Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: More injury transparency needed

Opinion: More injury transparency needed

The Equine Injury Database is a huge step forward for racing. The next would be for more tracks in the database to make their data available to the public.

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.

2016 in review: Winning!

The final installment of our 2016 in review, in which we take a sometimes happy, sometimes sad, and most often bemused look at the year that was in the mid-Atlantic.

Attacking the bookends: Improve owner service

In the fifth installment of his series, venture capitalist TK Kuegler says that racing must simplify the process for new owners by employing concierge-level service.

2016 in review: Two steps forward, but…

Part 2 of 4 of our 2016 in review, in which we take a sometimes happy, sometimes sad, and most often bemused look at the year that was in the mid-Atlantic.

Attacking the bookends: Make betting simple

In the fourth installment of his series, venture capitalist TK Kuegler says that racing should offer much simpler types of wagers to attract new players.

Riding stick horses to racing’s future

Kids playing with stick horses may just have been the most important people at the track on Maryland Million day — for racing’s future, at least.

GQ: ‘Ask me how to bet,’ I said, and they did

Gary Quill – of The Racing Biz’s GQ Approach – was a roving wagering ambassador at Maryland Million day. His observation: it’s not your father’s racetrack anymore…

Saturday question: Ben’s Cat or Kharafa?

Saturday’s Maryland Million is the same day as New York’s Showcase Day, leaving Teresa Genaro with a difficult decision: Ben’s Cat at Laurel? Or Kharafa at Belmont?

Attacking the bookends

In the first of a new series, venture capitalist TK Kuegler says that the racing industry must “attack the bookends” if it is to thrive in the years to come.

Pennsylvania Derby day easy to like – but should we?

A big crowd, Songbird, and Nyquist attended Pennsylvania Derby day, making for great fun, says Teresa Genaro. But she wonders: should we reward a track that otherwise cares “little about horse racing?’

Spa Diary: May it be ever thus

In her final Spa Diary of 2016, Teresa Genaro recaps some happy (and not so) firsts and expresses an age-old desire for the Old Spa.

Equestricon: For the love of racing

Kathryn Sharp, cofounder of the Equestricon conference announced last week, shares what motivated her and her partners – and what attendees can expect to see.

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