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Maryland Commission tightens riding crop rule

Maryland Commission tightens riding crop rule

Jockeys will be limited to six overhand strikes of the riding crop in Maryland – and eventually regionally – under new rules that didn’t please everyone.

Pimlico to reopen for off-track betting

Pimlico to reopen for off-track betting

The clubhouse at Pimlico Race Course will reopen for off-track wagering starting Thursday and will be open on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule.

MHBA announces election results

MHBA announces election results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) has announced its election results, with five people, including one incumbent, set to join 10 others on the board.

Trainer Duarte back from coronavirus

Trainer Duarte back from coronavirus

Trainer Jorge Duarte, stricked with coronavirus earlier this year, has recovered and will saddle stakes winner Introduced Saturday at Laurel Park.

Laurel Park to Loosen COVID-19 restrictions

Laurel Park to Loosen COVID-19 restrictions

Owners will be allowed to watch races – that’s one of several changes Laurel Park is making as it moves into the second phase of coronavirus reopening.

Michael Matz to judge MHBA Yearling Show

Michael Matz to judge MHBA Yearling Show

Michael Matz, a trainer with two Triple Crown race wins to his credit, will judge the 2020 Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show, slated for mid-July.

Remembrance: Martin Mora

Remembrance: Martin Mora

Martin Mora, a Maryland security guard, passed away in April, and his absence was keenly felt this weekend as racing returned to the state.

Laurel posts dateless condition book

Laurel posts dateless condition book

It does not include live racing dates, but in a positive sign for the return of racing, Laurel Park has released a condition book for its return to action.

Fravel: Preakness could go before Derby

Fravel: Preakness could go before Derby

Stronach Group exec Craig Fravel, in an interview with NBC Sports, said Wednesday that the Preakness might end up running prior to the Kentucky Derby.

Laurel Park to prohibit shippers

Laurel Park to prohibit shippers

Racing at Laurel Park will take on the flavor of an intrasquad scrimmage, as only horses stabled there or at Pimlico will be permitted on the grounds.

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