Pimlico, Laurel Park and other tracks to phase out Lasix, an anti-bleeding medication. Tracks signing onto the initiative also include Churchill Downs and Belmont Park, hosts of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, respectively
Debate over the future of Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness has become increasingly nasty in recent weeks. But even as the Stronach Group takes criticism from Baltimore officials, local horsemen say the track operator has been an effective steward for Maryland racing.
After the stock market crash helped end Noah Abramson's promising career as a professional show jumper, the Howard County native is making an impact as a thoroughbred trainer and won with one of his horses running Preakness Day.
Maryland, Va., compete to permanently host large international equestrian event. Fair Hill is angling for the four-star event and state officials say it could have an annual economic impact of $20 million to $30 million each year.
March is a time for dreamers in thoroughbred racing. The newest crop of 3-year-olds have shown just enough talent that their connections begin to think in earnest about clutching a garland of roses on the first Saturday in May.
With a Breeders' Cup berth at stake, Sagamore Racing, Allen Rosenblum and The Club Racing LLC's Miss Temple City became the first filly in 22 years to win the $1 million Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.