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  • Cordish can resume construction on Arundel Mills slots parlor

    Cordish can resume construction on Arundel Mills slots parlor
    The Cordish Cos. can resume work on what is expected to be the state's most lucrative slots parlor at Arundel Mills mall, after opponents withdrew a legal challenge that has delayed the project for several weeks. Opponents said the developer's promises...
  • Maryland's racing future uncertain

    Maryland's racing future uncertain
    Maryland's thoroughbred owners, trainers and breeders have long worried that their industry is on the brink of collapse, issuing dire warnings about the potential loss of the Preakness Stakes, the state's biggest annual entertainment and sporting event....
  • Racing industry agrees Preakness should stay, but no deal

    Racing industry agrees Preakness should stay, but no deal
    Although various players in the state's thoroughbred racing industry may disagree on how to sustain the sport, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office said Monday that everyone agreed on one thing: keeping the Preakness Stakes in Maryland. O'Malley's chief...
  • Maryland Jockey Club to seek 77 racing days

    The owners of Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks proposed Friday to run 77 days of live racing next year at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course that would conclude after the Preakness Stakes in May. Meanwhile, the tracks' minority owner, Penn...
  • Owners' actions argue for seizure of horse tracks

    Owners' actions argue for seizure of horse tracks
    Eminent domain, which gives government authority to forcibly purchase private property, is a last resort in countries that aren't run by juntas or Politburos. It's potent and potentially abusive. It should be exercised only in matters of public...
  • Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships

    swimming Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships Katie Hoff, who spent most of her swimming career at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club while growing up in Towson, won the 400-meter freestyle at the short-course world championships in...
  • Jockey Club owners and horsemen at odds over live racing season

    Jockey Club owners and horsemen at odds over live racing season
    On the eve of the Maryland Racing Commission's last scheduled meeting of the year, the owners of the state's two major thoroughbred tracks and horse-racing industry representatives were trying to hammer out a last-minute deal to ensure live meets can be...
  • Maryland Racing Commission rejects horse-racing proposal

    Maryland Racing Commission rejects horse-racing proposal
    The future of live thoroughbred racing in Maryland — along with the Preakness Stakes —is in jeopardy once again after a state commission on Tuesday rejected a proposed racing schedule contingent on several conditions that horse owners and...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley brokers last-minute deal to guarantee live racing

    O'Malley brokers last-minute deal to guarantee live racing
    With the Maryland thoroughbred industry as close as ever to demise, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday brokered a last-minute deal that guarantees live racing next year at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course and ensures the storied Preakness Stakes will...
  • Racetrack crews find temporary relief from closure worries

    Racetrack crews find temporary relief from closure worries
    Frances Kent has made her home for 22 years in one room along the backstretch at Laurel Park. She pays no rent, but also has no private bath or cooking appliances, which are not allowed, so she saves coupons for Arby's roast beef specials and other fast...