It’s the day Maryland racing fans have been eagerly anticipating– opening day at Pimlico.
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.
I have played in a ton of tournaments for football in the area, and this is by far one of the best, for players and for people to come watch.
A slots pay-off presents a challenge for city planners. The city must decide what to do with its $2 million share of state slots proceeds.
Back in the day when Pimlico officials allowed the infield patrons to haul in their own kegs and tote dozens of cases of beer, the scene was wild and dangerous. Full beer cans were sent flying into the crowd, and drunken teenagers running across the tops of the portable toilets were prime targets. Now there’s unlimited beer and a mascot named Kegasus, a bearded centaur who advocated drinking heartily.
Preakness winner Shackleford and Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom could meet again in next month’s Belmont Stakes, resuming a newfound rivalry among 3-year-old colts that haven’t gotten much respect this year.
Preakness is here. Mike Schuh has more from Pimlico Race Track. Aileen Gabbey with the MDSPCA joins us in studio to talk about picnic safety for pets.
Nick Zito believes his horse Dialed In is the best 3-year-old in the country. He’ll be keeping an eye on a rival
in Saturday’s Preakness, though, and maybe even rooting a bit for Norman Asbjornson.
Eighteen months after finishing her final chemotherapy treatment, Mary Wiley-Wagner had another reason to
Royal Delta rallied to beat Buster’s Ready by 2 1/2 lengths in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday at Pimlico.
Thanks heavily to intervention by Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Maryland legislature, the Preakness will remain a fixture at Old Hilltop for years to come. The financially strapped horse racing industry, which was in danger of collapsing from lack of interest, will be subsidized over the next three years by money made from state slot machines, according to legislation signed by the governor Thursday.
Trainer of Animal Kingdom Live