Keyword: karin de francis

  • Jockey Mario Pino will be Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 133 Station.

    Alibi Breakfast Award Winners Announced

    Turf writer Sean Clancy, photographer Brandon Benson, columnist Dick Jerardi and sports producer Mike Pupo will be honored by the Maryland Jockey Club with this year's Preakness media awards during the annual Alibi Breakfast May 15 at Pimlico's Terrace Dining Room.

  • MEC Acquires Remainder of Maryland Jockey Club

    Magna Entertainment Corp. has exercised its option, pursuant to an agreement with certain companies controlled by Joe De Francis and his sister, Karin De Francis, to acquire the remaining interest in the Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.

  • Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2007 Preakness Logo

    The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2007 Preakness logo Oct. 4. The 132nd running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, is set for May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Preakness Job Fair Saturday at Pimlico

    The Maryland Jockey Club will hold a job fair for the 129th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • De Francis Dash favorite Shake You Down.

    Shake You Down Headlines De Francis Dash

    Shake You Down, who finished third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), headlines the 10 entries for Saturday's $300,000 De Francis Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park.

  • Magna Buys Majority Interest in Pimlico, Laurel Park

    Magna Entertainment will hook up with Joe and Karin De Francis to own and operate Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course under a $117.5-million deal announced July 15. At least a partial sale of the two Maryland racetracks has been rumored for months.

  • MJC Attorney: No Deal Made for Sale of Racetracks

    A Maryland Jockey Club attorney told Maryland legislators June 25 that no deal has been made to sell Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course to Magna Entertainment, and that any deal would have to clear major regulatory hurdles.

  • Maryland Jockey Club president/CEO Joe De Francis.

    Churchill Failed in Attempt to Buy Laurel, Pimlico

    Churchill Downs Inc. recently tried to buy Maryland's major thoroughbred tracks but failed because Joe De Francis, president and CEO of the Maryland Jockey Club, insisted on retaining management control, The Baltimore <i>Sun</i> reported Friday.

  • MJC Unveils 2002 Preakness Logo

    The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the logo for the 2002 Preakness Stakes on May 18. The logo features a horse and jockey, and the Black-Eyed Susan flower against the backdrop of Pimlico's historic cupola.