mike rogers

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Tours Laurel Park: ‘I Think It’s Going To Be Great’

Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford toured Laurel Park’s renovated facility Saturday afternoon to kick off Winter Carnival in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Rutherford toured the many renovations at Laurel and visited the fundraiser for jockey Fray Martinez, who was diagnosed in December with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Martinez, 21, and his wife, Yelitza, […]

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Sinatra Singing A Happy Tune At Laurel

Sal Sinatra looked like a kid in a candy store when he was seen wandering through Laurel Park last Saturday during the track’s 30th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million day program. And why not? The weather was pleasant, the racing was good, and the crowd of just over 19,000 was happy to see so many […]

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Rome To Be Keynote Speaker At Thoroughbred Owner Conference

Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of “The Jim Rome Show” on CBS Sports Radio and “Jim Rome On Showtime,” will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, The Jockey Club, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association host the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Hallandale Beach, Fla., in January 2016. The conference […]

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Stronach Group appoints new president, COO

The Stronach Group today named Mike Rogers President and Tim Ritvo Chief Operating Officer of its Racing Division, effective immediately. Rogers has over 28 years experience in the Horse Racing Industry. Prior to the appointment as President, Rogers was Vice President of The Stronach Group, Racing Division. Ritvo has been President and General Manager of […]

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Preakness could be run on Sunday next year

The owners of Pimlico Race Course are mulling the idea of moving the Preakness to the third Sunday in May next year after a successful experiment in switching the Florida Derby from a Saturday to a Sunday this year. Mike Rogers, who works closely with Frank Stronach, came up with concept of repositioning the Florida […]

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Rogers Appointed to Equibase Management Committee

Press Release Mike Rogers, vice president, operations, of the racing and gaming division of MI Developments Inc. (MID), has been appointed by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America (TRA) to the Equibase Management Committee, it was announced today by Nick Nicholson, chairman of Equibase.  “We welcome Mike to the committee and look forward to the […]

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Concerns over future for Awesome Feather

Undefeated Awesome Feather, whose two-year-old campaign ended with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs last November, may face an uncertain future due to concerns about a tendon injury that has kept her from returning to the track. “She’s got a bit of a profile in her tendon,” said Adena Springs […]

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