Bill Financing Project To Rebuild Pimlico, Laurel Awaits Governor’s Signature

The Racing and Community Development Act of 2020, which authorizes financing for the rebuild of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, cleared the Maryland General Assembly March 18—the final day of an abbreviated session—and goes to Gov. Larry Hogan for consideration. The legislation calls for the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue up to $375 million […]

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Kentucky Derby To Be Held Sept. 5; Preakness, Belmont Stakes Dates Under Review

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced its decision on Tuesday to reschedule the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020, to September 5, 2020, and the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020, to September 4, 2020. These dates […]

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Maryland Senate Okays $375 Million Funding Plan For Pimlico, Laurel Park Renovations

The Maryland State Senate Friday gave final approval to a bill that would provide financing for improvements at both Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore and Laurel Park In Anne Arundel County. The Racing and Community Development Act calls for the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue up to $375 million in 30-year bonds for the racetrack upgrades. […]

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Maxfield ‘Starting To Step Up’ His Training; May Skip Derby, Point To Preakness

Godolphin’s undefeated homebred Maxfield, unraced since taking the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in his second career start Oct. 6, turned in a sharp half-mile breeze Sunday as he continues to work toward his 3-year-old debut. It was the third work since mid-February for Maxfield, all over the main track at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: New Developments In Neighboring States

This week could turn out to be an important turning point for the horse racing industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. The question is, which way is the arrow pointing? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest developments in the neighboring states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Watch The […]

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‘Transformational Plan’ For Preakness, Maryland Horse Racing Introduced By Lawmakers

Legislation to rebuild Pimlico and Laurel Park was introduced by Maryland lawmakers on Monday, with Senate President Bill Ferguson telling the Baltimore Sun he is “confident” the measure that would effectively keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore will pass this year. According to published reports, the bill, sponsored by Sen. Guy Guzzone, chairman of the […]

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Early Triple Crown Nominations Due January 25

Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to compete in the three-race 2020 Triple Crown series – the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI) and $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) – are due Saturday, Jan. 25. Early Triple Crown nominations cost $600 and must be made at the […]

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Multiple Laurel Stakes Winner Alwaysmining To Return On Nov. 30 Card

Five-time stakes winner Alwaysmining, unraced since mid-July, undefeated stablemate Arrifana and nearly a dozen graded-stakes winners are among 102 nominations made to four stakes worth $400,000 in purses Saturday, Nov. 30 at Laurel Park. Kelly Rubley-trained Alwaysmining reeled off five consecutive wins, all in Laurel stakes, over the winter and spring capped by the Federico […]

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Tickets Now On Sale For 145th Running Of Preakness Stakes

The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced today that facility and Preakness Village tickets to Preakness 145 are on sale.  The Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, May 16th and the 96th Black-Eyed Susan (G2) will take place on […]

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