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Jockey Ramon Dominguez eligible for Hall of Fame this year

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has cleared the way for retired jockey Ramon Dominguez, who won 1,010 races in Maryland, to be eligible for the Hall of Fame this year. A three-time Eclipse Award winner, Dominguez was injured and forced to end his career in 2013, but can be considered...

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  • Bob Baffert leads trainers with 35 Triple Crown early nominations

    Bob Baffert leads trainers with 35 Triple Crown early nominations

    Bob Baffert is ahead of the pack again, leading all trainers with 35 horses nominated to the Triple Crown races. The trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has nearly 10 percent of the 368 early nominations released by Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday. Business is good after...

  • State fair simulcast meeting set for Feb. 11

    State fair simulcast meeting set for Feb. 11

    The Maryland Racing Commission will hold a meeting Feb. 11 about adding year-round horse race simulcasting to the state fairgrounds in Timonium. The Maryland Jockey Club has been installing monitors and furniture in a 2,500-square-foot area of the grandstand in anticipation of opening the simulcasting...

  • Meeting on controversial racing simulcast at Timonium fairgrounds postponed

    Meeting on controversial racing simulcast at Timonium fairgrounds postponed

    Among many blizzard-inspired cancellations is a meeting that would have discussed a proposal for year-round simulcast horse-racing and betting at the state fairgrounds in Timonium. The meeting was scheduled for Friday at the fairgrounds, but officials of the Maryland Racing Commission canceled...

  • Plan for simulcast racing at state fairgrounds draws opposition

    Plan for simulcast racing at state fairgrounds draws opposition

    The Maryland Jockey Club plans to open a horse racing simulcasting and off-track betting facility at the state fairgrounds in Timonium next week, angering elected officials and community leaders who say they were caught off-guard by the plan. The jockey club has already installed flat-screen monitors...

  • First Hollywood Park stadium scenario would have helped horse racing

    First Hollywood Park stadium scenario would have helped horse racing

    There is no shortage of finger-pointing when it comes to blaming the root causes of horse racing's long slide in this country. There's the lack of uniformity between states in regard to medication and the perception of cheating. There's the large takeout that tracks grab from the bettors, in some...

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