March 31, 201
Maryland Racing Shifts to Historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday, April 2
$1.5 Million Preakness (G1) May 16 Highlights 37-Day Spring Meet
Pick 5 with Industry Low Takeout; 10-Cent Rainbow 6 Comes to Pimlico
21 Stakes Including Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Pimlico Special (G3)
Eclectic Music Events and Ultimate Girls Day Out Preakness Weekend
BALTIMORE – Championship racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course onThursday for the opening of its 37-day spring meet, highlighted by the 140th renewal of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) May 16.
The middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the 1 3/16-mile Preakness, will anchor an eight-stakes card that includes the Longines Dixie (G2), Gallorette Handicap (G3) and Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3). Read more
LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2015) – Qatar Racing’s Peace and War was made a lukewarm 3-1 morning-line favorite in a well-matched field of seven entered Tuesday for the 78th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles over the main track Saturday.
The race offers 170 points toward qualification to the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with 100 points going to the winner, a total that would ensure a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate in a field limited to the top 14 point earners.
Wellington, FL – February 10, 2015 – Villa del Lago defeated Tonkawa 17-13 as bracket play continued in the Ylvisaker Cup at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Villa del Lago Tonkawa
The first chukker started with a penalty shot by Polito Pieres, who easily converted for a goal. He followed up with a long pass to an in-motion Agustin Obregon, who tapped the ball in for a second Villa del Lago goal. After some back-and-forth play, Obregon took off and again drove the ball between the goalposts. Read more
Title defender Boyd Exell (AUS) wrote history this afternoon in the dramatic FEI World Cup™ Driving Final in Bordeaux (FRA). Christoph Sandmann (GER) finished second, ahead of Exell’s biggest opponent, IJsbrand Chardon (NED). The Australian won the FEI World Cup™ Driving champion title for the sixth time, once more than the previous record holder Germany’s Michael Freund. Read more
$35,000 International Hunter Derby in Upstate New York
Mumford, NY – February 3, 2015 – After rave reviews following its inaugural year, The Derby at the Genesee Country Village & Museum (GCV&M) returns to Mumford, New York on June 6-7, 2015.
The standalone United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) event features both a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, to be held on Saturday, and a $35,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, to be held on Sunday.