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  • Frank Stronach becomes CEO of Jockey Club parent

    Frank Stronach becomes CEO of Jockey Club parent
    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...
  • Md. Racing Commission rejects Jockey Club plan

    Md. Racing Commission rejects Jockey Club plan
    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...
  • Efforts under way to try to salvage live horse racing in Md.

    Efforts under way to try to salvage live horse racing in Md.
    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...
  • Stronach again fails Maryland horse racing

    Stronach again fails Maryland horse racing
    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...
  • Maryland's racing future uncertain

    Maryland's racing future uncertain
    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....
  • Racing industry agrees Preakness should stay, but no deal

    Racing industry agrees Preakness should stay, but no deal
    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. O'Malley's chief...
  • Laurel Park's fall meet with feature more stakes races, higher average purses

    The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a 69-day fall meet schedule for Laurel Park that will begin Sept. 5 and feature more stakes races and higher average purses than a year ago. The meeting includes 32 stakes races — five more than...
  • Preakness: Kegasus isn't missing

    Preakness: Kegasus isn't missing
    Kegasus, the lovable centaur who hosted last year's Preakness InfieldFest, has been reported missing by the Maryland Jockey Club, and there is speculation that his disappearance is an inside job. The well-designed new Facebook site devoted to the...
  • Kegasus is missing, but is the Preakness to blame?

    Kegasus is missing, but is the Preakness to blame?
    Wanted: new mascot for 137-year-old racing event. Must appeal to the young and Web-savvy. Social media experience required. That's the premise of an anonymous marketing campaign unveiled this month to unseat the tweeting centaur Kegasus as the mascot...
  • Update: Little Big Town, The Darkness, Mr. Greengenes complete Preakness Infield music line-up

    Update: Little Big Town, The Darkness, Mr. Greengenes complete Preakness Infield music line-up
    The country band Little Big Town and the British rock band The Darkness will perform at the Preakness Stakes Infield this year, the Maryland Jockey Club is set to announce this morning.  The bands are the last piece of the live entertainment roster at...
  • Pimlico Race Course unveils new logo

    Pimlico Race Course unveils new logo
    Pimlico Race Course has a new logo. The second-oldest racetrack in the United States unveiled its logo Tuesday. The design features a cupola weather vane -- an iconic track feature -- and a 'Pimlico' script with 'Home of the Preakness' written below....
  • Uncertain times for Rosecroft — again

    Uncertain times for Rosecroft — again
    Horse breeder and trainer Jackie Dale MacLeod was thrilled when Rosecroft Raceway reopened last year after a two-year hiatus. That's because, during that time, MacLeod survived by racing and breeding horses out of state, even though his farm is based in...