| 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...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 11:35 AM
Frank Stronach, the founder and chairman of the Maryland Jockey Club's majority owner MI Developments, has also taken on the role of chief executive officer.
The management change, announced late Thursday, comes amid uncertainty at the Jockey Club, which...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 7:12 PM
Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks may not host live racing next year — potentially jeopardizing the Preakness Stakes — after the state's racing commission on Monday rejected a plan to drastically curtail the racing schedule at Laurel...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 7:37 PM
State officials and the horse-racing industry vowed on Tuesday to try to salvage live thoroughbred racing in Maryland next year, though it remains unclear if the various stakeholders can come together to forge a viable plan.
With just five weeks before...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:46 PM
The best spin you can give Frank Stronach is that he has good intentions but makes bad deals with inappropriate partners — people who seem more interested in slot-machine riches than in the thoroughbred racing he loves.
To get Joseph De Francis and...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 3:49 PM
Maryland's thoroughbred owners, trainers and breeders have long worried that their industry is on the brink of collapse, issuing dire warnings about the potential loss of the Preakness Stakes, the state's biggest annual entertainment and sporting event....
| Dec 6, 2010
| 6:54 PM
Although various players in the state's thoroughbred racing industry may disagree on how to sustain the sport, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office said Monday that everyone agreed on one thing: keeping the Preakness Stakes in Maryland.
| Dec 10, 2010
| 5:11 PM
The owners of Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks proposed Friday to run 77 days of live racing next year at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course that would conclude after the Preakness Stakes in May.
Meanwhile, the tracks' minority owner, Penn...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 4:05 PM
Eminent domain, which gives government authority to forcibly purchase private property, is a last resort in countries that aren't run by juntas or Politburos.
It's potent and potentially abusive. It should be exercised only in matters of public...