Posted: February 22, 2020

Pimlico, Laurel Park Ownership To Change If Bill Passes

On Tuesday, February 25, the Maryland State Senate will hold hearings on Senate Bill 987 better known as “The Racing and Community Development Act of 2020” (SB987/HB1056). If passed into law, this will fund the complete renovations of Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, and Laurel Park Racetrack in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. With funding in place, ownership of Pimlico will be transferred from The Stronach Group (TSG) to the City of Baltimore or possibly to the Maryland Stadium Authority upon recommendations of some legislators. Ownership of Laurel Park will...

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Posted: February 21, 2020

Two Comebacks for One Great Horse: The Saga of Old Rosebud

Photo Credit: Keeneland Library When John E. Madden went to Louisville in May 1914, he was there to supervise the training of his filly Watermelon in preparation for starts in the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. The striking chestnut filly was Madden’s recent acquisition, her form promising but trainer William Walker knew how to win a Kentucky Derby and he would have liked for the filly to have had another start before she tried the boys. At this point, no filly had yet to win the Derby and Regret herself was...

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Posted: February 16, 2020

Injustice is Blind, Deaf and Dumb

They say justice is blind. I don't know, maybe it is. In the case of Rick Dutrow it is injustice which is blind, deaf and dumb. Rick Dutrow has served 7 out of 10 years of a suspension levied against him. Throughout that time he has conducted himself as nothing short of a gentleman while exhausting every legal remedy to get justice and clear his name. Despite proven facts in his favor, and some at best questionable conduct on the part of his accusers, nobody with the power to do...

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Chance It ‘Spot-On Fit’ for Saturday’s Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It breezed three furlongs in 34.68 seconds Monday morning, cruising over the Gulfstream Park racetrack under Tyler Gaffalione in preparation for a planned start in Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton...

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Additional tickets released for the 2020 Queen's Plate Festival

POSTED: February 25, 2020

Photo Credit: Michael Burns Woodbine Press Release TORONTO, February 25, 2020 - A wide selection of tickets is now on sale for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, Canada's unrivaled horse racing experience set for Saturday, June...

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Parsimony Takes Aim at Curlin Stakes to Stamp World Cup Bid

POSTED: February 25, 2020

Parsimony Photo Credit: Samantha Cripps Reddam Racing’s Parsimony will try to stamp his ticket to the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) when he lines up in Thursday’s $175,000 Curlin Stakes (Listed),...

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Almond Eye and Curren Bouquetd'or Set Sights On Dubai

POSTED: February 25, 2020

Almond Eye Photo Courtesy of: Neville Hopwood The astounding talent of six-time Group 1 winner Almond Eye is on its way back to the UAE, as the 5-year-old mare looks to kick off her season with...

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Cheltenham 2020: Where the Money Is Going for the UK’s Biggest Racing Festival

POSTED: February 25, 2020

It might not have the international pull of an event like Royal Ascot, nor gain the undivided attention of the non-racing public like the Grand National, but, increasingly, in the UK (and Ireland) the event that...

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