The Maryland Jockey Club will permit Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, who tested positive for betamethasone afterwards, to enter the Preakness.
Trainer Bob Baffert acknowledged Tuesday Medina Spirit’s betamethasone positive may result from an anti-fungal his team was using.
The draw for the 146th Preakness Stakes, originally scheduled for May 10, has been pushed back a day by the Maryland Jockey Club.
The Maryland Jockey Club has adopted a wait-and-see posture towards the possibility of Medina Spirit’s running in the Preakness.
The deal that will lead to a new Pimlico — and a new Laurel Park — came together through skill, courage – and more than a little bit of good luck.
Nominations for nine undercard stakes on Preakness day were released Thursday, with 244 total nominations.
For an eight-day period around the Preakness, the Maryland Jockey Club will not allow Laurel-based horses to work-and-go at Pimlico.
Horsemen will be forced to vacate Laurel Park following the Preakness, horsemen learned Friday, and may not be allowed back until July.
With high winds, including gusts up to 60 miles per hour, the Maryland Jockey Club was forced to cancel its April 30 card after three races.
Backstretch workers at Laurel Park and Pimlico will have an opportunity to get a Covid-19 vaccine from MedStar Health on May 10.
Simmering frustration over the condition of the Laurel Park dirt track boiled over at Thursday’s Maryland Racing Commission meeting.
The Federico Tesio Stakes, the last local prep for the Preakness, will take place at Pimlico for the first time since 2015 when it’s run April 24.
With problems with the racing surface ongoing, Laurel Park will not race its scheduled cards this weekend, and racing will shift to Pimlico April 22.
Laurel Park will not permit workouts “until further notice” as the Maryland Jockey Club assesses “cushion replacement options,” the company said.
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has announced August 1 for the date of the annual MHBA Yearling Show.
With Maryland facilities slated to emerge from quarantine by April 18, Laurel Park will not run April 15 or 16 but will add April 19 to its racing calendar.
The MATCH Series of races will return in truncated form for 2021, with the series comprising 24 stakes contested in Maryland and in Virginia.
With Maryland racing paused by EHV-1, Laurel Park has decided to push back its mid-month stakes from April 17 to April 24.
Laurel Park, which earlier had canceled its March 26-28 racing, announced Friday it would not race April 1-3 either as a result of the EHV-1 outbreak.