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  • An unprecedented step for Md. racing

    An unprecedented step for Md. racing
    The Maryland Racing Commission took an important step this week agreeing to join other Eastern states in a set of regulations for the amounts and kinds of medications that can be used at the track. But there is still more that needs to be done to ensure...
  • Expanded bonus program boosts Maryland's horse industry

    Expanded bonus program boosts Maryland's horse industry
    When jockey Chelsey Keiser rode Greentree Road, a 6-year-old gelding from Frederick, across the finish line to place second in the fourth race at Laurel Park on Thursday, she earned his owner 20 percent of the $15,000 purse, or $3,000. It was far from...
  • Horse euthanized at Bowie; test results negative for virus

    Horse euthanized at Bowie; test results negative for virus
    Twenty-seven horses at the Bowie Training Center have been isolated after a filly became sick and had to be euthanized Saturday, according to the Maryland Jockey Club. It was suspected that the horse might have equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), but 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...
  • 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...
  • State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014

    State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014
    Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will have 146 days of racing in 2014, including the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, on May 17. It’s the same number that has been scheduled the last four years. The Maryland Racing...
  • Catching Up With ... Joe Aitcheson

    Catching Up With ... Joe Aitcheson
    "Gone Ridin' " reads the sign on Joe Aitcheson's door, beneath a wooden silhouette of a horse's head. "Be Back. Maybe." It's an apt howdy-do from Aitcheson, 84, the winngingest steeplechase rider of all time. A member of the National Museum of Racing'...
  • Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness

    Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness
    When Heat Press last ran in Maryland, he finished third in a three-horse race. Yet his owner — the same man who managed to turn the idea of quick-drying fabric into an athletic apparel empire that brought in nearly $2 billion in revenue last...
  • Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a 'sophisticated' task

    Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a 'sophisticated' task
    In a pair of low-slung green stables manned by security guards and watched by 24-hour surveillance cameras, a pack of brawny young horses will be monitored, poked and assessed down to the blood in their veins. The horses set to race in the 138th...
  • Racetrack handicapper has fresh face, old-school approach

    Racetrack handicapper has fresh face, old-school approach
    In the first week of her reporting internship for a horse-racing newspaper, Gabby Gaudet nervously approached one of the most celebrated figures in the sport. "Can you tell me how you first got involved in the game?" she asked Kelly Breen, who trained the...
  • Jockeys call for increased disability insurance

    Jockeys call for increased disability insurance
    Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs. Yet Bailey considers himself lucky. He never...