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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The Projected Field As of Today For The Inaugural Saudi Cup:

If this field comes together, we must say it will be one heck of an inaugural running of this race.

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Record Setter: Faction Cat’s Fractions Establish a new Course Mark

POSTED: February 23, 2020

Fraction's Cat wins at Tampa OLDSMAR, Fla.—Sabrina Machado Chin’s Asterace Group LLC’s Faction Cat’s previous start was a harbinger of what was yet to come on Saturday. The 7-year-old chestnut gelding seems to get better with...

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Manny Franco Five Bagger

POSTED: February 23, 2020

Manny Franco has used Aqueduct as a springboard to great success and continued his stellar track record at the Big A by posting a five-win day on Saturday. Franco rode five winners on a single card...

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Breeders Cup

Mozu Ascot Sweeps to Victory in February Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse and Gains First Automatic Berth into 2020 Longines Breeders' Cup Classic

POSTED: February 23, 2020

TOKYO (Feb. 23, 2020) – Capital System’s 6-year-old favorite Mozu Ascot swept to the front in the final furlong to win Sunday’s 37th running of the 1-mile, $2 million February Stakes (G1) on dirt by 2 ½ lengths over huge longshot K...

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Dale Romans says He's a Superstar

POSTED: February 23, 2020

Dennis' Moment schools at the gate Trainer Dale Romans believes he has a “superstar” in Dennis’ Moment. That leads him to feel both confidence and anxiety as Albaugh Family Stables’ standout colt prepares to run in...

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