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Maryland Standardbred Track, Rosecroft Raceway, Enters 70th Season

It was in May of 1949 that breeder, owner and driver William E. Miller opened Rosecroft, the “Raceway by the Beltway.” Seventy years later, just eight minutes from National Harbor, trotters and pacers are still competing at Rosecroft. Beginning Wednesday, the track in Oxon Hill will open for its four-month spring meet. The 12-race program […]

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Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: The No-Lasix Advantage?

One of the unique elements of the Pegasus World Cup is that horses that run without the race-day medication Lasix are given a break in their weights. That advantage has been increased since the World Cup began in 2017. In this edition of the Pegasus World Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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‘Hopefully 2022′: Laurel Park Hosting Breeders’ Cup Among Maryland Plans

The Stronach Group’s Tim Ritvo told the Maryland Senate Budget Committee Wednesday the “master plan” for Maryland racing includes trying to land a Breeders’ Cup at Laurel Park, according to a Blood-Horse report. “It’s a real option. We’re looking at hopefully 2022,” Ritvo said. The Stronach Group COO also said a critical part of the […]

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Snoop Dogg, DJ Mark Ronson Headline Entertainment At Pegasus World Cup

Belinda Stronach (Chairman and President, The Stronach Group) and Groot Hospitality’s David Grutman announced their continued partnership for the upcoming Pegasus World Cup that will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at The Stronach Group’s South Florida entertainment destination, Gulfstream Park. The Stronach Group will team up with Groot Hospitality’s LIV for the second year, to offer an entertainment […]

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CHRB: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Licenses Approved Pending TwinSpires Agreement

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 29, (rescheduled from November 15) at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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Tickets For January’s Eclipse Awards At Gulfstream Park Now On Sale

Tickets for the 48th annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, and featuring the highly anticipated announcement of the 2018 Horse of the Year, are on sale now. The Eclipse Awards will be held Thursday evening, January 24, at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.  Eclipse Awards tickets are available for […]

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Dizzy, Zappa and Zeppelin: Laurel Park’s Clubhouse Festival On Maryland Million Day Reprises Past Music Festivals

There are hundreds of indelible images at Laurel Park. Secretariat and Barbaro winning the Laurel Futurity. Lester Piggott’s three victories in the D.C. International. Ben’s Cat winning his third consecutive Maryland Million Turf Sprints. Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention singing “My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama.” Wait. Led Zeppelin playing “You Shook […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Future Considerations?

The Breeders’ Cup slate of 85 “Win and You’re In” races is behind us and the World Championships at Churchill Downs are only three weeks away. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the most impressive recent performances of the horses headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Plus, what might […]

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Equibase Installs GPS Systems At Several Tracks, Named Official Timer

Equibase Company has installed a global positioning satellite (GPS) system at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park and Pimlico, and has been named the official timer at these tracks, it was announced today. Equibase’s GPS technology partner, Total Performance Data, is based in the United Kingdom and has more than a dozen tracking systems […]

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Golden Gate Fields Posts Substantial Gains In Wagering During Summer Meet

Golden Gate Fields’ Summer Meet, which concluded this past Sunday, posted significant gains in both on-track and all sources pari-mutuel handle, underscored by a 29 percent ($461,289 more a day) increase in average daily handle over the course of a 24-day meet that began Aug. 23. Although the 2017 Summer Meet consisted of 16 racing […]

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