Keyword: Maryland

  • Shug McGaughey at Pimlico.

    'All Systems Go' for Orb, McGaughey Says

    Orb, the expected heavy favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), jogged and then galloped the morning of May 16 at Pimlico Race Course to give trainer Shug McGaughey every reason to be positive about the colt's chances.

  • Niall Brennan

    Brennan on Orb: 'He Always Moved Forward'

    To Brennan, success is a result of teamwork and talent. Along with wife, Stephanie, Niall operates Niall Brennan Stables in Ocala, Fl. where Kentucky Derby winner Orb received his initial training as a young colt.

  • Orb settles in at Pimlico.

    Orb Comfortable at Classic Distances

    Classice distances can be demanding on a 3-year-old. Shug McGaughey understands the rigors of a 1 1/4-mile race on a young horse, and has no doubt Orb was physically up to the challenge during his Derby victory May 4.

  • Govenor Charlie

    All Systems Go for Govenor Charlie, Others

    Mike Pegram's Govenor Charlie, remains on course for a start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert said May 14. "He came out of his work really, really well," said Baffert. "We are prepared to go."

  • Black Eyed Susans

    Preakness Coverage Begins May 17 on HRRN

    Horse Racing Radio Network, a Lexington-based broadcast organization, announced May 14 they will provide eight hours of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) coverage live from Pimlico Race Course beginning Friday, May 17.

  • Orb worked a half-mile in :47 1/5 at Belmont Park May 13.

    Orb Works Sharp Half-Mile for Preakness

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb turned in a quick half-mile work in :47 1/5 at Belmont Park May 13 and was scheduled to ship to Pimlico Race Course later in the morning.

  • Hollywood Casino Resort at Rosecroft Raceway Proposal.

    PNGI Submits Plan for Rosecroft Casino in MD

    Penn National Gaming Inc. has submitted a formal proposal to build a $700 million casino and resort on the grounds of Rosecroft Raceway, a harness track located just south of Washington, D.C., in Prince George's County, Md.

  • Last Gunfighter
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    Last Gunfighter Invades for Pimlico Special

    John Gunther's Last Gunfighter, who has won five in a row since his maiden victory last October, will invade Maryland and face mostly locally based horses in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 1.

  • Orb at Belmont Park

    Orb Returns to Training at Belmont Park

    On a rainy May 8 morning at Belmont Park, Orb went to the racetrack for the first time since his victory in the Kentucky Derby. The Malibu Moon colt jogged a mile in preparation for the May 18 Preakness Stakes.

  • Preakness Highlights Pimlico Spring Stand

    Live racing in Maryland will shift to historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday, April 4 for a 36-day spring stand, headlined by the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maryland Task Force Faces Uphill Climb

    A task force recently formed to address the struggling Maryland Thoroughbred breeding industry suggested several measures Tuesday to reverse steep declines.

  • Jockey Abel Castellano

    Castellano and Ness Capture Year-End Titles

    Jockey Abel Castellano and trainer Jamie Ness wrapped up year-end titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively at the major Maryland tracks after the Dec. 31 card at Laurel Park.

  • More Funds Available for Maryland-Breds

    The Maryland Horse Breeders Association Dec. 20 noted increased financial opportunities for state-bred winners because of a new racing agreement and projected increases in revenue from video lottery terminals.

  • 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.