The Charles Town Classic wagering menu will feature a guaranteed $100,000 Pick Four. The big day is April 22.
Breeders’ Cup CEO Craig Fravel visited Laurel Park today and pronounced himself impressed with the progress the track is making.
Nearly two years after identifying Morven Park as the right spot for a Thoroughbred track, Virginia racing interests have pulled the plug and must reassess.
For the fifth straight year, Xpressbet will sponsor its $25,000 Preakness Big Bet contest allowing one winner to swing for the fences with a Preakness wager.
This year’s Charles Town Classic will be televised on Fox Sports 2 as part of NYRA’s television package.
Legislation that would enable EquiLottery in West Virginia was introduced today, with 10 delegates signed on.
For the fourth straight year, the equine fatality rate declined in 2016 and now is 23 percent below 2009 levels, the Jockey Club said.
Penn National, typically a nighttime track, will run daylight cards on four Saturdays this year: all three Triple Crown days, plus Penn Mile.
The Champions handicapping contest at Laurel Park will take place March 25.
Crossover star Sam Hunt will headline this year’s Preakness Infieldfest, along with local favorites Good Charlotte and others.
February’s Midlantic average handle was basically flat versus the prior month; Laurel Park led with an average over $2.1 million, while Parx’s increase of 9 percent was tops.
The decision to make Laurel Park first allowances optional claimers is good news for newly eligible claiming horses – but may post trouble for everyone else.
January claiming activity in the mid-Atlantic was up 40 percent versus the prior year, aided by an additional track being open.
The list, from Feedspot, names The Racing Biz as the world’s 34th best horse racing website, behind only a handful of US-based sites on a mostly Euro-centric list.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan acknowledged in an interview the importance of the Preakness – but he made clear that no $300 million check for Pimlico is forthcoming.
It was only a conditioned claiming race on a dreary Sunday at Laurel Park – oh, and also one of the most joyous moments of our correspondent’s life.
We dig into Friday’s Maryland Stadium Authority report from phase one of its study into the future of Pimlico as home of the Preakness.
Monmouth Park horsemen and area breeders have fingers crossed, but with fewer days likely in ’17, optimism is in short supply.
For want of four pounds, trainer Robbie Bailes and Concordia’s Way will lose a $31,000 purse, the Maryland Racing Commission decided today.
A 47th birthday celebration for the legendary Secretariat will take place in late March at his birthplace, The Meadow Event Park, in Virginia.