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Key takeaways from study on the future of Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course

A new Maryland Stadium Authority study suggests a $424 million demolition and rebuilding of Pimlico Race Course, the dilapidated home of the Preakness Stakes in Northwest Baltimore. What’s in the study? Here are some highlights. ‘Demolition and removal of all existing structures’ Pimlico, the second-oldest...

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  • Digest (Nov. 24): Late Night Pow Wow wins Laurel Park feature

    Digest (Nov. 24): Late Night Pow Wow wins Laurel Park feature

    Late Night Pow Wow, owned by Breeze Easy LLC and racing for the first time outside her native West Virginia, swept to the lead on the far outside and outran fellow graded-stakes winner Ms Locust Point to the wire to capture the $100,000 Willa On the Move on a rainy Saturday at Laurel Park . The...

  • Fire victim Bellocq makes her training return at Del Mar

    Fire victim Bellocq makes her training return at Del Mar

    With her son-in-law, Colin Hinck, serving as the jockey at the handles of her wheelchair, Martine Bellocq sped across the artificial turf of the Del Mar racetrack paddock to send off her horse, Brite Rivers, in Friday’s third race. After jockey Ruben Fuentes, in white and purple silks, climbed...

  • Del Mar horse racing stewards have a referee's job like no other

    Del Mar horse racing stewards have a referee's job like no other

    In separate interviews, in different rooms at Del Mar, the three people who make up the racetrack’s board of stewards all came up with the same phrase to describe one of the must-have requirements for their job: “Thick-skinned.” One of them, Grant Baker, took it a step farther, repeating what he...

  • Trainer Miller earns 1,000th career win at home track Del Mar

    Trainer Miller earns 1,000th career win at home track Del Mar

    Peter Miller won the 1,000th race of his thoroughbred training career Friday, and of course he reached the milestone of the track most dear to him: Del Mar. “If I could pick the place to win my first two Breeders’ Cup races and my 1,000th race, this would be the spot,” a beaming Miller said after...

  • Digest (Nov. 15): Poor weather cancels Laurel Park card

    Digest (Nov. 15): Poor weather cancels Laurel Park card

    An early arrival of winter forced the cancellation of Thursday's nine-race program at Laurel Park . Horses were at the gate for the first race when the decision was made to cancel racing because of deteriorating weather conditions from Winter Storm Avery. Early morning snow turned to sleet and...

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