Maryland Jockey Club Creates Social Media Campaign Celebrating ‘Backstretch Heroes’

While the spotlight regularly shines on the horses and horsemen that bring national and international attention to Maryland’s Thoroughbred industry, the Maryland Jockey Club has launched a campaign to recognize the people whose passion and work behind the scenes play a large part in that success. Created by administrative manager Erin McElwee, “Backstretch Heroes” is […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Opens Eighth OTB In Frederick

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled its eighth off-track betting facility Monday with the opening of its newest location at Long Shot’s sports bar in the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. Situated along I-270 at 5400 Holiday Drive in Frederick, the event center is located across the road from the Francis Scott Key Mall and in […]

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Heavy Rain Washes Out Remainder Of Friday Card At Pimlico

Pimlico Race Course cancelled its Friday card after Race 5 due to heavy rains that swept through the area. “There was a lot of rain in a very short period of time and our priority is always the safety of our human and equine athletes as well as our patrons,” said Maryland Jockey Club President […]

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Bertram Tops MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament To Score BCBC Berth

Alex Bertram of Kingsville, Md. finished with a balance of $4,067 to edge Mark Sapperstein and capture the spring session of the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday, March 16 at Laurel Park. The tournament was open to players for a fee of $300, which covered a $100 entry fee and $200 bankroll. […]

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Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show At Pimlico Scheduled For July 7

The seventh annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show presented by Beyond the Wire will take place Saturday, July 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the infield at historic Pimlico Race Course. All proceeds from ticket sales and entry fees will benefit Beyond the Wire, Thoroughbred aftercare program launched in 2016 by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. Since 2012, the Totally […]

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Maryland Jockey Club’s 2017 Handle Exceeds $600 Million

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today total handle on races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2017 exceeded $600 million for the first time since 2008. Total handle was $627.3 million compared to $560.1 million in 2016 while average handle was $3.3 million, up from $3.091 million in 2016. There was also a […]

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Maryland: Longtime Track Photographer McCue To Be Honored At Alibi Breakfast

Longtime track photographer Jim McCue, whose career includes documenting four Triple Crown champions, has been selected to receive the 2017 Special Award of Merit, given by the Maryland Jockey Club to those who have made a positive impact on the racing industry. McCue, in his 48th year as an official photographer at all Maryland tracks, […]

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Stall Applications For Laurel Park Fall Meet Due Sept. 5

Stall applications for Laurel Park’s lucrative fall/winter meet, featuring 32 stakes (four graded) and five Super Saturdays with four or more stakes races, are due by Monday, Sept. 5. Highlights of Laurel’s fall schedules include: · Commonwealth Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 featuring the $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2), $200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (G2) and $150,000 […]

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Maryland Jockey Club To Complete Facility Upgrades This Week

The Maryland Jockey Club will complete two of several major projects this week at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park. A new LED, high-definition board – measuring 21-feet high and 32-feet wide in Pimlico’s infield – will be installed this week as the Maryland Jockey Club prepares for the 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May […]

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