Friday, May 18, 2012

Pimlico Race Course

The People's Pink Party

The 3rd Annual Lady Legends for the Cure Luncheon

Still Some "Stable Tables" Up For Grabs

Don't Miss this Excusive Offer for Equiery Readers & Maryland Stables!

Race day guests who purchase a “stable table” for 10 at the “Lady Legends for the Cure” luncheon will be invited to join Kathy Kusner for breakfast private tour of the stables, where you will get to see some of the horses as well as the famed Budweiser Clydesdales!

•Gates Open: 9:30 a.m.
•Turfside Terrace Luncheon: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
•Post Time: 12:00 p.m.
(Times approximate; please check website)

Lady Legends for the Cure Lunch, Turfside Terrace per person rate: $110

$1,000 for a STABLE TABLE for 10
(price set at 10% discount)

A table for 10 people will be reserved with your stable name and event day recognition; table must be
purchased in full at the time of reservation.

Now thru May 18th, the Maryland Jockey Club will donate a portion of each ticket sold to the Turfside Terrace on Black-Eyed Susan Day to Susan G. Komen for the Cure MarylandTM, for an all source minimum guarantee of $25,000.

Deadline to purchase Stable Tables is Thursday, May 17, 2012.
To purchase a Stable Table, call (410) 578-4421 and ask for Danell Adams or email

Individual luncheon tickets, Black Eyed Susan tickets & Preakness tickets may be purchased
by phone: 410-542-9400
or online:

Meet Kathy Kusner – The Ultimate Lady Legend

While only 21 years old, she set the U.S Ladies High Jump record and was named “Horsewoman of the Year” before joining the United States Equestrian Team in 1961.

She was one of the fi rst women to ride on a U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) in the Olympics, first riding at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, then in the 1968 Games in Mexico City, and finally playing an integral part in the USET’s team Silver Medal victory in 1972 at Munich. She won a team Gold Medal at the 1963 Pan American Games in Sao Paolo and a team Silver Medal at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg. Kusner was a two-time winner of the “Leading International Rider Award” at the National Horse Show and she earned international recognition in 1967 as the Ladies European Champion.

Kathy was also the fi rst licensed female jockey in the United States (having sued the Maryland Racing Commission for the right to ride in races). She was also the first licensed female jockey in Mexico, Germany, Columbia, Chile, Peru, Panama, South Africa and Rhodesia. She was also the first woman to ride in the Maryland Hunt Cup, the world’s toughest timber race.

As part of her post-riding career, Kathy established the organization Horses in the Hood, which works with inner-city children in the Los Angeles area. She also consults as an expert witness and appraiser in connection with horse-related legal matters, designs Grand Prix show jumping courses, and has served as a television commentator. Kathy had a brief movie career with the horse Aberali, riding for the long shots in the Disney movie “The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit.”

A skilled pilot and an experienced scuba diver, Kusner was also a competitive runner, winning track and field events and road races.

The People's Pink Party & Special Events

Click Here for a Complete Schedule of Events!

Horses in Cinema – A Celebration of the Preakness

In recognition of the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, AFI Silver presents some of the best films featuring that noblest of creatures, the horse, including heartwarming family classics and tales of thrilling equine adventure. This series is presented in collaboration with the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Horse Council and the Maryland Horse Industry Board, who is sponsoring the free kick-off screening of MISTY on May 12 and an opportunity to meet horses outside after the show, courtesy of Maryland-National Capital Park Police!

*At 7:00pm later that day (May 12), special guest Ron Turcotte, the legendary champion jockey who rode Secretariat to Triple Crown victory in 1973, will introduce the film, SECRETARIAT, with brief remarks.*

Saturday, May 12
11 a.m. : Misty
(FREE Screening)
1 p.m. : National Velvet
7 p.m. : Secretariat (Ron Turcotte, Secretariat's jockey, will be present)
Sunday, May 13
1 p.m. : The Black Stallion
3:30 p.m. : The Man from Snowy River
5:45 p.m. : Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
7:45 p.m. : Hidalgo
Monday, May 14
5:10 p.m. : Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Tuesday, May 15
5:10 p.m. : The Red Pony
Wednesday, May 16
5:10 p.m. : Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Thursday, May 17
5:10 p.m. : The Red Pony

