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Saturday, April 19 2014


KID CRUZ CRUISES IN TESIO STAKES, PUNCHES PREAKNESS TICKET


BALTIMORE, 04-19-14---Julian Pimentel rated him off the pace into the far turn, then signaled go and Kid Cruz charged by his rivals and posted an easy victory in $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes to cap off four stakes this afternoon at Pimlico Race Course.

Kid Cruz is owned by Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds LLC & Black Swan Stable and trained by Linda Rice. The colt, who is based at Belmont Park, won the Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park in his previous start when he rallied from nearly 20 lengths back to win going away.





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Friday, May 31 2013


CERRO IS FAVORED IN SATURDAY’S CANONERO II STAKES


BALTIMORE, 05-30-13---Team Valor International’s Cerro (IRE) is named the overwhelming favorite to win Pimlico Race Course’s final stakes race of the spring meeting, the $100,000 Canonero II for 3-year olds, on Saturday afternoon.





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Tuesday, May 28 2013


LEATHERBURY TAKES EARLY DOUBLE WITH A PAIR OF PHOTO FINISHES


BALTIMORE, 05-27-13---Legendary trainer King Leatherbury, who ranks fifth on the all-time wins list, captured the first two races on Monday’s 10-race program at Pimlico Race Course, both in photo finishes.





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Friday, May 17 2013


Fiftyshadesofhay Gets Up To Win Black-Eyed Susan Stakes


BALTIMORE, 05-17-13 – Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman’s Fiftyshadesofhay closed with a rush to claim a narrow victory in the 89th running of the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.





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Thursday, May 16 2013


WALKWITHAPURPOSE OUT OF THE BLACK-EYED SUSAN STAKES


Statement from General Manager Tom Mullikin

Baltimore, Md. -- After Walkwithapurpose’s final gallop this morning in preparation of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, she took a bad step and bruised her foot making her unable to compete in the race tomorrow. X-rays have been taken and showed up negative, but we want to take the necessary precautions. We will find another race for her down the road after her foot has time to heal, and we are confident she has a great racing career ahead of her.





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Monday, May 13 2013


PIMLICO RIDER BATTLE RETURNS WITH A TWIST


Xpressbet Jockey Challenge to feature ‘Battle of the Sexes’

BALTIMORE, 05-13-13---Both pride and purses will be on the line for eight male and female riders in the inaugural $34,000 Xpressbet Jockey Challenge on Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

Past winners Javier Castellano, Rosie Napravnik and Emma-Jayne Wilson join locally based riders Kristina McManigell and Forest Boyce and are among the participants in Pimlico’s first riding competition to combine some of the country’s top male and female jockeys in head-to-head competition.





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Friday, May 03 2013


MILITARY VET COLVIN RIDES FIRST CAREER WINNER IN THURSDAY’S OPENER


BALTIMORE, 05-02-13---Samantha Colvin captured her first lifetime win this afternoon when Rocket Ninetyeight won today’s opener at Pimlico Race Course. The 26-year-old grew up in Williamsport, PA and spent nearly a decade in the United States Army in signals intelligence.

Rocket Ninetyeight stalked the pace, moved three-wide into the stretch, took command and drew away. The $16,000 claiming maiden won by 3-3/4 lengths for owner-trainer Calvin Barth and paid $18.80.

“I’m here to ride and to win,” said Colvin, who was victorious on her fifth career mount.





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Thursday, April 25 2013


TESIO AND SHINE AGAIN STAKES TOP SATURDAY CARD


BALTIMORE, 04-25-13---Pimlico Race Course will feature two stakes on Saturday afternoon, the $75,000 Federico Tesio Stakes for up-and-coming three year olds and the $50,000 Shine Again Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares.





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Thursday, April 18 2013


THREE STAKES TOP SATURDAY’S 11-RACE CARD AT PIMLICO


BALTIMORE, 04-18-13---Pimlico Race Course continues to roll out its 2013 spring stakes schedule with three $75,000 races on an 11-race program on Saturday afternoon. Each race also has a $25,000 bonus for Maryland-bred runners.





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Monday, April 15 2013


PEREZ REFLECTS ON “WILD” RIDE ABOARD SPICER CUB IN SATURDAY’S FINALE


BALTIMORE, 04-14-13---It did not make SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays, but Spicer Cub’s eventful trip in Saturday’s 11th at Pimlico Race Course has gone viral and is generating interest outside of horse racing circles.





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Saturday, March 30 2013


PIMLICO SPRING MEETING BEGINS NEXT THURSDAY


BALTIMORE, 03-29-13---Live racing in Maryland will shift to historic Pimlico Race Course next Thursday, April 4 for the spring meeting. The headline event of the 36-day stand is the 138th running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, on May 18.




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Wednesday, June 20 2012


MARYLAND RACING COMMISSION AGREES UNANIMOUSLY TO CHANGE SECRETARIAT’S 1973 PREAKNESS STAKES


BALTIMORE, 06-09-12---The Maryland Racing Commission voted Tuesday afternoon in a special hearing at Laurel Park that 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who set records that still stand at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont States, also set the record in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course 39 years ago.

In a unanimous 7-0 decision, the official time of the Preakness was changed from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53. Secretariat is one of 11 thoroughbreds to win the Triple Crown, with victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont as a 3-year-old.





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