Keyword: Maryland

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maryland Voters OK Gambling Expansion

    Gambling in Maryland will soon include table games such as blackjack and a casino near Washington, D.C., after voters Nov. 6 approved an expansion measure that generated an expensive political advertising campaign.

  • Two horses finish on even turns for first and two are deadlocked for third.

    Laurel Race Finishes With Two Dead Heats

    Race seven at Laurel Park in Maryland literally went down to the wire Oct. 8 as four horses arrived at the finish line together, resulting in a rather unique climax, a dead heat for first and a dead heat for third.

  • Cal Nation

    Cal Nation to Stand at Merryland Farm

    Kentucky's WinStar Farm and Maryland's Country Life Farm (owned by Josh and Mike Pons) have reached a co-ownership agreement to stand WinStar's homebred colt Cal Nation at the Pons' Merryland Farm near Hydes, Md., in 2013.