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  • Preakness field coming together slowly

    Preakness field coming together slowly
    Some years, Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Coley Blind has to turn horses away from the Preakness.  He and other members of the staff may look through the credentials of 20 horses, calculating their earnings -- the Preakness uses a fairly...
  • Maryland's Janney shuns limelight, even with Derby favorite Orb

    Maryland's Janney shuns limelight, even with Derby favorite Orb
    When his first Kentucky Derby horse, Orb, was named the favorite Wednesday, Stuart S. Janney the III was not there to raise his hands triumphantly for the cameras. He won't be in Louisville at all in the days leading to the race. A short phone call with...
  • Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms

    Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms
    Frank Stronach, owner of Pimlico, is in Washington, D.C., this week. He discussed his new book, "Magna Man: My Road to Economic Freedom," at a session today. Yesterday, he spent time on Capitol Hill, working to spread his theory that American...
  • Pimlico's per-day handle drops during longer Preakness meet

    Pimlico's per-day handle drops during longer Preakness meet
    With a new long-term racing deal in place, increased breeding activity in the state and planned improvements to Maryland's two thoroughbred tracks, horse racing seems to be barreling toward a brighter future in a state where it had once been so important....
  • Could the Breeders' Cup ever come to Baltimore?

    Could the Breeders' Cup ever come to Baltimore?
    The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year. Santa Anita, of course, is owned by the...
  • Jockey Ramon Dominguez retires from racing because of head injury

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez retires from racing because of head injury
    Ramon Dominguez, who won 1,010 races in Maryland, has retired from horse racing after suffering a head injury at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York on Jan. 18. The 36-year-old jockey announced his retirement through the New York Racing Association on Thursday...
  • Trainer on a mission to rid his sport of doping

    Glenn Thompson says he didn't do it to get rich, and he offers proof. If you're unable or unwilling to pay $9.99 to buy his book, he'll provide a code that will allow you to read it online for free. Thompson, a respected trainer for more than three...
  • Laurel Park thoroughbred deaths prompt state inquiry

    Laurel Park thoroughbred deaths prompt state inquiry
    Ten horses were injured and euthanized at Laurel Park over nearly six weeks this year, prompting the state to investigate why the rate of deaths at the racetrack had spiked so drastically and suddenly. But the deaths remain a mystery, a concern for horse...
  • Breakdown at the track

    Breakdown at the track
    Last April, The New York Times reported on a startling spike in the deaths of horses running at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. The investigation found widespread use of drugs to prop up horses that were worn out, broken down or otherwise unfit for...
  • Handicapper, analyst Carulli leaving Maryland

    Frank Carulli, the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park handicapper and racing analyst since January 2002, will leave the Maryland Jockey Club when the Pimlico spring meet ends June 8. He will be relocating to Las Vegas. Next week at Laurel, the Maryland...
  • Chevelle, Florida-Georgia Line to play Preakness' second stage

    Chevelle, Florida-Georgia Line to play Preakness' second stage
    Alternative rock group Chevelle, Nashville country duo Florida-Georgia Line and Philadelphia-based cover band Kristen and the Noise will perform on the Jagermeister Stage at this year's Preakness InfieldFest on May 18, the Maryland Jockey Club announced...