Racing News

Grammy Award Winner Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa To Headline Infield Concert On Preakness Day

Infield Ticket Prices Reduced For Entire Weekend


BALTIMORE, 02-03-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced 2012 Preakness InfieldFest will include performances by Grammy Award nominees Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa. Both artists will play extended sets on the main stage in the public Infield on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico Race Course when the Maryland Jockey Club, North America's oldest sporting organization, hosts the 137th renewal of the Preakness® Stakes.

Contentious Band Of Fillies Go In Saturday's Marshua Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-02-12---Seven solid 3-year-old fillies are expected to face starter Bruce Wagner in the $100,000 Marshua Stakes at Laurel Park.

“It is a tough race because they all look the same,” said trainer Dane Kobiskie, who has entered a pair of runners for Saturday’s feature.

Maryland Jockey Club To Honor Rapid Redux On February 18

LAUREL, MD. 02-01-12---The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux on Saturday, February 18. Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season a year ago and took home a pair of national awards last month.

Beggarthyneighbor Drives To Victory In Dancing Count Stakes

LAUREL, MD, 01-28-12---Klaravich Stables, Inc & William Lawrence’s Beggarthyneighbor proved that Beyer numbers are as good a handicapping tool as any as the New York-based invader drove to victory in the $100,000 Dancing Count Stakes for 3-year-olds this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Allen Honored For Reaching 2,000 Win Plateau

LAUREL, MD, 01-28-12---The Maryland Jockey Club honored trainer Ferris Allen for reaching the 2,000-win plateau last month with a winners’ circle presentation following Saturday’s first race. The 60-year-old, who saddled his first winner in 1974, accomplished the milestone when he saddled From Jump Street to victory at Gulfstream Park on December 18, 2011.

Castellano Rides Four Winners On Thursday Card, Takes Lead In Jockey Standings

LAUREL, MD. 01-26-12---Abel Castellano rode four winners Thursday afternoon to take over the top spot in the jockey standings at the Laurel Park winter meeting.

The 28-year-old won aboard Lord Kipling ($3.40-second), Yano ($4.40-third), Myrasira ($7.20-seventh) and Diner Gal ($6.20-ninth).

Dancing Count Stakes Kicks Off Maryland Stakes Calendar

LAUREL, MD. 01-26-12---Saturday’s $100,000 Dancing Count Stakes is the first added-money test of the new year at Laurel Park. The six-furlong affair for 3-year-olds attracted seven runners, with the eventual post time favorite still in doubt.

Pennies Appeal Wins Thrilling Three-Way Photo

LAUREL, MD. 01-25-12---Pennies Appeal, who was claimed in December by owner Robert Cole of Rapid Redux fame, surged from fourthplacejust a half-furlong from the finish to win in a blanket finish in today’s eighth race at Laurel Park, a $31,000 allowance.

Pino Moves Into Sole Possession of 12th Place On All-Time Win List

LAUREL, MD. 01-21-12---Mario Pino moved ahead of Larry Snyder for 12th on the all-time win list when he guidedmultiple stakes winner Red’s Round Table ($3.80) to a popular score in today’s eighth race at Laurel Park. The 50-year-old has 6,389 trips to the winners’ circle during his career. It was his first victory of 2012.

Dale Capuano Five Shy Of Joining 3,000 Win Club

LAUREL, MD. 01-21-12---Only twenty-five trainers in North American history have saddled 3,000 winners. Laurel Park-based Dale Capuano moved to within five victories of that plateau after Maple Leaf Racer ($4) won Saturday’s third race by a nose over Wakina.