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$389M Bill to Fund Pimlico and Laurel Park Rebuilding Becomes Law

POSTED: May 8, 2020

Iconic golden horses on the facade of Pimlico's clubhouse On Thursday, a long-awaited bill to reinvigorate the Maryland horse racing industry became law without the...

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Preakness Date Unconfirmed but Three Dates Being Considered

POSTED: May 6, 2020

Mounted on Bodexpress #9, jockey John Velazquez comes out of the saddle during the start of the 144th Running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico...

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Churchill’s 146th sports bet

POSTED: May 6, 2020

I have seen some highly circumspect ploys in the guise of ambassadorship at the racetrack in my days, but last Saturday, the first one in...

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The Race of the Century - According to the Computers

POSTED: May 3, 2020

Photo Credit: NBC Sports Saturday afternoon. NBC punished us with pre-race coverage of a horse race we'd already seen (Really, NBC? That cost  you less...

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Churchill Downs Inc.’s Annual Report:

POSTED: May 1, 2020

Can Racetrack Financials Tell Us Anything at All? A decade ago, the three largest US racetrack companies – Churchill Downs, Inc., the New York Racing...

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Designated Hitters' Colt 'My Friends Beer' Gets Big League At Bat

POSTED: May 1, 2020

My Friends Beer Photo Credit: Coady Photography When the Coronavirus hit and racing shut down in Maryland under governor's orders, Designated Hitters Racing, LLC (DHR),...

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The Incomparable, The Invincible, The Unbeatable, Cigar

POSTED: April 27, 2020

Photo Credit: Flickr/Jean/Creative Commons License Born 30 years ago, he set records like no other horse. The great Cigar is one of only two Maryland-breds...

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Unbridled Joy: The Horse Who Gave Us a Moment to Remember

POSTED: April 27, 2020

Keeneland Library Morgan Collection- Dell Hancock Sitting on a bookshelf in my office is a reproduction of one of my middle school art projects. As...

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Where's Werribee Racing Club?

POSTED: April 25, 2020

Photo: Spendthrift Australia Park at Werribee. Werribee Racing Club, known as Spendthrift Australia Park at Werribee, is in Victoria, Australia, located in the heartland of...

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