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Gross, average, and median rise 23%, 14%, and 8%, respectively, while the buy-back rate falls, and a $650,000 Medaglia d'Oro filly sets a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland.
A swift Medaglia d'Oro filly established a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland when she brought $650,000 May 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
Amazing Hearted, a Lion Hearted colt, brought $240,000 as the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got under way May 17 in Timonium, Md.
Attendance was up but total handle was down for this year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) program at Pimlico Race Course May 15.
Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm's Blame gave notice of his intentions in the older horse ranks for 2010 with a sterling victory in the $100,000 William Donald Schaefer Stakes (gr. III) in his first start of the year.
The front-running gelding takes the first added-money event on the Preakness (gr. I) Day program at Pimlico.
The auction firm's officials are pleased with the quality of the horses and have heard there are a number of horsemen interested in buying.
The weather forecast for Preakness day looks good with sunshine and a high temperature in the mid- to upper 70s.
Pimlico Race Course reported solid business figures for its May 14 program, which featured the grade II Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and promotions tied to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure program.
The Jockeys' Guild will not pursue sponsorship opportunities for riders participating in the 2010 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Guild national manager Terry Meyocks confirmed May 13.
Gwen Jocson returned to the races a winner in the Legends for the Cure race for retired female riders at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
According to exercise rider, the colt's attitude is "I know what I've done, and I'm going to do it again."
Pimlico Race Course could be hit by thunderstorms the afternoon and evening of May 14, but the forecast calls for dry, pleasant conditions for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Consigned to the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, she works a quarter mile in :21 3/5.
Ravalo, Silver Edition, and Celtic Innis ran one, two, three in last year's Maryland Sprint Handicap...and they return May 15 to battle again in the Preakness Day event.
The May 13 Preakness Alibi Breakfast was for the most part lighthearted as usual.
Not surprisingly, WinStar Farm's Super Saver seemed to relish the wet track at Pimlico Race Course during a routine gallop May 13 in preparation for a start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Post seven may be a good sign for unlucky Lookin At Lucky, while the chance of a wet track is just fine for the connections of Super Saver.
All three Triple Crown host racetracks are now fully accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.
The 14-horse field will be determined using a three-tier process if all 15 are entered.
The son of Indy King works in company as he prepares for the Preakness (gr. I).
The Maryland Jockey Club, now operated by MI Developments, will be jointly operated by Penn National Gaming Inc. upon closure of the deal, the two entities announced May 7.
The number is down 19% from last year's total of 500, and the length of the auction has been reduced from two days to one.
Deputy Storm's first winner, Twelve Pack Shelly, set a track record in a 10 3/4-length score in the first 2-year-old race at Laurel this year.
A United States Bankuputcy Court judge in Maryland has tossed out a plan by Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc. to sell Rosecroft Raceway without having to make good on several claims.
The Arundel County Board of Elections certified April 1 a petition by residents of the Maryland county to have a November referendum on slot machines.
Former assistant racing director at Pimlico Race Course was an industry legend for promoting and transforming the Preakness Stakes.
The on-again-off-again Pimlico Special (gr. I) is off again for this year, according to a stakes schedule released by the Maryland Jockey Club March 16.
Al Karwacki, who served as general manager and vice president of Bowie Race Track in Maryland, died March 7 of pancreatic cancer.
The Maryland Jockey Club, as well as community groups, March 5 submitted 16,702 additional signatures to the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections in a push to have citizens of the county vote on a zoning permit for slots.
John's Call, a grade I winner and millionaire for Douglas Joyce, was euthanized Feb. 18 at trainer Tom Voss' farm near Monkton, Md.
With another 10 to 20 inches of snow expected in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas by the evening of Feb. 9, the Maryland Jockey Club has cancelled live racing at Laurel Park for Feb. 10 and 11.
Eastern racetracks are canceling live racing programs in advance of a massive winter storm expected to dump up more than two feet of snow on parts of the Mid-Atlantic region.
A coalition of Maryland petitioners have submitted 23,702 signatures to the Anne Arundel Board of Elections Feb. 4 in support of a referendum to allow citizens to vote on whether to permit the casino at Arundel Mills Mall.
Hal C.B. Clagett, the former Maryland Horse Breeders Association president who crafted the legislation that created the Maryland-bred Fund in 1962, died on Feb. 1
Founder of EQB is also the founder and CEO of Blow Horn Equity, a bidder for the Maryland Jockey Club that is currently owned by the bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corp.
The first reported foal by graded stakes winner Xchanger was born Jan. 8 at Fox Den Farms in Maryland.
The Cordish Co. plans to build a 4,750-machine slots parlor the Arundel Mills Mall near Laurel Park in Maryland. The company has also submitted a bid for the Maryland Jockey Club tracks.
The Anne Arundel County Council Dec. 21 approved a zoning measure that will facilitate slot machines at the Arundel Mills Mall, but also OK'd a measure that allows slots at Laurel Park.
A new entity called Blow Horn Equity has submitted a bid for the Maryland Jockey Club assets, the company announced Dec. 18.
The Maryland Jockey Club said Dec. 17 it has appealed to the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals over its disqualification from the bidding process for a license to operate slot machines at Laurel Park.
Though a state commission ruled its application for a gaming license incomplete, Laurel Park will continue its push for slot machines Dec. 17 by discussing its "advanced status" to construct a slots facility.
Maryland horse racing needs improved marketing, quality facilities, and better racing, according to a report released Dec. 1 by the Maryland Horse Industry Board.
Dr. Tom Bowman and Richard Golden's Northview Stallion Station has reduced the fees for 11 of its stallions and will stand Two Punch for a private fee in 2010.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Suffolk Downs, through the support of the Fields Family Foundation, have established a home for retired racehorses at the Plymouth County Sheriff's Farm in Plymouth, Mass., where inmates from the Plymouth County Correctional Facility will care for the horses as part of the facility's extensive vocational program.
Laurel Park officials decided Nov. 11 to close the turf course for the remainder of the year.
The Maryland Jockey Club received approval Nov. 10 from the Maryland Racing Commission to race 58 days at Laurel in the winter/spring of 2010.
It's a sad good-bye. Bohemia Stable, the successful breeding and racing operation of the late Allaire du Pont, has announced it will completely disperse its horses -- 13 broodmares and weanlings. The horses will be consigned to auction over the next three months with Walnut Green as the agent.
Three of the nation's elite sprinters and the top two local speedsters are among the 37 pre-entries for the 19th running of the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Oct. 24.
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