Maryland horse racing

Grade 1 Winners To Have Entry, Starting Fee Waived For 2019 Season At Laurel

In preparation for this weekend’s kickoff at Laurel Park, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today an incentive program for graded-stakes winners that participate in its stakes schedule for the 2019 season. With the exception of the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown to be run Saturday, May 18, any Grade 1 […]

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Trainers: If Pimlico Closes For Training, We May Have To Leave Maryland

After a report was released last week indicating it would take $424 million to rebuild Pimlico Race Course, trainers stabled there spoke to The Racing Biz about the practical considerations of having to face a future without racing at the historic facility. While some wondered how Laurel Park could sustain turf racing for the majority […]

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Laurel Park Moves To Four-Day Weeks Thursday For Fall Meet

Live racing at Laurel Park expands to four days a week starting with a nine-race program Thursday, Oct. 4. Post time is 1:10 p.m. Racing will be conducted Thursdays through Sundays for October and November before going back to a Friday through Sunday schedule in December. The 61-day fall meet concludes Monday, Dec. 31. Thursday’s card features a $40,000 maiden special […]

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3-Year-Old Turf Race, National Pick 5 Among New Features Of Laurel Park’s Fall Meet

A September to remember featuring three Super Saturdays serving up 18 stakes, two graded, worth $1.8 million in purses, three Mid-Atlantic Championship Series finals and the debut of a $150,000 turf race for 3-year-olds and a national Pick 5 wager begins Friday, Sept. 7 when live racing returns to Laurel Park for its 61-day fall meet. A […]

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Stronach: Pimlico Could Keep Preakness, Become An ‘Urban Farm’

Although 85-year-old Frank Stronach has previously suggested he was considering moving the Preakness from struggling Pimlico Race Course to the recently-renovated Laurel Park, a Baltimore Sun interview published Tuesday suggested he may be open to changing his mind. Noting his concern about poverty in the area surrounding Pimlico, Stronach suggested he would like to see […]

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The Mid-Atlantic’s Long Legacy Of Horsemanship

Although Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” a quick trip east to Maryland or Virginia provides excellent reminders that it doesn’t hold a monopoly on the title. In fact, you might say Kentucky wouldn’t have gotten to be “Kentucky” without the particular brand of horsemen who got a start in the […]

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Preakness Alibi Breakfast: Just Enjoying The Ride

The Alibi Breakfast is a Preakness tradition dating back to the 1930s. It has evolved over the years into a chance for fans and connections to rub elbows while trainers crack jokes and make predictions about the weekend’s race. The event has expanded to include a handful of awards for industry and media members, as […]

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All Breeds To Be Represented At Maryland Horse Industry Day

Representatives from Maryland’s horse industry will meet Tuesday in Annapolis for a series of meetings and to announce plans for an upcoming economic impact study. Maryland Horse Industry Partners is hosting the ‘Maryland Horse Industry Day’, during which there will be a series of events held all afternoon. Representatives of the group told the Blood-Horse that the […]

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PR Special Maryland Million: Jim McKay’s Lasting Legacy

The Paulick Report is pleased to present a special print publication for the 30th edition of the Maryland Million at Laurel Park. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick recalls the life and legacy of sportscaster and Maryland Million founder Jim McKay, as well as the Million’s most influential stallion, Not For Love. Handicappers […]

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Maryland Steroid Positives Raise Questions For Veterinarians

In a recent commentary for DVM 360, Dr. Ed Kane wrote that the anabolic steroid positives detected in Maryland at the end of 2014 and 2015 raise a number of questions about the responsibilities of veterinarians on the backstretch. Although experts agree that there are appropriate applications of anabolic steroids in the treatment of certain […]

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