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Bill allowing horse racing to be suspended approved by California Legislature

The power of the California Horse Racing Board grew on Monday when the legislature unanimously approved a bill that would grant the regulatory body the authority to suspend or move racing days without a 10-day public notice period. If this bill (SB 469) had passed a few weeks ago, the CHRB would...

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  • In 1919, Maryland-trained Sir Barton became first Triple Crown winner

    In 1919, Maryland-trained Sir Barton became first Triple Crown winner

    He was fractious, with tender feet and shoes that sometimes came off while racing. A classic thoroughbred, Sir Barton was not. Yet 100 years ago, the Maryland-trained horse was the first winner of what would become known in 1923 as racing’s Triple Crown. A chestnut colt prone to nips and kicks,...

  • Tacitus favored in Belmont; Preakness winner 2nd choice

    Tacitus favored in Belmont; Preakness winner 2nd choice

    Winning the Preakness wasn't enough to make War of Will the Belmont Stakes favorite. In fact, being the only colt to run in all three Triple Crown races really didn't earn him the respect one would expect. Well-rested Tacitus was made the slight favorite over the hard-working War of Will in a Belmont...

  • Taxpayers footed the bill for state's tent at Preakness. Who got to go?

    Taxpayers footed the bill for state's tent at Preakness. Who got to go?

    Maryland taxpayers footed a $145,500 bill for the governor and state agencies to entertain guests in a corporate tent at the 144th Preakness Stakes last month. The tent was among a line of corporate tents ringing the track at one end of the infield at Pimlico Race Course in Northwest Baltimore....

  • Five storylines for the 2019 Belmont Stakes

    Five storylines for the 2019 Belmont Stakes

    Triple Crown season lost steam unusually early this year when none of the top finishers in the Kentucky Derby went on to run in the Preakness. But this is a familiar conundrum for the Belmont Stakes, where organizers are used to waiting anxiously for the next Triple Crown candidate. In the years...

  • Digest (May 30): Racing returns to Laurel Park for summer meet

    Digest (May 30): Racing returns to Laurel Park for summer meet

    Laurel Park opens its 43-day summer meet of live racing, beginning Friday. Coming off a Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course that saw wagering records set on both Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Preakness (G1) days, May 17 and 18, racing gets under way at Laurel with a nine-race program starting at...

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