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Friday Stronach 5 Features Races From Gulfstream, Pimlico, Santa Anita

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool, will be highlighted by turf races from Gulfstream Park, Pimlico Race Course and Santa Anita Park. Post time for the national pick 5 will be 5 p.m. The Stronach 5 will also feature six furlong events on the main track from Golden Gate […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Files Motion To Dismiss, Says Baltimore ‘Has No Right To Confiscate’ Pimlico

The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that it filed a motion to dismiss Baltimore City’s lawsuit captioned, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, et al. v. The Stronach Group, et al., Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24-C-19-001776. That lawsuit seeks to condemn and confiscate the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course, the Woodlawn Vase, […]

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Coalition Representing Major U.S. Tracks Announces Lasix Ban For 2-Year-Old Races, Then Stakes

A coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new horse racing initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021.  Coalition racetracks that have signed on to this initiative […]

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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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Stronach 5 Friday Lineup: Four Tracks, One Hour, 12 Percent Takeout

Friday’s Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout and a $100,000 guaranteed pool, will include two turf races from Gulfstream Park and a maiden special weight event from Santa Anita Park for 3-year-old fillies. The Stronach 5 begins at 5:16 p.m. with maiden fillies and mares going six furlongs at Laurel Park. After an allowance […]

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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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IFHA Chairman: ‘In Complete Support’ Of Stronach Group Moves, Asks Others To Join

The following statement was released Monday from Louis Romanet, chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA): The IFHA, composed of racing authorities and race organizers from all major racing jurisdictions across more than 50 countries, has as its core missions to protect the safety of horses and riders and to ensure the integrity […]

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The Friday Show: A Game-Changer For The Horse Racing Industry?

The owner of Santa Anita Park announced a list of unprecedented reform measures Thursday, in the wake of the 22nd equine fatality at the current meet. According to its proposal for Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields, the Stronach Group’s “house rules” would create new restrictions on the use of therapeutic medications and riding crops, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: A Maryland Melee?

Within the last few days, Baltimore’s mayor put up the dukes against the Stronach Group over the status of Pimlico Race Course and the second leg of the Triple Crown. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk about the future of the Preakness and horse racing in Baltimore and […]

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Baltimore Mayor, Stronach Group Knock Heads Over Future Racetrack Plans

The mayor of Baltimore isn’t going down without a fight in the effort to save Pimlico Race Course. In a letter to Maryland’s governor and state legislative leaders, Catherine Pugh takes aim at a Stronach Group plan to create one “super track” at Laurel Park and an equine training and health center at Bowie instead […]

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