The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission announced the appointment of a new state steward and a new safety steward for the 2019 season.
IF successful, Baltimore’s lawsuit would leave the city in charge of Pimlico and the Preakness – and could spike Stronach Group plans to transform Laurel.
We talked with two folks, one a PImlico supporter, one an advocate of the Laurel “super track” plan, to delve deeper into the differing perspectives.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has filed suit seeking to take via condemnation Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness Stakes.
Horses will undergo enhanced pre-race exams in Maryland, with state vets told to scratch horses if there are questions or concerns.
A day of longshots and a dicey situation were on the minds of social media this week.
Reps. Andy Barr and Paul Tonko reintroduced the Horseracing Integrity Act today – a Congressional bill that may gain momentum in the wake of 22 equine fatalities at Santa Anita.
Panelists at the HBPA convention called for the racing industry to make past performance data freely (or cheaply) available as a way to increase handle.
Stronach Group COO Tim Ritvo said his company’s plans are in the best interests of Maryland racing – and won’t harm Baltimore the way some have suggested.
A pair of NY stakes with Midlantic runners and a seasonal event at Sagamore Farm were on the minds of social media this week.
The National HBPA horsemen’s meeting set for March 12-16 will focus on what racing is getting right and how it can do better.
After a second Pimlico hearing in three days in Annapolis, the burden falls to lawmakers to make decisions about the track and the industry’s future.
Through two months of 2019 Midlantic claiming activity is well ahead of last year, in our Claimbox report.
Industry veteran Allison De Luca will fill the role of racing secretary for the inaugural season at Colonial Downs.
Maryland racing interests won’t oppose a Pimlico study bill in Annapolis – but continue to push hard for support for a Laurel Park “super track.”
Prince Lucky, Preakness InfieldFest and more were on the minds of social media this week.
The agreement will provide Maryland-breds about 9.4 percent of the total 2018 purse account for each of the next five years.
Dueling pieces of legislation – and a pair of accusatory letters – have meant the gloves are off regarding the future of Pimlico.
Millionaire Sunny Ridge earned honors as NJ-bred Horse of the Year for 2018, while G3 winner Golden Brown was named top turf horse.