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Stronach proposes richest thoroughbred race in history

Stronach proposes richest thoroughbred race in history

The Stronach Group, which owns and operates Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, has proposed creating the most lucrative thoroughbred race in history — a $12-million event known as the Pegasus World Championship.

Stronach Group founder Frank Stronach said he envisions holding the race in January at Gulfstream Park in Florida or Santa Anita Park in California. But given the company's ramped up commitment to Maryland racing, might this mega-event one day be held at a renovated Laurel Park?

"The short answer is yes, something like this could eventually happen here," said Bruce...

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