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  • Uncertain times for Rosecroft — again

    Uncertain times for Rosecroft — again
    Horse breeder and trainer Jackie Dale MacLeod was thrilled when Rosecroft Raceway reopened last year after a two-year hiatus. That's because, during that time, MacLeod survived by racing and breeding horses out of state, even though his farm is based in...
  • Bill would extend slot subsidies for harness tracks

    Like many horse racing tracks across the country, the Ocean Downs harness track on the Eastern Shore is hemorrhaging money. It lost an average of $2 million annually for the past five years. Ocean Downs' owner, William Rickman, wants the state's help. He...
  • Racing regulators to consider Rosecroft license

    The Maryland Racing Commission on July 6 is to consider a request to resume live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County after nearly three years. Rosecroft's new owner, Penn National Gaming, submitted a license application in May...
  • The Interview: Greg Avioli

    The Interview: Greg Avioli
    Greg Avioli is not new to thoroughbred racing. But the former chief executive of the Breeders' Cup race still faces a difficult task in running The Stronach Group's racing business, which took full control of the financially ailing Maryland Jockey Club...
  • State expected to mediate simulcast negotiations

    The state is expected to mediate negotiations on a new simulcasting agreement between Rosecroft Raceway and representatives of Maryland's thoroughbred racing. A state law aimed at helping the ailing industry calls for state-led mediation if Rosecroft and...
  • Labor secretary ready to lead mediation on simulcast talks

    Maryland labor secretary Alexander Sanchez will begin leading mediation next week on a new simulcasting agreement between Rosecroft Raceway and representatives of Maryland's thoroughbred racing industry. The state-led mediation comes after Penn...
  • Commission approves racing at Rosecroft, with conditions

    State racing regulators agreed Wednesday to grant a license for Rosecroft Raceway to resume live racing after a three-year hiatus, but placed financial conditions on the owner that some say will keep the facility's operations in limbo. Expressing...
  • Calling Penn National's bluff at Rosecroft

    Calling Penn National's bluff at Rosecroft
    When Penn National Gaming bought the bankrupt Rosecroft Raceway this year, it promised to resume live harness racing there for the first time in nearly three years. To be sure, the giant national gambling conglomerate made clear its intent to also seek...
  • Viable Rosecroft is standardbred industry's best hope

    We are disappointed to read the latest editorial attack against Penn National Gaming by The Sun ("Penn National's bluff," July 8). How can The Sun advocate that Penn be expected to write a blank check to cover years of potential future operating losses at...
  • Rosecroft to resume racing in three weeks

    Rosecroft Raceway will resume horse racing in three weeks after state regulators came to an agreement Friday with the facility's owner over operating losses. The Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously to accept a proposal by Penn National Gaming to...
  • Stronach in charge of Pimlico, Laurel Park

    The latest owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course says the Preakness is the key to turning around the state's horse racing industry. Greg Avioli, who heads The Stronach Group's racing business, told state regulators Friday that the second leg of...