| Jun 16, 2011
| 3:16 PM
The co-owners of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course have ended their tumultuous one-year partnership, leaving Maryland's thoroughbred racetrack operator with a single owner.
Penn National Gaming said Thursday it had agreed to sell its minority stake...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 6:45 PM
The Cordish Cos. can resume work on what is expected to be the state's most lucrative slots parlor at Arundel Mills mall, after opponents withdrew a legal challenge that has delayed the project for several weeks.
Opponents said the developer's promises...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:46 PM
The Maryland Racing Commission on July 6 is to consider a request to resume live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County after nearly three years.
Rosecroft's new owner, Penn National Gaming, submitted a license application in May...
| Jul 3, 2011
Greg Avioli is not new to thoroughbred racing.
But the former chief executive of the Breeders' Cup race still faces a difficult task in running The Stronach Group's racing business, which took full control of the financially ailing Maryland Jockey Club...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:27 PM
The state is expected to mediate negotiations on a new simulcasting agreement between Rosecroft Raceway and representatives of Maryland's thoroughbred racing.
A state law aimed at helping the ailing industry calls for state-led mediation if Rosecroft and...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Maryland labor secretary Alexander Sanchez will begin leading mediation next week on a new simulcasting agreement between Rosecroft Raceway and representatives of Maryland's thoroughbred racing industry.
The state-led mediation comes after Penn...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:32 PM
The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase.
After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget...
| Oct 24, 2010
| 7:08 PM
Voters in Anne Arundel County are nearly evenly split on a ballot referendum that will decide the fate of a planned billion-dollar slots casino and entertainment complex at Arundel Mills mall, according to a new Baltimore Sun poll.
Forty-seven percent of...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 5:00 PM
Opponents of slots at Arundel Mills mall are asking Maryland's attorney general to investigate claims that the Cordish Cos. violated election law by offering ownership stakes and perks to local business owners in exchange for support of its planned...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 6:19 PM
Maryland's horse racing interests have warned for years that the industry's long tradition would come to an end without the legalization of slot machine gambling in the state.
They just never imagined the slots casino would rise in the parking lot of...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 9:27 PM
Delivering surprising if tenuous hope to Maryland's horse-racing industry, track owner Frank Stronach reversed his organization's move to slash thoroughbred meets and end races at Laurel Park next year, saying he hopes to strike a deal with breeders and...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 4:06 PM
The future of Laurel Park was further clouded Tuesday, after the racetrack's minority owner said it still supports plans to eliminate live horse racing there.
Penn National Gaming, which owns 49 percent of the Maryland Jockey Club, the umbrella group for...