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Baffert's Mor Spirit wins Kentucky Derby tuneup at Santa Anita Park

Mor Spirit won the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes by 11/2 lengths at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., reinforcing his status as the top 3-year-old in the barn of Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert. Ridden by Gary Stevens, the horse ran 11/16 miles in 1 minute, 43.21 seconds and paid...

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  • 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...

  • Laurel Park to run Friday, cancels Saturday and Sunday races

    Laurel Park to run Friday, cancels Saturday and Sunday races

    Laurel Park announced today that it will go ahead with its scheduled Friday afternoon program but has canceled live racing for both Saturday and Sunday because of an impending winter storm. Laurel and Pimlico will be closed for simulcasting Saturday, but they are tentatively scheduled to open for...

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