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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey

    Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey
    The day after riding in the Kentucky Derby, Kevin Krigger packed his family and gear and headed for Pimlico Race Course — by way of Cincinnati. A woman there had captured his heart. She was Liliane Casey, 88, whose father, Jimmy Winkfield, was the...
  • The newest thing in Maryland horse racing: optimism

    The newest thing in Maryland horse racing: optimism
    The Kentucky Derby winner and oddsmakers' favorite for the Preakness Stakes isn't exactly a Maryland horse, but he's close — Orb is partially owned by a Baltimore County businessman, and his sire spent some time in Harford County. Attendance at...
  • Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

    Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico
    Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there. Many at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, from celebrated trainers to $2 bettors, offered thoughts of what to do with Old Hilltop, the methuselan home of the 138th Preakness Stakes. The Maryland Jockey...
  • Organizers declare the 138th Preakness a success

    The numbers alone say the 138th Preakness was a huge success. A crowd of 117,203, the fourth largest in Preakness history, was on hand to see long-shot Oxbow's shocking win and heavy-favorite Orb's disappointing run. And the total handle for the day...
  • Md. passes thoroughbred breeder incentive program amid bickering

    Md. passes thoroughbred breeder incentive program amid bickering
    The Maryland Racing Commission passed a revised incentive program Tuesday meant to persuade thoroughbred breeders to operate in the state and owners of those horses to run on its tracks, but might have shattered the harmony achieved among the sports'...
  • Colonial Downs to open shorter, more lucrative thoroughbred meet

    Colonial Downs to open shorter, more lucrative thoroughbred meet
    In a perfect world, Tyler Picklesimer would love to run thoroughbreds at Colonial Downs throughout the spring and summer, but horse racing in the modern era is far from a model business venture. To survive, tracks have had to get creative with how...