Frank Carulli, who has set the odds for the Preakness Stakes since 2002, is leaving as handicapper and racing analyst at Pimlico and Laurel Park.
A mystery in Maryland horse racing. There’s a surging number of deaths after injuries on the track, and state regulators, as well as the Maryland Jockey Club, are taking action to get to the bottom of it.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed playground equipment at a park in Laurel.
An attorney close to negotiations on horse racing in Maryland says he’s hopeful a long-term plan to bring stability to the state’s industry will be reached by the end of the week.
The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) reached an agreement in principal Saturday to apply and race 146 days at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2012.
Rapid Redux, a five-year-old thoroughbred gelding, made history Thursday with a 19th consecutive win in Laurel Park. He joins two other horses with the victory.
Maryland race tracks would have to agree to simulcast their races before they get millions of dollars in state aid under a proposal approved Saturday by a Senate committee.
Prospects for live racing at Laurel Park and Pimlico have been revived and that’s good news for the state’s horse industry–if it happens.