Tag: Maryland Jockey Club

Bob Baffert won't be at Pimlico for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. But Kentucky Derby champion Medina Spirit will be. (Image: FoxNews.com)

Medina Spirit Entered in Preakness; Could Ointment be the Culprit?

Under an agreement reached between embattled trainer Bob Baffert and the Maryland Jockey Club, Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will start in Saturday’s 146th Preakness Stakes. The announcement came shortly after Baffert issued a statement where he said the cause for Medina Spirit’s positive test for the anti-inflammatory betamethasone could […]

Japan-based France Go de Ina settled into his Pimlico stall last Saturday night. He'll be the first Japan-based horse running the Preakness Stakes since 2016. (Image: Jerry Dzierwinski/Maryland Jockey Club)

France Go de Ina Carries the Japanese Flag Into the Preakness Stakes

Understand that when France Go de Ina enters the starting gate for Saturday’s 146th Preakness Stakes, you’re seeing a true Triple Crown rarity. Not just a Japanese horse running a Triple Crown race. That’s rare enough. After all, France Go de Ina will be the first Japan-based horse running the […]

As controversy over his positive test for excessive amounts of an anti-inflammatory, Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit galloped Sunday. He is scheduled to arrive in Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes Tuesday morning. (Image: Churchill Downs/Coady Photography)

MJC Postpones Preakness Draw After Medina Spirit Betamethasone Test

As Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit galloped amid the furor of his positive drug test for the anti-inflammatory betamethasone, Maryland Jockey Club officials postponed the Preakness Stakes post-position draw to Tuesday. Originally, the post-position draw and morning-line odds were set to be announced on Monday. But, in the wake of […]

Swiss Skydiver (4) passing Authentic in deep stretch provided a memorable 2020 Preakness -- that no fans watched live due to COVID. Pimlico announced Tuesday it will sell 10,000 tickets to the 146th Preakness May 15 at Pimlico. (Image: Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)

Preakness Gets Some of Its Fans Back, Pimlico Opens Doors for 10,000

The Maryland Jockey Club announced Tuesday it will allow 10,000 fans into the 2021 Preakness Stakes when that second jewel of the Triple Crowns runs on Saturday, May 15 at Pimlico Race Course. This decision came after The Stronach Group officials met with Baltimore-area and Maryland state health officials, who […]

Swiss Skydiver (right) solidified her Champion 3-Year-Old status with this thrilling Preakness victory over Authentic. What will this year's Preakness contenders to for an encore when the race returns to its customary May date? (Image: Skip Dickstein)

Preakness Meet Weekend at Pimlico Packs in 16 Stakes

The Preakness Stakes serves as the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, doubling as the crown jewel of a stacked Preakness Meet stakes weekend at Pimlico Race Course. The Baltimore race track plays host to 16 stakes – 10 of those graded – over the two-day Preakness weekend on May […]

Laurel Park scratched its entire Friday card after an outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV) affected four of its barns. (Image: Maryland Racing)

Laurel Park Cancels Races, Continues Testing After EHV Outbreak

An equine herpesvirus (EHV) outbreak at Laurel Park in Maryland canceled Friday’s racing card and prompted travel restrictions on horses stabled at Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course. The Paulick Report identified the four barns in question as Laurel’s Barns 1, 4, 10, and 11. Those barns went […]

Jockeys hoping to experience the rush of a Preakness stretch run must undergo COVID-19 testing in Maryland no later than 72 hours before their first race Preakness weekend. (Image: Pimlico Race Course)

Preakness Jockeys Subject to Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests, Other Protocols

Maryland Jockey Club officials announced Friday that jockeys riding Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course must undergo COVID-19 testing 72 hours prior to their first mount. That’s one of numerous safety protocols MJC officials instituted for Preakness weekend, which begins Thursday, Oct. 1, and culminates with the 145th Preakness Stakes […]