout.” Sagamore Racing today announced its second annual Naming Contest. Fans will have the unique opportunity to name one of Sagamore Racing’s Thoroughbreds, who was born during the Super Bowl XLVII “blackout.” Online submissions open on [...]