Keyword: Maryland

  • 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.

  • Harry Meyerhoff with Spectacular Bid

    Meyerhoff, Owner of Spectacular Bid, Dies

    Harry Meyerhoff, owner of 1980 Horse of the Year and dual classic winner Spectacular Bid, died Feb. 11 of stroke complications at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. He was 86.

  • 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.

  • Green Gratto wins Gravesend Stakes

    Green Gratto Among Nine in General George

    Green Gratto, who has become a force in the New York sprinter ranks in the fall and winter, is among nine horses entered for the $250,000 General George Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park.

  • F-T Satisfied With Midlantic Mixed Sale Move

    Fasig-Tipton's experiment in moving its Midlantic winter mixed sale to late January from its traditional December date seemingly bore fruit Jan. 31 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

  • Showalter

    All Eyes on Showalter in Laurel Park Stakes

    A 2-year-old gelding with strong ties to the Baltimore Orioles figures to get plenty of attention in the $50,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity for state-breds, one of five stakes on the Dec. 26 program at Laurel Park.

  • Ben's Cat

    Ben's Cat to be Rested; Back in 2016

    Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury reported Thursday that his 9-year-old multiple graded stakes winner Ben's Cat will get the winter off following his seventh-place finish Nov. 24 in the Fabulous Strike Handicap.

  • Lady Sabelia won the 2014 Willa On the Move Stakes.

    Lady Sabelia Tops Willa On the Move Stakes

    Grade II winner Lady Sabelia will be seeking to defend her title as she tops a field of seven fillies and mares entered in the Willa On the Move Stakes, one of three stakes each worth $100,000 at Laurel Park Dec. 5.

  • Laurel Park will see an expansion of its schedule in 2016

    Maryland Continues Rebuild of Racing Program

    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.

  • Private Zone

    De Francis Dash Nominees Have BC Ties

    Two competitors from the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and another who was nominated but opted for a New York-bred stakes are among 27 nominees for the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park Nov. 14.

  • Not Abroad won 2012 Maryland Million Classic

    Not Abroad Returns for MD Million Classic

    Rebecca Davis' Not Abroad, an 8-year-old Not For Love horse who returned Oct. 2 after almost three years away from the races, is one of 11 entered in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, which he won in 2012.

  • Stormy Regatta (left) and Lola Beaux (right) finished first and third in the Riskaverse Stakes on August 27.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-g5zb5PL">Order This Photo</a>

    Lola Beaux Takes on Stormy Regatta Again

    Gregory Bentley's Lola Beaux, a daughter of Equiano who began her career in Ireland, steps into graded stakes company Sept. 26 when she faces 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Laurel.

  • Force The Pass

    Force the Pass Heads Commonwealth Derby

    Belmont Derby (gr. IT) winner Force the Pass hopes to rebound from a third in the Aug. 15 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) and towers over a field of eight in the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) at Laurel Sept. 19.

  • Laurel Park

    MJC: Laurel Meet Offered Building Blocks

    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.

  • Stallion Admiral Alex's First Starter Wins

    Maryland-based stallion Admiral Alex picked up his first winner Aug. 14 when his first starter Captain Alex scored a clear victory in his debut, a 5 1/2-furlong maiden-claiming race at Laurel Park.

  • Michael Dickinson

    Dickinson Decides to Return to Training

    Michael Dickinson announced Aug. 3 he will return to training racehorses this fall after a seven-year break. He will be based at his Tapeta Farm in Maryland and hopes to have 20-30 horses in his stable.