Keyword: Maryland Racing Commission

  • Pimlico Race Course

    Pimlico to Run 12 Days of Racing in 2017

    That lump of coal that Pimlico Race Course fans received in their stockings came in the form of official word Dec. 20 that the home of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) would, in 2017, also be the home to only 11 additional days of live racing.

  • A case involving Corvus shed light on how Maryland stewards were handling medication violations.

    Maryland Backs Medication Penalty Model Rule

    The Maryland Racing Commission on Oct. 19 adopted the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules on medication penalties—rules that most observers thought the commission had adopted back in 2014.

  • MD, DE Rule Glaucine Positives Contamination

    The Maryland Racing Commission June 27 voted unanimously to treat a spate of recent positive tests for glaucine as environmental contamination, to release purse funds that had been withheld in some cases, and to hold harmless the affected trainers.

  • MHBA’s Federico Tesio Award to Quade

    Maryland Racing Commission member and former chairman Bruce Quade will receive the Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Federico Tesio Award at its annual awards dinner, to be held April 27 in Timonium, Md.

  • Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium

    Maryland Panel Again Delays OTB Vote

    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.

  • Maryland Jockey Club seeks OTB parlor at Timonium

    Plan for Timonium OTB Parlor Causes a Stir

    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

    MJC Hopes to Alter 2015 Laurel Racing Dates

    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.

  • Dortmund

    MJC Issues Preakness Security Protocol

    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.

  • Anabolic Steroids Still Issue in U.S. Racing

    In 2014, U.S. horse racing appeared on pace to register its fewest positive drug tests for anabolic steroids since the industry moved to outlaw the drugs from racing in 2008-09. But recent events in Maryland changed that.

  • The Maryland Jockey Club has banned trainers Juan C. Vazquez (pictured above) and Hector Garcia from its racetracks.

    Maryland Jockey Club Bans Pair of Trainers

    On the heels of the Maryland Racing Commission suspending trainer Hector Garcia, the Maryland Jockey Club has decided to ban Garcia and his sometimes-boss Juan C. Vazquez from its racetracks.

  • Pimlico Meet to Feature 25 Stakes Races

    The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2014 Pimlico Race Course spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting Feb. 18. The headline event of the 10-week meeting is the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 17.

  • Booklet on MD Medication Guidelines Released

    A booklet put together by several individuals at the forefront of equine medication reform has been prepared for Maryland, which will enact the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication and Drug-Testing Program Jan. 1, 2014.

  • Laurel as usual will open Jan. 1 for a 46-day meet that ends March 29.

    MJC Tracks to Offer 146 Racing Days in 2014

    The Maryland Racing Commission Nov. 12 approved the schedules for Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course after the MJC, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and Maryland Horse Breeders Association reached an agreement.

  • Given Breakdowns, MD Changes Claiming Rules

    Seeking to address a rash of fatal breakdowns during the Laurel Park winter meet, the Maryland Racing Commission March 20 revised new claiming rules passed in February.

  • WV Issues Support for Uniform Medication Plan

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Feb. 26 approved a resolution agreeing in principle with the effort to bring uniform medication, penalty, and testing rules to racing jurisdictions in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

  • THA chairman Alan Foreman

    MD Leading Mid-Atlantic Uniform Drug Reform

    The Maryland Racing Commission voted Feb. 19 to adopt a uniform equine medication, penalty, and testing program proposed for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • Laurel Park

    MJC Plans Major Redevelopment at Laurel Park

    The Maryland Jockey Club plans to build a new clubhouse and grandstand at Laurel Park on the opposite side of the existing structures at the track, as well as knock down all existing barns and relocate new ones.

  • Laurel Park

    Improvements Planned for Laurel, Pimlico

    Under a plan submitted to Maryland officials Feb. 1, the Maryland Jockey Club plans to build new stables at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in a first step toward major capital improvements at both tracks.

  • MD Parties Strike Simulcast Deal; Dates OK'd

    On the day the recently forged 10-year agreement between stakeholders in the Maryland racing industry received a formal presentation before the Maryland Racing Commission, a little Christmas bonus was included.

  • Pimlico Racing

    Maryland Groups Have 10-Year Deal for Racing

    The key organizations in Maryland Thoroughbred racing announced Dec. 14 they have struck a 10-year-agreement for racing at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.

  • Maryland Tracks, Horsemen Given Deadline

    Stalled on the cusp of a 10-year deal that could be the foundation for revitalizing the Maryland racing program, the state racing commission has issued a Nov. 30 deadline for the tracks and horsemen to reach a consensus.

  • Penny Chenery reacts to the ruling at the hearing.

    Secretariat's Preakness Time Changed

    After investigating the timing of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat's Preakness Stakes, the Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously to change the official time from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53, a stakes record.

  • Maryland Racing Commission Meeting - Dec. 20, 2011

    Maryland Jockey Club to Race 146 Days in 2012

    Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will conduct 146 days of racing in 2012 after the Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement by the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Dec. 20.

  • Audit Shows Improvement for MJC in 2010

    The Maryland Jockey Club submitted an audited financial report March 31 that showed losses for Laurel Park and a small profit for Pimlico Race Course for the final eight months of 2010.

  • MI Developments chairman Frank Stronach

    Stronach Wants Meeting With Maryland Horsemen

    MI Developments chairman Frank Stronach has offered to meet with Maryland horsemen in the wake of a Maryland Racing Commission meeting at which MID and partner Penn National Gaming Inc. were criticized.

  • Pimlico Clubhouse

    Parameters of Maryland Agreement Discussed

    The Maryland Jockey Club will receive more than $5 million for operations under the parameters of a negotiated agreement that will maintain a full 146-day live Thoroughbred racing schedule in the state.

  • Laurel Park

    Chaos, Mistrust in Maryland as Clock Ticks

    A horsemen's representative acknowledged Dec. 21 there's still a little more than a week to get a racing schedule in place in Maryland for 2011, but he said chances are slim if the situation isn't resolved before Christmas.