Pimlico Race Course will offer $3.7 million in stakes for a 28-day meet that begins May 12, Maryland Jockey Club officials said March 16.
Racing returns to Laurel Park March 11 after a more than three-week break as part of a new schedule that will allow the facility to capitalize on its expansive turf course.
The Maryland Racing Commission Feb. 22 gave the go-ahead to the Maryland Jockey Club to operate an off-track betting parlor at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
For the second time in a week, the Maryland Racing Commission Feb. 16 put off voting on a proposed off-track wagering facility at the state fairgrounds in Timonium.
The Maryland Racing Commission has heard the pros and cons of allowing the Maryland Jockey Club to operate an off-track betting parlor at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium and will vote on the issue Feb. 16.
Laurel Park has canceled its live racing program for Jan. 25, but not because of the about 30 inches of snow that fell on the racing surface over the weekend.
The Maryland Jockey Club has enacted a house rule for the Laurel Park meet that requires trainers of claimed horses to report joint injections administered in the previous 30 days.
The Maryland Jockey Club reported a healthy increase in total live pari-mutuel handle at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2015 despite two fewer racing days compared with 2014.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced Dec. 3 that the $350,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash has been upgraded to grade III for 2016 by the American Graded Stakes Committee.
Maryland racing stakeholders the evening of Nov. 20 received a status report on the state of the industry, and they were told there is great potential for growth in the state.
At a time when some Mid-Atlantic region tracks are cutting live racing dates, Maryland is moving in the opposite direction as part of a master plan to make the state a year-round Thoroughbred racing and stabling destination.
The $1.95 million stakes schedule for the winter meet at renovated Laurel Park includes "Win and You're In" races for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) at Pimlico.
The Maryland Jockey Club will host a town hall meeting with industry leaders Nov. 20 to share and discuss its vision for the future of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry.
From 2011 through 2013, Maryland lost three of its four OTBs. Now the Maryland Jockey Club hopes to have five to six OTBs running by 2017.
The 30th edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Oct. 17 at Laurel Park generated an increase in handle of 34.9% and an increase in attendance of 5.6%, compared with last year's event.
The Sept. 28 death of Howard Bender, who along with his late wife, Sondra, was among the leading breeders in Maryland, came as a shock to the couple's long-time trainer, Larry Murray.
The Maryland Jockey Club Sept. 18 announced it will partner with Gulfstream Park and the Claiming Crown to hold nine "Win and You're In" races Nov. 1 at Laurel Park.
Laurel Park will open its fall meet Sept. 12 while it continues working on renovating its grandstand.
Based on the results of a 23-day summer meet at Laurel Park that generated positive numbers and response from the local community, the Maryland Jockey Club intends to do so again next year -- on some level.
Horses bred in Maryland or sired by stallions in the state are coming out of the woodwork Aug. 22 at Laurel Park, where an 11-race program that includes four stakes has attracted 145 entries.
Entries are being accepted for the Virginia Downs Racing, presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance, six-race card Sunday, Sept. 20 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced it has started building the second of three new barns at Laurel Park. The $10 million construction project is to be finished next year. Each barn will have 150 stalls.
NBC Sports Group and the Maryland Jockey Club have reached a long-term agreement extending NBC Sports Group's exclusive rights to the Preakness Stakes, it was announced Aug. 10.
The Maryland Jockey Club's first casino off-track betting parlor has been doing pretty good business since it opened in late April, officials said Aug. 4.
Laurel Park was forced to cancel its opening-day summer meet program July 3 due to a water main break in Anne Arundel County affecting 40,000 homes and businesses.
While some details still need to be worked out, racing leaders in Virginia hope to offer the state's four graded stakes in Maryland at Laurel Park this year.
Trainer Juan Vazquez is slowly running out of Mid-Atlantic tracks at which to run his horses after Delaware Park informed the trainer he is no longer welcome to race at the track.
Laurel Park received Maryland Racing Commission approval June 16 to expand its summer meet to 24 days.
Balancing tradition with competition from modern sports facilities makes the Laurel vs. Pimlico decision tough. read blog
A fund-raising effort helped raise more than $65,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in conjunction with the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, the Maryland Jockey Club announced June 16.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced June 8 that Pimlico Race Course's 37-day spring meet ended June 6 with sharp increases over last year in total and average pari-mutuel handle.
Maryland Jockey Club vice president and general manager Sal Sinatra June 2 said the plan is for Laurel to reopen July 3 and race mostly three days a week through the end of the year with the exception of the state fair meet.
Early reports from the Maryland Jockey Club the afternoon of May 16 indicated business was strong for this year's Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) program and related infield activities.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced that total handle for Black-Eyed Susan Day May 15 was $18.5 million, the highest total handle for the card in 10 years and topping last year's handle of $11.3 million by 63%.
Footage of Preakness contender Tale of Verve at Pimlico Race Course May 13. Courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club.
Maryland Jockey Club vice president and general manager Sal Sinatra is preparing for his first Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) since taking charge last winter.
Divining Rod gallops at Fair Hill on May 9, 2015. Courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club
Bodhisattva gallops at Laurel Park May 10, 2015. Courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club
Watch races from previous Bob Baffert Preakness winners. Courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club
Anchored by the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Maryland Jockey Club will offer bettors a guaranteed pool of $1.5 million for the late Pick 4 during Saturday's 14-race program at Pimlico Race Course.
All horses scheduled to compete in the 140th Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course must be on the grounds by noon May 14, according to security and pre-race procedures issued by the MJC.
Maryland Jockey Club vice president and general manager Sal Sinatra looks at the first Preakness Stakes since he assumed his position. watch video
Maryland Jockey Club vice president and general manager Sal Sinatra looks at the first Preakness Stakes since he assumed his position.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced May 8 that Sagamore Racing will be the named sponsor of the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 15.
Online wagering provider Xpressbet is pleased to announce its 2015 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes Handicapping Headquarters is now open and stocked with information.
- By Tom LaMarra
As the Maryland Jockey Club prepares for the May 16 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, there's a lot going on behind the scenes--and much of it involves the status of the historic track in suburban Baltimore. read blog.
The Maryland Jockey Club's Pimlico Race Course and online wagering provider Xpressbet have announced that Xpressbet will serve as the title sponsor of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
Average daily handle rose 14.6% at Laurel Park's winter meet, which started Jan. 1 and concluded March 29, although total wagering was down 5.4% overall.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will offer a Pick 5 with an industry-low 12% takeout when Pimlico Race Course opens April 2 for its spring meet.
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