April 22, 2015
Jose Corrales won his biggest race as a trainer last week when Bodhisattva pulled away in the stretch of the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico. The Tesio is the final stakes for 3-year-olds in Maryland prior to the Preakness, but Corrales, who ...
April 21, 2015
It appears getting on the Hall of Fame ballot was tougher for King Leatherbury than actually being voted into the Hall. On Monday, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame named Leatherbury one of this year’s four inductees.
April 18, 2015
The last time Trevor McCarthy rode Bodhisattva, he chased Bridgets Big Luvy all the way around the track and had to settle for second best in the Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park.
Nearly two years have passed since Nellie Cashman came off a maiden victory at Penn National to upset the Grade 3 Virginia Oaks at 19-1. The now 5-year-old Nellie Cashman finally earned her second stakes win in Saturday's $100,000 Dahlia at Pimlico.
April 15, 2015
The Friday card at Pimlico will get off to an interesting start as the fan favorite Ben’s Cat will make his 9-year-old debut in the second race, a no-conditions, five-furlong turf sprint with a $55,000 purse.
April 07, 2015
The first Maryland turf races of the season will be held at Pimlico Thursday, weather permitting. Turf racing had been scheduled to start last Thursday but was pushed back a week due to the late arrival of spring.
April 01, 2015
The first leg of the turf starter handicap series that was to begin Saturday at Pimlico has been pushed back a week because the turf course is not yet in racing condition.
March 31, 2015
The opening of Pimlico Race Course on Thursday, following seven months at Laurel Park, means spring is in the air – if not completely here yet - and that the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes is not far off.
May 19, 2014
As soon as the gate opened, the 139th Preakness was a battle of tactics and wits as much as a test of raw speed. The field was loaded with potential front-runners, and the jockeys neither wanted to let a formidable rival steal away nor get involved in ...
May 15, 2014
California Chrome chose neither his parents nor his destiny. As a Thoroughbred racehorse, you pretty much work with what you’re handed at birth, and what he has done is remarkable, rising from the protection of restricted stakes competition to sit atop ...