| May 19, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there.
Many at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, from celebrated trainers to $2 bettors, offered thoughts of what to do with Old Hilltop, the methuselan home of the 138th Preakness Stakes.
The Maryland Jockey...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The Maryland Racing Commission passed a revised incentive program Tuesday meant to persuade thoroughbred breeders to operate in the state and owners of those horses to run on its tracks, but might have shattered the harmony achieved among the sports'...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Jockey Rosie Napravnik (Hereford) closed out a career-best season Dec. 31, securing the highest spot ever for a female jockey on the North American leader board.
Finishing the year with $12,451,713 in purse earnings and 193 wins with 191 seconds and 167...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Minutes before Tuesday’s meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission, officials representing tracks and horsemen from throughout the state staked out space in a darkened lounge at Laurel Park. They shuffled through paperwork, then wrote quickly on the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Laurel Park canceled live racing after the second race Wednesday due to inclement weather, the Maryland Jockey Club announced in a news release.
Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will remain open for simulcasting.
Live racing is scheduled to resume...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:24 PM
A 10-year deal signed Friday promises to stabilize Maryland's storied horse racing industry by encouraging capital improvements at Pimlico and Laurel Park and guaranteeing at least 100 live racing days each year, according to the state's track operators,...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Maryland's horse racing industry has faced a multitude of threats in recent decades — increased competition from other forms of gambling; massive subsidies to horsemen, breeders and tracks in other states; an aging fan base and a general decline...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The Maryland Racing Commission set a Nov. 30 deadline for the completion of what could be an unprecedented 10-year deal to outline the future of horse racing in the state.
It will come and go without signatures on the contract.
"I wouldn't read...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs.
Yet Bailey considers himself lucky. He never...