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The week in social media: Jan. 22

The week in social media: Jan. 22

Knicks Go installed as the Pegasus World Cup favorite, a local rider up for a big award, and a controversy brews, in the week in social media.

Stronach 5 features big carryover

Stronach 5 features big carryover

Friday’s Stronach 5, with races at Laurel Park, Gulfstream, Santa Anita, and Golden Gate Fields, will kick off with a carryover of nearly $100,000.

Delaware Park announces 77-day meet

Delaware Park announces 77-day meet

Delaware Park will conduct 77 days of live racing in 2021, the track announced today, from late May to mid-October.

Owner-breeder Frank P. Wright passes

Owner-breeder Frank P. Wright passes

Frank P. Wright, a longtime owner and breeder in Maryland whose best runners included graded stakes stars, passed away at 95.

The week in social media: Jan. 8

The week in social media: Jan. 8

Two Maryland-breds head to the Pegasus World Cup, a training legend retires, and more, in the week in social media.

Colonial Downs expands gaming network

Colonial Downs expands gaming network

The Colonial Downs Group held a ribbon-cutting January 8 to announce the opening of a new OTB and gaming emporium in Dumfries, VA.

Wagering handle flat despite fewer racedays

Wagering handle flat despite fewer racedays

Though the pandemic led to many fewer racedays in 2020 than in 2019, national wagering handle held steady – though what that means is open to debate.

The week in social media: Dec. 31

The week in social media: Dec. 31

Talking Pimlico and Laurel renovations, another stakes win for Harpers First Ride, and more, in the week in social media.

Parx: Keith Jones calls final race

Parx: Keith Jones calls final race

Parx Racing track announcer Keith Jones called his final card Wednesday, ending a 34-year run behind the microphone in Bensalem.

Horseracing Integrity bill becomes law

Horseracing Integrity bill becomes law

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, rolled into the omnibus Covid relief/government spending bill, became law with President Trump’s signature Sunday.

Graded stakes for 2021 announced

Graded stakes for 2021 announced

The American Graded Stakes Committee today announced the list of all graded and listed stakes for 2021.

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