American Pharoah poised for Triple Crown bid

May 17, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert covered many topics on the morning after saddling American Pharoah for a dominating victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course – a triumph that moved him into position to bid for a sweep the Triple Crown. American Pharoah was Baffert’s sixth Preakness […]

Black-Eyed Susan handle tops $18 million

May 16, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the total handle for Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day was $18.488 million, the highest total handle on Black-Eyed Susan Day in 10 years and topping last year’s handle of $11.346 million by 63 percent. The $18.488 million total handle also topped 2013’s total handle of […]

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 […]