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“Truth to Power” panel set for Apr. 21

“Truth to Power” panel set for Apr. 21

The third “Truth to Power” virtual panel, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the Thoroughbred industry, is set for April 21 at 5:00 pm.

Laurel Park cancels weekend racing

Laurel Park cancels weekend racing

With problems with the racing surface ongoing, Laurel Park will not race its scheduled cards this weekend, and racing will shift to Pimlico April 22.

MHBA Yearling show set for Aug. 1

MHBA Yearling show set for Aug. 1

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has announced August 1 for the date of the annual MHBA Yearling Show.

Laurel Park to modify schedule

Laurel Park to modify schedule

With Maryland facilities slated to emerge from quarantine by April 18, Laurel Park will not run April 15 or 16 but will add April 19 to its racing calendar.

Virtual Aftercare Forum to kick off

Virtual Aftercare Forum to kick off

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), virtual this year because of the pandemic, will kick off April 6.

MATCH Series returns for 2021

MATCH Series returns for 2021

The MATCH Series of races will return in truncated form for 2021, with the series comprising 24 stakes contested in Maryland and in Virginia.

Laurel Park delays April stakes

Laurel Park delays April stakes

With Maryland racing paused by EHV-1, Laurel Park has decided to push back its mid-month stakes from April 17 to April 24.

Tweaks made to Virginia-Certified program

Tweaks made to Virginia-Certified program

The Virginia Thoroughbred Association has announced two changes to its popular Virginia-certified program incentivizing stabling young horses in Virginia.

Equine fatality frequency declined in 2020

Equine fatality frequency declined in 2020

Data from the Equine Injury Database released by The Jockey Club shows that the frequency of equine fatality in racing declined in 2020 to its lowest recorded level.

Laurel Park cancels April 1-3 racing

Laurel Park cancels April 1-3 racing

Laurel Park, which earlier had canceled its March 26-28 racing, announced Friday it would not race April 1-3 either as a result of the EHV-1 outbreak.

Laurel Park cancels weekend racing

Laurel Park cancels weekend racing

With another case of equine herpesvirus, this one at Pimlico, the Maryland Jockey Club has canceled its three days of weekend racing March 26-28.

Chris Griffin named new Parx announcer

Chris Griffin named new Parx announcer

With longtime Parx Racing track announcer Keith Jones having retired in December, Parx has announced Chris Griffin as the new announcer.

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