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  • At Preakness time, a new optimism

    At Preakness time, a new optimism
    The Preakness Stakes arrives at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday absent one of the event's hallowed traditions. Sure, there will be sundresses and hats, black-eyed Susans, drunken infield revelry and, in a recent addition to the bill, faux-mythological...
  • Public offering under way on Frank Stronach horse companies

    Marylanders interested in owning thoroughbred horses can purchase shares in six racing investment companies founded by Frank Stronach, the owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course. The stock offering began earlier this month, allowing investors in...
  • Gambling's most taxing issue

    Gambling's most taxing issue
    This Wednesday's planned opening of the half-billion-dollar Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills marks a red-letter day in Maryland gaming history. The scale of the enormous, 330,000-square-foot facility is stunning: It will eventually house 4,750...
  • Secretariat gets Preakness record, completes Triple Crown (again)

    Secretariat gets Preakness record, completes Triple Crown (again)
    Secretariat wins again. More than 39 years after the super horse won the Preakness on his way to a Triple Crown, the Maryland Racing Commission ruled Tuesday that he had set what was then a track and is still a race record, covering the mile-and-three-...
  • The Interview: Robert J. Norton

    The Interview: Robert J. Norton
    Amid legal wrangling and a ballot fight, it seemed as though the casino proposed for Arundel Mills would never become a reality. Nearly two years ago, the state's slots commission awarded Anne Arundel County's sole slots license to Baltimore developer...
  • Howard County: Live and Local

    Concerts Gail force in Laurel Columbia-based jazz singer Gail Marten can be heard Saturday, Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., in the Terrace Room at the Laurel Park Clubhouse in Laurel. Marten will perform with the trio Delecta, which includes pianist Mike Noonan,...
  • Prince George's Council votes to table slots bill

    Three years after voters statewide approved a referendum allowing slot machines at limited sites in Maryland, the Prince George's County Council voted 5-4 on Nov. 15 to table a bill that would prohibit slots in the county. In the final legislative...
  • Talks to determine Maryland's horse racing schedule moving slowly

    Maryland horsemen learned Monday afternoon they'd have to wait longer for a definitive answer on the state's racing dates for the 2012 season. "We've had productive meetings," said John McDaniel, a member of the Maryland Racing Commission who has...
  • Thoroughbred racing industry misses racing-date deadline

    The thoroughbred industry missed Thursday's deadline to submit a long-term business plan to sustain the sport to the Maryland General Assembly. A state law enacted earlier this year to provide slot subsidies to the state's struggling racetracks called...
  • Eighttofasttocatch wires field in Jennings Handicap

    Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish in the $75,000 Jennings Handicap on Saturday at Laurel Park. First away from the gate under Sheldon Russell, the 5-year-old son of Not For Love opened up on his five rivals through the turn, where Russell...
  • Rapid Redux ties a modern U.S. record with 19th victory of the year

    Rapid Redux ties a modern U.S. record with 19th victory of the year
    Rapid Redux won for the 19th time in as many starts this year, taking Tuesday's sixth race at Laurel Park by outstepping five starter allowance runners. The victory, the 21st straight for the 5-year-old, ties the modern-day United States record for...
  • Jockey Pino nears goal of becoming one of racing's top 10 all-time winners

    Jockey Pino nears goal of becoming one of racing's top 10 all-time winners
    When Mario Pino got his first look at his mount for the second race at Laurel Park on a brisk fall afternoon last month, he wasn't impressed. Sizing up the field of nine, the Ellicott City jockey thought Torcello was unlikely to bring him any closer...