Community members trekked from all over Anne Arundel County Monday night to discuss the proposed renovations to Laurel Park and potential impacts to the county should a proposed $173 million redevelopment make it the primary site for horse racing in the state.
Canadian billionaire Frank Stronach said Wednesday he believes the deal to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore should be amended ― and he pledged to continue trying to force out his daughter as president of the international horse racing company he founded.
The plan hammered out between Baltimore and The Stronach Group to keep the Preakness in Baltimore and revitalize Laurel Park doesn’t include the shuttered Bowie Race Track. And Mayor Fred Robinson said he is tickled about it.
Baltimore, overcoming steep odds, has come up with a way to keep horseracing’s prestigious Preakness Stakes in the city through a landmark agreement that would have the owners of the 149-year-old Pimlico Race Course donating the entire racetrack site to the community for development in and around the track.
As Laurel’s remaining landmark businesses head toward extinction, the townscape grows increasingly homogeneous. But the nonprofit Laurel History Boys stand poised to safeguard Laurel’s unique small-town character.
Anne Arundel County police said they arrested a New Carrolton man in connection with a Sept. 23 shooting in Laurel that prompted authorities to take a man to the hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound.
Everything about the new 20,500-square-foot James T. Maloney Canine Training Facility in Laurel was designed with those who will use it most in mind — the dogs, or “partners” of their United States Secret Service handlers.