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  • Pimlico hopes to attract new clientele with attractions

    Pimlico hopes to attract new clientele with attractions
    This spring's season at Pimlico includes attractions designed to renew long-fading interest in thoroughbred horse racing: live music, a wine festival, beer and bourbon tastings, tutorials on betting and special contests. Get them to come once, the...
  • Source: Penn National angling to buy share in Maryland Live casino

    Source: Penn National angling to buy share in Maryland Live casino
    Penn National has spent $13 million to defeat Question 7 and protect its gambling interests in Maryland. Now it may be abruptly altering its strategy. The Pennsylvania-based company, which owns Hollywood Casino Perryville, is in discussions with the...
  • Towson U. student to replace Carulli at Pimlico, Laurel

    The Maryland Jockey Club announced Wednesday that Gabby Gaudet, a 22-year-old student at Towson University, will replace Frank Carulli as the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park racing analyst after he leaves the company at the end of the Pimlico Race...
  • Laurel Speedway's wooden track hosted auto racing in the 1920s

    Long before there was a Patuxent Greens Golf Course or Stewart Towers high rise building, a mammoth oval race track occupied that area of land off Route 197, near Route 198. Horse racing at Laurel Park racetrack had been ongoing since 1911, but in 1924 an...
  • Trombetta and Pimentel team up for three wins at Laurel Park

    Trainer Mike Trombetta and jockey Julian Pimentel teamed up to win three races on Saturday's 11-race card at Laurel Park. The duo scored aboard first-time starter Field Pass ($9.40) in the opener, second-time starter Chelsea Road ($6) in the fifth and...
  • Boniface family deals with death, looks ahead for Maryland Million Day

    Boniface family deals with death, looks ahead for Maryland Million Day
    The Boniface family of Bonita Farm in Darlington has been through a lot this year. Benjamin Boniface, 20, died when he lost control of his pickup truck on the private farm lane early one morning in June after "he failed to negotiate a curve," according...
  • Maryland Million entries a good sign for horse industry

    With a sizable106 horses signed up to run in its 11 races, the 27th Jim McKay Maryland Million on Saturday at Laurel Park dodged a bullet considering the decline in the state's foal crop the past several years. Racing not only suffered in Maryland in the...
  • On Maryland Million Day, Ben's Cat continues to amaze -- and win

    On Maryland Million Day, Ben's Cat continues to amaze -- and win
    There was no surprise and little wonder for trainer King Leatherbury, when his nearly machine-like 6-year-old gelding Ben's Cat won yet again Saturday on Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park. Victory has become expected. At age 79, with 6,349 career...
  • Sexism and horse racing on right track in Venus Theatre's 'Devil Dog Six'

    Venus Theatre owner Deb Randall has done it again with another insightful and entertaining production, "Devil Dog Six," that she not only directs and produces but stars in as well. Randall and five other actors play numerous roles in the show, from...
  • Laurel notebook: Rider Zapico breaks 5 ribs, ankle in spill

    Apprentice rider Silvia Zapico broke five ribs and her right ankle in a Friday spill at Laurel Park, according to her agent, Kevin Witte. The 27-year-old was injured when her mount, Smart N Smokin, ran into the rail, dumped the rider and then kicked...
  • Maryland Racing Commission approves raise for losing jockeys

    After a vigorous discussion, the Maryland Racing Commission approved the first raise in 12 years for losing jockeys during Tuesday's regular monthly meeting at Laurel Park. All losing riders -- those who finish out of the top 3 spots in a race -- will...