| 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.
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:11 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:39 AM
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....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:44 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Like many horse racing tracks across the country, the Ocean Downs harness track on the Eastern Shore is hemorrhaging money. It lost an average of $2 million annually for the past five years.
Ocean Downs' owner, William Rickman, wants the state's help. He...