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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The winner of Oaklawn Park’s Derby day feature, the Oaklawn Invitational, will earn a free pass to the Preakness Stakes.
The popular Totally Thoroughbred show for retired runners will not be held in 2019, the Maryland Jockey Club announced.
Maryland stalward Bill Boniface will be honored with the Finney Award for lifetime achievement Monday at Laurel Park.
Legislation to figure out how to pay for a new Pimlico has been introduced in the Maryland General Assembly.
Laurel Park’s six-Saturday Cure the Winter Blues handicapping contest will kick off Feb. 16.
Predicted icy temperatures have led Laurel Park and Charles Town Races to cancel their Thursday cards.
Laurel Park-based Weston Hamilton won the Eclipse Award for the nation’s top apprentice jockey in 2018.
The Maryland racing industry is making strides, reps told the state Senate Budget Committee today, but more remains to be done.
The 34th annual Maryland Million day will take place October 19 at Laurel Park.
Steuart Pittman, founder of the Retired Racehorse Project, will receive the 2018 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award from the US Equestrian Federation.
Maryland Senate President Mike Miller told a conference Thursday that the state has priorities other than paying $400 million for a new Pimlico.