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Maryland: Regulatory anarchy?

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield, sponsors of legislation that would provide federal oversight of medication rules for horse racing, don’t have to travel very far from Washington, D.C., to discover the kind of lax and often fuzzy regulations their bill is designed to end. Recent events at Laurel […]

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Maryland tracks lose less money in 2011

The Maryland Jockey Club lost less money in 2011 than in previous years due to a subsidy from slots. The group also received a $1.7 million contribution from state horsemen. In 2010, Laurel Park and Pimlico lost $20 million. In 2011 they lost just $5.3 million according to the Baltimore Sun. As interest in racing […]

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Maryland, Whose Maryland?

That’s the question a number of people are asking as a lingering dispute over jockeys insurance, racing dates, simulcasting, the relationship between horsemen and track management, and governance of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association itself has bubbled over into a war of words between one faction supporting recently elected MTHA board member and Thoroughbred owner/breeder […]

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Laurel Park: Trainer Capuano notches 3,000th career victory

Twelve days after Todd Pletcher became the 26th trainer in North America to win 3,000 races, Maryland mainstay Dale Capuano joined the elite group with a victory by Father Mudd ($12.40) in Thursday afternoon’s ninth race at Laurel Park. “I was pretty proud when I won our first race so when you get to 3,000 […]

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Maryland Jockey Club unveils new logo for Old Hilltop

The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled a new logo for Pimlico Race Course. Pimlico, which opened on October 25, 1870, is the second oldest racetrack in the United States and is home to the $1 million Preakness Stakes®, the middle jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. The new logo is a composition of two elements. The first […]

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Maryland Jockey Club honors Rapid Redux

The Maryland Jockey Club honored the notable achievements of Rapid Redux with a special ceremony at Laurel Park on Saturday. Rapid Redux became a household name among racing fans and something of a national hero for the underdog in a win streak consisting of 22 consecutive victories, 19 of which occurred in 2011. In an […]

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Laurel Park: Toby’s Corner makes first start since Wood

The Laurel Park racing office was able to attract one of the top contenders from the 2011 Triple Crown trail for Monday’s $200,000 General George Handicap (G2). The General George is race nine of 10 on the holiday card with a post time of approximately 4:40 p.m. Eastern. Toby’s Corner was considered one of the […]

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Jockey Delgado suspended 30 days for Laurel race ride

Jockey Alberto Delgado has been suspended 30 days by Maryland Racing Commission stewards for “failure to put forth his best effort” aboard owner-trainer Dane Kobiskie’s My Sweet Nenana, who finished seventh as the 1-to-2 favorite in a $5,000 claiming race at Laurel Park on Feb. 1. Delgado’s ride was called into question by the That’s […]

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That’s Amore Stable: Suspicious Laurel Park race requires answers

The That’s Amore Stable blog points out the suspicious circumstances surrounding Wednesday’s seventh race at Maryland’s Laurel Park.  Favorite My Sweet Nenana was bet down to 1-2 from her morning line of even money but was taken well in hand by jockey Alberto Delgado out of the gate, even though the daughter of Jazz Club […]

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Connections of Rapid Redux to be honored at Laurel

The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux on Saturday, February 18 at Laurel Park.  Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season a year ago and took home a pair of national awards last month.   The celebration will include a poster giveaway, a winners’ circle presentation […]

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