The Preakness Stakes would be run four weeks after the Kentucky Derby, instead of the traditional two, under a plan reportedly being floated by the CEO of 1/ST Racing, which owns and operates Pimlico Race Course.
Baltimore County Police used cell phone records and video surveillance footage to link 18-year-old jockey Bryson Butterfly to the armed robbery that ended in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old friend.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore has selected his five appointments to a nine-member racing authority which will make recommendations to “ensure that Maryland remains a premier racing destination for many years to come."
Maryland horsemen and the operators of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course have averted a shutdown of thoroughbred racing, reaching a six-month operating agreement announced Tuesday at a meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission.
Churchill Downs will suspend racing Wednesday and move the remainder of its spring meet to conduct a “top-to-bottom” review of safety and surface protocols in the wake of 12 horse fatalities the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby.