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 […]

Maryland Jockey Club’s Gathagan says he could see Preakness date being moved

June 03, 2014 | WNST Audio

California Chrome departs Pimlico for Belmont

May 20, 2014 | WNST Staff

CALIFORNIA CHROME LEAVES PIMLICO FOR A DATE WITH DESTINY BALTIMORE, 05-20-14—Dual classic winner California Chrome left Pimlico Race Course at 6:14 a.m. for what is expected to be a 4-hour van ride to Elmont, NY. Trained by 77-year-old Art Sherman, California Chrome is eligible to become Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion in the 146th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes […]

MJC President Chuckas would like to move Preakness back to June

May 19, 2014 | WNST Staff

Idea would keep Derby in May, move Belmont back to start of July…

Preakness record 123,469 see California Chrome take second leg of Triple Crown

May 17, 2014 | WNST Staff

CALIFORNIA CHROME DAZZLES RECORD CROWD IN PREAKNESS STAKES Derby Winner Continues Quest to Become 12th Triple Crown Champion BALTIMORE, 05-17-14 – California Chrome continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to the enthusiastic approval of a record crowd of 123,469.   Two weeks […]

California Chrome owner Coburn: “The hospitality (Maryland has) shown us is top shelf”

May 17, 2014 | WNST Staff

VICTOR ESPINOZA ART SHERMAN STEVE COBURN   THE MODERATOR:  We have Victor Espinoza, and we’ll have Steve Coburn and Art Sherman coming in as well.  Victor,  congratulations.  Well done. VICTOR ESPINOZA:  Thank you, sir.   Q.  Did you start him earlier than in the past?  If so, is there any reason you did that? VICTOR […]

Pletcher couples Black-Eyed Susan win with Pimlico Special victory

May 16, 2014 | WNST Staff

Revolutionary Rallies from Last to Win $300,000 Pimlico Special BALTIMORE, 05-16-14 – WinStar Farm’s Revolutionary launched an extended and thrilling rally to register a narrow victory in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3). The Todd Pletcher-trained 4-year-old was slow to get into stride over the racing surface that was turned ‘sloppy’ by 2-1/4 inches of rain that fell during […]

Pletcher trained Stopchargingmaria claims Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

May 16, 2014 | WNST Staff

Stopchargingmaria Charges to Victory in Black-Eyed Susan Stakes   BALTIMORE, 05-16-14 – Repole Stable’s Stopchargingmaria took the overland route and narrowly won the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) in dramatic fashion Friday at Pimlico Race Course. The Black-Eyed Susan is restricted to 3-year fillies and is contested at 1 1/8 miles on the main track.   Sent from the gate […]

Velasquez claims Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge

May 16, 2014 | WNST Staff

VELAZQUEZ PROVES BEST OF THE BEST   Rider wins Xpressbet Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge BALTIMORE, 05-16-14—John Velazquez took top honors, but it was all of his fellow riders who went home winners on Friday afternoon.   Velazquez, 42, compiled 27 points to edge Kent Desormeaux and win the inaugural $50,000 Xpressbet Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge at […]

Rick from Reisterstown forecasting runaway victory for California Chrome at Preakness

May 16, 2014 | WNST Audio