By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2011
On the east side of the track, standing a few feet from police and traffic officers along a stretch of Winner Avenue in the Pimlico area, enterprising neighborhood residents offered their driveways, front and backyards as parking spots for the SUVs, trucks, and vans rolling in, waving handmade cardboard signs that read “Parking $20.” John Brickhouse, sporting a Bluetooth, says that he has been out selling parking spaces since 7 a.m. and...
February 3, 2010
Bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corp. has for the third time delayed the sale of Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness. The auction is now scheduled for Feb. 23, according to court records. A hearing to approve the plan has been rescheduled for March 3. The company did not give a reason for the delay in court records, but many close to the proceedings have said Magna is waiting to see if opponents of slots at Arundel Mills are able to get enough signatures on a petition to put the issue on the ballot in November.
Sports Digest | May 24, 2012
Et cetera Pimlico wagering up 9 percent from 2011 The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico Race Course last weekend, posting average wagering figures that were 9 percent higher than those at the 2011 spring meet. The average daily handle went from $4.72 million to $5.17 million. The stand featured 29 live racing dates and 21 simulcast days. "We finished strong as betting was up in May on nine of 11 days of live racing," Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said.
April 6, 1994
Effective tomorrow, post time for the live card at Pimlico's spring meeting will change to 1:05 p.m. The first-race post will be effective throughout the meeting.
From Sun staff reports | April 22, 2012
Idle Talk caught In the Rough late to win the $75,000 Dahlia Stakes, a turf race for fillies and mares Saturday at Pimlico Race Course . Jockey Horacio Karamanos led the spotted grey mare through traffic as she charged to her fourth win in a row. This was the daughter of Olmodavor's first stakes attempt and her 6-year-old debut. The Mary Eppler trainee had competed for an $18,000 claiming tag as recently as last summer. Idle Talk paid $32.00 and led a $169 exacta and a $1,063.60 triple.
May 6, 1991
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Favored Whip Cream made a strong move on the final turn and romped home an easy winner in yesterday's feature at Pimlico Race Course, a $22,000 allowance test for older fillies and mares.* Summer Squall, last year's Preakness winner and a probable starter for Saturday's Pimlico Special, will work out this morning at the track between 8 and 8:30. a.m.
July 26, 1994
Racing shifts from Laurel to Pimlico today, with live cards running through Aug. 26.Little Gray Wolf, winner of the Very Subtle Breeds' Cup at Laurel, is the favorite in the $50,000 Park Heights Stakes, today's feature.The Maryland State Fair at Timonium holds its 10-day live meet from Aug. 27-Sept. 5. Pimlico then resumes Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 25. Laurel's winter meet begins Sept. 27.
March 25, 1992
Action shifts to Pimlico tomorrow for 71 racing days (through June 30) with the $50,000 Politely Stakes at six furloungs highlighting the opening card.No racing is scheduled Easter Sunday, but Pimlico will run the following day, April 20. There will also be racing on Memorial Day, May 25.Attendance and handle were slightly off from last year for the last 35 days of the Laurel Race Course meet, which concluded yesterday.Those 35 days originally were scheduled to be run at Pimlico, but were shifted to Laurel so that track repairs could be made.
One of the hottest summer tickets in Europe for the past 10 years, the Virgin Festival is making one stop in the United States this year -- at Pimlico Race Course -- and bringing along 15 bands including the Who and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The last major event at the track that didn't involve horses was the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour, which brought thousands of bikers, along with Bob Dylan, Billy Idol and Hootie & the Blowfish, to Pimlico in 2002. If you go The Virgin Festival will be held Sept.
May 16, 2009
Preakness transit service Light rail service * Take Light Rail to the Cold Spring Lane stop. * Take the connecting shuttle bus to the track. Shuttle bus service ends at 2 p.m. * Return service begins at approximately 6:15 p.m. and operates until 7:30 p.m. * $3.50 day pass required Metro subway service * Take Metro Subway to the Rogers Avenue Station. * Take the connecting shuttle bus to the track. Shuttle bus service ends at 2 p.m. * Return shuttle bus service to Rogers Avenue Station begins at approximately 6:15 p.m. and operates until 7:30 p.m. * $3.50 day pass required Local bus service * Nos. 27, 91, 44 lines, plus No. 54 via Park Heights Avenue all stop near the track.
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