Keyword: Maryland THA

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • No Re-Vote, But Maryland THA Makes Changes

    In the wake of recent conflict over its structure, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced "major leadership changes" after a closed May 23 board of directors meeting held at Laurel Park.

  • Maryland Racing Preparing for the Future

    As the Maryland Jockey Club hosts its biggest day of racing this year -- the 137th Preakness Stakes (gr. I)--the state's horse industry is bracing for changes on the horizon that could redefine how racing is conducted.

  • Maryland THA Board Calls for Revote on Bylaws

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said May 7 it will hold another vote on proposed changes to its bylaws after its general counsel found a "flaw" in a vote taken during a special election April 30.

  • 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.

  • PNGI: No Plans to Exit Maryland Venture

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said Nov. 30 its joint venture with MI Developments in Maryland will continue, and that it planned to work on an "expedited basis" to devise a 2011 live racing schedule in the state.

  • Laurel Park

    MJC Plan Rejected; Laurel, Pimlico in Limbo

    Racing in Maryland for 2011 is in limbo after the Maryland Racing Commission Nov. 29 rejected a plan submitted by the Maryland Jockey Club and also rejected owner MI Developments' plan to sell 49% of the tracks to PNGI.

  • Laurel Park

    Maryland Horsemen Fighting for Race Dates

    With a Dec. 1 deadline on racing dates looming, Maryland horsemen are advocating a schedule similar to that of 2010 even though a shutdown of Laurel Park for live racing and training is on the table.

  • Magna Entertainment and the Maryland horsemen both are in favor of slot machine legislation being passed in the state.

    MEC, Horsemen Support Pro-Slots Campaign

    The Maryland racing industry is throwing its support behind a campaign for slot machines, but it remains to be seen whether any racetracks would get the gambling devices should the public approve a statewide ballot measure in November.

  • Laurel Cuts Meet Takeout to 10% Across the Board

    In a program billed "Ten Days at 10 Percent -- Racing's Best Bet," pari-mutuel takeout on Maryland's live races will be cut in half during Laurel Park's 10-day summer meet that runs from Aug. 10-23.

  • Maryland Factions Strike Major 15-Year Agreement

    Principals in the Maryland horse racing and breeding industry have struck a major agreement on issues that have stymied progress in the state and led lawmakers and regulators to often claim the industry is in disarray.

  • Maryland Regulators Demand Unified Racing Plan

    Maryland racing commissioner Terry Saxon said Nov. 8 he would make a proposal for the commission to decide Maryland's racing dates, stabling, and expense-sharing issues at the panel's Dec. 13 meeting if a unified plan hasn't been developed by then.

  • Maryland Panel Upholds Live Racing Contract

    The Maryland Racing Commission upheld the live racing contract between the state horsemen's organization and the Maryland Jockey Club Oct. 6 after Magna Entertainment Corp., which owns the MJC, proposed slashing the number of live racing dates at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2006.

  • Maryland in Turmoil Over Plan to Slash Dates

    Maryland Jockey Club president and chief executive officer Joe De Francis created the picture of a locomotive bearing down on Maryland in the form of Pennsylvania slot machines as he encouraged the Maryland Racing Commission to accept a plan from Magna Entertainment Corp to cut live racing dates from 220 to 112 in 2006.

  • MJC Official Says Pimlico Special Will Be Run

    Despite financial woes, the Pimlico Special (gr. I) has been scheduled for May 14, the day before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), a Maryland Jockey Club executive told the Maryland Racing Commission Feb. 10.

  • Maryland Dates Meeting May Be 'Bloodbath'

    On Wednesday, representatives of the Maryland Jockey Club will ask the state's racing commission for permission to cease racing at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park for parts of June and July so that Thoroughbreds can race at Colonial Downs. The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association doesn't support the plan.

  • Maryland Horsemen Want Racing in June, July

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has reiterated its position that live racing shouldn't be suspended in the state in June and July, and that Colonial Downs in Virginia should continue to offer Thoroughbred racing in September and early October.

  • VLTs, Purse Supplements Proposed in Maryland

    A flurry of legislative activity in Maryland has left four measures in committee, one which would authorize a constitutional amendment by referendum for video lottery terminals at racetracks. The other bills deal with purse supplements, satellite wagering facilities, and live racing and simulcasting in the evening.