Horse Racing

Preakness purse raised to $1.5 million starting in 2014

December 12, 2013 | WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, 12-12-13—The Maryland Jockey Club today announced it has increased the purse for the Preakness Stakes (G1) from $1 million to $1.5 million. The middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown is Saturday, May 17 at historic Pimlico Race Course. It is the first increase for the 1 3/16-mile classic since the purse was raised to $1 million [...]


Not So Happy Thanksgiving as North East OTB is Closing

November 27, 2013 | Gary Quill

Not long after the 2013 Breeders’ Cup dust had settled at Santa Anita, over 2,700 miles away in North East, MD a bomb was dropped on the folks at North East Racing & Sports Club (NERSC), originally known as Poor Jimmy’s on Rt. 40 but more commonly referred to as an Off-Tracking Betting facility (OTB). [...]

Stevens rides Mucho Macho Man to first ever Breeders’ Cup Classic victory

November 03, 2013 | WNST Staff

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Gary Stevens had never won the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in his long career. Kathy Ritvo came close a year ago with Mucho Macho Man only to settle for second. The veteran jockey and the trainer who got another chance at life after a heart transplant in 2008 teamed up [...]

XpressBet’s Jerardi says Breeder’s Cup missing excitement from last year’s Triple Crown races

October 30, 2013 | WNST Audio

MJC announces 2014 Preakness logo

MJC announces 2014 Preakness logo

October 29, 2013 | WNST Staff

MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB UNVEILS 2014 PREAKNESS LOGO BALTIMORE, 10-29-13—The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2014 Preakness logo for the 139th running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1). The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course. For the 15th consecutive year, the Leffler Agency designed the official Preakness logo. The agency’s creative [...]

Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Top 10 Baseball Distractions

October 29, 2013 | Glenn Clark

Glenn offers his weekly preview, touching on events both inside and outside of the world of sports…

Eighttofasttocatch leads entire way in Maryland Million Classic victory

October 19, 2013 | WNST Staff

EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH PROVES TOO FAST TO CATCH IN MARYLAND MILLION CLASSIC LAUREL, MD. 10-19-13—Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish and won the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic for the second time in the past three years. Last year the son of Not For Love finished a fifth in the Classic as the betting favorite but this [...]


Opinions on the 28th Jim McKay’s Maryland Million at Laurel Park

October 19, 2013 | Gary Quill

Jim McKay’s Maryland Million takes place at Laurel Park on Saturday. There will be a collection of 11 races with total purses exceeding $1 million The most celebrated Maryland-bred currently in training, Ben’s Cat, will try to become the first four-time winner of Maryland Million races after winning the Turf Sprint the last three years. [...]

Ben’s Cat-2013 Mister Diz Stakes

Jim McKay’s Maryland Million Preview: Ben’s Cat – Turf or Dirt?

October 17, 2013 | Gary Quill

Introduced in 1986, the Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, has been duplicated by more than 20 other states. Maryland-sired thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races. After twenty-seven runnings, more than 220 stallions have been [...]


Labor (Day) of Love: Selections at Timonium on Closing Day of the Maryland State Fair

September 02, 2013 | Gary Quill

It’s the final day of the 2013 Timonium meeting, aka The Big T. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous for all 10 racing days. Though the prices were on the short side, and the weekday cards featured only seven (7) races, all in all the meeting seems to have been a success. At the conclusion [...]