Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining resumed training this week and continues to progress toward his graded-stakes debut in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.
The Baltimore Brigade opened their Arena Football League season Friday night with a 59-51 victory over the Washington Valor at Royal Farms Arena. The victory avenged the Brigade’s loss to the Valor in last season’s championship game.
Baltimore building inspectors visited Pimlico Race Course this week and confirmed deterioration in the Old Grandstand that led the Maryland Jockey Club to close off nearly 7,000 seats for Preakness weekend next month.
Loyola Maryland's Pat Spencer, who ranks in the top-five all-time of both points and assists in NCAA Division I, was selected first overall by the PLL’s Archers to become the first collegiate player ever selected by the new league.
Apprentice jockey Jenn Miller, riding for the first time since being seriously injured in a spill 17 months earlier, ran second in her comeback race aboard River Card Stable’s Moneymeister in Monday’s opener at Laurel Park.
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
On the final, marathon day of the Maryland General Assembly session, some figures emerged as last-minute winners and losers. Among the successes are the legislative agenda of the late Speaker Michael Busch and the strong showing by Baltimore's delegation to the House.
An effort to help Maryland's thoroughbred racetracks — including Northwest Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course — fizzled on the final day of the General Assembly session. Lawmakers sent a bill back to a committee, a procedural move that marked the defeat of the measure.
On the final, marathon day of the 90-day General Assembly session, state lawmakers hope to resolve several thorny issues. Up in the air are bills on reforming the University of Maryland Medical System board, the future of Pimlico Race Course and promoting renewable energy.
Baltimore's members of the House of Delegates are objecting to a plan that would allow The Stronach Group to use state bonds to pay for upgrades at horse racing facilities in Laurel and Bowie, provided the company made progress on redeveloping Pimlico Race Course.
The acting CEO of the embattled University of Maryland Medical System says Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh approached the hospital network, seeking compensation for her self-published children’s books. He testified on the next-to-last working day of Maryland's 2019 General Assembly session.
The Maryland Senate is advancing a plan that would allow The Stronach Group to use state bonds to pay for upgrades at horseracing facilities in Laurel and Bowie — provided the company makes progress on redeveloping Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, with or without racing there.
Baltimore boosters have sent letters to Maryland Senate leaders asking them to kill a bill that would change funding formulas for how the state subsidizes improvements to racetracks, legislation that would favor Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County over Pimlico Race Course.
The owner of Pimlico Race Course has sent a letter to Baltimore's top lawyer, asking him to withdraw the city's lawsuit seeking to seize ownership of the track and the Preakness Stakes. The Stronach Group argues only the state of Maryland can take actions related to the racing industry.
A Baltimore delegate has asked his colleagues from Anne Arundel County to withdraw their bill seeking to change how Maryland funds racetrack improvements until "deplorable" living conditions for workers in Laurel Park dorms can be inspected.
Baltimore County’s delegates are lining up to support Baltimore City’s lawmakers in their efforts to prevent the owners of Pimlico Race Course from moving the Preakness Stakes and abandoning the track.
Fearing the loss of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore’s state Senate delegation is asking the Budget and Taxation Committee to kill a bill that would provide funding for a “super track” at Laurel Park.
Across the years, many people and companies have owned the Preakness, but they don't anymore. Most are dead and gone. You don't permanently own the Preakness, you caretake it, and when your time has expired, you need to have it in shape for the next owner.