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  • Eyeing slots help, Chuckas takes Md. Jockey Club reins

    Tom Chuckas spent his first official day as the president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club in meetings, only to emerge yesterday to questions about his vision for the sport in Maryland. "The focus is today, and today we don't...
  • For McKay, a stellar track record

    For McKay, a stellar track record
    Sportscasting great Jim McKay, who will be buried today, was passionate about horses and the racing industry. He was a man who could tell you the name of the first horse he bet on as a 14-year-old - Bay Dean - at Laurel Park and how much it paid - $151....
  • Laurel's suit over slots bid turned down

    Maryland's highest court ruled that a dispute over Laurel Park's disqualified bid to open a slot-machine casino should be decided by a state contracting board before being litigated in court. Laurel Park sued the state commission charged with awarding...
  • Tracks balking at slots campaign

    Maryland's pro-slots forces are planning an eight-month campaign for a referendum on expanded gambling that they say would fix the state's budget problems and save horse racing. But those who stand to benefit most - the state's racetrack owners - are...
  • Preakness post positions, early odds

     
    In the draw for post positions yesterday, Preakness favorite Big Brown drew No. 7 in the 13-horse field for Saturday???s 133rd Preakness. Maryland Jockey Club linemaker Frank Carulli made the Kentucky Derby winner a 1-2 favorite Gayego, the 17th-place.......
  • Preakness logo unveiled

     
    The winter holidays are still in front of us but the Maryland Jockey Club is already thinking balmy, as in Preakness Day, 2009. The next Preakness is scheduled for May 16. Yesterday, five months to the day before Maryland's biggest......
  • Preakness Beer Polka

     
    After hearing of the Maryland Jockey Club's decision to prohibit Preakness infield spectators/partyers/lunatics from bringing their own beer into Pimlico Race Course this year, we were reminded of an old polka standard, called "In heaven, there is no...
  • Worst October snow ever struck in 1925

     
    Parts of Colorado are digging out from two to three feet of snow today, the worst October storm in years for the Denver area. And that's why we don't live there.The deepest Baltimore snowstorm ever recorded in October struck on......
  • Tangier's Bistro opens

     
    I finally caught up with one of the owners of Tangier's Bistro Bar and Martini Lounge, which opened Wednesday in Canton, in the spot where Meridian 54 used to be. Alain Suissa, who worked for Washington's Ritz-Carlton for many years......
  • Md. to open bidding today for slots licenses

    As they prepare to open bids for slots licenses today, Maryland officials are casting a wary eye on Kansas, hoping that recent history will not be repeated. In Kansas, two gambling development companies won the rights to build "destination casinos"...
  • 2 slots bidders did not pay fees

    Prospects for a near-term gambling windfall in Maryland fizzled yesterday as state officials acknowledged that two of six bidders for gambling licenses failed to submit millions of dollars in legally required fees and that Baltimore's applicant is...
  • Preakness bans outside beverages from the infield

    Black-eyed Susans and broad-brimmed hats, trademarks of Preakness Day, may be enduring, but another Pimlico tradition is on the way out: Infield spectators will no longer be allowed to bring their own beer and other beverages into the racetrack. Maryland...