Bowie Race Track

Could Bowie Rise Again? Facility May Be Used As A Training Center

The Racing Biz reports that Bowie, formerly a staple of the winter Mid-Atlantic circuit, could once more come to life as a training center. Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra suggested the mostly-vacant shell could become “a world class facility” serving Laurel Park as Palm Meadows does for Gulfstream Park. Sinatra said […]

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Maryland Track Photographer Says 47-Year Job Is ‘Best Of Both Worlds’

Visitors who find their way up several flights of stairs and navigate a maze of hallways to Jim McCue’s small cluttered office behind Laurel Park’s grandstand are immediately greeted by a massive, full-color print of Secretariat hanging just inside the door. Big Red’s shiny chestnut coat glistens in the sun under Ron Turcotte, both long […]

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HRI – Bill Christine: Save Bowie

Those in the Maryland racing industry are certainly most concerned about the future of Pimlico, Laurel and the Preakness. But Horse Race Insider Bill Christine has a soft spot for the old Bowie Race Track.

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Maryland Memories: Historic track likely to close for good

They haven’t raced at Maryland’s Bowie Race Track for 25 years, but the memories (and probably a few ghosts) still linger, as the 96-year-old track serves as a local training center. But soon, the memories and the ghosts may disappear altogether. Monday, the Maryland Racing Commission meets to consider a plan that would shut down […]

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