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Preakness Big Bet sweepstakes returns

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.

Equine fatality rate declined in 2016

For the fourth straight year, the equine fatality rate declined in 2016 and now is 23 percent below 2009 levels, the Jockey Club said.

A flat February for Midlantic handle

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.

Claimbox: Claiming up in February

January claiming activity in the mid-Atlantic was up 40 percent versus the prior year, aided by an additional track being open.

Gov. Hogan: No $300 million check for Pimlico

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.

Questions and answers: Pimlico report

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.

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