Declines in the number of foals and registered horses have created challenges for the equine industry at large, though the situation has raised another major question: Where have all the owners gone?
The fact we haven't had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 does not suggest the event is in need of a major overhaul. Read Blog
Guest contributor Tim Capps says states are not going to deregulate racing because that means deregulating gambling.
- By Tom Keyser
Tim Capps, executive vice president of the Maryland Jockey Club, will end his second stint at the Maryland tracks Oct. 31.
Magna Entertainment Corp., which owns Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, is considering seeking approval for a plan that would let handicappers bet on live racing from around the country using machines that have a lot of the appeal of slot machines.
The Maryland Jockey Club March 12 will begin broadcasting television advertisements designed to promote horse racing and the importance of racing and breeding to the Maryland economy.
A study to be released out of Maryland Wednesday says there is little evidence racetrack business significantly declines if slot machines are housed at locations other than racetracks.
Momentum is building in Maryland to explore a formerly taboo idea: locating lucrative slot machines at sites other than racetracks.
Mike Flynn, former executive director of New York Thoroughbred
Breeders Inc., has been hired to replace Tim Capps, former executive vice president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
Racing and breeding news and information.
Representatives of the Maryland horse industry and the state Department of Agriculture are on a 12-day trip to Russia. One objective is to secure Russian buyers for Maryland horses.
The public got its first glance Wednesday, June 27, at what in-fighting has cost the Maryland racing industry. The Maryland Jockey Club slashed 22 stakes races worth $1.7 million from its racing program the rest of the year at Pimlico and Laurel Park. The Maryland Racing Commission approved the drastic cuts at its monthly meeting in Timonium north of Baltimore.
In its early stages, the foal loss syndrome appeared to be contained to Kentucky.
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