| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Maryland horsemen learned Monday afternoon they'd have to wait longer for a definitive answer on the state's racing dates for the 2012 season.
"We've had productive meetings," said John McDaniel, a member of the Maryland Racing Commission who has...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:19 PM
The thoroughbred industry missed Thursday's deadline to submit a long-term business plan to sustain the sport to the Maryland General Assembly.
A state law enacted earlier this year to provide slot subsidies to the state's struggling racetracks called...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:48 AM
The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2012 Preakness logo for the 137th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, to be run May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.
The 2012 logo, in traditional Maryland colors of red, gold, and black, depicts...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:43 AM
When Mario Pino got his first look at his mount for the second race at Laurel Park on a brisk fall afternoon last month, he wasn't impressed.
Sizing up the field of nine, the Ellicott City jockey thought Torcello was unlikely to bring him any closer...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
The owner of Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association reached a tentative agreement Saturday to maintain 146 days of live racing next year, avoiding another last-minute showdown that threatened the...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course plans to ask the state for up to $6 million in slots subsidies to help support the day-to-day operations of the tracks next year.
The move is part of the Maryland Jockey Club's deal with the Maryland...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 3:17 PM
A growing number of thoroughbreds are being groomed for new roles following their days on the race track, including assignments as fox hunters, riding horses, pets and show jumpers.
Maryland thoroughbred trainer Rodney Jenkins points to the...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Frank Stronach, Pimlico's owner and a successful breeder, wants to bring horse ownership to the masses — by selling stock in six new racehorse investment companies.
For $10 a share, investors could own a piece of thoroughbreds that would be trained...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Maroon 5 and the rapper Wiz Khalifa will headline this year's Preakness Infield May 19 at Pimlico Race Track, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday morning.
It's the fourth year the Infield has hosted marquee performers as part of the InfieldFEST, an...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 10:39 PM
Lacie Slew rallied from next-to-last to win the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, the Saturday feature at Laurel Park.
Sent to post as the second choice in the field of five fillies and mares, Lacie Slew carried Joe Rocco Jr. to a one-length victory...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:24 PM
The owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course plans to ask the state for up to $6 million in slots subsidies to help run 146 days of live racing at the two tracks next year.
The move was part of a deal approved Tuesday by the Maryland Racing...
| Dec 22, 2011
The pendulum for Maryland horse racing has swung again, and Maryland Jockey Club owner Frank Stronach has agreed to a full schedule of live racing for 2012, provided the horsemen and state pony up millions in subsidies to cover losses at the track. This...