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  • 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...
  • Maryland Jockey Club unveils new logo for Laurel Park

    The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled a new logo Wednesday for Laurel Park Race Course. "The abstract horse represents the future of racing-respecting where we have been and looking forward to where we are going," Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas...
  • Excitement brewing as Laurel Park opens fall meet

    Excitement brewing as Laurel Park opens fall meet
    Purses are up, stakes and turf races are on the rise and more trainers and horses are coming to fill the stalls at the Bowie Training Center and Laurel Park, which opens its fall meet Wednesday. "Everybody is pretty excited," Maryland Jockey Club...
  • Pimlico's per-day handle drops during longer Preakness meet

    Pimlico's per-day handle drops during longer Preakness meet
    With a new long-term racing deal in place, increased breeding activity in the state and planned improvements to Maryland's two thoroughbred tracks, horse racing seems to be barreling toward a brighter future in a state where it had once been so important....
  • Could the Breeders' Cup ever come to Baltimore?

    Could the Breeders' Cup ever come to Baltimore?
    The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year. Santa Anita, of course, is owned by the...
  • Jockey Ramon Dominguez retires from racing because of head injury

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez retires from racing because of head injury
    Ramon Dominguez, who won 1,010 races in Maryland, has retired from horse racing after suffering a head injury at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York on Jan. 18. The 36-year-old jockey announced his retirement through the New York Racing Association on Thursday...
  • Task force recommends reserving more slots money for Md. horses

    Task force recommends reserving more slots money for Md. horses
    Maryland's aggressive maneuvering to regain horse racing business lost to neighboring states moved forward Tuesday with a proposal to restructure purse allocations and divert more money to local horses. A task force that has studied the state's ailing...
  • Pitbull, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to headline Preakness InfieldFest 2013

    Pitbull, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to headline Preakness InfieldFest 2013
    Rappers Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline this year's Preakess InfieldFest May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, organizers announced Monday morning. In recent years, Pitbull has become one of Top 40's most consistent acts, both in the U.S. and...
  • Power ranking the best in Baltimore sports this week

    Power ranking the best in Baltimore sports this week
    Every Monday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will rank the most significant athletes and events in Baltimore sports that week based on accomplishments on and off the field. Because, well, why not? Today, I debut this fun weekly feature,...
  • Maryland Jockey Club submits plan for racetrack redevelopment

    Maryland Jockey Club submits plan for racetrack redevelopment
    The Maryland Jockey Club, which owns both Pimlico and Laurel Park, submitted its plan for capital improvements to the state Friday. The plan has not yet become public but likely will early next week when it has been reviewed by the Maryland Racing...
  • Ravens fans bask in glory of Super Bowl victory

    Ravens fans bask in glory of Super Bowl victory
    On Monday, the realization began to set in for Baltimore-area residents that the Ravens' victory in the Super Bowl on Sunday night was something they would remember for the rest of their lives. With memory-making in mind, Shemirra House-Massie took...
  • Major redevelopment of Laurel Park proposed again

    Major redevelopment of Laurel Park proposed again
    Pimlico is home to some of the most exhilarating and important horse races in history. It annually hosts the Preakness, the second stop on the road to the Triple Crown and primary revenue-driver for its ownership group. As the Maryland Jockey Club charts...