Horse Racing

Revived regional horse racing series to return Preakness weekend

Revived regional horse racing series to return Preakness weekend

A revived regional racing series, designed to pump more purse money into Mid-Atlantic tracks, will debut Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course.

The MATCH Series, with $450,000 in owner and trainer bonuses covering five thoroughbred divisions, will take place at tracks in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The series previously ran for five years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and Alan Foreman, general counsel for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the creator of the concept, said horsemen have asked him about it ever since.

Foreman said he’s “delighted” the series, funded by horsemen’s groups from...

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