Jillian Tullock – Maryland’s racing secretary without racing – is hoping what she calls a “mind-boggling” situation will soon be resolved.
Preakness 145 will take place – as rumors had suggested – October 3 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
The date for Preakness 145 will be unveiled Saturday on NBC as part of a two-hour – half-online, half-TV – celebration of the Middle Jewel.
It does not include live racing dates, but in a positive sign for the return of racing, Laurel Park has released a condition book for its return to action.
With a stunning 46-1 upset in the Oaklawn Stakes earlier this month, lightly regarded Mr. Big News made headlines himself and earned a spot in the Preakness.
Stronach Group exec Craig Fravel, in an interview with NBC Sports, said Wednesday that the Preakness might end up running prior to the Kentucky Derby.
Glorious Empire, the Chuck Lawrence-trained, Fair Hill-based runner who was a finalist for the top turf horse of 2018, has been retired.
Recently a troubled fifth in the G1 Florida Derby, the Maryland-based Independence Hall will cut back to one-turn races, his connections said.
Without racing – and with no clear date of return – Maryland horsemen are feeling their way forward while keeping safety top of mind.
The Preakness InfieldFest will be canceled this year, the Maryland Jockey Club announced, while the company continues to seek a date for the middle jewel.
Coronavirus strikes again, as jockeys Katie Davis and Trevor McCarthy have pushed back their wedding from April 2 December.
Hours after landing in Dubai for the UAE Derby, trainer Jerry O’Dwyer, set to saddle Shotski, learned the race and the World Cup card were canceled.
Maryland racing mainstay Bob Manfuso — owner, breeder, board member, and onetime track co-owner — passed away Thursday at age 82.
After days of uncertainty the Maryland Jockey Club said it would cease racing at Laurel Park indefinitely because of the coronavirus emergency.
Racing at Laurel Park will take on the flavor of an intrasquad scrimmage, as only horses stabled there or at Pimlico will be permitted on the grounds.
Legislation to redo Pimlico and Laurel Park passed both houses of the Md. Legislature Wednesday and now heads to the Governor.
After a couple of days of confusion following Gov. Hogan’s emergency order Sunday, Laurel Park will race this weekend with additional restrictions.
In a Tuesday press conference, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said that his office in discussion with the Maryland Jockey Club about postponing the Preakness.
Legislation that would allow for both Pimlico and Laurel Park to be razed and rebuilt easily passed the Maryland House on Sunday.