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  • Expanded bonus program boosts Maryland's horse industry

    Expanded bonus program boosts Maryland's horse industry
    When jockey Chelsey Keiser rode Greentree Road, a 6-year-old gelding from Frederick, across the finish line to place second in the fourth race at Laurel Park on Thursday, she earned his owner 20 percent of the $15,000 purse, or $3,000. It was far from...
  • Sheer Drama sets track record on opening day at Laurel

    Laurel Park Sheer Drama sets track record on opening day After a 14-week break, live racing returned to the major Maryland tracks with the opening of the Laurel Park fall meeting. "It is good to be back home," said Laurel Park-based trainer John...
  • Capitals to host 2015 NHL Winter Classic

    NHL Capitals to host 2015 NHL Winter Classic Four years after the Capitals first took part in the NHL's marquee outdoor game, the Winter Classic will come to Washington. Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis will announce this morning that the team will...
  • Horse euthanized at Bowie; test results negative for virus

    Horse euthanized at Bowie; test results negative for virus
    Twenty-seven horses at the Bowie Training Center have been isolated after a filly became sick and had to be euthanized Saturday, according to the Maryland Jockey Club. It was suspected that the horse might have equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), but the...
  • 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....
  • Digest: Russell takes Pimlico jockey title; Vazquez wins trainer crown

    Pimlico Race Course Russell takes jockey title; Vazquez wins trainer crown The Pimlico Race Course spring meeting ended Saturday with jockey Sheldon Russell and trainer Juan Vazquez winning individual titles. The 36-day stand began April 4. Russell...
  • Team Valor's Cerro favored in final stakes

    Pimlico Race Course Cerro, owned by Team Valor International, a partnership that includes Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and his longtime coach, Bob Bowman, is the overwhelming favorite to win Pimlico Race Course's final stakes race of the spring...
  • Marriott theme park, Redskins stadium once planned in Laurel [History Matters]

    Marriott theme park, Redskins stadium once planned in Laurel [History Matters]
    Throughout its history, Laurel's location between two major metropolitan cities has made the town a target for eager developers. Two super-sized projects were proposed, one in the 1970s and one in the 1990s, and both were ultimately defeated after...
  • Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

    Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico
    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...
  • Md. passes thoroughbred breeder incentive program amid bickering

    Md. passes thoroughbred breeder incentive program amid bickering
    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'...
  • Jockeys call for increased disability insurance

    Jockeys call for increased disability insurance
    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...
  • Jockeying for position

    Jockeying for position
    Behind a door just off the paddock area of Pimlico Race Course, several jockeys are prepping for the day's races. They're handicapping the competition, comparing notes on horses and, in at least one case, going through a yoga sequence: reaching back to...