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Pimlico Seating Exchanges: Officials Urge Patience Through ‘Extreme Volume Of Calls’

The Maryland Jockey Club was forced to close a section of the grandstand at Pimlico Racecourse due to unsafe conditions, and approximately 3,100 ticket-holders from that section are in need of seating exchanges ahead of the Preakness Stakes. According to the Baltimore Sun, 1,900 of those ticket-holders have been assisted already. “We are currently experiencing an […]

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Las Setas Scores Black Eyed Susan Berth In Weber City Miss

Robert Manfuso, Wayne Harrison and trainer Katherine Voss’ Las Setas won a free entry into the $300,000 Black Eyed Susan (G2) with her victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss at Laurel Park, but the daughter of Seville had to earn it. The Weber City Miss, an about 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-old fillies, was […]

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Alwaysmining Impresses With Double-Digit Victory In Federico Tesio

Impressive as he had been in putting together a five-race win streak, four of them in stakes, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining took it to another level with an 11 ½-length romp in Saturday’s $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio at Laurel Park, punching his ticket to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 38th running of the Tesio for […]

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Pimlico Officials Close Oldest Section Of Grandstand A Month Before Preakness

Officials at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course announced the closure of the oldest part of the track’s grandstand just over one month before thousands will arrive for the 144th Preakness Stakes, reports the Baltimore Sun. The section held 6,670 seats or 17.5 percent of the facility’s capacity, but an engineering firm determined that it is “no longer […]

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Legislators Offer Compromise On Maryland Racetrack Funding Bill

A compromise breathed new life into Maryland legislation that would permit The Stronach Group to use state bonds to fund $120 million in improvements to Laurel Park and the Bowie training center, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. The plan, advanced in the Maryland Senate on Friday for a vote on Monday – […]

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Report: Maryland Legislation To Fund Racetrack Improvements Stalled

With Maryland’s General Assembly set to adjourn on Monday, legislation that would fund improvements at two Stronach Group-owned facilities – Laurel Park racetrack and the Bowie training center – are unlikely to pass, according to the independent news website Maryland Matters. The legislation, which would permit the Maryland Economic Development Corporation to float bonds repayable […]

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Baltimore Mayor Sues Stronach Group In Effort To Block Preakness Move To Laurel

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and three residents of the Park Heights neighborhood near Pimlico race course have filed a lawsuit against The Stronach Group, owners of Pimlico and Laurel Park, in an effort to keep the company from moving the Triple Crown’s middle jewel, the Preakness Stakes, from Pimlico to Laurel, according to the Baltimore […]

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Baltimore Senators Push To Kill Funding For Laurel Park Renovations

Maryland state senators from Baltimore have asked a committee to kill a bill that would provide money for the Stronach Group to invest in Laurel Park. The $120 million needed to renovate Laurel is part of existing budget allocations but the senators from Baltimore want the Budget and Taxation committee to shelve the legislation, according […]

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‘Baltimore Won’t Lose Out’ If Preakness Moves To Laurel, Says Ritvo

The Stronach Group COO Tim Ritvo gave an interview to Off to the Races this Saturday, discussing the polarizing idea of moving the Preakness from Pimlico to Laurel Park in Maryland. According to theracingbiz.com, TSG employed the Sage Policy Group consulting firm to analyze how a Laurel-based Preakness would affect the city of Baltimore. “That study basically […]

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Busher: Please Flatter Me ‘Training Phenomenally,’ ‘Versatile’ Oxy Lady Seeks Rebound

Please Flatter Me remains on target for the $250,000 Busher Invitational on Gotham Day March 9, as trainer Mark Reid said the undefeated Munnings filly remains scheduled for one final workout at Pimlico before shipping to Aqueduct Racetrack. After starting her career 3-for-3, including a 5 ¾-length win in the seven-furlong Gin Talking last out […]

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