For more information: or www.AFI.comAFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER • 8633 Colesville Road • Silver Spring, MD 20910

Book Signing

"White Gloves" by Martha Dugan Hopkins (12-1pm); "Sham, Great was Second Best" by Phil Dandres (12-2pm); "Raja" by Anne Hambleton (12-2pm); "Racing From Death" by Lynda Sasscer Hill (12-2pm) & "Inside Track: Insiders Guide to Horse Racing" by Donna Barton Brothers (2-3pm)

Handicapping Seminar

ESPN reporter Jeannine Edwards, former Miss Preakness Maggie Wolfendale (NYRA Paddock Analyst ), and Daily Racing Form analyst Mike Watchmaker will
handicap select Black-Eyed Susan Day races and the Preakness in a special pre-race show in the Grandstand. (11-11:30am first floor grandstand)

The “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5k Race (still time to register)

Organized by Corrigan Sports, the race will be run Saturday, May 12. The entire race will be within the grounds at Pimlico, including a lap around the iconic track before finishing up in the Infield. A percentage of the race proceeds will be donated to Komen Maryland.
Click here for more information, registry & course map!


Edens Edge & WPOC 93.1

Big Machine Records' hot new trio, Edens Edge, will perform live in the Turfside Terrace. They have been profiled as one of Billboard’s “Artists to Watch,” were selected as a CMT LISTEN UP! Artist and have been featured on major tours with Country stars Brad Paisley, Reba and Lady Antebellum. For more on Edens Edge, WPOC 93.1 returns as the official media sponsor of the Turfside Terrace with host Laurie DeYoung.


Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior

The contest honoring breast cancer survivors and individuals who have made a difference in the lives of those fighting breast cancer returns for the third year. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior 2012 will serve as the official ambassador of the Preakness, representing the Maryland Jockey Club at Preakness events throughout the week.

Check back to find out who will become the 2012 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior! Click Here to find out how you can help choose.

The Original Smith Island Cake Company

The "Smith Island Cake" was named the official state desert in 2008! A signature Smith Island Cake has been created in honor of "Black-Eyed Susan Day" at Pimlico Race Track . Purchase this cake on the Smith Island Cake Company's website and 15% of sales will be donated to Komen Maryland. Gourmet desserts will be featured at The People's Pink Party in the Turfside Terrace. The Original Smith Island Cake Company

Macy's Tickled Pink Fashion Show & Health Fair

The Maryland Jockey Club and Komen Maryland will team up with Macy's White Marsh to celebrate Women's Health with the second annual Tickled Pink Fashion Show and Health Fair on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Macy's White Marsh.

Autograph Session

All 16 Lady Legends & Jockey Challenge riders will particiapte in an autograph session.

Sunrise at Old Hilltop

May 16-May 18 from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. watch the Triple Crown contenders work out and tour the Pimlico stable area, including a stop at the Preakness barn and a visit with the Budweiser Clydesdales! Free Admission.

Free Souvenir Poster

Will be given out to the first 3,500 Pimlico fans

Featured Races

The Lady Legends for the Cure Race (post time 1:30 p.m.)

The 2010 Lady Legends For the Cure Race™ was the first ever pari-mutuel race showcasing retired female riders, two of whom are breast cancer survivors. Gwen Jocson won the inaugural race aboard Honor in Peace.

Mary Wiley-Wagner–Eighteen months after finishing her final chemotherapy treatment, Wiley-Wagner, riding Mass Destruction, came roaring down the stretch ahead of the field to take the 2011 Lady Legends for the Cure Race II™.

Patti “PJ” Cooksey–breast cancer survivor was the first female to ride in the Preakness® Stakes (Tajawa-1985) and ranks third all-time among female riders with 2,137 wins. Also had a mount in the Kentucky Derby (So Vague-1984).

Jennifer Rowland-Small–pioneering jockey in Maryland in the 1970’s, winning 192 races.

Mary Russ-Tortora–first female rider to win a G1 race, capturing the Widener Handicap at Hialeah on February 27, 1982 aboard Lord Darnley.

Barbara Jo Rubin–history –maker as the first woman to win a pari-mutuel race in the United States, guiding Cohesion to victory at Charles Town on February 22, 1969.

