"Right now it's great," Eppler said. "Stronach (owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico) has done a great job, and the slots revenue has really contributed. … I'm a breeder, so it's really nice to run Maryland-breds and pick up that big bonus. It was really troubled, for people like the breeders, not just the racetracks. But the slots really have rejuvenated us."