Maryland

Palmer to Serve as AAEP On Call Vet for Preakness

Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP, will assist NBC Sports with horse health information as the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) On Call veterinarian at the Preakness Stakes, taking place May 18 at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md. Palmer is standing in for Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, who sustained a head injury prior […]

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425 Catalogued for F-T Midlantic 2-Year-Old Sale

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic division has catalogued 425 juveniles for its 2013 Two-year-olds in Training Sales at Timonium, Maryland, on Monday and Tuesday, May 20th and 21st.  Two under-tack sessions will be held over the Timonium racetrack, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15th and 16th.  Sales and under-tack sessions all begin at 10:00 a.m. Timonium 2-year-old graduates […]

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Maryland tracks and horsemen working on long-term deal

Even though the Nov. 30 deadline for the completion of a long term deal for Maryland racing passed without the contract signed, the outlook towards the deal is still positive. A deal is expected to be finalized before the final meeting of the year on Dec. 18. “I wouldn’t read anything negative into that,” Alan […]

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Pino honored by Maryland Jockey Club

The Maryland Jockey Club honored jockey Mario Pino, who moved into the top 10 on the all-time win list earlier this fall, with a winners’ circle presentation Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. “It’s a great honor and I am very grateful,” Pino said. “Maryland has been great to me, riding here for 30 years, seeing […]

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Maryland OTBs struggling for survival

With OTB wagering plummeting over the past 15 years (down more than $80 million from 1995), Maryland’s four remaining OTBs are worried about their futures. “We’re hanging by our fingernails,” said John “Pappy” Poole, who owns the Cracked Claw with his wife, B.J.

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Maryland equine industry valued at $5.6 billion

With Thoroughbreds leading the way, the Maryland equine industry was valued at $5.6 billion by the U.S. Department of Agriculture census taken in 2010. Of the 81,000 equines in the state, 26,400 are Thoroughbreds, 10,600 are Quarter Horses and 4,700 are Standardbreds. “These data show the significant value and size of the equine industry in […]

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Keeping the Preakness in Maryland

There is much concern over the future of racing in Maryland and even as late as last week, whispers insinuated that the Preakness may possibly even move out of state. But after a meeting with the Governor’s office, MI Developments and Penn National, it appears the one thing they can all agree on is keeping […]

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Mr. Stronach Goes to Maryland

With the racing commission rejecting the plan by MI Developments and Penn National calling for 47 days of live racing in Maryland, Frank Stronach has decided to travel to the state in order to attempt brokering a deal according to an article by John Scheinman. “I will come down to Maryland next week,’ said Stronach. […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WITHOUT SLOTS AT LAUREL PARK, THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED RACING IN MARYLAND

In a letter to the editor in the Baltimore Sun, Maryland resident and former jockey Bobby Lillis stands up against slots at Arundel Mills Mall, claiming that “a slots parlor just 10 minutes away from Laurel Park will take customers away from the track….purse enhancements won’t mean a thing with no track to run at.” […]

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