Cheryl White–the first African-American female rider, winning five races at the Fresno Fair on October 19, 1983.

Zoe Cadman–won 311 races during her four-year career and is now an analyst for HRTV.

Jill Jellison–ranks seventh on the all-time win list among female riders with 1,853 winners, including a career-best 241 in 1989.

In addition to her earnings in the race, each rider will receive a $3,500 bonus. Pimlico will match the amount wagered on the 2012 winner in-state and make a contribution to Komen Maryland.

Female Jockey Challenge
(post times – 12:30p.m., 1p.m., 2:02 p.m., 3:06 p.m.)

The second annual Female Jockey's Challenge will feature eight of the world’s top female jockeys, two more than a year ago, competing in four races with points award ed based upon their finish.

Emma-Jayne Wilson
(Defending champion)–the only female rider to win the Queen’s Plate, one of the three races in Canada’s Triple Crown series, when she guided Mike Fox to victory in 2007. Wilson generously donated her $10,000 prize money to Komen Maryland after winning the 2011 event.

Forest Boyce (second place finisher in 2011)–Maryland’s leading rider in 2010 as an apprentice. Runner-up for Eclipse Award after a 129-win year.

Vicky Baze (tied fourth in 2011)–became the fourth female rider to reach the 2,000 win plateau on March 1, 2011.

Rosie Napravnik (tied for fourth in 2011)–last year became the sixth female to have a mount in the Kentucky Derby. Currently the leading rider at Fair Grounds for the second straight year. She won 300 races in 2006, including 259 at Pimlico and Laurel Park. She earned her first victory at Pimlico aboard Ringofdiamonds in June 2005.

Rosemary Homeister–one of six females to ride in the Kentucky Derby, ranks second on the all-time female win list with 2,473 winners (through February 2012).

Greta Kuntzweiler–won 108 races in 2000 and was one of the three finalists for the Eclipse Award for top apprentice in North America. She won the riding title at the 2002 winter-spring meet at Turfway Park.

Tammi Piermarini–who became the fifth female rider to win 2,000 races last summer at Suffolk Downs

Abby Fuller–who came out of retirement last year after finishing second in the 2011 Lady Legends race. She captured NYRA’s Filly Triple Crown in 1985 aboard Mom’s Command, a filly owned and bred by her father.

The jockey with the most points at the end of a four-race competition will be crowned champion. Riding assignments are determined by a drawing Sunday, May 13, and jockeys receive points depeding on the placings: first (12 points), second (6), third (4) and fourth (3) in each race. The champion jockey will earn $10,000. Other prize money: $7,000 (second), $6,000 (third), $4,000 (fourth), $2,000 (fifth) and $1,000 (sixth through eighth).


Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) (post time 4:46 p.m.)

2012 will mark the 88th running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade 2) for 3-year-old fillies. The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is run annually at Pimlico Race Course. The race is run over one and one-eighth miles on the dirt.

The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes was first run in 1919 as the Pimlico Oaks, in 1952 the name was changed to its current title to compliment the Preakness Stakes and to acknowledge the Maryland State flower. The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is one of three races that are the de facto distaff counterparts to the Triple Crown races, along with the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs and the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park.

Sixteen fillies that won The Black-Eyed Susan went on to be named a Champion according to the Maryland Jockey Club, those fillies include; Silverbulletday, Serena's Song, Davona Dale, Office Queen, Airmans Guide, Real Delight, Wistful III, But Why Not, Gallorette, Twilight Tear, Vagrancy, Fairy Chant, Nellie Morse, Maid at Arms, Cleopatra and Milkmaid.


Pimlico Special (G3) (post time 5:51 p.m.)

An added bonus to the stakes schedule is the reappearance of the $300,000 Pimlico Special for handicap horses. The first 1 3/16-mile Pimlico Special was run in 1937 and won by War Admiral. Other prominent winners include Whirlaway, Seabiscuit and Citation


The People's Pink Party Events

General Admission Tickets

Black-Eyed Susan Day Featured Races®-third-annual-peoples-pink-par

Guide to Preakness Week Events

Black-Eyed Susan Day Facebook Page

Pimlico Race Course–Maps & Directions

Horses in Cinema – A Celebration of the Preakness


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