Horse Racing

Derby winner American Pharoah looks good in Tuesday gallop

May 12, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place Derby finisher Dortmund galloped 1 ½ miles on a mild Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. “Those two looked good,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “American Pharoah, he is something to see out there. He just floats over the track. Dortmund […]

Draw for Preakness post positions to be held Wednesday

May 12, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – The draw for post positions for Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at The Sports Palace on the third floor of Pimlico Race Course. The first three finishers of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund, respectively, are scheduled to […]

Preakness news and notes

May 11, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby runner-up Firing Line stretched his legs and opened his lungs a bit during an open gallop of about six furlongs Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. Exercise rider Humberto Gomez was aboard for the morning activity scheduled by trainer Simon Callaghan. “That is what Simon wanted to do this morning,” […]

Top three Derby finishers headed to Preakness

May 03, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Led by the winner, American Pharoah, the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby (G1) are headed to historic Pimlico Race Course for the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, May 16. Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah won the Derby by one length over Firing Line, who finished two […]


Favorite American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

May 02, 2015 | WNST Staff

Armin van Buuren to headline 2015 Preakness InfieldFest

March 05, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Armin van Buuren, the world’s most popular electronic music DJ and producer, will headline the 2015 Preakness InfieldFest Concert. The progressive trance DJ, recognized as the world’s best five times by DJ Mag, will play an extended set on the main stage at […]

Eighttofasttocatch goes coast to coast to defend Maryland Million Classic title

October 18, 2014 | WNST Staff

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14—Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch was the popular winner of today’s feature on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, defending his title in the $150,000 Classic in wire to wire fashion at Laurel Park. The Maryland Million is the one of the most important racing days at Laurel Park with 11 events for runners sired […]

2015 Preakness tickets go on sale Wednesday

October 01, 2014 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE, 10-01-14—The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that tickets for 2015 Preakness went on-sale this morning Wednesday, October 1. Renewal invoices were sent today with a deadline of January 16. The 140th running of the Preakness® Stakes will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course. The annual running of the Preakness is […]

MJC’s Chuckas says suggested changes not about producing Triple Crown winner

June 11, 2014 | WNST Audio

Pimlico announces handles up for 2014 meet

June 10, 2014 | WNST Staff

PIMLICO ANNOUNCES SPRING HANDLE FIGURES BALTIMORE, 06-10-14—The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico Race Course last weekend with the average daily handle 4.7% higher than 2013. The average daily handle increased from $4.5 million to $4.7 million with one fewer day of live racing. Easter fell during the spring stand this year. “We had a […]