Keyword: Maryland Jockey Club

  • Pimlico to Host Thoroughbred Horse Show

    On July 13, Pimlico will host the second annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, featuring retired racehorses showing under their Jockey Club names. The show is part of the Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series.

  • Pimlico Racing

    Total Handle Up, Average Down at Pimlico

    Seven more live racing dates during the spring meet at Pimlico Race Course led to an increase in total pari-mutuel handle, but the daily average declined, the Maryland Jockey Club reported June 11.

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    Preakness Records Fourth-Highest Attendance

    The Maryland Jockey Club reported that Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on-track attendance at Pimlico Race Course of 117,203 was fourth-highest in the history of the race and the May 18 total handle of $81,940,233 was sixth-highest.

  • Rear of old grandstand at Pimlico

    Pimlico Renovation Plans Still in the Works

    The Maryland Jockey Club expects to begin construction on new barns at Laurel Park this year as part of a long-term capital improvement plan, but it is holding off on announcing details of renovations at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Weather Could Impact Preakness Attendance

    With the forecast calling for a high temperature of 70 degrees and a strong possibility of rain for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Maryland Jockey Club could be hard-pressed to surpass last year's record crowd of 121,309.

  • Maryland Tracks Receive Safety Alliance OK

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Laurel Park has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance and that Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore has been re-accredited by the Alliance.

  • Laurel Park

    MJC Plans Major Redevelopment at Laurel Park

    The Maryland Jockey Club plans to build a new clubhouse and grandstand at Laurel Park on the opposite side of the existing structures at the track, as well as knock down all existing barns and relocate new ones.

  • Laurel Park

    Improvements Planned for Laurel, Pimlico

    Under a plan submitted to Maryland officials Feb. 1, the Maryland Jockey Club plans to build new stables at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in a first step toward major capital improvements at both tracks.

  • MD Parties Strike Simulcast Deal; Dates OK'd

    On the day the recently forged 10-year agreement between stakeholders in the Maryland racing industry received a formal presentation before the Maryland Racing Commission, a little Christmas bonus was included.

  • Pimlico Racing

    Maryland Groups Have 10-Year Deal for Racing

    The key organizations in Maryland Thoroughbred racing announced Dec. 14 they have struck a 10-year-agreement for racing at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.

  • Maryland Tracks, Horsemen Given Deadline

    Stalled on the cusp of a 10-year deal that could be the foundation for revitalizing the Maryland racing program, the state racing commission has issued a Nov. 30 deadline for the tracks and horsemen to reach a consensus.

  • MJC Introduces 'Virtual Finish Line'

    The Maryland Jockey Club has introduced a Virtual Finish Line at the Laurel Park fall meeting. The video insertion technology delivers virtual distance markers and a virtual finish line on the main track and turf course.

  • No Re-Vote, But Maryland THA Makes Changes

    In the wake of recent conflict over its structure, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced "major leadership changes" after a closed May 23 board of directors meeting held at Laurel Park.

  • Jockey Abel Castellano was the leading jockey for the meet.

    Live and Export Handle Increase at Pimlico

    The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico, posting average wagering figures which were 9% higher than the 2011 spring meet. The average daily handle went from $4.72 million to $5.17 million.

  • Maryland Racing Preparing for the Future

    As the Maryland Jockey Club hosts its biggest day of racing this year -- the 137th Preakness Stakes (gr. I)--the state's horse industry is bracing for changes on the horizon that could redefine how racing is conducted.

  • A sunny day awaits fans at Pimlico.

    Preakness Day: Sun Should Draw Fans

    With bright sunshine and a forecast for a high temperature of 80 degrees and little humidity, Preakness Day 2012 is looming as a picture perfect day that should lure a large crowd to Pimlico Race Course.

  • Shackleford after winning the 2011 Preakness.

    Film Series to Lead Up to Preakness

    The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that "Horses in Cinema," a series featuring eight horse-related films, will be held May 12-17 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.

  • Rapid Redux

    Rapid Redux Honored by MHIB

    The Maryland Horse Industry Board honors Rapid Redux with a monthly "Touch of Class" award during a "Night of Maryland Horse Racings Champions" March 20 in Baltimore.

  • Maryland Jockey Club to Honor Rapid Redux

    The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux Feb. 18 at Laurel Park. 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.

  • Lou Raffetto Named TOC President

    Lou Raffetto, formerly the chief operating officer and president of the Maryland Jockey Club, has been named president of the Thoroughbred Owners of California.