Maryland racing interests are “all in” on getting a Breeders’ Cup to Laurel Park, state Racing Commission chair Michael Algeo said this week.
The state’s Racing Commission announced the formation of an ad hoc committee to dig into the data to ensure the industry maintains its momentum in the years to come.
With a big carryover from Preakness weekend, the Pimlico Pick 6 lit up the toteboard for more than $180,000 today.
Always Dreaming was 9-2 when he won the Kentucky Derby. What’ll he be in the Preakness? Recent races provide some guidance.
Total wagering on Laurel Park’s just-concluded winter meeting was up more than 20 percent versus 2016, with average daily handle up 15 percent.
Jim McCue, Maryland track photographer for nearly 50 years, will receive the award Preakness week for his service to the racing industry.
The Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s fifth class includes Good Night Shirt and Preakness winner Deputed Testamony.
A photo by Rob Carr of Exaggerator in the homestretch of the Preakness has won the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photograph Award.
Laurel Park will be one of two dozen racetracks participating in a Derby day fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
Mike Hopkins of the Maryland Racing Commission and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium were honored by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Tim Capps, who held leadership roles with both the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Horse Breeders Association, has died at age 71.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s open house at Sagamore Farm will take place the Tuesday before the Preakness.
The Maryland Jockey Club will offer $100,000 in bonuses for trainers running horses in Preakness weekend stakes at Pimlico.
Maryland racing interests have had anti-industry language stripped from the BRFA budget bill, which now heads to Governor Hogan for his signature.
The Maryland Racing Commission Thursday upheld the disqualification of Early Grey last June – the state’s fourth claimed environmental contamination case in less than 18 months.
The Champions Handicapping, at Laurel Park Saturday, provided four winners berths in subsequent contests around the country.
Maryland-bred steeplechaser Good Night Shirt and the late trainer Tom Voss, also from the Free State, will enter the racing Hall of Fame this summer.
Breeders’ Cup CEO Craig Fravel visited Laurel Park today and pronounced himself impressed with the progress the track is making.
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.
The Champions handicapping contest at Laurel Park will take place March 25.