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  • Horse breeders saddled with tax scrutiny

    Horse breeders saddled with tax scrutiny
    The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase. After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget...
  • Jockey club sets Laurel Park fall schedule with 27 stakes races

    Laurel Park will be host to 68 race days and 27 stakes races this fall after the Maryland Jockey Club reached agreement with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association today. The schedule was approved by the...
  • 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...
  • Racing to expand to five days per week at Laurel Park

    Racing to expand to five days per week at Laurel Park
    Live horse racing is back after the Maryland Racing Commission approved racing dates for both the Timonium Fair Grounds race track and Laurel Park on Friday. Timonium will open for the Maryland State Fair meet Aug. 26, which will be the first live racing...
  • Pikesville condo is treasure trove of memories

    Pikesville condo is treasure trove of memories
    In life, you don't always get exactly what you want. But once in a while, when you do, it turns out to be something wonderful. Such is the case with Marlene Koeppel's dream home. "I had always wanted this condo," she said, her petite frame, wide eyes and...
  • Maryland's largest off-track betting parlor to close

    Maryland's largest off-track betting parlor to close
    Maryland's oldest and largest off-track betting facility will shut down next month, its owners said Tuesday, because it can no longer sustain losses. The closure of the Cracked Claw restaurant and sports palace in Frederick County on Oct. 9 is the latest...
  • Disagreement over Kegasus highlights Maryland Racing Commission meeting

    Disagreement over Kegasus highlights Maryland Racing Commission meeting
    Kegasus, Lord of the Infield Fest at next month's Preakness drew animated discussion Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission. Tom Cooke, president of Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association and professor at Georgetown...
  • Preakness sends a mixed message, but gets the right result

    Preakness sends a mixed message, but gets the right result
    Selling racegoers on the Preakness Stakes has been a tricky balancing act in the past few years. The Maryland Jockey Club struck out in 2009 when it ended the bring-your-own-beer policy in the infield, driving away thousands of young people. It won...
  • Pimlico owners may discuss moving Preakness to Sunday

    Pimlico owners may discuss moving Preakness to Sunday
    Could the Preakness join the Super Bowl and the final round of the Masters as a member of the must-watch Sunday sports scene? It's worth discussing a move from Saturday afternoon to raise the profile and the profits of the second leg of racing's Triple...
  • How the horses of the Preakness get their names

    How the horses of the Preakness get their names
    Secretariat. Man O' War. Citation. Maybe, if he manages to win a couple more races in the next few weeks, Animal Kingdom. These are the names of some of the greatest thoroughbreds ever, horses that ran to glory on tracks like Pimlico, Churchill Downs and...
  • Kegasus makes an appearance at Pimlico

    Kegasus makes an appearance at Pimlico
    Kegasus, the quasi-mythical star of Preakness' latest ad campaign, held court at Pimlico Race Course's infield Monday morning, sharing his pick to win Saturday's race and his expectations for InfieldFest fun. "Welcome, legendary friends," Kegasus said in...