Racing News

Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Scheduled for July 4 Holiday Program

Maryland State Record Carryover Jackpot at $1.351 Million for Friday

LAUREL, MD – A mandatory payout in the Rainbow 6, currently featuring a Maryland state record carryover jackpot, has been scheduled for Sunday’s stakes-filled Independence Day holiday program at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Entering Friday’s eight-race program that begins at 12:40 p.m., the jackpot stands at $1,351,928.63. The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for 25 consecutive racing days since being hit for a $23,346.70 payout May 7.

G3 Winner Harpers First Ride Too Tough in Sunday Feature

Completes Hat Trick for Trainer Gonzalez, Jockey Cruz
Record Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $1.351 Million for Friday, July 2

LAUREL, MD – GMP Stables, Arnold Bennewith and Cypress Creek Equine’s Harpers First Ride, reunited with trainer Claudio Gonzalez and jockey Angel Cruz for the first time in six months, returned to the winner’s circle with a 1 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s feature at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Record Rainbow 6 Carryover Survives, Tops $1.3 Million Sunday

Video: Rainbow 6 Insights from MJC Host-Analyst Naomi Tukker

LAUREL, MD – Even-money favorite Aperitivo held off Supporting Actor the length of the stretch to capture Saturday’s ninth-race finale at historic Pimlico Race Course and keep the Maryland state record 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot alive for another day.

G3 Winner Mighty Mischief Tops 25 Nominees to $100,000 Concern

102 Total Nominations for Four Stakes Worth $375,000 Sunday, July 4

LAUREL, MD – Four horses from the May 15 Chick Lang (G3), including impressive winner Mighty Mischief and third-place finisher Hemp, are among 25 3-year-olds nominated to the $100,000 Concern Sunday, July 4 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

G3 Pimlico Special Winner Harpers First Ride Returns Sunday

Record Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows to $1.27 Million for Saturday

LAUREL, MD - Harpers First Ride is back in the barn of Maryland’s leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez, for whom he won nine of 15 starts including Laurel’s Deputed Testamony, Richard W. Small and Native Dancer in addition to the Pimlico Special in 2020 before being sold prior to a run in the Jan. 23 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

Pimlico Undergoing Enhanced Maintenance of Turf Course

Grass Races Scheduled Friday & Saturday Moved to Main Track

LAUREL, MD – With the Preakness Meet at historic Pimlico Race Course stretched into

August amid ongoing renovations of the main track at Laurel Park, turf racing has been put on hold for the upcoming weekend to ready the grass course for its extended use.

Racing Returns Friday with Record Carryover at $1.25 Million

Video: Rainbow 6 Insights from MJC Host-Analyst Naomi Tukker

LAUREL, MD – Live racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Friday to kick off the final weekend of June with another opportunity to take down a Maryland state record carryover jackpot in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 that has swelled to $1,253,882.76.

Post time for the first of eight races Friday is 12:40 p.m.

Multiple Stakes Winner Kenny Had a Notion Working His Way Back

Stakes-Winning Foursome Highlights Featured Friday Allowance
Nominations Close Friday for Independence Day Stakes Worth $350,000

LAUREL, MD – Louis J. Ulman and H. Neil Glasser’s 3-year-old multiple stakes winner Kenny Had a Notion, who has found success on both turf and dirt, continues to work steadily at historic Pimlico Race Course for his comeback.

Celebrate Father’s Day with $1.2 Million Rainbow 6 Carryover

Video: Rainbow 6 Insights from MJC Host-Analyst Naomi Tukker
Jockey Jevian Toledo Registers Four-Win Day Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Look no further than Sunday’s nine-race program at historic Pimlico Race Course for a chance to surprise Dad with the ultimate Father’s Day gift – a million-dollar payday.

Stronach 5 Returns $1,767

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Pimlico, Gulfstream, and Santa Anita, had 39 winning tickets with each worth $1,767.

Friday’s sequence started with a bit of a longshot in Posterity ($17.60) winning Pimlico’s seventh race. Lea Farms LLC’s Lightening Larry ($8.80), a 2-year-old by Uncaptured, won the second leg and the fifth race at Gulfstream. The third leg of the sequence was a single for many in 2-5 shot Golden G ($2.80), who won Pimlico’s eighth race.